39' Hatteras 39 Sport Express

$139,000 | 1997 | Newport Beach, CA


Instigator is a terrific example of the Hatteras 39 Sport Express. This is a very comfortable express sport fisher. Outfitted with the West Coast angler in mind, Instigator is properly set up to fish off shore whether you are targeting bluefin, marlin, dorado, or the numerous inshore species found in the Southern California Bight.

Her twin Detroit DDEC 8V92’a cruise at 24K, and have had recent service and updates. Her Raymarine electronics have all been replaced in the last two years.  She’s ready to go chase the fish. 

 Full Details and more photos will be posted shortly! Please contact us today to schedule a showing! 


Chris Herman
714 329-4138
Number of Engines 2
Engine Type Inboard
Engine Brand Detroit Diesel
Engine Model 8V-92 DDEC
Engine power (each) 550
Engine power (total) 1100
Drive Type Direct Drive
Engine/fuel type Diesel
LOA 39 Ft
Beam 13'7"
Dry Weight 30500 Lbs
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1
Number of Single Berths: 2
Number of Double Berths: 1
Fresh water tanks 120 Gallons
Fuel tanks 458 Gallons
Holding tanks 50 Gallons

In 1995, Hatteras unveiled the impressive Hatteras 39 Sport Express. This vessel undeniably emerges as a pinnacle of aesthetic design within its class. It shares its structural underpinning with the Hatteras 39 Convertible, utilizing the same Modified-V hull characterized by a moderate beam, a flared bow, and cored hullsides.

The Sport Express offers a generous exterior, featuring an expansive bridge deck ideal for hosting gatherings and a spacious cockpit capable of accommodating a full complement of anglers or guests. This model showcases the favored helm-deck layout featuring an L-shaped lounge seating arrangement. Standout features of the cockpit include an in-deck fish box, a molded tackle center, a conveniently located transom door, and direct access to the engine room.

Internally, the vessel boasts a single-stateroom layout forward with a sizable convertible dinette opposite the galley. This is a very comfortable express sportfisher that offers the owner a legit queen-sized walk-around berth.

A spacious head features a large stand-up stall shower, which provides added comfort for extended weekends onboard.

If you are in the market for a twin diesel express under 40 feet, please call to schedule an appointment to view Instigator.


  • Twin Detroit 6V92 TA Marine Diesels
  • ZF Transmissions
  • Detroit Digital DDEC Engine Displays at Helm
  • Glendinning Engine Sync
  • Sea Strainers
  • Dripless Rudder Bearings
  • Racor Fuel Filters Mains and Genset
  • Nibral 5 Blade 32″ Props w/ propspeed
  • Recessed Bennet Trim Tabs
  • Walker Air Seps
  • Block Heaters
  • Dripless Shaft Seals
  • Halon Fire Suppression System


  • 110/220 Volt AC
  • 12 Volt DC System with Distribution Panel
  • Onan 8 KW  Generator with Sound Shield ( 3100 Hours )
  • (2) 8D Marine Batteries
  • 60 Amp Battery Charger
  • 110 Outlets Throughout
  • Cockpit Courtesy Lights
  • Halogen Spreader Lights
  • 12v Indirect Lighting

Additional Equipment

  • Rupp Triple Spreader Outriggers
  • Offshore 3 Scoop Bait Tank
  • Cockpit Deep Freezer
  • In Deck Fish Box
  • Dytek Water Temp Gauge
  • Electric Bildge Pumps
  • Electric Windlass
  • (7) Flushmount Rod Holders
  • (8) Rocket Launchers
  • Bait Prep Area with Sink and Tackle Center

Deck and Hull

  • Full Tower with Full Controls and Buggy Top
  • Factory Hard Top
  • Large L – Shaped Bridge Deck Seating for 6
  • Three-sided Strataglass enclosure
  • Double Wide Helm Seat
  • Ice Maker
  • Bridge Deck Refrigerator
  • Cockpit Freezer
  • Off Shore 3 Scoop Bait Tank
  • In Deck Fish Box
  • Bait Prep Station with Sink
  • Transom Door
  • Triple Spreader Rupp Outriggers
  • Stainless Steel Railings & Cleats
  • Bow Pulpit
  • Electric Windlass
  • Danforth Anchor / 50 ft Chain / 200 ft Rode

Disclaimer: West Coast Yachts 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.

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