52' (15.85m)

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Fort Lauderdale Florida
$199,000 USD

Yacht for sale is a 1988 HATTERAS 52' "FIRST CLASS" 52 C Sport Fisherman in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,

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LENGTH 52' (15.85m)
BEAM 16' (4.88m)
MX SPEED 23 Knots 26 MPH
LOCATION Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
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Boarding FIRST CLASS from the gunwale there is a two step access ladder leading into the large Cockpit.

Set up to fish or cruise, FIRST CLASS has a fighting chair or table and chairs option for the centered chair pedestal. 

The Cockpit sports a full compliment of fishing gear as listed below.  The portside of center hinged door leads to the open and airy Salon.

The first thing you note is the attractive dark laminate bulkheads and cabinets with the off white upholstery shades and carpet.  This gives FIRST CLASS a fresh modern look rarely seen in her sisterships.

To starboard is an L shaped settee and large storage ottoman.  To port is a matching barrel chair and L shaped dining settee.  The Galley has under counter appliances lending itself to a clean modern look.  A 42” Sony TV can be seen by all in the Salon.

Slightly to port are four steps to below with an over under cabin to port connecting to the next forward Guest Head.

To starboard is the Master Cabin with a walk around queen size berth with nightstands and storage below.  En suite is a full head and shower.  Going forward is the Day Head door into the Guest Head.

All the way forward is a cabin with twin bunks, a third access door to the Guest Head and the yacht’s washer/dryer.

The Flybridge seats a crowd forward the aft helm, allowing for excellent visibility to the Cockpit. 

The Foredeck has a crane and RIB tender greatly increasing the yacht’s flexibility while cruising.


The Salon is entered one step up and to port of centerline by a hinged door.  Immediately to starboard is an L shaped sofa to seat four.  A four cushion ottoman and reversible tops functions as a coffee table as well.  Abundant storage is within.

Immediately to port is the yacht’s main electrical panel and switch panel behind a laminated doors.

Next forward is a swivel barrel chair followed by an L shaped dining settee to seat three with storage below and a Corian two leg table in front.  The upholstery of the barrel chair and the dining settee match the couch.

The large side windows have white pleated shades.  Above are five LED adjustable track lights and two Sony stereo speakers.

All the way forward to port is the yacht’s entertainment center with a Sony 42” LED TV, a Pioneer AV receiver and a Sanyo Blue Ray player.

The carpeted sole has a carpet runner in the traffic area.  Upholstered valances hide the pleated shades when up. 


Open to the Salon and to starboard is the updated Galley.  Features include:

Corian countertops
Sub Zero under counter freezer
Sub Zero under counter refrigerator
Stainless steel Kitchen Aid microwave w/work light
Under mount stainless steel sink w/Corian cover
(5) Laminate drawers
(5) Laminate cabinet doors
Pullout storage locker
Pleated side window shades
Vinyl flooring
Overhead LED lighting


Down four carpeted steps are the Accommodations.  A portside cabin with under/over berths to port, Master Suite to starboard, Guest Head day access to port and all the way forward is the Forward Cabin with over/under berths and the washer/dryer.

Portside Cabin

Outboard are upper and lower berths with two large drawers under the lower berth and opening porthole above the upper.  The outboard hull liner is padded.  Each berth has a directional reading light.

The aft bulkhead is mirrored.  Inboard is a two drawer nightstand with Corian top.  At the head of the berth is a cedar lined auto lit full length hanging locker.

All the way forward is the Guest Head door with a dressing mirror facing the cabin. 

The sole is carpeted and there is one LED light fixture above.  The cabin also has stereo speakers and a digital SMX air conditioning controller.

Master Cabin

The Master Cabin is to starboard.  It is entered from the forward end of the cabin with the queen size berth off the aft bulkhead.

The custom padded headboard has twin reading lights in the soffit above.  There is a Corian topped nightstand either side of the berth with storage in the inboard nightstand. 

Two drawers are at the foot of the berth with additional storage below the mattress.

A Corian shelf is outboard with a padded hull liner and opening porthole above.

At the foot of the berth is a full length cedar lined hanging locker.  Just inboard is the Master Head door.

Also in this cabin are two stereo speakers, SMX digital AC controls, overhead LED light and a full size dressing mirror on the inside of the entry door.

Master Head

Forward into the Master Head there is a two door vanity with a Corian countertop and a glass vessel sink above the countertop.  Above is a two door mirrored medicine cabinet and soffit lights.

Next forward is a two shelf linen closet and a Vaccuflush toilet.

Inboard is a stall shower with a glass bifold door, handheld or wall mounted fixture, a light and a Hide-a-Line clothesline.

Also in the head is a vinyl tile floor and AC vent and an exhaust fan.

Guest Head

To port, the Guest Head has three entry doors, one from the Companionway and one from each cabin.

The vanity has one cabinet below and a Corian sink with a glass vessel sink above.  A mirrored medicine cabinet is above the sink.  The toilet is a Vaccuflush model.

The stall shower has a glass bifold door, a handheld or wall mountable fixture, a Hide-a-Line clothesline and a light.

Also in the head is a vinyl tile floor, an AC vent, an exhaust fan, a frosted opening porthole and overhead lighting.

Forward Cabin

All the way forward is a spacious cabin with the yacht’s Frigidaire laundry center just inside the entry door.  Further forward are twin under/over bunks to starboard against a padded hull liner.  There are two storage drawers below the lower bunk and an opening frosted porthole above the upper.  Each bunk has a reading light.

The forward bulkhead is mirrored and has the access door into the rope locker.

To port is a two level Corian countertop with two drawers and two cabinets in the lower section and two sliding storage cabinets above.  A frosted opening porthole is the padded hull liner.

An articulating mount for a 22” Sanyo LCD TV can face the berth.

The sole is carpeted.  Two LED light fixtures, SMX digital AC controls and a deck hatch with hinged screen is above.


Fiberglass nonskid decking (recently painted)
Hatteras FRP bow pulpit with teak inlay
Stainless steel bow rails
Galley Maid vertical windlass with capstan
Stainless steel anchor chute
Footswitch for windlass (new)
Bow pennant staff socket
New 60 lb. stainless steel plow anchor
Shot of stainless steel chain & 200’ of rode
Marquipt tender davit 1000 lb. recently painted w/new canvas cover
International Navigation lights
Dual spring line cleats
Toe rail recently repainted
House recently repainted
House side windows removed, frames reconditioned & painted (shows like new)
FRP deck hatch
Tender cradles (new)
House side handrail port & starboard
Black FB side accent stripes repainted
(2) Starboard side fender baskets
Custom rail break to launch tender
ACR remote spotlight
Hailer horn under brow
Dual trumpet horns


2005 13’ Avon RIB Yachtline tender
50 HP Honda
Center Console
Full cover
Console steering
Nav lights
Battery switch


153 sq. ft. Cockpit nonskid deck, recently painted
Portside raised 75 gallon live well at aft bulkhead (new pump)
Lockable Engine Room access, centerline
Fiberglass sink & bait prep under hinged lid
(5) Tackle drawers behind bi-fold door below
Top loading freezer to starboard
(7) Step stainless steel & black starboard tread steps to starboard
New Cockpit coaming bolsters
Under gunwale stern cleats w/coaming & transom hawse pipes
30” Walkthrough transom door w/hinged gate
(4) Flush mount rod holders (new)
Scuppers w/hinged covers
(2) Overhead DC lights at aft bow
Large access hatch into aft bilge area with lift out catch well
(2) Port & starboard hatches for Lazarette storage
Full size Murray Brothers fighting chair
Dockside water inlet w/Quick Disconnect fitting
Sea water wash down spigot (new pump)
Freshwater wash down spigot (new pump)
Hubbell 50 amp shore cord inlets, port or starboard
Hinged entry door into cabin
Rupp Triple spreader outriggers (new rigging)
LED lighting under gunwale
Handrails for forward deck access
36” Fixed sunshade w/new canvas
Tonneau cover from sunshade to transom (new)
New custom support poles to twin Tonneau into Aft Deck shade
New custom teak table w/cover for fighting chair base when chair stored in Lazarette
Vinyl wrap “teak” transom
Ship’s bell
Flagstaff holder


Fiberglass nonskid sole, recently painted
(2) Teak ladder back helm chairs w/removable cushions & footrests
L shaped seating to port w/removable cushions & storage below
Starboard bench seat w/removable cushions & storage below
Storage cabinet, starboard side
Two Door storage cabinet under forward brow
Plexiglass Venturi windshield (new) w/stainless steel
New 3 side clear vinyl enclosure
Helm centerline w/console to port
6 Rod rocket launcher on aft rail
Pipe top w/new canvas
(3) Multicolor LED flush mount bridge lights under electronics box
(2) LED Cockpit lights from aft hard top rail

Flybridge Helm

Stainless steel wheel steering (new steering gearbox)
Morse clutch & throttle controls
Danforth 5” Constellation compass
Engine start/key switches
Engine stop buttons
Full analog engine gauge package
ACR spotlight remote control
Furuno Nav Net 12”  3D MFD
Furuno FCV 627 color sounder
Furuno RD-30 depth, speed, temp, compass
Dytek sea temp gauge
Northstar 952 plotter
Icom M-604 VHF w/hailer option
Furuno 120 mile 25 KW radar
Emergency engine shutdowns
Newmar 24V-12V converter
24 Volt Newmar electronics breaker panel
(2) 110V outlets
(4) Bilge pump switches
Hatteras Systems alarm panel, (new 6/20)
Glendinning engine synchronizers
Battery parallel switch
Simrad AP-20 autopilot
Overhead electronics box w/(3) clear doors
Tinted hinged cover for lower portside electronics
Furuno open array radar recently painted
(2) Helm cup holders
Life ring w/retrieval line
110 Volt receptacle

Engine Room

3 Step stainless steel & teak entry ladder behind 2 piece door
Glendinning engine synchronizer
(2) Kidde halogen 183 fire system bottles w/pilot bottle fire system
Bait freezer compressor
(7) 110 Volt Engine Room lights
DC Engine Room lighting
110 Volt outlet
(4) Cruiseair compressors 24,000 (new), 7000 (new), 7000, 6000
Racor model 75/1000 dual Racors for main engines
Airsep crankcase ventilation system
Fuel manifold (2 tanks)
Fuel gauge mounted on each tank
Freshwater hose w/spigot
Fiberglass Aqualift generator muffler
Racor 500 MA filter for generator
Hynautic hydraulic steering system w/reservoir
2 ½” Stainless steel Aquamet 22 prop shafts
Water heater (new)
House water pump (new)
Perko bronze sea strainers for main engines, generator & air conditioning
(5) Rule bilge pumps (new)
High water alarm system
Toilet vacuum pumps
(2) RCI fuel purifiers
Oil change pump
Fuel priming pumps
Trim tab system 47” x 11” x 2”
Twin Disc 1.92 to one transmission ratio
Air conditioning raw water pump (new)
New Engine Room exhaust blowers
Most engine high presser hoses (new)
Starboard engine inboard exhaust riser (new)
New engine coolant recovery bottles


110/220 Volt AC electrical system
12/24 Volt DC electrical system
20 KW Onan generator in sound shield, 1159 hours
(4) Battery shutoff switches
(4) 8D engine/house batteries (new) in battery boxes
(1) 12 Volt generator/electronics battery
(1) 50 Amp 125 volt shore cord inlet
(2) 50 Amp 240 volt shore cord inlets
Electrical bonding system
40 Amp Sentry 24 volt battery charger
Engine Room AC distribution panel w/(16) breaker protected circuits
Engine Room DC distribution panel w/(12) breaker protected circuits
Salon DC panel w/port/starboard analog battery voltmeter
Salon DC panel w/(16) breaker protected circuits
Salon AC panel w/(11) breaker protected circuits
Salon AC switching panel w/frequency meter
Salon AC switching panel w/(2) analog voltmeters
Salon AC switching panel w/(4) analog amp meters
Salon AC switching panel w/generator/shore selector switch
Salon AC switching panel w/240V or 120V shore selector switch
Salon AC switching panel w/(2) 120/240V source 1 or source 2 selector switches
Salon AC panel generator start switch


FIRST CLASS stands out amongst the crowded field of 48’ – 55’ Hatteras convertibles.

Her interior has been substantially updated and shows like a much newer boat.

Rigged to fish and cruise she excels at both!

Sensibly priced with lots of updates inside and out we invite you to view FIRST CLASS after seeing a few of her sisterships!

Engine Hour History

Boat was purchased in 2017 with 327 hours on the port and 724 hours on the starboard engine room meters.  These hours were since overhaul.  An Airbox inspection by a qualified Detroit Diesel mechanic proved the verbal reports from the seller.  Since that time the current owner has put approximately 310 hours on each engine as evidenced by the digital hour meters in the new tachometers.  So to the best of our ability to determine the engine hours are 637 port, 1034 starboard since rebuild.


While every effort was made to list all pertinent included equipment aboard FIRST CLASS, there are some personal belongings aboard.  Prospective purchasers should assume any item not specifically mentioned herein will not convey at closing.


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.

Listing Marketed by

Jeff Stanley
Gilman Yachts of Fort Lauderdale
1510 SE 17th Street
Suite #300
Fort Lauderdale, Florida,

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Gilman Yachts of Fort Lauderdale