48 ft Hatteras 1981

Price: $149,500

BTC Price: 2.201

Brand Hatteras
Model 48 Motor Yacht
Year 1981
Fuel Type
Cruising Speed 24.5 kn
LOA 48 ft
Beam 15 ft
Horse Power 870 hp
Engine Model 2: 6v92TA, 6v92TA ftp


Located in New Bern NC, Hatteras Yacht has been manufacturing luxury production and semi-custom sportfishing and motor yachts for over half a century.  Starting out when wooden boat construction was still the norm, textile manufacturer Willis Slane and a group of investors envisioned a new breed of fishing boat and hired naval architect Jack Hargrave to design a yacht that could stand up to the challenging conditions of the waters off North Carolina’s Cape Hatteras.  They have stood as the benchmark of quality and innovation since their beginnings. 


This 1981 Hatteras 48 Motor Yacht epitomizes the classic design that combines performance and quality craftsmanship, with luxurious accommodations.  WANDERER is powered by twin 335 hp Detroit Diesel 6v92TAs with 1775 (starboard)/1560 (port) hours, and a 2018 Cummins Onan generator. She is equipped with a VHS, Furuno Radar, a Viking compass, a 2021 Garmin 8612 chartplotter/sonar w/12” display, a XANTRAX Freedom SW 3012 inverter, and a Dometic AC split system with 4 zones and digital controls was retrofitted in 2021.  There are spare propellers cleverly stored beneath the forward cabin, and a Fortress Anchor and 45il CQR anchor with plenty of rode & chain.


The enclosed flybridge has a custom fiberglass hardtop, helm station, 2 captain chairs, and an L-shaped settee.  Step down to a large sundeck aft with a new Isinglass enclosure, perfect for leisurely cruising and entertaining.  The wet bar features a stainless steel bowl sink, a beverage/wine cooler, and plenty of storage. Deck furnishings include a flatscreen TV, and 4 premium folding cushioned deck chairs and table.  There is a walk-through transom, that leads to a fiberglass swim platform, accessible by a ladder. 


The spacious interior opens to a light-filled Main Salon and step-down Galley with plenty of headroom. In the Salon you will find the second helm station, two swivel barrel chairs, an L-shaped settee, a flatscreen TV, and a full ONKYO stereo system.  The U-shaped Galley is well-appointed with a full sized Kelvinator fridge, [newly rebuilt Cool Boats icemaker], a 3 burner Galley Princess electric stove with oven, a Toshiba microwave, a Black & Decker toaster oven, a dinette that comfortably converts into a double berth, and plenty of storage.  WANDERER has a three-stateroom, three-head layout.  The double berth stateroom forward has an ensuite head with sink, vanity, and shower.  There is a guest stateroom starboard aft with two single berths, and a guest head. The full-beam master stateroom aft has queen berth, a flatscreen TV, 2 hanging lockers, plenty of storage, and an ensuite head with a sink, vanity, and a separate enclosed shower. 


WANDERER has been professionally serviced and maintained by the current owner.  This classic cruiser is the perfect liveaboard ready for new adventures this 2024 season.





New flatscreen TV aft

  • Entire AC system was retrofitted with Dometic units 6K, 8K, 10K, and 16K units.
  • House Batteries



  • New Garmin 8016
  • 3000 SW Inverter



  • CoolBoats icemaker rebuilt
  • Aft Isinglass replaced

Disclaimer: FYI Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Merri-Mar Yacht Basin, Inc

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