Jimmy Buffett’s 124′ yacht, Continental Drifter III, is now available for charter! Asking price – $65,000 per week (plus expenses)! Check out this video tour by the vessel’s owner, Capt. Jimmy:
” 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
“When you’re taking a trip, whether for business or for pleasure, you want to be comfortable. And for most of us, being “comfortable” away from home simply means staying in a clean hotel room that has cable, a mini fridge, and a clean shower. However, as the rich people of the world demonstrate time and time again, “comfort” is a relative term.”