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DESPERADO - 53 FT Luxury yacht
USCG Passenger Vessel Certified up to 24 Passengers

3 staterooms, 3 heads, galley, large main salon with Natuzzi leather couches. She has 5 flat-screen TVs, 3000 watt 10 speaker CD/tuner stereo equipped with Sirrus satellite radio and is iPod/iPad/aux compatible.

The large forward deck and ultra fun flybridge are ideal for sunning, spotting dolphins and watching the sunset. Handyman Connection, Fort Collins, Colorado did the beautiful woodworking. The flybridge can also be made a “shady” spot with one or two of her custom Bimini tops unfolded.

DESPERADO is one of only two yatchs in Tampa Bay that is United States Coast Guard Inspected and certified to carry 20 passengers for hire.

DESPERADO while built as a pleasure vessel by Hatteras Yachts, conforms to the stringent rules of the U.S. Vessel Safety Laws concerning safety equipment and stability that are not applied to private charter or pleasure boats.

Specializing in Corporate, VIP and Special Event Charters.

DESPERDAO is available for Private Charter.

  • 53-foot Hatteras Motor Yacht
  • Waitress &/or Bartender available
  • 3000 Watt Stereo with CD
  • Catering Available
  • Big Screen TV
  • Affordable business cruises
  • Entertain associates, guest and friends
  • Sunset cruises, evening cruises
  • Football games on the big screen TV
  • Lunch meetings, dinner parties
  • Birthdays & Anniversaries
  • Corporate and VIP charters
  • Retirement parties, award functions
  • Conferences and seminars
Coast Guard Certified Passenger Carrying Vessel
  • Coast Guard Certified vessels are those boats permitted to take on more than 6 passengers for hire. This means any boat with more than 6 Paying passnegers. Boats limited to 6 passengers are not charter boats but pleasure craft and not considered passenger vessels.
  • USCG Passenger vessels (boats) are regularly inspected by the Coast Guard to ensure all Safety Equipment and TRAINING of the Captain and crew are ensured. Also, the design of the boat itself is maximized for safety and must pass inspections of the physical vessel. Rigorous tests are done for stability.
  • Coast Guard Certified passenger vessels are insured more heavily/thoroughly. The dock you board a charter boat is also important to be a commercial dock and carry adequate insurance coverage.
  • Captain Licenses are not equal, they are issued like a pilot license. Captains are limited to the size and type of vessel they are licensed to. The entry version being limited to 6 passngers and not trained for USCG Certified Passenger vessels. Licensing required for Passenger Vessels carry a Masters Captain License, be sure to ask!