78' Hatteras Motoryacht 1987

Christie Lee


Stuart, Florida

78' Hatteras Motoryacht 1987

"CHRISTIE LEE" started life as a mint condition 68' Hatteras CKPMY and an experienced owner who could not find a Hatteras with the ideal layout purchased her and decided to rebuild her with no regard to cost. A major $900,000 year long refit engineered and designed by Naval Architect Langlois & Nadeau, Inc., was completed in November 1992 at Associated Marine Technologies in Dania, FL -- (Now Marinemax Hatteras).

This complex refit enhanced the original layout significantly to modern Hatteras standards by greatly enlarging the master stateroom and adding a his and her heads aft with center Jacuzzi tub and a very large walk in closet to port. The original guest cabin amidships has been altered to a true VIP suite. The forward crew section was expanded to accommodate two more staterooms with privacy door. The engine room was modified to a full width, walk through engine room like todays Hatteras. The original cockpit was incorporated into the master configuration and became the large open aft deck with an extended hard top with stairway to the flybridge from the aft deck with railing and a custom entry way into the flybridge seating area. A new cockpit was added, the rudders enlarged with new stainless ones, Naiad stabilizers added and the entire yacht was painted in Imron.

The flybridge was extended providing ample room for tenders and water toys. The cost of this year long refit was over $900,000. Millions have been spent on her since and the current owner has her in excellent condition.

In November 2014 the engines were totally majored with over $150,000 spent on mechanical and interior work in the past year 2014-2015. Many interior updates Summer 2015. Complete bottom job fall 2018 and all new Silent Flush toilets 2018.

More Details

  • Fuel system cleaned and serviced including both fuel tanks
  • Forward generator fuel system cleaned
  • Aft generator new circuit board and fuel system cleaned

This Custom 78\' Hatteras sleeps 10 in 5 staterooms!!! \nThe extended custom master with his/hers heads and Jacuzzi is aft. The \nVIP has queen berth is amidships and can be accessed by the walk through\n engine room or from forward. The third stateroom is up and to \nstarboard, the fourth is up to port (crew) and the fifth is upper lower \ntwins forward. This is a one of a kind totally custom interior created \nby AMT (Marinemax Hatteras Dania) when the yacht was only 4 years old in\n 1991 to create what is now today a \"standard desired layout\" on newer \nHatteras with the exception that the Master on this 78 Hatteras is the \nlargest in her class with His and Hers/Jacuzzi, and huge walk in closet \nwith separate stairs to the salon and walk through engine room. Over $1 \nMillion has been spent over the past 10 years keeping this one of a kind\n 78 Hatteras above the rest and her initial redesign cost over $900,000 \nin 1991-1992. This expansive fifth stateroom layout also is enhanced by \nan extra large aft deck with molded stairs to the huge Flybridge, aft \ndeck controls, and a functional full fishing cockpit with hot and cold \nshower, built in tackle storage, and extended fuel tankage.

The very large salon features a cream colored L-Shaped Natuzzi leather \ncouch with large cherry wood coffee table to port side upon entering \nfrom the aft deck. To starboard is a small built in wet bar sink with \nmarble top. Moving forward is a cutom stairway leading to the master \nstateroom and engine room. Forward of that on the starboard is the large\n entertainment center which holds a pioneer CLD 1030 CD video system, \nYAMAHA K420 cassette player and Adcom CFS six speaker selector for the \nsurround sound. A custom cabinet provides storage and holds a pioneer CD\n player, Yamaha receiver, a 52\" Element TV and a RCA direct TV satellite\n system with a modulator to all televisions. To port is a very large \ndining area that seats up to 8 at a beautiful cherry dining table. To \nport aft of the dining are two barrel chairs with side table. The recent\n 2015 interior refit included headliner and overhead lights throughout \nvessel, new marble flooring in the galley, helm area, and on the wet bar\n sink. and new carpet and runners throughout.

The galley is fully equipped with Frigidare Elite side-by-side \nrefrigerator with freezer ice maker, WP appliances 2012, coffee maker, \ncan opener and a Black and Decker toaster oven. The cabinetry in the \ngalley is in white mica and the flooring in the galley, settee area and \nwheelhouse is laid with South African granite. Starboard and across from\n the galley is the dining area that has a comfortable six person settee \nsurrounded by mirrors.

Large 8\' custom aft deck provides full fiberglass staircase to the \nflybridge which has hand rails and a large sliding hatch. On the \nflybridge there are handrails on the starboard side for safety when \ntransiting the flybridge fore and aft. An opening door into the \nflybridge seating area makes this the preferred way to go to the \nflybridge when cruising, avoiding the steeper pilothouse steps. This is \ngreat for guests or kids that move from the cockpit and swim platform to\n the flybridge in bathing suits or just as easier flybridge access in \ngeneral. There is a large teak table and teak chairs on the aft deck. \nCockpit controls with thruster control make docking or light fishing \nmuch easier. The aft deck has hard sides and side windows to protect the\n aft deck from sea and spray. Second new boarding ladder added for \ndirect aft deck boarding.

Large pilothouse windows provide excellent visibility. These windows were removed and re-bedded during the 2002 paint job.

Accessed from private stairs from the starboard side salon this is the \nlargest master stateroom available on any standard Hatteras under 100\'. \nCenterline king berth against the aft bulk head. En-Suite his and her \nheads with a shared Jacuzzi between. Forward and to port is a huge 5\' x \n7\' cedar lined walk in closet complete with a refrigerator and safe. To \nstarboard is another closet, a mirrored vanity, an entertainment center \ncomplete with a VHS, stereo tuner, a 42\" TV, and cabinets with granite \nsurfaces.

The VIP stateroom has a large queen berth with storage beneath making it\n a true VIP stateroom. En-Suite access to head and separate stall \nshower. Cedar lined hanging locker. The headboard is mirrored with \noverhead storage and reading lights.

The second guest stateroom is forward to port accessed which is 5 steps \ndown from the pilothouse or two steps up from the mid VIP guest and one \nqueen with storage upper bed with drawer storage and a small En-Suite \nhead with combo stand up shower.

This third guest stateroom is in the port deck access. It has one queen \nbed with storage under to starboard with drawers and 32\" TV. There is a \nfull hanging locker and En-Suite head with full shower. Either of these \ntwo forward guest staterooms can be used for crew but this has more \nfloor space and the larger head and therefore makes a better 3rd \nstateroom.

The forward guest and crew area was expanded to accommodate a lounge \noffice with library and additional privacy door which can divide the \nlibrary and bow stateroom from the port and VIP stateroom, creating a \nsmall foyer at the base of the pilothouse steps when all doors are \nclosed. This is ideal for large families or charter guests that want \nprivacy from the crew.

Two 20KW Northern Lights replaced 2009/2010 with approximately 400 SMOH.\n Two full banks of 8D batteries replaced in 2009/2010 charged by two \nmarine chargers. 100 amp 125/250V service from port or starboard and \nsingle service at cockpit for light load \"med\" mooring. 50 amp 220V \npower cords, 4 adapters, 2 phone and TV cables. Most of the electrical \nsystems in this vessel have been replaced or updated during the last 6 \nyears.

  • Replace all helm gauges with new VDO in 2010 in wheelhouse/flybridge/engine room
  • (4) ICOM M506 VHF radio in wheelhouse/flybridge
  • Danforth Constellation compass
  • Standard hailer/intercom MP 510 (cockpit and bow speakers)
  • ACR Remote spotlight
  • ACR 406Mhz EPIRB
  • KVH Sat TV system with RCA receivers
  • Compressed air horns
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • Panasonic CD/AM/FM stereo in pilothouse
  • (4) RAYMarine E120 multi/speed/depth
  • Large 52\" TV
  • KVH Sat TV receiver
  • KVH 5 SAT TV antenna
  • Pioneer Audio Video Entertainment system
  • Bose home theater speaker system
  • Toshiba TV forward guest
  • TV in lower lounge
  • RCA TV and JVC VCR in master
  • Pioner Audio system in master
  • Sony refrigerator in master closet

Hull repainted in bright white for the more modern look. All black paint\n accent removed for the clean all white look. A complete bottom job was \nalso done, pilothouse windows were removed and re-bedded, all systems \ngone through and updated.

  • 600 Plow anchor with 300\' chain
  • (2) Man Liferaft on aft deck
  • (2) 7-Step tide-ride boarding ladder
  • (2) 5-Step Marquipt boarding ladder
  • Hatteras bow pulpit with Galley Maid windlass with wildcat
  • Freshwater wash down system
  • Seating forward of cabin trunk with cushions and covers
  • Radar arch with mast hinged for low clearance
  • (3) Windshield washers and wipers
  • 600\' 55# Danford anchor line
  • (4) Fenders holders
  • ACR electric remote search light

The engine room is extremely clean, awlgrip painted 2015, and shows like a yacht should!

Covington\n Detroit Diesel 12V71 TI\'s, 870 HP with ZF gears which were overhauled \nby W.W. Williams Detroit Diesel, Savanah, GA in late 2014. The owner \nwanted these engines more efficient for years of trouble free smoke free\n cruising. There was not a failure! Prior was a full 1999 major rebuild \non the machinery. In 2000 new muffler\'s and risers were installed. There\n is an electric fuel priming and transfer system, electric oil changing \nsystem, dual 1000 Racor fuel filters per engine, (2) spare propellers \nstub shaft, and the list goes on....Updated Galley Maid head system and \nupdated air conditioning compressors.

  • (2) Two 20KW Onan AC Totally rebuilt and maintained
  • New SMX CRUISAIR air conditioning systems 2010-2014
  • (2) Spare 38\" x 36\" 4 blade full cup Nibral Propellers
  • 6\' Square Naiad stabilizers
  • 1200 GPD watermaker in 2010
  • (2) 45 Gallon water heaters
  • Custom Stainless steel rudders (oversized)
  • Manual engine gauges mounted in engine room
  • Diamond plated floor
  • CO2 fire extinguisher system updated 2014
  • 3/4HP Ghorrell water pump 2013
  • (2) Yamaha Waverunners 850CC
  • Fully Hydraulic 2500 Sea Crane Davit
  • Scooter Excluded

This\n is the most customized and well cared for classic Hatteras CKPMY on the\n market today with low hours. Millions spent makes this the best deal \ntoday for a venerable classic 78 Hatteras with the more modern lower VIP\n layout.

This\n 78 Hatteras has been through constant major updates making her one of \nthe nicest, most customized Hatteras of her size today. With her large \naft deck with real molded stairs to the flybridge, expanded master \nstateroom with his and hers and Jacuzzi, huge walk in closet, private \nstairs from the salon, walk through engine room, amidships VIP, \nadditional crew forward, new galley with granite floors, recent bright \nwhite and paint job, re-done window frames, new carpeting, new interior,\n freshly rebuilt engines in 2015, new headliner and valances, this one \nof a kind very custom Hatteras is the best deal in her class today. She \nis totally loaded in ready to go \"turn key status\".

Priced reduced for immediate sale.

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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