65' Hatteras 1988



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65' Hatteras 1988 Benchmark


This 1988 65' Hatteras Jack Hargrave design is a perfect example of a well maintained boat with low hours on her twin 870 hp 12V71 TA Detroit Diesels. A perfect platform for a traveling couple. Easily operated by just two. Sleeps 8 in 4 staterooms all with private en-suite heads. The open fly bridge offers spacious entertaining areas complete with a fly bridge bar and enclosed aft deck. She is a beautiful classic yacht ready for a new owner to enjoy her many features.  "Benchmark" also features a totally customized interior with tasteful decorations throughout. She is also one of the few 65's that offer 4 staterooms! This vessel is a must see for any 65' Hatteras Motor Yacht buyer!





Motor Yacht

Cruise Speed:


Max Speed:


Range NMI:



18' 1"

Engine Details:

Detroit 12V71TA'S

Engine 1:

1988 880.00 HRS 870.00 HP

Engine 2:

1988 880.00 HRS 870.00 HP

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:

1170 GAL

Water Capacity:

350 GAL


Enter "Benchmark" through port or starboard wheelhouse doors into the large wheelhouse. Aft through a door is the large galley-up, featuring full size appliances, plentiful storage and a dinette that seats many of your friends and family. The aft section of this area has plenty of comfortable seating for relaxation. The aft deck is just out a door starboard. Forward out of the wheelhouse and down a few steps are the accommodations. There are 4 full staterooms with the master all the way aft featuring a full size king size bed on a center line and a large dressing room. The flybridge is accessed from the wheelhouse up a ladder.

The full beam salon combined with the tastefully decorated interior gives the sensation of being on a much larger yacht.  At the forward end of this space is the formal dining table, the entertainment center, the wet bar, and the built-in custom desk.

The galley-up also takes advantage of the full beam. All the appliances have been replaced recently and granite counter tops installed. The windows in this area open and have screens. There is a door between here and the salon and another one aft of the wheelhouse (closing the door allows you to cruise after dark from the lower station with lights on in the galley and salon).

Hatteras flush deck wheelhouses are hard to beat! They have excellent visibility, plenty of vertical dash space to flush mount the navigational electronics and sliding pilothouse doors port and starboard. These doors allow direct access to the forward side decks, making single handed docking a breeze. From this area, you will find a ladder leading to the large flybridge, a doorway leading to the galley, and a stairway leading to the accommodations. 

  • Hatteras System Monitor
  • Dansforth Compass in stainless binacle
  • Rudder angle indicator
  • ICOM IC-M127 VHF
  • Datamarine chartlink LCD XT Color Plotter
  • Naiad stabilizer control & gauges
  • ACR-100 spotlight control
  • Raytheon hailer
  • Chart light
  • Windshield
  • Datamarine navigator speed
  • Northstar 800X GPS
  • Simrad-Robertson AP-300X Autopilot
  • Furuno 14" high resolution 72 mile color radar
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • Hynautic steering
  • Datamarine international offshore depth sounder
  • Custom adjustable helm seat
  • Cruisair AC SMX controls
  • Chart storage

The master stateroom on "Benchmark" occupies the aft 1/3 of the lower deck. It is one of the largest you will find on any 65" yacht.  It features a  Centerline walk around king size bed with new custom mattress, a large dressing room with sink and vanity, lots of hanging storage and drawer space, and a large en-suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub. There are plenty of opening port holes with screens. The fabrics used in this area help provide a pleasant, open-air feeling.

Features include:

  • King size Centerline Bed - Custom Mattress
  • Large dressing room with vanity and lots of storage
  • Custom sink with gold faucet
  • Sony Bravia flat screen color TV
  • Cruiseair AC SMX controls
  • Night time reading lights
  • Mitsubishi Diamond audio am/fm/casette player
  • En-suite Galleymaid Head, Jacuzzi tub, and molded sink
  • Large cedar-lined hanging lockers

This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel.

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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