72' Hatteras 1986



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72' Hatteras 1986


“Fiddler” is a beautifully customized Hatteras 72 Cockpit Motoryacht. Originally built in 1986, her custom cockpit was added by Hatteras of Ft. Lauderdale in 1994 and the vessel upgraded throughout. 

Her aft Master Stateroom is unusually spacious and includes a study/dressing area large enough for two bunk beds. Forward she has two twin bed guest staterooms with heads, plus crew/guest quarters with a separate head. 

On the main deck, she features a large dinette opposite the fully equipped galley, an airy bright salon with dining for six, a bar and entertainment center, and comfortable seating throughout. The lovely teak joiner work is in excellent condition.

“Fiddler” has all the systems requisite for extended cruising or a liveaboard including an extra freezer, 800 GPD watermaker, Naiad stabilizers, full-size washer and dryer, and special generator sound attenuation for peaceful offshore anchoring. 

On deck, Fiddler has built-in foredeck seating and a large open aft deck and cockpit. The huge flybridge is covered and the helm sightlines are exceptional. With approximately 1500 hours on her DD 12V71 engines, she will top out at an amazing 22 knots and easily cruise at 16 knots. With her 1945 gallon fuel capacity, her range is nearly 2000 NM at 10 knots!

Fiddler is owned by an eminently knowledgeable marine restoration professional and boatyard owner. She is currently actively cruising and ready immediately for your next adventure.





Cockpit Motor Yacht

Cruise Speed:

10 KTS

Max Speed:

22 KTS

Range NMI:



18' 2"

Engine Details:

Detroit Diesel 12V71

Engine 1:

1986 1530.00 HRS 650.00 HP

Engine 2:

1986 1530.00 HRS 650.00 HP

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:

1590 GAL

Water Capacity:

351 GAL


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.

Beginning at the top, there is the covered flybridge and upper helm with an interior laddered companionway to the lower main helm. The main helm is accessed by port and starboard doors. Directly behind the main helm is a sitting area. The galley is aft of the helm suite and the salon is aft of the galley. The aft deck and cockpit are accessed through the aft salon. 

The lower level is accessed from the main helm station by a starboard companionway. Directly to starboard is a dinette. Forward is a full head and two staterooms, one with stacked single bunks and the other with criss-cross style bunks. Heading aft is the VIP stateroom with 2 single berths separated by a night table and a private head. Continuing aft is a centerline companionway between the dual engine rooms. Past the engine rooms is the full beam master stateroom with king size bed, separate dressing room, and private head with tub. 

  • Custom dining table with 6 chairs
  • Custom overhead lighting
  • Mirrored paneling with custom etching
  • Wet bar with icemaker, sink, bottle and glassware storage
  • Entertainment center
  • Custom curved sofa with cocktail table
  • 2 X occasional chairs with table and lamp

  • Full-size refrigerator
  • 4 burner stove
  • Microwave
  • Full-size dual sink and disposal
  • Dishwasher
  • Nutone food center
  • Ice maker
  • Trash compactor
  • Substantial storage lockers and counter space
  • Parquet wood sole

  • King size island berth with built-in nightstands and drawers
  • 2 X swing arm lamps
  • 4 X storage lockers
  • Hanging locker
  • TV
  • 2 X port and 2 X starboard screened escape hatches
  • Master Head with vanity, porcelain sink, tub/shower, and electric head 
  • Master Dressing Room
  • 2 X hanging lockers
  • Built-in cabinetry
  • 2 X screened ports

Bow Guest/Crew Stateroom:

  • 2 X U/L single bunks with drawers and reading lights
  • Overhead hatch
  • 2 X frosted ports
  • TV
  • Storage lockers
  • Access to chain locker forward
  • Bow Head with vanity, porcelain sink, electric head, and stall shower


Port Forward Guest Stateroom:

  • 2 X Criss-cross style single bunks with drawers and reading lights
  • Storage lockers
  • Port Guest Head with vanity, molded sink, electric head, and shower


Port Aft Guest Stateroom:

  • 2 x single berths with drawers and reading lights
  • 2 X ports
  • Storage lockers
  • Starboard Guest Head with vanity with porcelain sink, electric head, and stall shower

  • Marquipt low profile dinghy davit
  • Delta 88 anchor with 300’ of chain
  • Spare ¾” 300” nylon rode
  • Galley Maid anchor windlass with capstan, wildcat, chain lock, and 2 deck switches
  • Marquipt tide ride ladder
  • 2 X Port and starboard Hubbell 50A/125V shore power outlets
  • Dual trumpet horns
  • Automatic Searchlight
  • 3 X Windshield wipers

  • Garmin 7212 GPS/Depth/FF
  • Robertson AP100DL autopilot
  • Furuno 72NM radar
  • 2 X Icom VHF
  • SEA 222 SSB
  • Horizon hailer
  • Datamarine depth finder
  • Digital compass
  • Danforth Constellation compass
  • Boston clock and compass
  • Rudder angle indicator
  • Full engine instrumentation: Tachometer, Water temp, Oil pressure, Drive oil, Volts
  • Hydraulic clutch and throttle controls
  • Engine synchronizer
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Dual trumpet horns

  • 2 X Onan 20 KW 120/240 generators
  • 8 X Batteries
  • 32V, 110V lighting
  • Antennas: TV, GPS, VHF, Cellular, SSB
  • LaMarche battery charger

  • 2 X DD12V71 650HP engines ~1500 hours
  • Separate port and starboard engine rooms with removable inner walls for ease of service
  • 2 X Twin Disc 3:1 M6514C gears
  • 2 X 4 blade 36”X 36” Nibral propellers with spares
  • 3” stainless steel shafts
  • 7 X A/C systems
  • Naiad 252 hydraulic stabilizers
  • Air compressor
  • Fire extinguisher system
  • Fire sensor
  • Nutone central vacuum cleaning system
  • Dual Racor fuel filters
  • Fuel priming pump
  • 2 panel DC distribution system
  • 2 X triple cylinder trim tabs
  • Radar arch with forward and aft bimini
  • Algae-X fuel polishing system
  • 800 GPD watermaker

* 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.

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