Hatteras 65C —
By Capt. Ken Kreisler — March 2001
Built To Take It
Part 2: I always felt in control of the vessel whether at high rpm or setting up for docking.
ribs provide the hull and superstructure with additional strength, and
they and all stringers, frames, and bulkheads are bonded in place before
the hull is pulled from the mold, ensuring the shape remains true. To
save weight without sacrificing strength, Hatteras vacuum-bags the decks,
bulkheads, and many small parts. Finally all primary bronze through-hulls
are bedded in reinforced solid fiberglass, as are critical areas for the
struts, rudder ports, and shaft logs. To complement the superior construction
and impressive power, Hatteras equips the 65 Convertible with both a proven
running bottom—a modified-V with a sharp entry, double chines, and
hull side “step outs” to reduce spray—and all the amenities
you’d expect from a boat of this breeding.
This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.