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Billfisher
53' Hatteras Convertible 1972

$ 450,000

This yacht is currently listed for sale on the market. While this boat is not currently listed with United Yacht Sales, our team is happy to work on your behalf in the research and potential sale of the vessel. Our commitment to our clients is to find the best yacht available that fits the their needs, no matter where its listed. United is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of yachts.

The "Billfisher"...a local legend, a 1973 53' Hatteras sold new by the Hatteras dealer in Mobile, AL to the McLean family who primarily used her to fish the Chandeleur Islands for speckled trout and redfish.  A perfect Island boat.

Today, 43 yrs later, she is still owned by the McLean family!  She went through a total refurbishing from stem to stern, top to bottom, like no one has never seen...absolute open checkbook restoration.  If the Hatteras Yacht Company had a collectors museum, the "Billfish" belongs there.

Today she is available for sale.

Owner will consider partial trade of quality center console.


United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Marine Group - Emerald Coast. 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

Specifications

  • Price USD:$ 450,000
  • Builder:

    Hatteras
  • Model:

    Convertible
  • Location:

    Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
  • Type: Power
  • LOA: 53 ft in
  • Display Length: 53 ft
  • Beam: --
  • Category:

    Sport Fishing
  • Water Capacity: --
  • Fuel Capacity: --
  • Engine Details: Detroit Diesel 1271TI
  • Engine 1: 280.00 HRS 650.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 280.00 HRS 650.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel

The "Billfisher"...a local legend, a 1973 53' Hatteras sold new by the Hatteras dealer in Mobile, AL to the McLean family who primarily used her to fish the Chandeleur Islands for speckled trout and redfish.  A perfect Island boat.

Today, 43 yrs later, she is still owned by the McLean family!  She went through a total refurbishing from stem to stern, top to bottom, like no one has never seen...absolute open checkbook restoration.  If the Hatteras Yacht Company had a collectors museum, the "Billfish" belongs there.

Today she is available for sale.

New aft bulkhead with all new tinted glass, totally refurbished cockpit factory controls with all new gauges, clutches, throttles, and a custom cover installed.

  • To starboard is her tackle center w/sink, drawer storage, and a new 3 drawer refrigerator.
  • New pompanette fighting chair with cover
  • 2 below deck fish boxes by Tom Slane
  • Cockpit cover is new
  • All new rod holders, shore cords and fixtures. 
  • New Cockpit sunshade and outriggers
  • All tuna door hardware is new
  • 2 New Pompanette Helm Chairs
  • All new stainless railing including aft rail, custom rod rack, and aft seating.
  • Everything at the helm is new, gauges, controls, switches, all made factory perfect.
  • All new electronics w/covers plus a new cover for the helms chairs and helm.
  • New forward cushions, enclosures, Bimini, and stainless steel frame
  • The radar mast is an absolute ultra cool Hatteras factory option.  It was designed to hinge foreword, lay the Bimini top down and clear low bridges.
  • They actually found new bridge spray shield with all new window frames.
  • New windlass, custom anchor chute, all switches hardware, bow hatches
  • Did I say total new paint job including all nonskid, hull sides, cockpit, bridges, and feature stripes.  Her bottom was blasted, epoxy coated, and all new bottom paint. 
  • All new matched grain teak interior with a satin finish
  • New Headliner
  • Tinted Windows
  • New Cloth Blinds
  • Teak Valance
  • New Berber Carpet

Starboard side features:

  • New Leather Sofa w/Pull-out Sleeper
  • New Teak Coffee Table
  • Service Bar further forward with 2 new separate 3 drawer refrigerators

Port side aft features:

  • A large pop-up flat screen TV
  • An extra A/C Unit
  • Stainless Refrigerator
  • All New Counter Tops
  • New Stainless Microwave/Convection Oven
  • Below Counter new stainless steel sink recessed with storage locker below

Directly forward is a new factory standard Princess 3 burner stove top.

 

Original electrical panel is showcased in the companion way.  All factory unit lights and breakers are new.

Totally customized with a twin berth inboard and a single berth outboard.  Also has a filler cushion to convert to a giant king size berth.  Private head and shower and lots of hanging locker space and drawer storage too.

Features upper and lower 6'8" bunks, both with new cushions, covers, and decorative pillows plus access to head and shower.

  1. Three drawer freezer in cockpit
  2. Three drawer refrigerator in the salon
  3. Three drawer freezer in the salon
  4. Range and exhaust vent
  5. Ice maker in galley
  6. Galley is pre wired for future disposal
  7. Hide away flat screen TV
  8. Additional storage in galley
  9. Two new ac/heat air handlers on the salon
  10. Halon fire system
  11. Heat sense alarm in salon and engine room
  12. Leather couch and coffee table
  13. Head liner in all rooms and hallway
  14. Two Raritan Heads with electronics fresh or raw water flush
  15. Two 36 volt DC to 12 volt DC 40 amp inverters for heads
  16. Black water holding tank and pump out system
  17. Three shower and lavatory sump pumps
  18. Four 1000 gph bilge pumps
  19. Fresh water pump and expansion tank
  20. Duel fresh water filters
  21. All new hot and cold water lines
  22. Hot water heater
  23. Plumbing and electrical for future water maker
  24. Engine room air intake/exhaust boxes and louvers
  25. All new engine control cables
  26. All new braided high pressure fuel supply and return lines
  27. All new quality sanitary hoses
  28. New  225 volt AC sub panel for fresh water pump & future ice maker and water maker
  29. Hardwood floors in heads
  30. Carpet in state rooms, hallway and v birth
  31. Carpet over sound proofing in salon
  32. Window ports and screens in state rooms, heads and v birth
  33. New curtains thru-out boat
  34. Fish box massarater pump & selector valve for fish boxes
  35. Bait tank pump
  36. Trim tab pump and rams
  37. Stainless steel anchor and chain (350 feet)
  38. New engine fuel supply and return tank selector valve panel
  39. AC/Heat air handler for master state room,
  40. Paneling and padding in v birth
  41. Paneling in the master state room
  42. Paneling in the guest state room
  43. Paneling and wall paper in the heads
  44. Twin bunks and night stand in master state room. Inboard bunk slides to make full sized bed
  45. Two sets of custom fit linen for all bunk beds and the full sized bed
  46. Vanity light fixtures in master and guest heads
  47. Paneling and sound proofing in the salon
  48. Window tint in salon windows and windshields
  49. Window glass in both aft windows in salon
  50. Galley cabinet complete with all hardware
  51. Cove lighting in salon
  52. Electric tank gauges for fuel and water tanks
  53. Two high water alarms in engine room port and starboard
  54. Pre-wired for TV in master state room
  55. Sinks in both heads
  56. Plumbing and fixtures for both sinks and showers in heads
  57. Raw water wash down pump
  58. Fish boxes are plumbed with quick disconnects
  59. Cockpit to salon steps were lengthened
  60. Lengthened and reinforced railing on bridge and added padded bench seat
  61. Installed cockpit canopy
  62. Captain and first mate chairs
  63. Bench cushions and back cushions on the bridge
  64. All new 125 AC, 12 volt DC and 36 volt DC electrical switches and push buttons
  65. Helm covers for bridge and cockpit
  66. Bridge and cockpit helm steering motors
  67. Life ring over cockpit helm

NOTES

  1. Approximately 60% of the electrical wiring has been replaced
  2. TV is pre-wired for KVH M-5 satellite system
  3. Navigation and radar package is Garmin
  4. VHF is Icom
  5. Fuel and water tanks were cleaned and pressure tested

Mechanically perfect, impressively original short of all of the upgrades; most every pump, all the A/C units, battery charger, new Racors, new exhaust.

Shows 280 engine hours; these are on the meters.  It is reported that one engine was rebuilt and the other original.  They run like low hour engines.

Check out the upgrade list, nothing was left out! 

  • Alternators
  • Re Manufactured starters
  • Raw water pumps
  • Governors
  • Single spring racks
  • Thermostats
  • Injectors
  • Oil pressure alarm sending units
  • Oil pressure gauges
  • Engine temperature electric gauges and sending units
  • Electronic RPM tachometers
  • Two 36 volt DC to 12 volt DC inverters for miscellaneous equipment
  • Duel Racor fuel filters and primer pumps
  • Engine electrical wiring
  • Coolant tank gaskets
  • Batteries and battery boxes
  • Coolant hose's and clamps
  • Raw water hose's and clamps
  • Exhaust hose clamps
  • Blower housings and screens
  • Raw water filters complete
  • Fuel pressure switch units
  • High pressure braided oil hose
  • High pressure braided fuel hose
  • V-Belts
  • Electric fuel pump kit
  • Raw water pump
  • Exhaust hose's and clamps
  • Muffler and hose's
  • 225 volt AC main breaker
  • Racor fuel filter complete
  • High pressure braided fuel hose
  • Batteries (2) and boxes
  • Electrical wiring to master breaker
  • V-Belt

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