One of the Nicest Hatteras 65’s You Will Ever See!
Twin 870 hp 12V71 TA Detroit Diesels
Propellers Trued and Trim Tabs Straightened and Serviced
New Bottom Paint
Six Air Conditioning Units
Large Flybridge and Flush Deck Wheelhouse
Four Staterooms and Four Ensuite Heads
Spacious Salon and Galley
Many Recent Updates
This beautiful, classic, Jack Hargrave design is a perfect example of a yacht that has been well cared-for and upgraded by ALL of her previous owners! Benchmark is a turn-key vessel with very dependable Detroit diesels that will take you anywhere you want to go. She is also one of the few 65's that offer 4 staterooms, each with its own ensuite head! Additionally, her open flybridge offers spacious entertaining areas complete with a bar and enclosed aft deck.
Even though this motor yacht is spacious enough to comfortably accommodate eight persons for an extended period of time, she is easily operated by just two, making her also the perfect platform for a traveling couple.
Benchmark is ready for a new owner to enjoy her many features. This vessel is a MUST SEE for any 65’ Hatteras Motor Yacht buyer. See the full specs for more details and call the LISTING BROKER today for appointment to view this classic beauty!
David Jackson CPYB
Thirty Seven Years Experience in Professional Yacht Sales
Licensed and Bonded Florida Yacht Broker
You enter the interior of Benchmark through either the port or starboard sliding doors into the large wheelhouse. From this point, you can access multiple areas: There is a doorway leading aft to the galley, a stairway leading down to the accommodations and a ladder leading up to the large flybridge.
If you continue aft through the door, you will enter into the large galley which features full-size appliances, granite countertops, plentiful storage. Conveniently located across from the galley is a huge dinette that can seat many of your friends and family. The galley's breakfast bar opens into the spacious, tastefully decorated salon which features a large sectional sofa and abundant windows offering exceptional views and natural light. The aft deck can be accessed from here via a door on the starboard side.
Forward in the wheelhouse, you can go down a short stairway into the accommodations. In this area, there are four full staterooms, each with its own ensuite head. The private master stateroom is all the way aft featuring a centerline, king-sized berth and a large dressing room.
Finally, the large flybridge can be accessed from the wheelhouse by climbing up a ladder. The flybridge is fully covered by a bimini and has built-in seating for entertaining your friends and family while enjoying spectacular 360 degree views!
Hatteras flush deck wheelhouses are hard to beat. They have excellent visibility, plenty of vertical dash space to flush-mount the navigational electronics and sliding pilothouse doors port and starboard. These doors allow direct access to the forward side decks, making single-handed docking a breeze. From this area you will find a ladder leading to the large flybridge, a doorway leading to the galley and a stairway leading to the accommodations.
From the wheelhouse, if you move aft through the door, you will enter into the large, luxurious galley. The space takes advantage of the full beam of the boat. All the appliances are updated stainless steel. Granite countertops are complimented by recently installed backsplashes. The windows in this area open and have screens. The galley is separated from the spacious salon by a breakfast bar. A large dinette is located conveniently next to the galley where the chef can visit with family and friends while cooking a feast.
The master stateroom on Benchmark occupies the aft 1/3 of the lower deck. It is one of the largest you will find on any 65' yacht. It features a walk-around, king-sized bed with custom mattress, a large dressing room with sink and vanity, lots of hanging storage and drawer space and an enormous ensuite bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub. There are plenty of opening port holes with screens. This is a beautiful stateroom!
The full beam salon combined with the tastefully decorated interior, gives the sensation you are on a much larger yacht. This area features beautiful windows and light, huge wrap-around sofas, entertainment center, wet bar and built-in custom desk.
The flybridge on Benchmark is one of the best spaces on board to gather and has room for a crowd. The helm is forward with twin helm chairs and full controls. Aft to port is a wet bar with refrigerator below. Further aft are two long U-shaped seating with two long tables with ample storage below. The entire flybridge is covered by a very substantial bimini with new Stamoid cover.
Benchmark has been in the boatyard bringing her up to date post survey. Although in remarkable condition survey items were addressed to make her even nicer. Bottom paint and most services completed in September, 2020:
Port Engine Room
Starboard Engine Room
This fine Hatteras 65 has benefited from the past and current owners exceptional care. She is in great condition, including being freshly out of the boat yard where routine maintenance was taken care of: truing the props, fresh bottom paint and complete overhaul of the windlass including re-chroming the gypsy and capstan.
The Listing Brokerage 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 regardless of information provided. 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. PLEASE NOTE: All electronics are listed for verification purposes but not warranted in the selling price of the boat.
Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, any warranties expressed or implied and/or any engine service as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
All the yacht brokerage agents at the listing company are Independent Contractors.