1987 Hatteras 55 Convertible

1987 Hatteras 55 Convertible


Presented By

Brian Donnelly



Our Location

San Diego
1450 Harbor Island Dr. Suite 203
San Diego, CA, US


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HABANERO Is a prime example of why the Hatteras is held in regard by many as the finest sportfishing vessels on the planet. The exterior of this timeless design looks and shines as a much newer boat, while the interior boasts a hard-to-find 3 cabin/3 head layout.  She always fires right up and runs like a champ. Onboard and in storage are many refurbished, new and spare parts so she is ready for extended fishing trips or charter. Additionally, she has 2 new electronic throttle controls and triple Garmin 7608xsv’s, Garmin CHIRP sonar Suite Including 1kh Transducer & Four Garmin Displays linked with NEMA 2000. 


LLC owned

 Updated overhead panel to include three new Garmin 7608 computers connected through NMEA 2000.

Port main engine complete overhaul in 2021. 200 hours on port engines. Starboard engine has 1900 hours 

Hull paint, props tuned, and cutlass bearings replaced in Nov 2019.

Replaced all four main engine through-hulls. 2019

Removed, cleaned and repaired entire cooling system on both engines to include both heat exchangers, after coolers, and all gaskets. 2019

 All trim tab actuators removed and replaced with new ones. 2019

New Fusion MS770 Appollo touch screen radio with XM Radio

New JL Audio Subwoofer

 6 man life-raft included

All trim tab actuators removed and replaced with new ones. 2019

 Removed all sea strainers and brackets. Replaced filter system with a screen over the through-hull opening. 2019

New portside batteries in Nov 2019

New battery charger in Nov 2019

Ice machine cleaned and updated including new raw water pump 

New port side alternator

New hoses throughout port engin

New starboard batteries in October 2021

New water heater

CO2 Suppression system inspected




Accommodations, Specifications, Maintenance, Upgrades and Other Details


Galley Up three stateroom three head layout.
Interior completely upgraded with a Mahogany sole in salon, a galley island counter, all new galley appliances for the look and functionality of a new boat.
Mid Cabin Master suite layout below with a bunkroom to port and large V area each with their own seperate heads. All rooms have redone wall coverings, sconces, and fabrics so the entire interior has a pulled together designer interior rivaling that of a new boat. Salon sole entirely in Mahogany strip plank. Matching Mahogany paneling, window trim, and settee base trim. Headliner. Hunter Douglass blinds with Ostrich lambrequin end trim.  Rod Racks integral, beneath. Burl topped end table forward to starboard integral with interior refit. 6' Solid Mahogany dinette table top forward and to port opposite galley with fabrics also new. 

Ensuite Head with wall coverings
Upgraded microphour toilet/silent compressor
Flat TV and upgraded entertainment
FWD cabin:
ensuite access to third head
carpet and wall coverings
Head with tiling
Portside Cabin:
Ensuite access to head
Portside bunkroom
L settee with rod storage trimmed in mahogany along footer and end table with mahogany burl
Sony Flat plasma TV 31" .
SONY STR De897 video control center w dvd and vhs
Hardwood floors


1 1/4" (3cm) Granite Island countertop in white and black fleck. Dual Stainless SUBZERO drawer
refrigeration. LG stainless upright freestanding refrigerator and lower freezer custom fitted into
Mahogany trimmed containment which is integral with galley countertop which is forward, and
salon bulwark wall with an end table.
L Countertop in white/black fleck granite with stainless backsplash, under-counter flush stainless
single basin sink with Franke type fixture, Wolf brand glass top four burner range and Sharp 930
series convection microwave.
Mahogany plank flooring.
Headliner and Mahogany trim.
Cabinetry refaced in mahogany. 

Wolf Grill.

LG Stainless fridge.
SUB ZERO drawer refrigeration.


Garmin chart-plotter fish finder new transducer 7612Xsv (2018)B27sc-lhw (2018)
FURUNO NAVNET RADAR (10" screen; 24cm) RDP-139 with PG500 Heading sensor and RSB 0072
antennae unit, 6' open array.
ICOM M602VHF w sp24 remote speaker
Datamarine depth link
overhead in radio box:
SEA 322 HF/SSB radiotelephone
51 Sierra India tech seawater temp
Fusion xm radio
On tower: Simrad Ap22 autopilot; Garmin chart-plotter 5208
SAT phone in salon
5 cameras displayed on salon tv/Navnet underwater, salon, 2 engine room.

Deck & Hull

Factory pulpit, galley maid windlass, all chain rode, Ultra anchor 400 ft chain/rope
Emergency life raft, epirb
Saltwater wash-down, freshwater wash-down, cockpit door, skidless frp cockpit deck, cockpit
bolsters, engine room access from cockpit, sunshade above cockpit
Cockpit stereo speakers
Bait-well to port
Custom bait tanks to starboard
Eskimo model EI 600 plumbed to in-deck fishwell (serviced in 2019)
ESKIMO ice 650# day rating plumbed to in deck fish-well
Cockpit sink
Custom hinge down rocket launchers
New custom stainless steel rudders (2018)
Props balanced (2018)
Cockpit coaming cushions (2018)

Dual Murray Helm chairs with covers, helm console covers, three sided strata glass enclosure
(2018), factory (hih) venturi type windscreen with wipers, EPIRB, red and white bridge lights,
nor-cold refrigerator, amplified stereo speakers, pipe-welders welded aluminum aft rail around
sunshade bridge extension for access to center ladder, center rigger and rod holders.
Pipe-welders Full tower with six foot gap and center ladder from sunshade extension, starboard
step pads, Molded Hardtop with radio box, molded halogen lights aft (2) led, one forward (LED
2018), clutches, throttles, compass, speed and depth link, 6' riding bench, frp buggy top sunshade.
Dual air horn trumpets atop hardtop.
Three sided strata glass enclosure. (2018)
Bottom paint, (2019)
Upgraded door hinges (2018)

Mechanical Equipment

12V1 Motrors low hours. See notes from seller. 
Marine Exhaust system exhaust with epoxy elbows and fresh turbo blankets
Glendinning Synchronizer
Dual Racor 900s
Block Heaters
Fuel polishing system
Oil change system
Single 20kw Onan genset showing in hush box.
32 V charger
Offshore marine Lab
Hynautic Steering and controls
Custom toolbox and parts box awlgrip finished to starboard in engine room.
Engine room airconditioning
engine room fans (110V 10A)
Engine room blowers 32V


CO2 system
Silent air compressor for tools, and toilets

Basic Information

Manufacturer: Hatteras
Model: 55 Convertible
Year: 1987
Category: Power
Condition: Used
Location: San Diego, CA, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters?: Yes
Vessel Name:
Boat Type: Convertible Boats
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Hull Type: -
Hull Color: -
Flag of Registry: -

Dimensions and Weight

Length: 60 ft
LOA: 60 ft
Beam: 17.5 ft
Dry Weight: 80,000 lb
Bridge Clearance:


Make: Detroit Diesel
Model: DDC 12V71T1
Engine(s): 2
Hours: 2100
Cruise Speed: 20 kn
Engine Type: Inboard
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel Type: diesel
Horsepower: 1,940 hp
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 1285|gallon - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:380|gallon - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:


Total Cabins:
Berths Count:
Total Sleeps:
Total Heads: 3
Captains Count: No
Crew Cabins: -
Crew Berths: -
Crew Sleeps: -
Crew Heads: -


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.