Our first look at the Hatteras 70 Motor Yacht.
Among Hatteras’s primary concerns when it created the 70 Motor Yacht was interior volume and livability. To that end, the company really went all out. With four staterooms, the 70 can easily accommodate eight guests, nine if you incorporate the optional Pullman berth.
The Hatteras 70 Motor Yacht debut at the 2015 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Our Boat Test of the Hatteras GT70.
With the new GT70, Hatteras Yachts grows its sportfish line—and may regalvanize its legend along the way.
The Hatteras GT 70, debuting at the 2014 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Our Boat Test of the Hatteras GT60 vs. Knit Wits. We pitted the original Hatteras Knit Wits against her latest successor, the GT60, in a series of tests. You might be surprised at just how well the old lady fared. Read here for more.
The restoration of Knit Wits, the original Jack Hargrave-designed Hatteras.
New Boats Notebook - July 2014, update on the Hatteras 70 Motor Yacht
Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Hatteras 100 Raised Pilothouse.
Executive Editor Bill Pike recently tested the Hatteras 100, a boat which he found both luxurious and sturdy. The test was held in trying conditions, with wind gusts up to 25 knots.
New Boats Notebook - Jan 2014, update on the Hatteras GT70.
With a projected LOA of 100 feet and a beam of 22 feet 6 inches, the 100 certainly will not lack for volume. Owners and guests alike will appreciate her enormous flying bridge, which will be an excellent space for entertaining, equipped with a large wet bar as well as specially designed modular furniture that can be arranged for the specific needs of the owner. Aft there will be an option for a davit and tender, or else even more entertainment space. If the owner chooses the latter configuration the tender will stow on a hydraulic lift attached to the swim platform.
A trip to the Bahamas shows that this 63-footer has taken fishablity, speed, and comfort to the next level. The expanse of violaceous Gulf Stream water off of Pompano Beach, Florida’s Hillsboro Inlet captured my eyes. I was sitting at the helm of the Hatteras GT63 convertible with my hands on the wheel...
Hatteras enhances its GT60 Convertible’s form while maintaining her at-sea performance. Sometimes messing around with something already very good can make it even better. I recently came to this realization after heading down to North Carolina to take a look at Hatteras Yachts’ revamped GT60 convertible.
Full Beam Ahead
In all regards, this 72-footer feels like she's ten feet longer.
When I stepped through the push-button-activated, stainless steel saloon doors on the Hatteras 72 for the first time I had a creeping feeling of doubt: was I on the right boat? I’d been on more than a few of this builder’s yachts over the years, and this one didn’t mesh with the
What’s old is new again.
How many times have you heard that phrase when news-channel talking heads are referring to music, art, and clothes? (Like when bell bottoms made a comeback? Ugh.) But unlike with fashion, it sometimes makes sense to revisit the past with boats. At least Hatteras Yachts thought so shortly after it launched its 77 Enclosed Bridge Convertible a few years
During a boat test, it's always a pleasure to speak with the owners and to hear about the yacht from their point of view. When those opportunities arise, one of my main goals is to understand why the owners chose a particular yacht; what features were the deciding factors? When I put this query to the owners of a new 72-foot Hatteras I recently tested, their reply was precise. Without hesitation,
Hatteras Yachts placed ease of operation near the top of its list of design criteria for its 72 Motor Yacht, attempting to make life simpler for both owners and crew. Instead of expanding the deckhouse to fill the 20'2" beam, designers left room for full-length side decks. They allow the crew to stay clear of the
The fact that the Hatteras 56 is touted by the builder as an "entry-level product...priced at under $2 million" seems rather startling. But that shouldn't suggest she's wanting for features, quality, or performance. What's more, she offers a variety of innovative options that let each owner feel like the yacht is tailor-made.
The twin-engine Embraer turboprop I was aboard slid and skipped along the flag-stiffening breeze like a boat that was being beaten by breaking seas. The approach to the Bahamas' Marsh Harbour—and the end of this interesting voyage across from West Palm Beach, Florida—was in sight, but it wouldn't be my last tangle with this blowhard of a wind. However, the next time we'd meet, the
I stood awestruck. The mammoth, sun-blocking, Bausch American tuna tower stretched its neck more than 40 feet towards the seemingly endless blue sky. If that’s the tower, I thought, there’s got to be a behemoth big-game boat supporting it. And there was, 77 feet of it.
I turned the corner to the outside slips of Pier 66 Marina in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and next to the Pelican Grill was
Remember that old saw that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Fugghedaboutit. Hatteras, one of the most venerable names in sportfishing, has literally reinvented its approach to building sportfishing yachts. In designing their new 60-foot Convertible, Hatteras’ engineers have slashed weight with such a
First impressions are often the standard by which we measure things. While we may change our minds, it's usually our gut reaction that endures. The initial reaction I had upon stepping through the transom door of the Hatteras 64 Motor Yacht on to the teak aft deck and into the saloon was that this was a boat that would impress me for a long time to come.
The 64 is a revamped version of
If you're a regular reader of PMY boat tests, you're familiar with a disclaimer we too often use that goes something like, "Since the conditions were dead-calm on test day, I couldn't evaluate her seakeeping abilities." Well, you won't read anything like those words in this test. The early-December day I was aboard the Hatteras 68C produced some of the snottiest, nastiest, most all-around
Let me float a nautical conundrum past your bow. Imagine you’re the owner off a 70-something-footer and want to move up to something bigger yet still manageable by a couple. Now imagine instead that you own a 120-footer and would like something smaller, yet with all the megayacht-class amenities you’re used to.
In both cases, your solution is a yacht in the 80-foot range, but which of the
For those of you unfamiliar with the beginnings of Hatteras Yachts, let me give you the quick skinny on how it all began. As the story goes, on a particularly snotty day in May 1959, Hatteras founder Willis Slane was not at all happy to be sitting and staring out at the roiling ocean from the windows of the Hatteras Marlin Club in Hatteras, North Carolina.
The majority of the wooden
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