A Cut Above. The best place to take in the sights on the 60 is clearly the flybridge, where beautiful views, fresh air, and easy-going entertainment areas provide a brilliant backdrop for any cruise. The standard layout features a centerline helm with twin chairs and space for multiple flat-screen displays and navigational aids. Guests can spread out and socialize on big benches to port and to the stern. Add an optional davit and dinghy (up to 10 feet) on the aft overhang, or enhance this space with a mega-sized sun lounge and sun pad.
Dynamic Aft Deck. The aft deck is perhaps the most important spot on the boat because that is where guests come for al fresco dining, cocktails and the view. Down from the flybridge, the 135-square-foot aft deck is bigger than those found on many larger motor yachts. A molded, curved settee runs the length of the transom and provides quick access to the swim platform from either side. A second aft deck design eliminates the standard aft bulkhead and instead uses stainless-steel railings and tempered, laminated glass to encase the deck. This arrangement provides more usable space and allows for the dinghy storage on the hydraulic swim platform.
User-Friendly Exterior. Side decks measuring almost 13 inches across make working the lines easy and safe on the 60. These side decks also provide access to a storage locker on the port side and lead all the way forward to a molded bench seat on the bow deck.
Solid Fiberglass Hull. Like all Hatteras models, the 60 is founded on a solid fiberglass bottom that includes sturdy support in key areas like the hull tunnel, shaft log, and strut locations. Divinycell coring is infused into the hull sides, decks, and superstructure to add stiffness and reduce weight. The hull also benefits from an advanced variable-deadrise design that utilizes large propeller tunnels to reduce draft and increase efficiency.
Scenic Salon. A three-panel glass door framed in stainless steel slides opens to allow entrance to the 60’s airy salon (the panels stack to port and create an extra large, patio-like portal to the aft deck). The salon itself features a large sofa opposite a smaller settee — perfect for casual conversation. A 36-inch flat-screen TV is mounted under the galley countertop, and oversized frameless windows provide an unobstructed, panoramic view of the horizon all around.
Galley & Country Kitchen. A single step up from the salon leads to the U-shaped galley and country kitchen. Highlights here include solid-surface countertops and backsplashes for long-lasting durability, as well as an upright refrigerator/freezer, two-burner cooktop, convection/microwave oven, and stainless-steel sink. Custom cabinetry with a rich mahogany finish provides a luxury feel and loads of storage for food, silverware, and cookware. A large, circular dinette to port calls to mind a casual country kitchen typically found on larger yachts; it provides seating for six. For those who prefer a lower helm, one is available as an option in lieu of the country kitchen.
Full-Beam Master. Owners who plan to spend a lot of time aboard will definitely appreciate the full-beam master stateroom with tapered king-sized berth, vanity to starboard, and large atmospheric portlights. Cedar-lined hanging lockers and twin dressers provide abundant storage for traveling clothes and gear, and the 19-inch flat-screen TV and stereo speakers offer low-key entertainment after a long day. To port, a private head with solid-surface countertops also includes a shower or full-size tub with tempered glass sliding door, owner’s choice.
Hospitable Host. The 60 features two generous guest cabins, one in the bow and one to port, with a shared head on the starboard side. A spacious VIP stateroom forward features a tapered queen berth that lifts to reveal a cedar-lined storage compartment below. Another cedar-lined hanging locker and a pair of cabinets provide additional storage for extended voyages. The remaining stateroom has twin crisscross bunks that are ideal for kids or crewmembers.
Enviable Engine Room. Whether entered through the aft deck hatch or the optional bustle door in the transom, the heart of the 60 lies in her spacious engine room. Overhead clearance is unbelievable, granting unhindered access to the upgraded twin CAT C18 diesel engines (1,000 hp). The fuel tank, located close to the center of buoyancy, distributes weight evenly for improved performance and efficiency as fuel is consumed.
The Flying Bridge. Here is another place that we think the Hatteras 60 Motor Yacht excels. The basic reason for that is because all Hatteras flying bridges, no matter what model, are large and robust, with high bulwarks. The bridge cowling and instrument console are relatively high. It is here that the traditional American motor yacht build pays off. The Hatteras 60 Motor Yacht flying bridge has two husky seats forward for the skipper and navigator. The instrument console is large, which is as it should be, big enough for several screens and all of the other electronic equipment necessary. Abaft the helm is a large settee with table. Two optional layouts are available, one for an athwartship tender, the other with a second sunning lounge.
Quality of the Build. In our opinion, few companies build a stronger hull than does Hatteras. Below the waterline the Hatteras 60 MY hull is solid fiberglass. That is where a lot of the boat’s weight is, and it is a fine place for it. The hull-to-deck joints in a Hatteras are glassed and bolted which means you are not going to have leaks there. The company has a good reputation when it comes to making sure that all hatches and portlights are water tight. We notice, for example that the door to the side deck forward of the galley in the Hatteras 60 Motor Yacht dogs down. That is good because water can easily hit that area if you are punching through a nasty sea. The quality of the electrical systems and plumbing in Hatteras yachts has been well-known in the boating industry for decades and is second to none. Again, this is important since it is an owner/operator boat. The last thing that an owner needs to be doing is trying to figure out why a circuit isn’t working or an appliance won’t work. It goes without saying that Hatteras strictly follows ABYC standards, and, in fact, Hatteras personnel over the years have been instrumental in writing many of those standards.