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1971 Hatteras 53 Convertible

Kemah, Texas



What a fantastic opportunity to own this pristine classic!  BILLFISHER may be a 1971 model, but after an extensive, "open checkbook" refit in 2017 by the original owner and further upgrades in 2020 by the current (2nd owners) she has been brought into the 21st century and has no equal among her sister ship peers!


BILLFISHER is listed for sale far below her 2020 survey valuation.


The owner is very motivated and will consider all reasonable offers.





Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Make: Hatteras
Model: 53 Convertible
Year: 1971
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: 53C326
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 53'7 ft
Length Overall: 53'7 ft
Beam: 15'10 ft
Min Draft: 4 ft
Displacement: 61,000 lb
Twin Berths: 6
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Model: 12V71N
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 550hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Location: Port
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Engine Hours: 300
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Model: 12V71N
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 550hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Location: Starboard
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Engine Hours: 300
Total Engine Power: 1,100hp


Fuel Tank Capacity: 950 gal
Water Tank Capacity: 250 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Sports Fishing Boats, Sports Cruiser


Chris Fox


Fox Yacht Sales
203 West Cotter Ave
Port Aransas, Texas, US, 78373
Tel:(361) 749-4870

2017 Re-Fit New Equipment Summary Including Updates Since 2017


  • Salon Refrigeration
  • Salon Freezer
  • Range & Exhaust Vent
  • Galley Ice Maker
  • Additional Storage in Galley
  • Leather Couch with Storage underneath
  • Headliners in all rooms and companionway
  • Carpet in all staterooms and companionway
  • A/C & Heat air handlers Master Stateroom
  • Paneling & Padding in V-Berth
  • Paneling in Master S/R
  • Paneling in Guest S/R
  • Paneling & Wallpaper in Heads
  • Twin Bunks and Nightstand in Master S/R, Inboard bunk slides to Port to create Full -Sized Bed
  • Two sets of Custom fit Linens for all bunk beds and the full-sized bed
  • Vanity light fixtures in Master and Guest Heads
  • Paneling and Sound Proofing in the Salon
  • Window tint in salon windows and windshields
  • Carpet over Sound Proofing in Salon
  • Window Ports and Screens in all staterooms and heads
  • New Window Treatments thru out vessel
  • Window glass in aft bulkhead of Salon
  • All Galley Cabinets and Hardware
  • Cove lighting in Salon
  • Two Raritan Heads with Electronic Fresh OR Raw Water Flush
  • Pre-wired Master  for T.V.
  • New Sinks in both Heads
  • Plumbing and fixtures for Sinks and Showers in Heads
  • Two 36-volt DC to 12-volt DC 40 amp Inverters for Heads
  • Black water Holding Tank and Pump Out System
  • Three Shower and Lavatory Sump Pumps
  • Four 1000 GPH Bilge Pumps
  • Fresh Water Pump and Expansion Tank
  • Plumbing and Electrical for future Water Maker
  • Engine room air intake/exhaust Boxes & Louvers
  • Halon Fire Control System
  • Heat Sensor Alarms in Salon and Engine Room
  • All new Engine Control Cables
  • All new Braided High Pressure Fuel Supply and Return Lines
  • All new quality Sanitary Hoses
  • New 225-volt AC sub panel for fresh Water Pump & future Ice Maker & Water Maker
  • New engine Fuel Supply and Return Tank Selector Valve Panel
  • Electric tank Gauges for fuel & water tanks
  • Two High Water Alarms in engine room, port and starboard


  • Fish box Macerator Pump & Selector Valves for fish boxes
  • Live bait tank Pump
  • Trim tab Pump and Rams
  • Stainless steel Anchor & Chain (350 feet)
  • Raw water wash down Pump
  • Fish boxes are plumbed with quick disconnects
  • Cockpit to salon Steps lengthened
  • Lengthened & reinforced S/S Railings on bridge and Added Bench Seat to bridge
  • Installed cockpit Canopy
  • Captain's Chairs
  • Bench & back Cushions on bridge
  • New AC 12v DC &36v DC electric components


  • Alternators
  • Starters
  • Raw water pumps
  • Governors
  • Single spring racks
  • Thermostats
  • Injectors
  • Oil pressure alarm sending units
  • Oil pressure gauges
  • Engine temperature electric gauges and sending units
  • Electronic RPM tachometers
  • Two 36v DC to 12v DC inverters for miscellaneous equipment
  • Duel Racor fuel filters and primer pumps
  • Engine electrical wiring
  • Coolant tank gaskets
  • Batteries and Battery Boxes
  • Coolant hoses and clamps
  • Raw water hoses and clamps
  • Exhaust hoses & clamps
  • Blower housings and screens
  • Raw water filters & elements
  • Fuel pressure switch units
  • High pressure braided oil hoses
  • High pressure fuel hoses
  • V-Belts
  • Raw water pumps
  • Mufflers & muffler hoses
  • 225v AC main breaker
  • Batteries & battery boxes
  •  All electrical wiring to Master breaker


  • Approximately 60% of all electrical wiring has been replaced
  • KVH M-5 Satellite System Installed
  • Fuel and Water Tanks cleaned and pressure tested
  • High pressure braided duel hoses
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.