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1968 Hatteras Motoryacht

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States




Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Critical Mass
Make: Hatteras
Model: Motoryacht
Year: 1968
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: 50Y316
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 50 ft
Length Overall: 50 ft
Beam: 16'4 ft
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit Diesel
  • Model: 8V71N
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 350hp
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit Diesel
  • Model: 8V71N
  • Engine Power: 350hp
Total Engine Power: 700hp


Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 100 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Motor Yachts


Rolla A. Tichenor IV
A & M Yacht Sales, Inc


A & M Yacht Sales, Inc - New Orleans
126 S. Roadway
New Orleans, Louisiana, US, 70124

Accommodations and Layout

With three staterooms and three heads, a spacious and covered aft deck, nice salon with inside helm station, this classic freshwater Hatteras in nearly original condition checks all of the boxes for a great liveaboard or comfortable family cruiser.

Beginning forward is the Vee-berth with upper and lower berths to starboard, plenty of storage, and a private head with shower to port. Moving aft and up two steps is the galley.

Further aft is the companionway between the split engine rooms and access to the other two staterooms. To port is the second guest stateroom with twin berths, drawer storage beneath and hanging locker. The guest head is to port with a separate shower aft. Continuing aft is the master stateroom with twin beds on either side and a credenza between, a large hanging locker forward and the private head forward and to starboard.      

From the galley aft and to starboard and up five steps is the salon with the helm station forward with full instrumentation and controls, remote generator start/stop gauge panel, commercial style helm chair, a classic  eight spoke mahogany wood ships steering wheel, port and starboard sliding doors to the walk around decks, sofa to starboard with a hi/low cocktail table and the built in wet bar plus two barrel chairs to port.

Access to the covered aft deck is through the double doors aft and features original Pompanette deck furniture and table plus two medium dunnage boxes with matching cushions, a new enclosure, chest freezer, bridge access ladder and wing doors to the walk around decks.

 The interior décor is the original mahogany paneling & trim with the fruit wood stain, wall coverings have been added to staterooms and heads to brighten the space, dark mahogany patterned planked flooring.


The full galley is down from the salon with the appliances to port and the built in convertible dinette to starboard. Formica counter tops, Frigidaire four burner electric stove and oven, double stainless steel sink, upright Frigidaire refrigerator freezer, built in GE microwave oven. Chest freezer (aft deck).



Furuno NAV Net plotter, Simrad AP22 autopilot, two Icom ICM120 VHF’s, 8” Danforth/White compass, 5” Danforth compass (FB), Kenwood DPX AM/FM/CD stereo, Vizio 27” flat panel TV.


Walk around main decks with inviting aft and front decks, teak hand rails on stainless stanchions, three quarter aft deck hardtop with a custom soft cover for the aft quarter and a two year old Isenglas three sided enclosure, teak swim platform. Port and starboard wing doors, Marquipt davit, bimini top, Ideal bow pulpit, search light, dual trumpet air horns, two bow dunnage boxes, flybridge helm station forward with side bench seats.



Twin Detroit Diesel 8V71N diesel engines with 3897 hours, Allison M gears, Morse engine controls, Northern Lights model FX-312K1 12kw generator with 2949 hours, Sentry 30 Amp 32 volt battery charger, ORIGINAL Hatteras engine gauges, Racor 1000 primary fuel filters, Hynautic hydraulic steering system, engine driven air compressor, four separate Cruisaire air conditioning systems (one is original & still working and three have been replaced).


Since Critical Mass has been stored in fresh water, in the same slip most of her life, professionally maintained and reportedly only three owners, she is amazingly original and shows very well!

Additional bonus:  The slip in the Orleans Marina can transfer to the buyer with purchase of the boat.

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.

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