In his review of the Hatteras 50 convertible in Power & Motoryacht magazine, Captain Bill Pike described the model as “a 34-ton battlewagon that accelerates like a racehorse clearing the gates at the Kentucky Derby.” He was impressed with this boat’s power and even more impressed when he discovered the secret behind its might: he stated, "big, six-bucket props with highly pitched, highly skewed, scimitar-shape blades and rotates them at comparatively low revs via unusually low gear ratios. The result is the sort of slow-bell boat-handling torque that you feel viscerally, a cruising speed of around 34 knots, . . . and a top end of nearly 40 knots." 'Nough said.
Rock-solid and heavy yet graceful is just one way you can describe the Hatteras 52 convertible. Her substantial keel ensures that even in a sloppy sea, she keeps her balance. Her cockpit is huge, giving serious anglers every advantage in tournaments.
Produced between 1970 and 1980, the Hatteras 53 convertible set the standard for sportfishing yachts in her heyday. Her low-freeboard cockpit promises ultimate fishing freedom and success, and she is available in two configurations: three-stateroom, galley up and two-stateroom, galley down.
Teleflex hydraulics give the Hatteras 54 convertible exceptional handling, even at 37 knots. It is a responsive boat, a handy thing when you're chasing down that marlin or swordfish you have in your sights. And when the sun goes down, there’s plenty of room to relax and entertain your guests and crew in the 195-square-foot salon/galley.
The 55 convertible incorporates some style elements of the 60 and 70 convertibles, including frameless windows and an extended deck. Maybe the best thing you’ll enjoy aboard the 55C is the absolute quiet. Vibration dampers absorb noise that would usually be transmitted to the cockpit sole.
The Hatteras 58 motor yacht was one of the largest vessels in production from 1977 to 1981. This beauty even has a full-size bathtub in the master stateroom. Detroit 8V92 550hp diesel engines allow her to cruise at 14 to 15 knots, and her walk-in engine room facilitates maintenance and repairs.
You would never guess that the Hatteras 60 is a mid-range offering in the company’s line. Her full-beam master stateroom accommodates a king-size bed, a desk and chair, and credenzas flanking both sides of the bed. A plethora of lounging spaces populates the upper level, making this vessel the ideal vehicle for cruising with your extended family and entertaining your friends.
The engineers at Hatteras are doing something right and have been for since the company originated. They've incorporated this technology into several models, and it's one of the many features that create loyal customers. Rest assured that you'll be leading the pack to the fishing grounds, not lagging behind the rest.