48' Hatteras 1983



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48' Hatteras 1983 Southern Cross


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





Cockpit Motoryacht

Cruise Speed:

17 KTS

Max Speed:

19 KTS

Range NMI:



15' 0"

Engine Details:

Detroit Diesel 6V92TA

Engine 1:

1983 1700.00 HRS 425.00 HP

Engine 2:

1983 1700.00 HRS 425.00 HP

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:

1190 GAL

Water Capacity:

190 GAL


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, newer Kenmore microwave and newer refrigerator. Generous cabinet storage in both galley and dinette.

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 woodwork, cedar lined hanging closets, AC 110v outlets.

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

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

15KW Onan Generator, (1) 50amp 110/220v shore power inlet, (1) 30amp 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.

2 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA engines. Engines run great and turn 2300 recommended RPM at full throttle. Great fuel efficiency -- 7 gph at 8 kts!

Contact broker for showings.

All personal items and belongings are excluded from the 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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