1985 Hatteras 72ft Motor Yacht



1985 Hatteras 72 Motor Yacht
MV Ave Marina is a beautiful classic motor yacht that is perfectly set up for a liveaboard, coastal cruiser, or charter boat. She has all the comforts and conveniences of home while cruising and spending weeks at anchor or at a dock. She has traveled from the Caribbean to the Pacific North West and has spent the last 2 1/2 years traveling the waters of Mexico from Mazatlan to Zihuantenejo and all over the Sea of Cortez where she is currently located. She has been meticulously maintained and has many recent upgrades.

Latest Upgrades done between 2021 and 2023
Raritan Elegance freshwater toilets and lines
Electronics to include Open Array and Radome multi-function displays x 4
Auto pilot
VHF antenna
Outdoor upholstery
Fly Bridge Strataglass- front windows
Flybridge Phifertex enclosure
Flybridge granite
Electric BBQ
Zodiac tender tubes
All new house, thruster, and engine batteries
Salon shades
Wallpaper in the 4 bathrooms
Exterior woodwork revarnished

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Buying a boat in Mexico can have some tax advantages in saving you the State Sales Tax and the boat is already where you want to start Cruising.  When buying a boat in Mexico, all of the title transfer, paperwork and funds transfers are handled in the United States by a Marine Documentation Services Company for your convenience and peace of mind.

The team at La Paz Cruisers Supply and Brokerage are cruisers themselves and
have been living and cruising aboard in Mexico since 2008. Our team has crossed
oceans, sailed to the South Pacific, delivered catamarans from South Africa and
sailed around the Caribbean, Mediterranean and world. Our goal isn’t to waste your
time, but to help you find a boat that fits your budget and dreams.


Cruising Speed 9kn
Range 900nm

Length Overall 72.67ft
Max Draft 6.5ft
Beam 18.58ft
Dry Weight 120,000Lb


Port Engine
Detroit Diesel V12-71
Inboard, Direct Drive, 650 HP
Hours 1585 since rebuild in 2011-2012

Starboard engine
Detroit Diesel V12-71
Inboard, Direct Drive, 650 HP
Hours 1721 since rebuild in 2011-2012

Gear and Features

Bow and Stern Thrusters Westmar Vortex/Sleipner Side Power
Niad Stabilizers
Propellers- Fixed Bronze 4 blade with rope cutters
Displacement 120,000 lbs- gross tonnage 98, Net tonnage 78


Depth Sounder- Garmin
Log/Know meter- Chart Plotter
Wins Direction- Apps
Navigation Center-Garmin 1234 x 2, 8614 x 4, 8616 x 2
Autopilot Simrad (new 2022)
Copass- Danforth
GPS Garmin
VHF Icom 802 x 2
Icom SSB x 1
RADAR Garmin Open Array and Radome

Inside Equipment
Cook Top- Gaggenau

Dish washer- Gaggenau
Washing Machine and Dryer- Bosch
Oven- Miele
Microwave- Panasonic
Refrigerator- Subzero with ice maker in the freezer
Beverage cooler, SPT wine cooler, Sanyo beverage cooler
Electric Head- Raritan Marine Elegance x 5 new in 2021
Air conditioner/heating- 8 Cruisaire units
Hot water- Rheem 35 gallon
Water Maker- Village Marine/40 GPH
Sea water pump
Coffee Maker
Mini Bar
Outside Equipment
Outside Equipment

Gangway- Deck stowed boarding ladder
Cockpit cushions
Swim platform and ladder
Davits- on the flybridge
Life raft
Cockpit table
Deck boxes x 3
Windlass- Plath electric/hydraulic



Dinghy- Zodiac Yachtline, RIB with new tubes in 2023
Dinghy engine- Yamaha 50 HP- condition very good with tune up 2023


Bimini top on the Flybridge
Toe rail
Outboard motor
Deck Box
Forward deck seating

Flybridge enclosure with new in 2023 Srataglass front windows, sliding side windows, and Phifertex rear enclosure.


Electrical Equipment

Shore Power Cable 50 amp, 50 foot- x 3 cables
Shore power Inlet 50 amp
Inverter Magnum Magna Sine
Battery Chargers: Victron 12 V x 2, Magna sine 24 V inverter charger, Master volt 12 V, 32 V Phase III, Victron 24 V


House Bank/Starter- Full River DC200  Voltage 8, Amount 16, Year 2022 and 2023
Generator start battery- LTH AGM Voltage 12,Amount 2, Year 8 2021
Bow thruster/Windlass- Lifeline AGM Voltage 24 Amount 4, Year 2023



#1 tank 515 gallons
#2 tank 515 gallons
#3 tank 810 gallons


#1 tank 360 gallons


#1 tank 107 gallons
#2 tank 107 gallons
#3 tank 127 gallons