Bayport Yachts
at Piney Narrows Yacht Haven 323 Piney Narrows Road
Chester, Maryland, US, 21619
Tel:Mobile # 410-212-5264

1985 Hatteras 53 ED STABILIZED

Kent Narrows / Chester, United States
Year 1985
Length 53.0 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Hatteras Yachts
Price $248,500

"Ariel" is a beautifully maintained NAIAD STABILIZED 53 ED powered with GM 8V71TI's.  She was built in 1985 with "Hatteras of Lauderdale" custom features.  Now with her the third owner, who kept her on the great lakes in fresh water for a number of years with heated inside winter storage.  Since then it has always been under roof on the Upper Chesapeake.  #bayportyachts

Fresh interior updates - June 2017.

This is the one to buy ~ Asking $248,500. Come take a look~!


Year built 1985
Category Power
Length 53.0 ft
Beam 15.83 ft
Max. Draft 4.67 ft
Liferaft Capacity 8
Cabins 3
Double Berths 1
Construction Fiberglass
Drive Type Direct
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 900.0 hp
Cruising Speed 16.00 kn
Maximum Speed 21.00 kn
Fuel Tanks 2
Fuel Tank Cap. 700.0 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. GRP
Water Tanks 2
Water Tank Cap. 287.0 gal
Water Tank Mat. GRP
Holding Tanks 2
Holding Tank Cap. 165.0 gal
Holding Tank Mat. GRP
Dry Weight 57,000.0 lb
Bridge Clearance 19.33 ft

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: GM
Model: 8v71ti
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 450hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 5 Blade, Bronze
Year: 1985
Engine Hours: 2400
Engine Location: Port

Engine 2 Specifications

Make: GM
Model: 8v71ti
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 450hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 5 Blade, Bronze
Year: 1985
Engine Hours: 2400
Engine Location: Starboard

"ARIEL" is a very original "Hatteras of Lauderdale" edition which includes some very nice custom glass-door cabinetry in the deckhouse and 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 twin leather sofas, 2 barrel chairs with ottomans, a custom teak hi-lo table and a teak hatch style side table. There is a built in wet bar forward with a sink, ice maker, entertainment equipment, and beautiful cabinetry with crystal barware.

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

The galley has the typical booth style dinette, original "Modern Maid" range/dishwasher and eye level electric oven. Refrigerator/Freezer is a recent Kitchen Aid stainless steel model with french doors and a drawer freezer below.  There is a counter top mounted NuTone blender, and an under cabinet GE microwave. 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. Mid guest head has a stall shower. Master stateroom aft with a centerline queen berth, double closet and a lighted vanity area. Ensuite master head has a stall shower.

  • Furuno 72 mile radar
  • Northstar color GPS/Chart Plotter on the bridge
  • Garmin 4208 GPS/Chart Plotter in the wheelhouse
  • Robertson auto pilot
  • Icom radios up and down with up/down hailer switch on bridge
  • Cetec Benmar FMS 300 computerized fuel monitoring (burn rate, total consumption, air temps in sea, salon and engine room, speed, distance traveled, fuel to empty, etc.) reconditioned in 2013 with new battery.
  • SSB Radio
  • ACR Electronics spotlight with dual bridge control-new 2014
  • Bang and Olufsen Active stereo throughout with 500 watts to the bridge including subwoofer
  • Active-x speakers in three separate zones (bridge/state room/salon)
  • IPOD/other connection to B&O system
  • Two hand held B&O remotes/one table top remote
  • Massive sub-woofer in starboard bridge seating section
  • Security system with keypad in wheelhouse
  • Datamarine apparent wind indicator (re-built 2014)
Deck and Hull
  • Water filter on main water line in Starboard engine room
  • Separate water filters in kitchen and ice maker
  • Full cushions-bridge and bow
  • Canvas cover for tide ride ladder, aft doors, bow pulpit and seating areas
  • Large array of power cords-240v, 125v,30 amp combiner
  • Tide ride stairs
  • Marquipt ladder 
  • 300 feet of anchor chain and 300 feet of anchor rode plus 300 feet of trip line
  • New ( used once) dock lines plus large array of heavy duty dock lines
  • Four large “ball” fenders-deflated in generator room
  • Spare props plus prop puller
  • New bottom paint-fall of 2015
  • Sea anchor
  • Guzzler manual bilge pump for emergencies
  • Plow anchor on bow plus 3 Danforth anchors aboard
  • Low Profile Anchor Windlass - motor replaced with 110v in 1994
  • Avon 8 person canister life raft (needs re-cert)
  • Novarania tender with 35 hp Yamaha 
  • Fold down arch with bimini (lowers boat to 19’ 4” clearance)
  • Six life jackets in Port bridge seating section
  • Original manuals and drawings in file on board
Engine and Mechanical
  • Main engines cooling system service and new hoses Fall 2016
  • Twin Disc Model MG-5091 transmissions,
  • Stainless steel shafts
  • Dripless shaft seals
  • 5 blade 35  inch props installed in 1992 (fast, smooth, and efficient)
  • Top speed is 21 knots, cruise speed is 16 knots @ 38.5 gph
  • 9 knots is optimal for fuel efficiency (1 to 1.2 gal per mile)
  • New batteries (32 volt system) 2016
  • Dual deep cycle 12 volt batteries for electronics
  • Tank Tender
  • Naiad Stabilizers (installed in 1992) new seals 2010 and new oil in 2014
  • Oil Changing system (engines and generator)
  • Fuel priming System
  • Mechanical engine room gauges
  • 20kw Generator
  • New Salon A/C compressor in 2012
  • New - larger water heater-installed 2010
Parts and Spares Inventory
  • Galley Maid pump core (3) one water, two toilet
  • Life Jackets (extra under bridge control center)
  • Electronic digital HVAC control for salon-in box and not installed
  • Fuel and oil filters
  • Spare bilge pumps and pump switches
  • Fresh water pump impellers for engines and generator
  • V-belts for engines
  • Significant  array of light bulbs, fuses, and misc electrical parts
  • New rollers for pilot house door not installed
  • New vent scoops for side of boat-just in case
  • Spare B&O I/R receivers
  • Spare crystal replacements for the salon crystal drinkware
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.