Eric Horst
Bayport Yacht Sales
323 Piney Narrows Road
Chester, MD, US
Office: (410) 643-8100
Mobile: (410) 212-5264

1985 Hatteras 53 Extended Deckhouse Motor Yacht
Boat Type: Motor Yacht Address: Chester, MD, US Price: $268,500


"True North" is perhaps the nicest 53 Hatteras "ED" that we have been aboard in a long time. She has been shed kept year 'round on the Upper Chesapeake Bay for the last 20+ years.  Always beautifully maintained - with lots of very nice recent upgrades. From her Awlgrip paint finish to her varnished brightwork to her pristine window trim - THIS BOAT SPARKLES! Come take a look and see for yourself.

This is a NEW LISTING as of July 7th, 2020. More photos and detailed specs to follow.

Please bear with us. Thanks!


Basic Information

Manufacturer: Hatteras Vessel Name: True North
Model: 53 Extended Deckhouse Motor Yacht Boat Type: Motor Yacht
Year: 1985 Hull Material: Fiberglass
Category: Power Hull Type:
Condition: Used Hull Color:
Location: Chester, MD, US Designer: Jack Hargrave
Available for sale in U.S. waters: Yes Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

Length: 53 ft - 16.15 meter Draft - max: 4 ft - 1.22 meter
LOA: 53 ft 1 in - 16.18 meter Bridge Clearance: -
Beam: 15 ft 10 in - 4.82 meter Dry Weight: 57000 ft - 17373.6 meter


Make: Detroit Diesel Engine Type: Inboard
Model: 6v92ti Drive Type:
Engine(s): 2 Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: 2700 Horsepower: 465 (Individual), 930 (combined)
Cruise Speed: - Max Speed: -
Range: - Joystick Control: No

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 700 gallons - 1 tank(s) Holding Tank: 150 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank: 287 gallons - 1 tank(s)    


Total Cabins: 3 Crew Cabins: -
Total Berths: 1 Crew Berths: -
Total Sleeps: 6 Crew Sleeps: -
Total Heads: 3 Crew Heads: -
Captains Cabin: No    



"True North" is a very original 53 ED which includes an open bulkhead from the pilothouse aft for greatly improved visibility from the lower helm.

The afromosia/teak interior woodwork is unmolested and in remarkable condition. The full beam saloon deckhouse is furnished with a leather sofa,  and an accent chair with an ottoman, a custom TV cabinet that raises and lowers. There is a built in wet bar forward with a sink, beverage cooler, entertainment equipment, and beautiful cabinetry. Valences, pleated shades, end panel draperies, furniture and Karastan carpeting are all new within the last 2 years.

The pilothouse has port and starboard sliding doors, "Haddon Hall" teak parquet flooring and the ladder up to the flybridge. The bench helmseat is recently reupholstered.

The newly refit galley retains the booth style dinette, Magic Chef electric range cooktop and eye level microwave convection oven. Refrigerator/Freezer is a recent Samsung. Countertops are new solid surface material with a Ruvati stainless steel sink and new faucet. Stacked washer/dryer is in the forward stateroom.

Forward guest stateroom has upper and lower single berths and an ensuite head with a stall shower. Mid guest stateroom has twin berths. Recently re-fit mid guest head has a custom stall shower enclosure. Master stateroom aft with a centerline queen berth, double closet and a lighted vanity area. Ensuite master head has a custom stall shower enclosure.  The mid and aft head refit incluides custom shower doors, countertops, sink faucets, shower plumbing, flooring, towel bars, mirrored cabinet doors, and wallpaper.

  • GARMIN 7610 xsv Chart Plotter on Flybridge
  • Garmin 7615 Chart Plotter at Lower Helm
  • GARMIN HD Open Array Radar networked to both screens 
  • GARMIN Depth Sounder module
  • ICOM VHF Radio
  • 2 "Big Stick" Antennas

  • 20 kw Onan Genset
  • 125v/250v Shore Power System
  • 3000w Xantrex Inverter with dedicated battery bank new in 2019
  • 12v/32v DC System
  • Sentry 32v battery Charger new in 2019

  • Webasto Diesel Heating System new in 2018
  • Bimini Top with a Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Frame new in 2019
  • Bottom paint is Interlux Micron csc; dark blue Spring 2019
  • Galley Maid Chain/Rode Windlass/Captan
  • Fortress FX-55 Anchor on the Bow Pulpit
  • 2 Original Hatteras Deck Boxes
  • Marquipt Sea Stairs
  • Marquipt Boarding Ladder
  • Varnished Teak Handrails with Life Lines
  • Port, Starboard and Aft Boarding Gates
  • Fiberglass Swim Platform with Ladder
  • Spare Props

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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Eric Horst
Bayport Yacht Sales
323 Piney Narrows Road
Chester, MD, US
Office: (410) 643-8100
Mobile: (410) 212-5264