1983 Hatteras Cockpit Motoryacht

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Essex, CT

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Class Power
Category Motor Yachts, Pilothouse, Aft Cabin
Year 1983
Make Hatteras
Length 48'
Propulsion Type Twin Inboard
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Essex, CT
Vessel Walkthrough and Accommodations

Southern Cross sleeps 6: (2) in the aft master stateroom down a short stairwell from the salon, (2) in the forward guest stateroom with 2 over/under bunks to starboard located forward of the galley/dinette area and (2) in the dinette that converts to a double berth (galley is to port and dinette is to starboard). Guest stateroom features en-suite private head. Master stateroom also has en-suite head with sink, vanity, Vacuflush head and shower. The very generous salon which is 3 steps down and forward of the aft deck features rich built-in cabinets, bookcase, large windows and custom L-Shaped sectional sofa. Pilothouse is located 3 steps up from the aft deck and is fully enclosed. Engine room is accessed by door located under galley steps to salon. Cockpit is accessed either from the dock or down short ladder on the starboard side of the aft deck. There are full walkarounds to the bow area on the main deck which are accessed through port and starboard aft deck wing doors.


Stainless sink with pressurized hot and cold water, newer stove/oven combination unit, GE microwave and newer refrigerator. Generous cabinet storage in both galley and dinette.

Master Stateroom and Head

Full walkaround center-line queen berth, built-in night tables with drawer storage in each, generous port and starboard deep banks of drawers, AC/Reverse cycle Heat controls, en-suite head with separate stall shower, sink with vanity, teak trim, hanging closets, AC 110v outlets.

Guest Stateroom and Head

Located forward with over/under bunks to starboard, en-suite private head with shower, teak trim with generous drawer storage and hanging closet.

Electronics and Helm

24-mile Furuno Radar, forward looking sonar, Standard hailer and VHF, Robertson autopilot, waterproof stereo system, Glendinning synchronizer, Century vapor detectors, newer Garmin touchscreen 7212 chartplotter, AIS transmitter/receiver, Vetus bow thruster, newer bridge and aft deck enclosure (2013).


15KW Onan Generator, (1) 50amp 110/220v shore power inlet, (1) 30 amp 110v shore power inlet, battery parallel switch at helm, 12v battery charger, 110/220v circuit breakers, 12v/24v circuit breakers, 110v outlets throughout vessel, 12v outlet at helm.

Engine Details and Mechanical Equipment

Two Detroit Diesel 6V92TA engines. Engines turn 2300 recommended RPM at full throttle. Great fuel efficiency -- 7 gph at 8 knots!

Broker Comments

Contact broker for showings.


All personal items and belongings are excluded from the sale.

Inflatable dinghy included, but the motor does not convey.

Mechanical Disclaimer

*Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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.

Contact Information


RON HOUSMAN @ 617-549-4123 OR EMAIL ronhousman@unitedyacht.com


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Engine Make Detroit Diesel
Engine Model 6V92TA
Engine Year 1983
Total Power 850hp
Engine Hours 1743
Engine Type Twin Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Shape Planing
1983 Hatteras Cockpit Motoryacht

This is a well maintained rugged and practical cruiser built by Hatteras, one of Americas best yacht builders and is now being offered for sale. The vessel has been well cared for and nicely updated and upgraded over the past several years and represents an outstanding value for both a commodious liveaboard and/or great comfortable cruiser. Many updates include newer bridge and aft deck enclosure, addition of AIS transmitter/receiver, Garmin Model 7212 Chartplotter, newer refrigeration, oven and seacocks, replaced AC unit and installation of a Vetus Bow thruster. This yacht is in well above average condition and is a MUST see for any serious liveaboard and cruiser. It also features a 45,000 BTU Webasto central heating system for year-round comfort! Located in Essex, CT.

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