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53' Hatteras Classic Motoryacht


PACIFIC JOURNEY is a classic Hatteras Motoryacht which has the beautiful original Hatteras "Feather Grain Teak" woodwork option throughout. Her interior volume is huge with 3 staterooms and 3 heads PACIFIC JOURNEY would make a comfortable and spacious liveaboard yacht. The aft master stateroom features a queen size walk-around bed and a large walk-in closet. Overall, this high quality motoryacht is in nice condition and must be seen to be appreciated.

The original Detroit Diesel 8V71 Engines are old but they run economically at 8-9 knots. PACIFIC JOURNEY looks younger than her age and she still turns heads whenever she enters a harbor. 

She has a newer 12.9 KW Generator with low hours, an Outback 3 KW inverter system, floor coverings, 2 freshwater heads, dishwasher, washer/dryer, convection oven, microwave, refrigerator, galley counters and furnishings. 

  • Make: Hatteras
  • Model: Classic Motoryacht
  • Year: 1973
  • Length: 53ft
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Located In: Emeryville, CA

1970's Hatteras Video

  • Category: Power
  • Class: Motor Yachts
  • Designer: Jack Hargrave
  • Builder: Hatteras Yachts North Carolina USA
  • LOA: 53 feet
  • Beam: 15.83 feet
  • Max Draft: 4 feet
  • Cabin Headroom: 6.33 feet
  • DryWeight: 55000 pounds
  • CruisingSpeed: 9 miles per
  • MaxSpeed: 15 miles per
  • Total Engines: 2
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Detroit Diesel
  • EngineModel: 8V71TI
  • EngineYear: 1973
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 4100
  • Engine 2
  • EngineMake: Detroit Diesel
  • EngineModel: 8V71TI
  • EngineYear: 1973
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 4100
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 700 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 1
  • Water Tank Capacity: 245 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 80 gallon
  • Holding Tank Count:1
  • Single Berths: 2
  • Double Berths: 2
  • Twin Berths: 2
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heads: 3

Additional Descriptions


Walking up amidships to a proper boarding ladder one enters the yacht on the starboard side into the main salon/steering station. Going aft through double doors to the aft deck you have large L-shaped settees with custom tables aft on both port and starboard sides. A wet bar to port and a ladder to the bridge on starboard. Going to the bridge you find two bench seats fore and aft and a steering station with helm seat centerline. Back in the salon there are sliding doors port and starboard at the steering station, there is a large forward facing seat with storage in the back rest. Down to starboard is the upgraded galley with the four person dinette. Forward is the bunk/crew stateroom with the stack washer and dryer. The newer genset is below the sole in the galley, all the appliances in the galley have been upgraded and the counter tops are ceramic tile. Going aft you have 2 separate port and starboard engine rooms. Further aft on port is the VIP stateroom with twin beds and large hanging locker and drawer storage. The head is adjacent the VIP with a large stall shower. Going further aft you enter the owner's stateroom with the ensuite head and stall shower.

Main Salon, Lower Helm, and Sundeck

The yacht is a "flushdeck" which makes her very spacious on three levels the center level is the salon and aft sundeck. The lower helm is located at the forward end of the salon with sliding doors port and starboard for easy access to the side decks or forward walking deck. The salon opens on to the sundeck through two doors. The sundeck is spacious and has a sliding glass enclosure on port and starboard and eisenglass and canvas on the aft end of the sundeck.

  • Large Helm Setee with storage below and aft
  • Sofa beige ultraleather
  • Love seat beige ultraleather
  • 55" Flatscreen TV with SONOS Playbar
  • Large storage box
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lower Helm
  • Dell Computer
  • Garmin GPS Plotter (small)
  • Icom VHF
  • Standard Horizon Hailer
  • Signet Knot, Depth, and Log
Galley and Dinette

The galley has been updated and remodeled; the full sized refrigerator has been removed and an under counter unit is in it's place. The dinette is original with newer cushions. It can be folded down into a double bed, if needed.

Owner's Stateroom and spacious ensuite head

The owner's stateroom is aft with a walk around queen-size bed to port and a large daybed on the starboard side. There is an apartment size closet with sliding doors. The woodwork is beautiful, the curtains, floor coverings and comfortor are newer. 

VIP stateroom and head

The VIP cabin is configured with side by side twin beds and a large closet. The woodwork is beautiful . The head has been updated with newer Raritan head and flooring.

Forward Stateroom

The enclosed cablin is forward of the galley with over and under bunks on starboard. Aft of the bunk is the washer and dryer. The head is to port with a shower and forward is a large work bench and drawers below. In the forward bulkhead is the access to the anchor locker.

Flying Bridge

The flying bridge is in average condition. There is a Bimini top and rails around the aft end of the bridge. There is a dingy davit and seating for 7-8, with storage under seats and helm areas.  The depthfinder and CD player were installed in 2009.  There is a second spotlight and VHF radio near the helm.  The old metal windscreen has been removed and updated.  There is a radar arch, not typical in these older Hatteras.

Engine Rooms/ Genset

The engine rooms are relatively neat and orderly.  Detroit Turbo Diesels are original, seller estimates 3500-4000 hours. They smoke upon start up but the smoke settles down once they are warmed up. The yacht can be cruised locally at conservative speeds but she is more considered a comfortable live aboard yacht. The meters read approx. 1600.  See broker note. The Norpro 12.9 kw generator was new in approx. 2004 and has less than 500 hours.  It is located under the galley floor.

Broker Comments

This yacht is a timeless classic. Her systems work, and she has not been abused over the years. Her hull paint shines. The seller reports that the engines run reliably but they are slow to start and they smoke for a few minutes after they start . Once warm, the engines restart immediately and they smoke much less, typical for a 2 cycle engine. The seller estimates there are about 3500-4000 hours although the meters read approx. 1600.  In it's current condition, this vessel is turn-key ready as a livaboard. Naturally, we recommend a survey on the yacht prior to closing the transaction. 

Additional Features

  • GPS
  • VCR
  • VHF
  • OVEN
  • TV SET

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. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

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Mark Miner

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