Hatteras Yachts is a legend that began on the shores of North Carolina. Willis Slane’s vision became a reality when their first sportsfishing yacht was launched in 1960. Breaking with all tradition, Slane chose a new material – fiberglass – to build the noteworthy yachts that launched an industry. Hatteras produced its first sportfishing yacht in the town of High Point, North Carolina. The response was enthusiastic and the Hatteras legend was born. In a testament to the ruggedness that has become synonymous with Hatteras Yachts, the original and first sportfish yacht they ever produced is still in service today. Within two years of their first launch, Hatteras premiered their first fiberglass motor yacht and the precursor of its cruising yacht line. Additional sportfishing models quickly followed. The market soon demanded larger yachts, and so the Hatteras sportfishing fleet expanded – first to 50-foot boats and now up to 90-foot convertibles. Hatteras also began designing and producing a line of cruising yachts that now ranges from 63 to 100 feet in length. In 1967 Hatteras added a second manufacturing facility in the coastal town of New Bern, North Carolina. Thirty years later, the original facility was closed and all manufacturing was consolidated at the 95-acre waterfront site in New Bern, where operations remain today. However, some things at Hatteras have not changed. Hatteras yachts continue to set the standard in the yachting industry, by building boats with 5 year hull warranty. All Hatteras hull bottoms are solid fiberglass, with no balsa core. They use PVC non-absorbent foam core in the hull sides and superstructure to deliver a high strength-to-weight ratio. Hatteras features a precise hull-to-superstructure fit, provided by a four-part bonding process. The entire stringer system is composed of all fiberglass members – no structural plywood is used in Hatteras stringers. Hatteras uses fiberglass vacuum-bagging techniques that provide structural and thermal advantages as well. From fiberglass hull bottoms to anti-corrosive fittings, Hatteras Yachts reflect a commitment to continuously elevate the art of yacht building.
The new Hatteras 60GT, as viewed from all angles, is simply gorgeous. Its unbroken shear line rises progressively to a bow that rivals Hatt’s larger sportfish boats; a whopping seven feet, eight inches! Replete with its Carolina-ish flare and a traditional tumblehome transom, this eye-catching, finely balanced sportfish evokes the notion... “These guys got it right!”
A quantum leap is defined as “a sudden, dramatic and significant advance”. 30-years ago, Hatteras drew the world's attention when they unveiled something totally different in large convertibles... the magnificent new 60 Enclosed Bridge. It’s not easy to enclose a flybridge and maintain a symmetrical look that actually improves on the original open design... a design that has stood the test of time. Enter the new 77 Hatteras Enclosed Bridge: a quantum leap repeat. The profile of the new 77’ Enclosed Bridge is nothing short of stunning, as can be seen on the faces of onlookers gazing at the sheer magnitude of this monster... or is that a worried look from other manufacturers today who may have been too complacent in the 70-80 foot Convertible market? But these are just surface effects. It's what's below the surface that counts, so with tournament titles in mind, Hatteras put a multitude of hydrodynamic principles & technologies to work. The result is not only impressive performance, but a level of quiet, smooth and tight only seen in automotive sectors. There is most definitely an aggressive new direction in engineering and design at work here.
Hatteras, ever at the forefront of satisfying customers desires, has added yet another fabulous new design to its coterie, in the H-64 Motoryacht. As the result of customer input at rendeszvous and feedback interviews of its previous H-63 Motoryacht, Hatteras reached into its idea bank to come up with another winner, with a revised and roomier interior. This vessel – for what a number of experienced yachtsmen feel – is on the threshold of the optimal size yacht which can be cruised single handed, or by a couple. That said, the H-64 offers a number of options which make it a great family or party boat as well.
Impressive... that accolade comes quickly to mind as the defining word for the new Hatteras SkyLounge 80, an even richer refinement of its 80 Motoryacht introduced last year. This new, enclosed flybridge model, with its added 252 sq.ft. of accommodations, offers sweeping panoramic views from every point of its well-designed interior.
Hatteras is still alive and kicking in the near 100-foot sector with a recent launch of their first 90-foot motor yacht. This yacht has been launched in time to be fit-out, sea trialed and completed ahead of its stateside international debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show towards the end of the year in November. Those who are accustomed to the Hatteras 70 MY would find the new 90 MY equally as pleasing. It is a much larger retake on what the 70 MY did right and added some extras.
American yard Hatteras has unveiled the Hatteras 90 at the ongoing 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS). This year's edition of the show commenced yesterday but the actual boat is set to debut in 2017 at the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show. “We are expanding our Motor Yacht series in order to let our customers choose from a larger portfolio to meet their individual needs. These are semi-custom yachts that give owners a wider range of opportunities for personalization. In addition, we will offer the Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht in both Open and Enclosed Flybridge versions”, according to Hatteras Yachts President & CEO John W. S. Ward.
American builder Hatteras Yachts recently launched the third hull in their 100-foot series in mid-June. The first hull was launched and delivered back in 2013 as "Mr. Loui" and kick-started the 100-foot Raised Pilot House (RPH) series. In 2014, Hatteras launched and delivered the second hull in this series seen here at the following link: http://www.yachtforums.com/threads/delivered-second-hatteras-100rph.23952/. Following her christening she was named "Magalita V" for her owners. At this point it is unclear what the third hull will be called.
Hatteras had a 70-foot model before, years ago but they now have an all-new 70-footer sleek and sexy motoryacht in this size category. The yacht comes in under the new 80MY as well as the 100MY being a distinct appeal to owners who will want a luxury yacht to cruise around in for a day or weekend but not necessarily a true live-aboard individual. Now the Hatteras 70 isn't exactly 70-feet as the model name would suggest, she actually comes in at 74.6-feet LOA. A decent beam overall of 21.2-feet suffices and a rather slim draft of just 4.6-feet as expected round out the main dimensional specs.