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1970 Hatteras Custom 61 - Former 53

Seattle, Washington


Rare Find and Possible Slip Transfer with Purchase 


Athena is a very special Hatteras. With only 2 extremely knowledgable owners over the past 30 years, she has been lovingly cared for and has been upgraded consistently since each owner purchased her. Don't let her age fool you. She looks and runs like a much newer yacht. Athena is built exceptionally well, and has an all teak interior which is no longer available. Among her most notable upgrades is her custom cockpit designed and installed by Philbrooks Boat Yard in Sydney, BC. This cockpit was an actual hull extension which also included a custom built spiral staircase leading to the aft deck as well as 300 gallons of additional fuel tankage, and a brilliantly designed port side door in addition to an aft starboard door which makes for very simple boarding . Her main engines were replaced in 1999 with twin 485 HP Detroit 6-71's, have only 800 hours, and have just been regularly serviced. A new bow thruster, a new Northern Lights Generator was also installed along with all new windows, corion counter tops, hydronic diesel heat, new carpet (Just cleaned),new davit and tender, Viking Life Raft and the list goes on and on. If you have been considering a classic well built yacht but did not want to go through the expensive and lengthy refit process, then Athena is worth your consideration.



Basic Boat Info

Price: $250,000
Make: Hatteras
Model: Custom 61 - Former 53
Year: 1970
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Hatteras
Designer: J. Hargrave
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 61 ft
Length Overall: 61 ft
Beam: 15'10 ft
Max Draft: 4 ft
Dry Weight: 59,000 lb
Electrical Circuit: 220 V
Double Berths: 1
Twin Berths: 4
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit - Repowered
  • Model: 6-71
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 485hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1999
  • Engine Hours: 800
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit - Repowered
  • Model: 6-71
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 485hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1999
  • Engine Hours: 300
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 970hp
Cruising Speed: 12 kn
Maximum Speed: 21 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 850 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 245 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 60 gal


Heads Count: 3
Drive Type: Direct
Trim Tabs: Yes
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Pilothouse, Flybridge, Motor Yachts


Matt Maynard
Irwin Yacht Sales


Irwin Yacht Sales - Seattle Office
1001 Fairview Ave North Suite 1200
Seattle, Washington, US, 98109


The accommodations on Athena are set up to accommodate family and friends. AFter entering the salon through the aft sundeck, you may take a 4 step spiral staircase down to the large open galley. You may then proceed forward to the twin over/under bunks in the v-berth with private head and washer dryer, or turn aft toward the engine rooms and aft quarters. After traveling down the companionway in the center of the berth, the VIP stateroom is to port with the VIP head directly across. Continuing aft you will pass the entrance to the master stateroom, pass the master head and enter the large main cabin with a walk around queen size berth with enough storage and closet space to take the yacht out for the summer.

Master Stateroom:

  • Master Stateroom Aft
  • Queen Size Walk Around Berth to Port
  • Dresser to Starboard
  • 4 Drawers of Storage under Berth
  • Mirrored Full Size Closet
  • New Carpet

Master Head:

  • Corion Counter Tops
  • Vac-u-flush Toilet
  • Large Stall Shower (Shared With VIP Head)
  • Medicine Cabinet
  • Chrome Sink Faucet

VIP Stateroom

  • VIP Forward
  • Over/Under Bunk to Starboard
  • Chest of Drawers to Port
  • Overhead Hatch
  • Opening Portlight
  • Reding Lights
  • Shelf Storage
  • Teak Interior

VIP Head:

  • Private Head
  • NEW Electric Toilet
  • Vanity and Mirror
  • Sink with Hot & Cold Water
  • Medicine Cabinet
  • Opening Portlight

Guest Stateroom & Head:

  • Twin Berths
  • Hanging Locker
  • Under Berth Drawers
  • Teak Inteior
  • Vac-u-flush Toilet in Head
  • Medicine Cabinet
  • Large Stall Shower (Shared with Master Head)


  • Large Open Salon
  • New Carpets
  • Large Couch to Starboard
  • Twin Leather Barrel Chairs to Port
  • Wet bar to Starboard with Sink
  • Dual Helm Chairs
  • Storage Bins
  • Coffee table
  • French Doors to Aft Deck
  • Ice Maker
  • Entertainment Center with TV/DVD
  • Blinds
  • Lower Helm
  • Wing Doors
  • Spiral Stairs Leading to Galley & Staterooms

This is a great galley for those who love to cook. It has been totally updated and new appliances abound.

  • New Corion Counter Tops
  • New Refrigerator
  • New 4 Burner Stove & Oven
  • Warming Tray Above Stove
  • Stainless Steel Sink
  • New Faucets
  • NEW Microwave
  • Loads of storage
  • 4 Person Dinette to Starboard
  • Electronic Controls (Both Helms)
  • Raymarine Radar from Bridge Unit via iPad
  • Raytheon Radar
  • Furuno GPS
  • Magellan GPS
  • Standard VHF
  • Hailer/Siren
  • Compass
  • Wind Speed Indicator
  • Flybridge
  • New Raymarine Hybrid Touch Screen
  • Depth Sounder
  • Compass
  • VHF
  • Webasto 4 Zone Hydronic Diesel Heat
  • TV/DVD Player in Salon
  • AM/FM CD Player
  • TV/VCR in V-Berth
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Vacuum
  • Updated Roskelly/Olson Davit
  • 1999 Northern Lights Generator (8 Kw) w/ Remote Start at Helm
  • NEW Outback Inverter
  • Batteries Replaced in 2017
  • 110/220 Ships Service
  • 12 & 32 Volt System
  • Port & Starboard Electrical Shorepower Inputs
Additional Contact Information

Contact Matt Maynard in Seattle at 206-914-9271 or at matt@iriwnyachtsales to come see this custom 61' Hatteras. Her slip on the North End of Lake Union may also be transferred pending marina approval. 

  • Bow Thruster
  • Custom Hull Extension with Cockpit
  • Teak Cap Rail
  • Custom Stainless Steel Railing
  • Custom Teak Spiral Staircase to Sundeck
  • (2) Additional 150 Gallon Fuel Tanks in Cockpit
  • Large Sundeck
  • Teak Wing Doors to covered Side Decks
  • Sundeck Refrigeraotr
  • New Sundeck Enclosure (Being Made July 2008)
  • Sundeck Patio Table and Chairs
  • Escape Hatch for Master
  • Brand New Fiberglass Dock Box for Storage
  • Viking Res-You Life Raft
  • NEW Windows Throughout The Boat!!
  • Covered Side Decks
  • (2) Secured Dock Boxes forward for Storage
  • Collapsible Stairs
  • Boarding Ladder
  • Dual Storage Cabinets on Sundeck
  • Ladder to Flybridge
  • Elecronics Mast
  • Bimini Frame
  • Canvas Flybridge Cover
  • Captains Chair
  • Mates Chair
  • L Shaped Seating for Guests
  • Aft Flybridge Overhand for second Dinghy
  • Secondary Davit
  • Canvas Covers for Railing
  • Canvas covers for doors
  • Canvas Screen Covers for Windshield

Any and all personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed and included in the listing specifications reference above. Personal property may be all equipment or gear that is not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, Direct TV Receivers, recreational equipment, tools, and personal appliances. Pictures may depict owners personal property and are not meant to convey these items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.


Irwin Yacht Sales 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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