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Available for SaleFin Addict53' 1978 Hatteras 


The 1978/2001 Hatteras 53' Express "Fin Addict" is an impressive innovative express fishing vessel. She was completely redesigned, rebuilt, and retrofitted from the hull up in 2001 by Tom Slane. The Fin Addict is powered by twin New Caterpillar C-12.9 fourstroke inline 6 cylinder fresh water cooled diesel engines rated at 1000 mhp each. Her cabin provides a single forward master berth, a mid cabin bunk berth, and a spacious salon and galley area. The express design provides an exceptional accommodating spacious helm station and fishing cockpit. She is also outfitted with a tuna tower. The opportunity cost of ownership has been minimized. With new engines having complete warranty and fresh paint, two of the most expensive items in retrofitting a boat, already taken care of, you can leave the doubt behind, throw your gear on and confidently forge ahead pursuing new offshore adventures!

26 North Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Bluewater Yacht Sales. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


LOA: 53' (17 m)
Beam: 14' (5 m)
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Fuel Capacity: 1,100 gal (4,164 L)
Fresh Water Capacity: 170 gal (644 L)
Holding Tank: 90 gal (341 L)
Flag: United States
Location: Morehead City, North Carolina, United States
Build Year: 1978
Builder: Hatteras
Model: 53 Express
Type: Sport Fishing


Electronics and Navigational Equipment

  • Two ICOM IC 424 VHFs
  • Furuno 48 nm radar
  • Furuno GPS 1850D Chartplotter
  • SIMRAD Robertson AP22
  • Ritchie Powerdamp
  • Shakespeare Antennas
  • Caterpillar Marine Engine Displays for each engine


  • Caterpillar C 12.9 1000hp 6 cylinder turbocharged diesel engines
  • ZF Transmissions 2.854 gear ratio
  • Onan 15Kw generator
  • 5 Blade Bronze Nibral propellers
  • 2.5 inch stainless steel shafts

Fishing Equipment

  • Fighting chair
  • Downriggers
  • Washdown system
  • Rod holders
  • Fish box
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna tower


  • The galley is located on the aft port side of the cabin
  • Single rectangular Corian sink
  • Two Uline refrigerator freezers in the galley
  • CERAN smooth top 2 burner stove
  • Whirlpool Microwave
  • Uline icemaker

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