1981 Hatteras 56 Motor Yacht

$224 900

1981 Hatteras 56 Motor Yacht

Name: La Belle Epoque
Fuel type
Hull material

Your Day on the Water just got better!

Cruise, entertain, or live aboard this classic 100% FRESHWATER beauty.  Hatteras set the standard for big, wide body go anywhere boats with their Motoryacht designs and the 56 is no exception.The owners have kept her in great condition and have maintained and upgraded the boat meticulously.  That combined with having lived her whole life in freshwater make this example and easy choice for a distinguishing yachtsmen (or yachtswoman) to fulfill their dreams and cruise into the sunset!

Fully equipped with Boston Whaler tender and davit on aft deck. Naiad Stabilizers will control any roll in the open sea and her 18’2″ beam provides natural stability in calm waters. Her Hydraulic bow thruster will help with fine tuning control at the dock. Capable of sleeping 8-10 adults comfortably.  Full electronics at both helm locations. All equipment is in great shape and she is quite turn key.

La Belle Epoque is ready to provide an enormous amount of joy to her next family!

Aft Cabin

  • Walk around queen bed
  • Dual dedicated AC units port and starboard (dual 7000BTU)
  • Full head with shower, tub and Galley Maid head
  • Carpeting
  • Large walk in cedar lined closet
  • AC controls
  • Windows to port and starboard and aft
  • Beautiful woodwork throughout
  • Recessed lighting

Guest Cabin

  • Twin full beds
  • Full head with shower
  • Galley Maid electric head
  • Linens and curtains
  • Carpeting
  • Storage compartments over beds
  • AC controls

Forward Cabin

  • Full sized bunks to starboard
  • Dresser to port
  • Closet
  • Full head with shower and Gally Maid electric head
  • Locker forward
  • Linens and curtains
  • Opening ports
  • Opening windows with screens port and starboard
  • 2 reclining chairs
  • Convertible couch
  • 48 bottle wine cooler
  • Sony flat screen television
  • Double wide door opening to aft deck
  • Enclosed aft deck (hard enclosure) with access door to swim platform
  • Heavy duty mooring cleats port and starboard on aft deck
  • Table and chairs on aft deck
  • Carpeting
  • New Granite countertops 2016
  • New Maytag dishwasher
  • New GE Profile microwave oven
  • New cooktop
  • Sub-Zero refrigerator
  • Sub-Zero freezer
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Insinkerator
  • New teak and holly floor
  • Dinette
  • Hot and cold pressurized water
  • Under cabinet lighting
  • Recessed lighting
  • Ritchie 8″ compass
  • Niad stabilizer controls
  • Rudder angle indicators
  • Bow thruster controls
  • ICOM IC-M604 VHF radio
  • Dual Furuno RD-30 display units
  • Furuno FAP-55 Autopilot
  • Searchlight controller
  • Furuno NavNet
  • Large Dell monitor multi-display
  • Furuno Navnet GPS Chartplotter
  • Spotlight remote
  • Naid stabilizer controls
  • Furuno FAP-55 Auto Pilot
  • ACR- RCL 100
  • Dual KVH Quadro displays with control pad
  • Dual Furuno RD-30 display units
  • Flo-Scan GPH guages
  • Bluetooth compatible stereo system
  • 8- 8D batteries in 32V ship side system
  • 50/250 Shorepower system
  • Dual Kohler 20kw generators with sound shields
  • Step down transformers
  • Recessed lighting throughout
  • 110V outlets throughout boat


  • Marquipt boarding ladder with rail storage
  • Galley Maid capstan windlass
  • Teak rails
  • Pulpit
  • Swim ladder off of platform aft
  • Anchor with chain and line
  • Dual Stainless horn
  • Emergency horn
  • Fiberglass Storage boxes (2) on bow
  • Anchor locker
  • Spotlight
  • Bimini top forward and aft of arch with enclosure
  • Hard enclosure on aft deck salon
  • Stainless steel stanchions
  • Numerous heavy duty mooring cleats
  • Entry doors port and starboard into wheelhouse
  • Docklines and fenders


  • Full canvas enclosure in excellent condition
  • Bimini top forward of arch
  • Bimini top aft of arch
  • Radar Arch
  • Integrated L-shaped seating area with canvas covers and triangular table
  • Stainless steel Stanchions with weatherboards
  • Full helm station with full electronics and instrumenation
  • 3 helm chairs
  • Storage compartment under helm
  • Storage compartments under L-shaped seating
  • Canvas helm cover in excellent condition
  • Wet bar with refrigerator and storage
  • Gas shock assisted hatch to ladder1000# Dingy davit with chocks
  • 1994 Boston Whaler 13′ dingy with 40hp outboard


  • Bimini Top
  • Port and starboard engine compartments with doors fore and aft
  • Hydraulic reservoir for bow thruster
  • Auto pilot mechanics
  • Reverso model OP-3 32V Oil change system
  • Racor Diesel filtration system
  • Water pressure tank
  • Engine and generator switch panel with hour meters
  • Walker airsep
  • Naiad stabilzer
  • Bilge blower
  • Toolbox against outboard hull starboard side
  • Hot water heater starboard side
  • Battery Charger
  • Fire extinguishing system starboard side
  • Racor diesel fuel filtration
  • Bilge blower
  • Dual 18′ Shakespeare VHF antennas
  • Dual Kohler 20kw generators with sound shields
  • Model 252 32V Naiad Stabilizer system
  • Glendinning engine synchronizer
  • Hot and cold pressure water system
  • Crusair AC units (5) in generator room
  • Multiple electrical transformers
  • Bronze water intakes, sea strainers, and sea-cocks
  • Copper water plumbing
  • 32V Phase Three  3-stage battery charger Model PT-32-25W
  • Reverso Oil change pump in generator room
  • Stack-able washer/dryer in hall closet

Contact Information

  • 847-336-5456
  • Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM Saturday: 9:00AM – 4:00PM Sunday: 11:00AM – 3:00PM
Phil Froman Yacht Broker
Phil Froman
847-336-5456 x815

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Special Yard Hours

Hours for the yard will be Tuesday through Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. You may call us at 847 336-5456 or email us at Schedule@larsenmarine.com. 

Please be advised that like many other communities, Waukegan has a requirement for face coverings. Please do not enter any building where you boat is not stored, especially our workshops and Service Departments.