Eric Horst
Bayport Yacht Sales
323 Piney Narrows Road
Chester, MD, US
Office: (410) 643-8100
Mobile: (410) 212-5264

1973 Hatteras 53 Classic Motor Yacht
Boat Type: Motor Yacht Address: Baltimore, MD, US Price: $198,500


If you're seeking an early vintage 53 Hatteras Classic - This Is The One To Buy! This boat is Stunning.The paint is fresh, the non-skid is recently redone, the deck core issues have been repaired, the brightwork is perfect! She is as clean as a pin - Inside and Out. This is a "Best Buy 53" @ under $200,000.
With over 350 built, the Hatteras 53 Motor Yacht is a classicyachting design. Few American motoryachts of her era cameclose to matching the Hatteras 53 in comfort and luxury, andnone could match the quality construction long associated withthe Hatteras brand. The Hatteras 53's expansive three-stateroominterior was considered ideal in a 1970s/1980s motoryacht her size.The wheelhouse is open to the salon, and a centerline door leadsto a roomy aft deck area. The galley is down several steps fromthe helm/salon area and features large counter spaces, abundantstorage, and dinette for four. Forward is a guest stateroom (or crewcabin) with over/under bunks and private head. Aft of the walkinengine rooms is the second guest stateroom with twin berths.Further aft, the main stateroom has a walkaround island doubleberth and en-suite head with a shared shower. Detroit Diesel/GM 435hp 8V71TI's cruise at 15-16 knots.


Basic Information

Manufacturer: Hatteras Vessel Name: Size Matters
Model: 53 Classic Motor Yacht Boat Type: Motor Yacht
Year: 1973 Hull Material: Fiberglass
Category: Power Hull Type:
Condition: Used Hull Color:
Location: Baltimore, MD, US Designer: Jack Hargrave
Available for sale in U.S. waters: Yes Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

Length: 53 ft - 16.15 meter Draft - max: 4 ft - 1.22 meter
LOA: 53 ft 1 in - 16.18 meter Bridge Clearance: 18 ft 6 in - 5.64 meter
Beam: 15 ft 10 in - 4.82 meter Dry Weight: 55000 ft - 16764 meter


Make: Detroit Diesel Engine Type: Inboard
Model: 8V71ti Drive Type:
Engine(s): 2 Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: 1700 Horsepower: 435 (Individual), 870 (combined)
Cruise Speed: 17 MPH Max Speed: 21 MPH
Range: - Joystick Control: No

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: - Holding Tank: -
Fresh Water Tank: -    


Total Cabins: 3 Crew Cabins: -
Total Berths: - Crew Berths: -
Total Sleeps: - Crew Sleeps: -
Total Heads: 3 Crew Heads: -
Captains Cabin: No    


Accommodations and Layout
"Size Matters" retains her original Mozambique "Feather" Teak interior panelling and cabinetry throughout. NOTE: This boat was not "staged" for the photos! She is tastefully decorated.
  • Forward Stateroom with Upper and Lower Berths
  • Forward Head with a "wet head" Shower
  • Stacked Washer and Dryer
  • Galley with Original Cabinetry
  • Dinette
  • Silestone Countertops and Amtico Flooring
  • Stainless Steel French Door Refrigerator with Drawer Freezer
  • 4 Burner Electric Cooktop
  • Convection Microwave
  • Drawer Dishwasher
  • Aft Guest Stateroom with Twin Berths
  • Aft Guest Head with Silestone Vanity and Shared Shower Stall
  • Aft Owner's Stateroom with a Centerline Queen Berth and Ensuite Head with a Silestone Vanity and a Shared Stall Shower
  • Main Deck Saloon with Tasteful Furnishings and Amtico Flooring
  • Enclosed Aft Deck with Teak Wing Doors and a Soft Enclosure
  • Comfortable Wicker Deck Furniture
  • Original Wet bar with a Refrigerator

Engine and Mechanical
  • Twin Detroit Diesel 8v71ti's with approx 1,700 Well Maintained Hours
  • Glendinning Engine Syncronizer
  • 15 Kw Phasor Generator (2014) with 460 Hours
  • CO2 Fire System
  • Raritan "Crown" Heads
  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning

Deck and Hull
  • Flybridge Deck has been Re-Cored and Re-Painted 2016
  • Hull Paint in 2004
  • Rubrail Up Exterior Cabin Painted and Non-Skid Decks Painted in 2022
  • Most of the Aluminum Frame windows have been replaced with Fiberglass Frames
  • All Varnish/Brightwork in Good Condition
  • Flybridge Bimini Top
  • Flybridge 600# Dinghy Davit (No Tender)
  • Power Winch Anchor Windlass 
  • New Aft Deck Carpet and Cushions
  • 50A Shore Power
  • 2 Foredeck Boxes (Painted in 2022)
  • Varnished Teak Wing Doors and Pilothouse Doors
  • Swim Platform and Boarding Ladder
  • Original Varnished Signal Mast

Electronics and Helm
All Navigation Electronics are located at the Lower helm.
  • Raymarine E-120 Chart Plotter
  • Raymarine 4' Open Array Radar (Included but not currently installed)
  • Depth Finder
  • VHF Radio
  • Original Compass
  • Glendinning Engine Sync

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.


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Eric Horst
Bayport Yacht Sales
323 Piney Narrows Road
Chester, MD, US
Office: (410) 643-8100
Mobile: (410) 212-5264