1986 Hatteras 54 Motor Yacht

Osprey, FL


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Vessel Name: Paper Lady
Manufacture: Hatteras
Country: US
Category: Motor Yachts
Model: 54 Motor Yacht
Year: 1986


Length: 54 ft
Draft: 4.17 ft
Beam: 17.5 ft


Cabins: 3
Heads: 3


Cruising Speed: 15 kn
Max Speed: 18 kn
Number of engines: 2
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine year: 1986
Engine Hours: 4500
Fuel Capacity: 800|gallon
Water Capacity: 250|gallon

Excellent, stabilized example of the popular 54 Hatteras MY with many upgrades and updates throughout. Cruises at 10 knots/10 gallons per hour with the power to run 15/16 when need be. Current and only second owners have loved her for 23 years but know it’s time for someone else’s turn.


Zorn Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by United Yacht Sales - Florida, Sarasota / Ft. Myers / Naples / Cape Coral Area.

    Vessel Walkthrough and Details


    The standard three-stateroom floorplan is arranged with the galley down, and the lower helm is open to the salon allowing for an uninterrupted lower helm view from bow to stern. The galley on Paper Lady was completely removed and beautifully rebuilt in about 2015.  All three staterooms have a private head compartment with separate stall showers. Walk-in engine rooms on each side of the lower-level corridor with access doors fore and aft.

    Outside, the semi-enclosed afterdeck is fitted with wing doors and extended windshields for weather protection, while a bridge overhang shelters the walkaround side decks. Fixed (not hinged) radar arch, integral bow pulpit, wheelhouse deck doors port and starboard.  The inside bridge access, and an all-glass aft salon bulkhead provide 360-degree visibility from the lower helm.

    Excellent flybridge with twin Stidd helm and companion chairs followed by “U” shaped seating. Aft on the bridge is an electric “low boy” davit and chocks for a tender.


    Completely rebuilt and updated by an amazing shipwright, the galley is amazing. Granite countertops (on an aluminum honeycomb core) blend with custom wood cabinets even more elegant than the original Hatteras mahogany. The custom dinette has storage in the pedestal under the custom sliding table top. Two refrigerator drawers under the counter forward and a single deep freezer drawer aft provide much more refrigeration space than the original upright refrigerator.

    The 4-Burner electric cooktop is directly over the full-size convection/microwave oven. Extensive counter space surrounded by custom cabinetry with storage for coffee maker, blender, and numerous other small appliances. Stack unit washer/dryer in forward stateroom.


    • Lower helm electronics updated in 2021 and 2022.
    • (3) Garmin Chart Plotter Screens for Multiple Views      
    • Garmin Chart Plotter and GPS   
    • Garmin Radar
    • Four TV Cameras interfaced with Displays
    • Tide and Depth Display
    • Garmin Autopilot with Wireless Remote
    • Naiad Stabilizers
    • Icom M506 VHF with AIS
    • Raymarine Tri-Data
    • ACR Spotlight
    • Trim Tabs
    • Tank Tender Tank Monitor System

    Deck Equipment:

    • Ideal Vertical Capstan Electric Windlass
    • Stainless 45 LB. Plow Anchor
    • Two Marquip Tide Ride Boarding Steps
    • Dunnage Boxes on Foredeck
    • Bow Seating Area
    • Electric Dinghy Davit on Flybridge
    • (4) Stidd Helm and Navigator Seats

    Electrical Systems:

    • 20 KW Onan Generator
    • 50 Amp 220V and 30 Amp 110V Shore Power Inlets Port and Starboard
    • Hatteras Power Panels in Excellent Condition
    • Sentry Battery Charger
    • Dual Isolation Transformers
    • 12, 24 and 32 Volt DC Power Systems

    Broker’s Comments

    Paper Lady is an excellent example of a well loved and cared for yacht. The owners are still using her but know it’s time to let her go. The vast majority of the hours were spent at 9-10 knots and getting right at 1 mile per gallon fuel use. Engines are generator run strong, start quickly and don’t smoke once warmed a tad. There is more equipment aboard than I can get listed in a reasonable time frame. This is a sweet boat!


    • Owner’s Personal Items

    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.

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