48' (14.63m)

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Lady Joy VIII
1976 48' HATTERAS Cruising Yacht 48 LRC Charlestown South Carolina United States
$125,000 USD

The 1976 48' HATTERAS 48 LRC Long Range Cruiser Cruising Yacht Lady Joy VIII is a boat for sale located in Charlestown, South Carolina, United States.


This vessel was originally built for well known sailor and yachtsman Carlton Mitchell who penned many cruising articles for Yachting Magazine from his writing station in the pilothouse. She was then owned by a South American yachtsman for a brief period before being purchased by her current owner. Our Time is an excellent example of this Salty Blue Water Trawler which has many recent upgrades most of which were performed in North Carolina by the very same craftsman who built her originally. Major refit in 2010 including but not limited to: Main Engines top overhaul 2010 (200 hrs) at which time all engine gauges and alarms were replaced with VDO analog gauges,  fuel removed and tanks cleaned,new Raymarine C120, windows removed and replaced with new glass, all new interior soft goods,  all new lighting fixtures, insulation, new white beadboard headliner, all surfaces refurbished or replaced including new granite counter tops,freestanding freezer, new AC compressors, new converter/inverter and battery charger. She was Awlgripped from the deck up in 2008. This owner spared no expense to get her in top shape. The current owner (since 2012) bought her to do the loop and then put her up for sale. He has added a 10 rigid bottom inflatable w/ a 5hp propane-fueled Lehr outborad., new propane tanks in 2013, all thru hulls inspected and serviced w/ 5 being replaced in 2014 and a new Garmin 714xs GPS map on the flybridge.. He also made a  system to raise and lower the mast which can be easily accomplished by one person. Price reduced neither gen. is running..

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LENGTH 48' (14.63m)
BUILT 1976
BEAM 16' 6" (5.03m)
DRAFT 4' 6" (1.37m)
MX SPEED 12.00 Knots
LOCATION Charlestown, South Carolina, USA
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Master Stateroom & Head


The master stateroom is located below amid ship, and utilizes the full beam of the vessel. The large Queen berth is laid out athwart ship. There is ample light through large port and starboard opening ports. Storage is plentiful, with built in furniture and closets. The head with ensuite shower is large, light and functional. The rich wood Mozambique Teak interior, which Hatteras is so well known for, reflects years of loving care.Guest Stateroom & Head


Located in the forepeak of the vessel, the guest stateroom offers privacy with a large and comfortable V berth arrangement. There is plenty of storage space with a combination of drawers and a large closet. A large opening overhead hatch supplies light and ventilation.


The guest head with stall shower is located in the companionway between the master stateroom and the guest stateroom, at the bottom of the stairs leading up to the pilothouse.


Main Salon


Enter through the sliding door from the cockpit. The salon is both cozy and spacious, utilizing nearly all of the 16'6" beam. There is an L-shaped settee to port and two overstuffed chairs to  starboard. Large salon windows provide excellent visibility, fresh air when desired, and abundant light. Newly decorated interior/galley with granite countertops (2010). Salon is carpeted.




The U-shape galley is located forward of the Main Salon on the main deck. The galley sits aft to port in the salon with a counter/bar area overlooking the salon and is Bright and airy and open to all guests and conversation yet sink/work area is somewhat hidden from guest view and the galley, due to it's access to salon, This galley is a joy to work in while still being part of the group !!;




Located forward and up from the galley, the pilothouse features a writing desk to port and a watch berth above and behind the desk. Sliding access doors to the side decks on either side of the wheelhouse. Wheelhouse sole is newly varnished teak and holly




There is a forward facing bench seat located in front of the raised pilothouse. Storage areas are accessed both in the seat back and seating areas. Safety rails are high and secure.




Enter the cockpit through the transom door. Entry to the lazarette is through a cockpit deck hatch. Overhead courtesy lights, high bulwarks for safety and yet another area for entertaining guests, lounging or handling lines around the dock.


Engine Room


The engine room is accessed through a hatch in the main salon, or through a watertight door in the lazarette. The boat is driven by 2 Detroit Diesel 453 diesel engines, rated at 128HP each. Engine room is very clean, orderly, well lit and all machinery is accessible.







1 Ray Marine C80, no chip

1 Ray Marine C120 1/8-48 NM multi

1 Icom IC-M 422 VHF

1 Raytheon V850 color echo sounder




1 Furuno Nav pilot

1 Garmin 714 xs gpsmap on flybridge (2014)

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Chuck Laughlin
St. Barts Yachts
3 Lockwood Dr Suite 301 Charleston, 29401 USA

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