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Gail Force 61' Hatteras Cockpit 1981

$ 248,500

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"Gail Force" is a 61 Cockpit Motor Yacht - basically a Hatteras 56 Motor Yacht (1980-85) with a factory 5-foot cockpit that became a popular model for Hatteras following her 1981 introduction. With her versatile layout, walkaround decks, and multipurpose cockpit, the 61 Cockpit MY combines the essential elements of a good cruising or liveaboard yacht. The interior is similar to several Hatteras motor yachts of this era. In this case, the salon is open to the wheelhouse and separated by a room divider/helm seat with built-in entertainment center. The mid-level galley is down several steps from the helm/salon area and features large counter spaces for food preparation, abundant storage lockers, and a custom dinette for four. Forward is a guest or crew cabin with over/under bunks and private head

with a stall shower. To port, forward of the engine rooms, is the guest stateroom with twin berths and across the hallway is a common head with stall shower. Stacked washer/dryer laundry area is nearby. Aft is the full-beam master stateroom with walkaround queen berth and private head with tub and shower. The cockpit is large enough for fishing or entertaining and provides guests with an easy boarding point. "Gail Force" is one of the six that were built with a full-height LRC-style raised cockpit. "Fast" Cruise is 16-17 knots with 650hp Detroit 12V71 diesels Economical Cruise at 9 knots, 1,100 RPM'S

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Bayport Yachts. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 248,500
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  • Location:

    Chester, Maryland, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 61 ft in
  • Display Length: 61 ft
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  • Yacht Category

    Motor Yachts

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"Gail Force" is beautifully equipped for extended cruising or liveaboard yachting. She is located at Kent Island Maryland. She is easy to see. Come take a look.

The fully enclosed aft deck has teak wing doors, port and stbd opening windows and aft

curtains with screens to capture the breeze. There is a teak table and chairs for dining and a convenient wet bar. The aft deck has a custom teak sole.

Double teak doors lead to the saloon/deckhouse with a comfortable "L" shaped sofa along with a coffee table, and beautiful bright finished cabinetry. Continuing forward, the pilothouse has a bench seat, complete electronics, and sliding doors on port and starboard.

Down forward to the galley with teak and holly sole, full sized appliances, including a side by side refrigerator, and a comfortable "U" shaped custom dinette. 

Below the sole of the galley is battery storage, two 20 K.W. Northern Lights Gensets, and air conditioning units.

Forward two steps down, the crew quarters have upper and lower twin berths with storage

beneath, a built-in dresser, a cedar-lined hanging locker, and a complete head with stall shower and sink. Divided rope/chain lockers are forward.

Aft from the galley, step down into the companionway with a washer/dryer and storage closet on starboard side. Continuing aft on starboard, the guest head is complete with a stall shower and sink. Across the companionway on the port side, the VIP stateroom has side-by-side twin berths with custom headboards, a centerline nightstand, and a large cedar-lined hanging locker.

Aft mid-ships are port and starboard walk-in engine rooms.

Continuing aft down the companionway, the spacious full beam master suite has a complete head with a stall shower, tub, and sink on port side and an extra wide cedar-lined closet on starboard side. The master stateroom has custom "Shoji" screens, two built-in dressers, a built in desk, a safe, a nightstand, and a true queen sized centerline berth.

The spacious flying bridge has been optimized for entertaining or relaxing. Flybridge equipment includes a built in refrigerator with icemaker, electric Bar-B-Que Grill, Corian counter tops with sink and prep station plus complete helm station forward. The Bimini top extends aft from the radar arch, covering the entire custom seating area. The Bimini frame is overbuilt in 1 1/4" stainless tubing. There is a davit for launching the Vintage Boston Whaler, powered with a new 25 H.P. Yamaha 4 Stroke outboard. 

  • GE Profile Refrigerator Freezer
  • Miele Electric Cooktop
  • Miele Electric Oven
  • Miele Dishwaher
  • Trash Compactor
  • GE Profile Microwave
  • Stainless Steel Double Sink
  • Corian Solid Surface Countertops
  • Teak and Holly Flooring
  • Custom Window Treatments
  • "U" Shaped Dinette

  • Twin GM Detroit Diesel 12v71ti 650 HP Main Engines start instantly with zero smoke.
  • Glendinning Syncronizer
  • Twin 20kw Northern Lights Gensets
  • Naiad Stabilizers
  • Hydraulic Bow Thruster
  • CO2 Fire Supression
  • Large supply of parts and spares
  • Reverse Cycle Digital Air Conditioning
  • Watermaker (Not in service)

  • Twin 8kw Trace Inverters with very sophisticated automatic operation and dedicated battery bank for extended "Off the grid" cruising
  • Twin 20kw Northern Lights Gensets
  • 10kw Cruising Alternator off main engine to charge batteries underway
  • 12v DC dedicated battery for Electronics
  • 32v DC House and Engine Start
  • 125v/250v Shore Power

PLEASE NOTE: Electronics are dated and are offered in AS IS condition.

  • Furuno 8251 Radar with 8 ft Open Array
  • Furuno 24 mi Radar as a back up
  • Simrad/Robertson Auto-Pilot
  • NorthStar 951GPS
  • Garmin GPS
  • Furuno FCV 585 Depth/Fish Finder
  • DataMarine Speed/Depth/Wind
  • Interphase Probe "Forward Looking" Depth Finder
  • Standard Hailer
  • Ritchie Compass
  • SeaTel Sat TV
  • KVH Sat Phone

  • Galley Maid Windlass
  • Bow Pulpit and Rails
  • 300 feet 3/8" High Tensile Chain
  • 65 lb. CQR anchor
  • 50 lb Fortress Anchor
  • Auxiliary Fortress Anchor, chain and line for the stern anchor
  • Electric Dinghy Davit
  • 13' Boston Whaler Tender with 25 HP Outboard
  • Radar Arch
  • Swim Platform with Ladder
  • Transom Door
  • Fenders and Fender Racks
  • Fresh Water and Raw Water Wash Downs
  • Deck Boxes on Bow
  • Teak Side Rails
  • Cockpit Controls
  • Searchlight

"Gail Force" is a Popular Model 61' Cockpit MY Hatteras with an amazing array of features and equipment. She is easily handled by a cruising couple. She has been used and kept on the Chesapeake Bay for the last 18 years and is always well maintained and ready to cruise on a moment's notice. This is a lot of boat with excellent amenities for a very reasonable asking price. Come take a look and see for yourself. "Gail Force" is seriously FOR SALE.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. All material herein (content) is protected by copyright under US Copyright laws and is the property of The Company.


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