Cult fisherman! There is Hatteras 48 at auction here in Italy


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Hatteras 48

When it comes to American fishermen, Hatteras are certainly among the big players. In particular, the models of the 1980s here in Italy left an indelible mark. Well, if you’ve been thinking about looking for one here’s the opportunity for you: a 1988 Hatteras 48, the subject of a refit, between 2018 and 2019, aimed at improving its aesthetic pleasure, operation and daily life on board, at auction here in Italy! See the boat at auction here

Hatteras 48, a cult fisherman at auction

Hatteras are boats born from the genius of Willis Slane, an energetic American businessman and lover of fishing. A habitué of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, he found himself in trouble one day with a fisherman and decided to build his own boats. In 1959 the shipyard was born and Slane became one of the pioneers of large fiberglass boats. The first model was the Hatteras 41, which made a splash on its debut with 12 boats sold in one day. Hatteras’ dealers included one Richard “Dick” Bertram, founder of the yard of the same name.

Back to the Hatteras 48 currently at auction. In addition to brand appeal, a fisherman of this type built in 1988 would require an appraiser’s analysis. The fact that the model in question was carefully and passionately refitted between 2018 and 2019 is certainly a very good sign, not least because it means that the work was done calmly and carefully.

Hot spots:

  • Exteriors: Fabrication of a custom T-Top in steel and fiberglass that embellished the flybridge. reupholstering all the cushions in sunbrella fabric…
  • Interior: the interior was enriched and made more functional. Aesthetically, fine marble tops were made, teak flooring in the kitchen area, doors were covered in leather, carpet replaced, and the sofa reupholstered. Functionally, a 40″ hideaway TV was installed, an icemaker, glass-ceramic hotplate replaced, and an additional refrigerator added.Engines: the boat still has two original GM engines of 735 horsepower each, with shaft drive.

What boat is the Hatteras 48

Despite its year of construction, this boat is synonymous with safety for those who want to engage in deep-sea fishing. They are among the heaviest fisherman in the category, which makes the boat safer and more stable while sailing or fishing even in rough seas. There is a large cockpit in the stern for freedom of movement even with several guests on board. The boat is equipped with a comfortable flybridge.

See all the details here

Data Sheet of the boat: Hatteras 48

  • Shipyard: HATTERAS
  • Model: HATTERAS 48′
  • Type: MOTOR – FLY
  • year: 1988 – REFIT 2018/2019
  • People capacity: 8
  • Length (mt.): 14.80
  • Width (mt.): 4.88
  • Material of Construction: FBR
  • Motorization: ENTROBORDO – GM – GASOIL
  • Engine power: 2×735 hp
  • Motorcycle hours: 995
  • Transmission: AXIS LINE
  • Cabins: 2
  • Beds: 4



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