In 1959, when Willis Slane founded Hatteras, his dream was to conquer the North Atlantic waters. Since then, the shipyard has produced countless fishing boats and luxury yachts. The latest addition to its convertible range is a 68-footer presented for the first time at the Fort Lauderdale boat show in 2004 then at Cannes in September 2005.
At first sight, the Hatteras 68C looks more like a cruiser than a fishing boat, but it reveals its full potential once on board and at sea. The vessel has everything it takes to make a fisherman’s life easy, from the bridge 4.60 meters above the water line, to the rear-facing jump seat and 20m2 cockpit equipped with a highly efficient drainage system.
Access to the bow is very tricky, via extremely narrow catwalks. The convex deck makes sunbathing unpractical, but after all, this boat was made for fishing!
There are two options for the flybridge, open or enclosed (with a rigid roof). In the open version, the bench seating is in front and not behind the helm station.
Four double cabins, two with private bathrooms, are located towards the bow. In the version with three double cabins, each one has its own bathroom.
The engine room below the salon is accessed via a hatch in the outdoor cockpit. The broad 6.60 metre hull means there is plenty of room to move around and inspect the engines. The boat comes fitted with two 1550 hp diesel engines, but can hold two monster 2000 hp engines if required. Cruising speed on board the Hatteras 68C is around 25 knots, with a maximum speed of 35 knots.
Powerful, luxurious and functional, this convertible is the comfortable solution for fishing, sailing and port stays.
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