Just because …
” A recent visit to New Bern, NC, home of Pepsi and Hatteras, allowed us to catch up on the construction of its new flagship: the Hatteras 100 RPH.
At one point or another, all companies face this challenge when introducing a new model: How do you strike the right balance between innovation and tradition without losing loyal customers? Hatteras Yachts, which recently designed its flagship and is well into the build of Hull No. One of its new 100-foot raised pilothouse motoryacht, seems to be on the right track.
When we visited in early August, there was much to see of the new flagship, including the elegant composite hull, fresh out of the mold, and a full-size mockup of the lower, main and upper decks, spread out in a rented commercial space close to the shipyard.
Every component of the interior, from the beds to the helm console, coffee tables and lounge chairs on the sun deck, were built to scale in cardboard and plywood. The mockup had the dual purpose of helping the Hatteras design team—under the guidance of Hatteras’ manager of product design, David Brown—come up with the best spatial arrangements and also affords owners the opportunity to give their input while getting a feel for the new motoryacht. “
LOA: 102ft. (31.09m)
Beam: 22ft. 6in. (6.86m)
Draft: 5ft.11in. (1.8m)
Hull construction: fiberglass
Engines (standard): 2 x CAT C32 Acerts @ 1,900bhp or 2 x MTU 16V 2000 @ 2,600 bhp
Speed (max.): 25 to 29 knots
Speed (cruising): 19 to 24 knots
Fuel capacity: 4,700 gal. (17,791L)
Freshwater capacity: 870 gal. (3,293L)
Propellers: 2 x NiBral high-performance propellers
Exterior design: Team for Design by Enrico Gobbi
Overall design direction & interior layout: Hatteras Yachts
Interior decor: A La Mer
Staterooms: Four or Five (with optional ondeck master)
Crew cabins: Two
Builder: Hatteras Yachts
Delivery: Fall 2013
” Tuesday the 4th of December was a great day for Game & Leisure Boats and Hatteras in Australia. Tuesday was the day we launched the brand new Hatteras GT54, the first of this impressive model to arrive into Australia. We were delighted to showcase this stunning new vessel for her proud new owners and she will make her permanent home in Brisbane later this week.
What was even more exciting was that we had our great friends from New Guinea with us for the event, with their new GT54 arriving in PNG in January. We now can’t wait for the amazing new Hatteras 60 Motor Yacht to arrive mid this year. “
” The 2012 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show has been in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. But that hasn’t stopped us from exploring the event and capturing photos for you. Check out these shots of the beautiful boats, women, and products from the first day of the event.”