Model: Convertible Sportfish
Length: 54' 0" (16m)
Beam: 17' 3" (5.26m)
Year Built / Refit: 2003
Speed: 32 / 39
Engines: 2 x Caterpillar C-30
Staterooms: 3
Flag: USA
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Well above average 54' Hatteras CNV with full tower new to market.  CAT C-30s offer strong cruise speed and hull design allows notable shallow draft.  Easy to show in Ft. Lauderdale.

Overview S/F REEL BUZZ

This stylish Hatteras convertible has the CAT C-30 engine package which is ideal power for this innovative hull design.  The solid fiberglass bottom features prop pockets which reduce the engine shaft angle dramatically to give the benefits of only 4'2" draft, while still providing the ability to make 32 knots cruising speed.  The stout construction characteristics of Hatteras plus a unique variable deadrise bottom shape enables a remarkably good ride when the seas become a factor offshore too. 

REEL BUZZ has had two owners since new and was rigged with the concept of a custom boat to include Release Marine teak ladder-back chairs, a Bausch/American tuna tower and a tailored, polished bow rail, helm pod with single lever controls and a pop-up electronics pod.  Additionally equipped with an Eskimo crushed ice machine, Watermaker, InfraRed night vision camera, underwater lights, and Satellite TV dome plus upgraded stereo.  Some of her fishing features include cockpit controls, electric teaser reels, double size cockpit freezer, tackle center top cushions, Rupp triple-spreaders and center rigger.  There's even more detailed in the spec sheet.

A great three-stateroom, galley-up layout with American Cherry cabinetry finished in high gloss and in very nice condition throughout.  The split berth forward VIP stateroom and side-by-side twin guest stateroom gives the versatility to cruise with the family crew or accommodate a fishing venture.  REEL BUZZ deserves a closer inspection if your in the market for a quality mid-size convertible that performs like a much larger boat.

Accommodations and Walk-through

Sleep 6 in three staterooms with two heads.  The galley, dinette, and salon are all on one level and attractively finished with American Cherry, soft Leatherette seating, and Avonite countertops.  The salon is entered through a fiberglass & glass hinged door to the starboard side, up three steps from the cockpit.  To the portside salon aft is a large L-shaped couch with plenty of storage space beneath.  A circular cocktail table of cherry wood with compass rose on top has a sliding top to add to storage.  Across to the starboard side the cabinet immediately inside the door contains the electrical switching panel and below, entertainment components are stacked with storage shelf at the bottom.  Next forward is the flush mounted 37' Sony flat-panel TV screen which has it's own dedicated SAT receiver box.  Further forward on the portside is a C-shaped dinette lounge with rectangular Avonite tabletop with sturdy wood base.  Above and forward is framed ocean artwork and outboard are large tinted windows to the deckhouse sides.  The salon sole is covered by a plush textured carpeting fitted with fasteners for carpet runners.

Across toward the center is the galley with teak and holly Amtico sole.  A large countertop accommodates four Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer drawers.  The forward side countertop has a 4-burner glass top stove panel and cabinetry housing microwave/convection oven with stove vent hood and there are several deep/spacious slide out drawers and cabinets.  To the outboard side of the counter is a molded sink with chrome wand faucet.

Down the carpeted companionway steps, the master stateroom is to the portside and features a walk-around queen berth with built-in nightstands to either side and a mirrored bulkhead below an overhead soffit containing reading light spots.  Outboard are some cabinet/shelves followed forward by a large cedar lined hanging locker.  Just to the right from the cabin entry door is a built-in dresser with three drawers and a cabinet.  Above is a built in 20" Sony flat panel TV, in the closet is a DVD player/stereo with additional music CD deck.  Forward is the head entry door with a matched Avonite vanity/backsplash, under-mounted sink, a mirror above, and teak and holly sole.  A stainless and glass shower enclosure has a shower wand fixture and a seat.  There is also a vacuum style, freshwater head.
Across the companionway is the  starboard guest stateroom with side-by-side twin berths and a built-in nightstand between.  The aft bulkhead is mirrored with the soft-paneled soffit above with reading spotlights.  Forward is a cedar-lined locker split with hanging to one side and shelves to the other.  In the bottom corner there is a central vacuum system.  On the forward wall there is a 13' Sony flat screen TV.

Back to the companionway and moving forward to the front of the boat is the forward guest stateroom and just past the entry door to the left side is a laundry closet with a stacked Kenmore full-sized washer and dryer unit.  Just adjoining is a linen cabinet.  Next forward on the starboard side is a large cedar-lined hanging locker.  The stateroom has a tapered queen berth on the lower portside of the stateroom and a single berth higher and outboard to the starboard side.  In between on the mirrored forward bulkhead is a 20' Sony flat panel TV with a DVD stereo player in the closet.  There are cove cabinets above the queen berth and drawers and cabinets beneath the starboard side berth.  Just aft down the hall to the starboard side is the entry door to the guest head that opens into the companionway easy for the forward guests to use or for daytime use or for the port guest stateroom further down the companionway.  This head is finished to the identical standard as the master head with a large shower stall.


Carpeting with carpet runners
L-shaped Leathertte sofa with extendable leg rests on either end and storage underneath the center seats
Entertainment center with Yamaha surround sound stereo, CD/DVD deck
Crestron MC2W wireless A/V controller
Blonder Tongue A/V modulator
Whisper Wall padded panel headliner and wall coverings
DC pin-spot lighting
Custom shades for salon windows and salon door
Air conditioning vents are hidden in ceiling valance
Throw pillows
Cherry wood interior with high gloss finish
Compass rose teak and holly circular cocktail table with storage inside
37" Sony Flat Screen built into cabinetry with dedicated HD Sat Receiver
Power distribution panel
Avonite dinette table top with sturdy wood base
C-shaped dinette with storage below the seating
Central vacuum system
Security Alarm system, GOST Phantom (new 2/2016) with GP NavTracker


Amtico teak & holly flooring
(2) SubZero under-counter drawer style refrigerators & (2) freezers
4 burner flat glass stovetop range, Whirlpool
Sharp Carousel micrwave convection oven with range vent beneath
Avonite surface countertops with backsplashes
Molded sink with disposal and Franke wand-style faucet
(2) Cabinets with (2) deep pull-out drawers each
(2) deep pullout drawers in backsplash
Drawer and cabinet storage
Pullout cabinet with trash storage can

Master Stateroom

Sharp 20" flatscreen TV
Panasonic CD/DVD stereo with 6 disc CD changer
Dedicated Sat Receiver
Large double hanging closet
Queen walkaround berth with storage underneath, custom mattress
Drawers and cabinet storage outboard of berth
Private access to master head

Master Head

Amtico teak & holly flooring
Avonite counter with molded sink (matches galley)
Separate stall shower
Fresh water head
Mirror with medicine cabinet behind
Storage under sink
Towel racks
Bomar overhead hatch

Forward Guest Stateroom

Crossover berth with storage underneath, tapered double to the portside, single berth above to starboard
Drawers and cabinet storage
Sharp 20" flatscreen TV
Hanging cedar lined locker
Linen closet
Bomar overhead hatch
Whirlpool stacked washer and dryer (new unit 12/2016)

Guest Head - Starboard

The guest head is located to starboard mid-ship and has door access from the companionway.

Amtico teak & holly flooring
Avonite counter with molded sink (matches galley)
Separate stall shower with seat
Fresh water head
Mirror with storage behind
Storage under sink
Towel racks
Bomar overhead hatch

Starboard Guest Stateroom

Side by side twin berths with storage underneath
Whisper wall padded panel headliner and wall coverings
Large hanging locker
Sharp 13" flatscreen TV
Drawer storage

Flybridge & Tower

Fuel gauges, voltage meters, and rudder position indicator under chrome/glass bezel on FBG helm pod
Actuator pop-up electronics console
Single lever electronic controls with back-up control beneath console, Sturdy
CAT ECM displays
Polished Stainless custom helm wheel
Trolling valves
Console grab rail
(7) Rod holders on aft rail
Fusion AM/FM/CD & IPOD player with XM Sat radio ('15)
JL Audio speakers ('15)
Full tower with custom hardtops
Release Marine teak ladderback helm chairs with footrests & covers
Large storage area inside flybridge brow
Bench seat to port with cushions and rod storage underneath
L-shaped seating forward of console with cushions and storage underneath
Rupp triple spreader outriggers with center rigger
Windlass control for Maxwell windlass
Spotlight control, ACR-100
Horn, dual trumpet Angaro stainless steel on hardtop 
Trim tabs, control switch under pod
Richie powerdamp magnetic compass, white
Insulated drink cooler with chill plate, forward port corner of bridge in cabinet
Recessed lights in hardtop
Overhead compartment electric teaser reels, Miya Epoch US-9

Tower has Sturdy Engine Controls in a single binnacle
Tower bench seat with backrest and belly band

Electronics and Navigational Equipment

Big Bay 15" display screen, displays Furuno x-band radar, 6.5' open array scanner
Garmin 7212 touchscreen GPS/Chartplotter/recording depth sounder
Raytheon Night Vision Infrared camera system
ICOM M602 VHF radio with remote mount mic
ICOM M602 VHF radio with remote mount mic
ICOM M802 SSB radio with remote speaker
Furuno NavNet unit, GPS/chart plotter
Northstar 952X, backup GPS/plotter
Simrad IS15 digital depth display
Simrad AP-22 autopilot
Hatteras systems display
CAT ECM digital displays
Newmar step-down voltage transformer
Sat TV dome, KVH TracVision 4, mounted on tower station hardtop

Garmin 7212 touchscreen display
Connection for ICOM ram-mic Vhf
Simrad IS15 digital depth display
Richie powerdamp magnetic compass
Spotlight control


Cockpit controls, fold-open cabinet
Release marine Teak fighting chair with stainless goose-neck offset and cover 
Teak rocket launcher/tray backrest
Large double-size cockpit freezer
Livewell to starboard in tackle center
Drink box with chill plate in step below salon door
Floor mounted fish box with macerator and crushed-ice drop
Transom door
Fresh and salt water washdowns with quick connect
Eskimo ice outlet in fishbox
(5) Gunwale mounted rod holders
(6) Pilaster mounted rod holders
Cablemaster 50 amp shorepower
Cable TV and phone inlet plug
Fusion stereo remote control panel
Stereo speakers
Cockpit lighting, tower molded spreaders, 2 cockpit, 1 foredeck
Tackle center top cushions
Electric reel plugs beneath gunwales in side cabinets
Gunwale boarding mat canvas
Canvas fly shade, back-edge of Bridge overhang to transom

Deck & Hull

Underwater lights
Polished aluminum bow rail
Polished aluminum full tower
Maxwell anchor windlass with foot switch on bow
Fortress anchor with chain lead and nylon rode
Anchor line fairlead on bow (no pulpit)
Washdown spigot in anchor locker
Trim tabs
Prop pockets to reduce draft
Transom door
White hull with black boot stripe and bottom paint

Engine Room / Mechanical Equipment

CAT C-30 1550 HP engines with Air-Sep crankcase breather system
Onan 17 Kw generator with Racor primary fuel filter
CAT start/stop, hour meter panels
FCI watermaker
Eskimo ice machine (rebuilt 3/2016)
SeaStar hydraulic Power steering system
Dripless shaft seals
AC/DC lighting
Engine room ventilation blowers
Dual Racor fuel filters with priming pumps
Oil change system - engine, generator and gears
Saltwater washdown pump
Head Hunter fresh water pump
Fuel transfer system with remote switch on bridge
Battery chargers, Mastervolt 24v, 75amp
Stainless hot water heater
Water distribution manifold
Fire extinguishing system
Dri-deck rubber mat on engine room floor
Engine room door lock

In December 2015 the boat received new cutlass and rudder bearings plus new shaft seals and spares.

Broker Comments

REEL BUZZ is a well equipped example of the popular 54' Hatteras convertible with the powerful C-30 CAT engine package.  The boat is kept neat and orderly by professional crew as it is a part of a multi-yacht fleet.  Well worth consideration for anyone looking for a performance fishing machine in this size category.

Exclusions & Disclaimer

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.  There may be some personal items aboard this vessel which will not convey with the sale.  Upon receipt of acceptable offer and within a reasonable period of time a list of exclusions can be make available upon request.  A 6-man Revere valise life-raft is aboard that is excluded as well as the ACR EPRIB.