Blue is the perfect example of what a pristine cruising yacht should be. She has been meticulously maintained which is clearly evident when the boat is toured. Right down to having the copper tubing for the plumbing waxed and sealed!!!
She recently completed a 22 year stint in fresh water and under cover in Tennessee. As such her finish and bright work show well above average!
Blue has a total of 4 cabins, all with private heads. The master, located aft of the twin engine rooms, gives the owner a sense of privacy and also boasts a king size bed with a private attached room that could be used as a dressing area, office or a combination of both, with loads of storage and closet space. The private head serving the master also has a bathtub. The other three cabins located forward of the engine rooms sleep an additional 6 people in comfort. The mid ship VIP has a queen size bed, the two remaining cabins both have twin bunks. Again, all cabins have private head/showers.
When boarding the boat from either the port or starboard side sliding doors you will find yourself in the lower helm area. This can be closed off from the main floor living areas to allow the Captain to operate the vessel without distraction or at night without compromising night vision with light from other areas of the boat.
Moving forward from the lower helm area will take you down one level to an area with a dinette seating area that can be used as an activity center for games or other needs. The equipment/generators are located directly under this floor with access to the 7 Dometic AC units, two generators (20KW Onan with 2629 hours and the 21KW Phasor with 660 hours on it) as well as the Water Maker's 600 GPD water maker with 142 hours on it. There is also a spare set of fully tuned and polished spare props there as well as generator spare parts. Finally the first of two forward cabins is also accessed off of this level.
As you proceed forward you will find the last cabin also with double bunks and a private head. Moving aft from the landing level will take you first to the laundry center on the starboard side of the boat and then on to the VIP cabin on the port side of the boat. This cabin has a queen size bed and the head is located across the hall, this also serves as the day head for the boat.
Aft of the VIP cabin are the twin engine rooms housing the spotless Detroit Diesel 12V-71 engines that produce 650HP each. Located outboard at the front of each engine room you will find a thick, plexiglass cover over each of the stabilizer actuators and related sensors. The starboard side engine room houses the hot water tank, ships tool box and common tools mounted on a magnetic bulk head. These rooms are illuminated by both AC and DC lighting systems. You will not find a more organized, cleaner engine room on any Hatteras of this vintage!!
Further aft of the engine rooms takes you to the master suite.
On the main level, travelling aft from the lower helm area, through a sliding door, will take you into the spacious, bright galley area. This provides ample space for your chef to create meals to be remembered! There is a large, modern double door stainless refrigerator freezer, microwave oven, 4 burner electric cook top, dish washer, and a custom, granite table/seating area. Aft of the galley, through another door you will enter the dining/salon area. As this is a wide body yacht you will first be in awe of the available space and how it is used! There is a dining table that seats 6, a wet bar with bottle and glass storage, an entertainment center with TV and a very large seating area aft of the dining area.
All furniture in this area is spotless and also free standing which will allow you to create and design your ideal set up based on your individual needs. All floors and carpeting through out the vessel are spotless and protected with the use of removable "runners".
Finally aft of the salon, you will pass through another door taking you to the aft deck of the yacht which is protected from the elements by the fully extended fly bridge. There is ample room here for several nice chairs that you can then enjoy for morning coffee or sun downers as your day transitions into evening. This is also where you will handle your stern lines and gives direct access to the swim platform.
Moving up the stairs/ladder from the lower helm area takes you to the fly bridge. As you emerge onto this dock you will again be shocked by the amount of space here. There is a very large seating area aft, a space that could service as a dance floor next to the custom port side counter area that sports a built in down-draft electric grill, sink, refrigerator and storage area. At the front of the fly bridge are two high end Lebroc helm seats. Each with multiple controls and levers to allow you to customize the seating surface to fit your body perfectly. Navigation from the fly bridge is made possible with two removable 13" iPad Pro tablets that are wirelessly linked to the vessels nav system. There is also an auto pilot control, a proportional hydraulic thruster jog stick, new Standard Horizon 1850 VHF radio and B&G Triton 2 digital display unit. This entire area is covered with a new 2 piece Bimini top.
At the aft portion of the fly bridge you will find the KVH M5 satellite TV antenna and aft of that storage for the water toys. There is a cradle for a personal water craft as well as a 12' Novurania 4 person hard bottom inflatable with steering console powered by a 25HP 4 stroke Yamaha outboard. The davit to service these toys was upgraded in August 2021 with a new 2000LB motor and cable.
Other recent upgrades/Maintenance include:
June 2021: complete oil and fuel filter service on both mains and generators, new raw water impellers in mains and generators, new batteries in starboard engine room, replace/repack rudder glands, new raw water pump on Phasor generator.
November 2021: hauled out, bottom inspection (nothing remarkable found), bottom paint, all bottom gear prepped and painted, shafts and cutlass bearings inspected, bow thruster inspected, all 4 propellers removed, balanced and polished, Propspeed applied to installed props.
December 2021: complete oil service to both mains and generator.
Electronics Upgrades: Five 12.9" iPad Pro tablets, NMEA 2000 backbone run from bilge transducers to fly bridge, Digital Yacht AIS Class B, Furuno DST-810 transducer, Yacht Devices NMEA 2000 WiFi adapter, Standard Horizon 1850 VHF radios (upper and lower helm), 2 X B&G Triton 2 Digital Display Units (upper and lower helm) to provide redundant wired back up, Airmar WX 220 Ultrasonic wind transducer, Maretron GPS 200, Garmin Steadycast heading Sensor.
This boat is beautiful, loaded and ready to go!