1988 Hatteras 48 Convertible

San Diego, CA


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Manufacture: Hatteras
Country: US
Category: Sportfish
Model: 48 Convertible
Year: 1988


Length: 48 ft
Draft: 5.42 ft
Beam: 16 ft


Cabins: 2
Heads: 2


Number of engines: 2
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine year: 2017
Engine Hours: 1783
Fuel Capacity: 812|gallon
Water Capacity: 184|gallon

1988 Hatteras 48 Convertible – SQUARED AWAY is one of the nicest 48′ Hatteras Convertibles that is and has been on the market. This popular model is a stylish tournament sportfisher from the late 1980’s. The was a period when Hatteras was one of the dominate names in the convertible market, a brand closely identified with quality construction and world-class engineering. Heavy built on a low-deadrise hull with Divinycell coring above the waterline. Two stateroom, with teak interior features a mid-level galley and two heads with separate stall showers. In 2003 she went through a complete refit. The refit included new awlgrip paint of her whole exterior in “snow white”, frameless windows for the main salon, new teak &holy sole in the galley and staterooms, new interior by KI Yacht Designs, and a new galley with black granite counter tops and Stainless steel appliances. Call to schedule a showing today!


Listed by Galati Yacht Sales California, Inc. – San Diego

THIS BOAT IS SUBJECT TO AN EXCLUSIVE LISTING AGREEMENT WITH GALATI YACHT SALES CALIFORNIA, INC. – SAN DIEGO 619-665-7398 AND IS NOT OFFERED FOR SALE BY ZORN YACHT SALES. Zorn Yacht Sales is merely providing this information in an effort to represent you as a buyer in the purchase of this vessel.


    This is a two stateroom, two head boat. The galley is down two steps from the main salon and divided by the black granite bar top. The master stateroom is forward and features and island queen berth with an ensuite head. The guest stateroom is to starboard and features a criss-crossed upper/lower berth arrangement, along with its ensuite head. The salon has a large L-Shaped settee along the standard and aft side of the salon with an occasional chair opposite. The breakfast bar has two stools and is forward to port, overlooking the galley. The cockpit is enormous and has a fighting chair, cockpit controls, tackle center, and transom door. The flybridge has two helm seats aft of the console, with a bench seat forward of the console and another to starboard. On the foredeck you will find a custom bow seat that has been added, for extra storage, and for a great place for cruising and sunning.


    The galley is down two steps from the main salon and was all brand new in 2003, which included black granite countertops, new S/S appliances, and a teak & holly sole. There is good storage in the various drawers throughout the galley and in the cabinet behind the entertainment center. Beneath the sole in the galley is another dry storage, which also is home to the two Vacu-flush pumps and the water maker controls. Equipment included is:

    •    Sub-Zero under counter refrigerator

    •    Sub-Zero under counter freezer

    •    GE Profile microwave/convection

    •    Princess Gourmet Ceran 4 burner range top

    •    Whirlpool heavy duty stacked washer/dryer

    Master Stateroom

    The master stateroom is very large for a 48′ sportfish. She features an island queen bed, night stands, white vinyl headliner, hull liner, stereo speakers, wall mounted TV, and an overhead screened opening hatch. There are storage drawers beneath the bed, two hanging lockers, and a full length mirror. The ensuite head is aft to port.

    Guest Stateroom

    The guest stateroom is to starboard in the companionway going forward and features criss-crossed upper and lower berths. There is a hanging locker and drawers beneath the berths. Overhead there is a rod storage rack, and the ensuite head is forward. This head also had a door directly from the companionway. Opposite this stateroom, in the companionway, is the washer/dryer.


    The flybridge has two Murray helm chairs with foot rests, seating forward of the console, and a bench seat along the starboard side of the bridge. The helm is midships, with nav instruments mounted on the console and in the overhead, and a covered chart table to port on the console. Features and equipment are:

    • (2) Furuno Navnet CMap NT Max Chartplotters
    • Furuno FCV-1100L Color LCD Sounder
    • Furuno T2T 12F Navnet TZ3 Touch with Furuno Chirp Broad Beam Transducer
    • Furuno Vector Charts with West Coast/Central America 3D data & Satellite Photos
    • ICOM M604 VHF
    • Full Isenglass Enclosure
    • Furuno 1964C – 64 Mile Radar
    • Furuno GP32 GPS
    • Simrad AP44
    • Clarion CD/ stereo with bridge speakers
    • ACR 406 EPIRP w/ internal GPS
    • Overhead, center mounted teaser reel
    • New FB cushions and helm chair covers
    • Rupp bridge release outriggers, triple spreaders, 32′ poles
    • Center outrigger
    • Digital Tachs
    • Glendinning engine synchronizer
    • (12) rod holders mounted on aft FB railing
    • Side-Power SE 130/250T – Bow Thruster


    • Full tower controls (no engine instruments)
    • Icom M45 VHF
    • Ritchie compass
    • Padded railings, bench seat



    • Sunshade over cockpit off of flybridge
    • Speakers and night lights under both gunnels
    • Custom Built-In Bait Tank
    • Bait Freezer

    Deck Equipment

    During the major refit and painting in 2003, a built-in bow seat, with large cushions that will seat 6 persons was added on the foredeck, making this a real bonus to the vessel.

    Additional features include:

    • 11′ Novurania 2007
    • Full length bow rail
    • Bow pulpit containing a 40# HI-tensile Danforth anchor
    • 240′ of grade #80 chain rode
    • Galley Maid electric windlass
    • Zodiak Offshore 150 6 Person Life Raft
    • Steel Head Marine WD 800 Davit
    • Bait Tank with Rod Holder

    Electrical & Mechanical Equipment

    The engine room is accessed directly from the cockpit. In 2003 the engine room was awl gripped white when the engines were majored and the boat was going through the refit. Engine room equipment includes:

    • Dual Racors with manifold for each main engine
    • Racor 500 on genset
    • Four main bilge pumps / auto-manual
    • Groco sea strainers on main engines and genset
    • Kidde Fyrewatch fire system / auto-manual
    • Three Cruise-Air air conditioning units
    • Oil change system
    • 12V Fresh water pump with expansion tank
    • Water-Makers Inc. 600 gpd desalinator
    • Glendinning engine synchronizer
    • Disconnect and parallel switches
    • Holding tank with deck & Macerator overboard discharge
    • Fuel transfer valves to control both foe and aft tanks


    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.

    Mechanical Disclaimer

    Engine and generator 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.


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