This Custom 78' Hatteras sleeps 10 in 5 staterooms!!!. The extended custom master with his / hers heads and Jacuzzi is aft. The VIP has queen berth is amidships and can be accessed by the walk through engine room or from forward. The third stateroom is up and to starboard, the fourth is up to port (crew) and the fifth is upper lower twins forward. This is a one of a kind totally custom interior created by AMT (Marinemax Hatteras Dania) when the yacht was only 4 years old in 1991 to create whas is now today a "standard desired layout" on newer Hatteras with the exception that the Master on this 78 Hatteras is the largest in her class with His and Hers / Jacuzzi, and huge walk in closet with separate stairs to the salon and walk through engine room. Over $1 million has been spent over the past 10 years keeping this one of a kind 78 Hatteras above the rest and her initial redesign cost over $900,000 in 1991-1992.
This expansive 5th stateroom layout also is enhanced by an extra large aft deck with molded stairs to the huge FB, aft deck controls, and a functional full fishing cockpit with hot and cold shower, built in tackle storage, and extended fuel tankage.
The very large salon features a cream colored L-shaped Natuzzi leather couch with large cherry wood coffee table to port side upon entering from the aft deck. To starboard is a small built in wet bar sink with marble top. Moving forward is a cutom stairway leading to the master stateroom and engine room. Forward of that on the starboard is the large entertainment center which holds a pioneer CLD 1030 CD video system, YAMAHA K420 cassette player and Adcom CFS six speaker selector for the surround sound. A custom cabinet provides storage and holds a pioneer CD player, Yamaha receiver, a 52" Element TV and a RCA direct TV satellite system with a modulator to all televisions. To port is a very large dining area that seats up to 8 at a beautiful cherry dining table. To port aft of the dining are two barrel chairs with side table. The recent 2014 interior refit included headliner and overhead lights throughout vessel, new marble flooring in the galley, helm area, and on the wet bar sink. and new carpet and runners throughout.
The galley is fully equipped with Frigidare Elite side-by-side refrigerator with freezer ice maker, WP appliances 2012 Coffee maker, can opener and a Black and Decker toaster oven. The cabinetry in the galley is in white mica and The flooring in the galley, settee area and wheelhouse is laid with South African granite. Starboard and across from the galley is the dinning area that has a comfortable six person settee surrounded by mirrors.
Large 8' custom aft deck provides full fiberglass staircase to the flybridge which has hand rails and a large sliding hatch. On the flybridge there are handrails on the starboard side for safety when transiting the flybridge fore and aft. An opening door into the flybridge seating area makes this the preferred way to go to the flybridge when cruising, avoiding the steeper pilothouse steps. This is great for guests or kids that move from the cockpit and swim platform to the flybridge in bathing suits or just as easier flybridge access in general. There is a large teak table and teak chairs on the aft deck. Cockpit controls with thruster control make docking or light fishing much easier. The aft deck has hard sides and side windows to protect the aft deck from sea and spray. Second new boarding ladder added for direct 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 largest master stateroom available on any standard Hatteras under 100'. Centerline king berth against the aft bulk head. Ensuite his and her heads with a shared Jacuzzi between. Forward and to port is a huge 5' x 7' cedar lined walk in closet complete with a refrigerator and safe. To starboard is another closet, a mirrored vanity, an entertainment center complete with a VHS, stereo tuner, a 42" TV, and cabinets with granite surfaces.
The VIP stateroom has a large queen berth with storage beneath making it a true VIP stateroom. En-suite access to head and separate stall shower. Cedar lined hanging locker. The headboard is mirrored with overhead storage and reading lights.
Guest Stateroom 2
The second guest stateroom is forward to port accessed which is 5 steps down from the pilothouse or two steps up from the mid VIP guest and one queen with storage upper bed with drawer storage and a small en-suite head with combo stand up shower.
Guest Stateroom 3
This third guest stateroom is in the port deck access. It has one queen bed with storage under to starboard with drawers and 32" TV. There is a full hanging locker and ensuite head with full shower.
Either of these two forward guest staterooms can be used for crew but this has more floor space and the larger head and therefore makes a better 3rd stateroom.
The forward guest and crew area was expanded to accommodate a lounge office with library and additional privacy door which can divide the library and bow stateroom from the port and VIP stateroom, creating a small foyer at the base of the pilothouse steps when all doors are closed . This is ideal for large families or charter guests that want privacy from the crew.
Two 20KW Northern Lights replaced 2009/2010 with approximately 400 smoh.. Two full banks of 8D batteries replaced in 2009/2010 charged by two marine chargers.100 amp 125/250V service from port or starboard and single service at cockpit for light load "med" mooring. 50 amp 220V power cords, 4 adapters, 2 phone and TV cables. Most of the electrical systems in this vessel have been replaced or updated during the last 6 years.
Electronics and Navigational Equipment
Replace all helm gauges with new VDO in 2010 in wheel house/flybridge/engine room
(4) ICOM M506 VHF radio in wheel house/flybridge
Danforth Constellation compass
Standard hailer/intercom MP 510 (cockpit & 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) RAY Marine E120 multi/speed/depth
Audio And Visual Equipment
Large 52" TV
KVH Sat TV receiver
KVH 5 SAT TV antenna
Pioneer Audio Video Entertainment system
Bose home theater speaker system
Toshiba TV fwd guest
TV in lower lounge
RCA TV and JVC VCR in master
Pioner Audio system in master
Sony refrigerator in master closet
Engine /Mechanical Equipment
The engine room is extremely clean, awlgrip painted, and shows like a yacht should!
Covington Detroit Diesel 12V71 TI's, 870 HP with ZF gears which were overhauled by W.W. Williams Detroit Diesel, Savanah, GA in late 2014 with warranty for $100,000! The owner wanted these engines more efficient for years of trouble free smoke free cruising. There was not a failure! Prior was a full 1999 major rebuild on the machinery.
In 2000 new muffler's and risers were installed. There is an electric fuel priming and transfer system; electric oil changing system, dual 1000 Racor fuel filters per engine, (2) spare propellers stub shaft; and the list goes on......... Updated Galley Maid head system and updated 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 gal 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
Hull repainted in bright white for the more modern look. all black paint accent removed for the clean all white look. A complete bottom job was also done, pilothouse windows were removed and re-bedded, all systems gone through and updated.
600 Plow anchor w/ 300' chain
(2) man lifeaft on aft deck
(2) 7-step tide-ride boarding ladder
(2) 5-step Marquipt boarding ladder
Hatteras bow pulpit w/ Galley Maid windlass with wildcat
Freshwater wash down system
Seating forward of cabin trunk with cushions and covers
"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 million dollar 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 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 in excess of $1,000,000. Millions have been spent on her since and the current owner has her in 5t start 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 updates Summer 2015.
A very well thought out custom layout makes this a special Hatteras M/Y.
This 78' Hatteras has been through constant major updates making her one of the nicest, most customized Hatteras of her size today. With her large aft deck with full stairs to the flybridge, expanded master stateroom with his and hers and Jacuzzi, huge walk in closet, private stairs from the salon, walk through engine room, amidships VIP, additional crew forward, new galley with granite floors, recent bright white paint job, re-done window frames, new carpeting, new interior, freshly rebuilt engines in 2015, new headliner and valances, this one of a kind very custom Hatteras is the best deal in her class today. She is totally loaded in ready to go "turn key status".