November 18, 2010

New Model: Hatteras GT60

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show was the the place where Hatteras presented its new GT60. The first installment in the Hatteras GT Series, the 60 is the fore runner of an exciting family of tournament class convertibles designed for serious anglers. Two further projects a 54, and a 63 are scheduled to launch in beginning of the coming 2011 year. Hatteras says that the GT60 is the culmination of fifty years in convertible design and propulsion development, combined with the latest technological advances in materials and methods utilized in fiberglass construction. The new Hatteras GT60 takes its exterior design cues from the current 60, but a newly redesigned cockpit and a touch of panache added to the overall looks give it a unique style of her own. The interior accommodations found in the GT60 are not only more open, but are designed with a level of sophistication not often found in a convertible. Hatteras also offers the option of three lower deck layouts one of which is a four double cabin plan, galley down choice, and an enclosed bridge option. Larger window framing allows for better views, and beautifully combined wall coverings and exotic woods create a more open layout while continuing to provide a warm and luxurious environment. But what is most noticeable about the GT60 is its performance, and as promised by Hatteras this is a forty knot boat as was the special GT Series Edition of the now replaced 60 Convertible model. In fact with the large twin Cats 1900hp power this is the speed of the new GT60 a fast forty knots, which goes down to four nautical miles in all time cruise mode.
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.95 m (62.2ft) with pulpit
LOA - 18.2 m
Waterline Length - 15.0 m
Beam - 5.78 m
Draft - 1.44 m
Displacement - 40596 kg
Fuel Capacity - 5678 l
Water Capacity - 757 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, 8 berths in 4 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats 32a 1600hp, 1800hp, 1900hp
Propulsion - direct line shaft in semi tunnels
Speeds - 40 knots max, 36 knots cruise, 20 knots economic cruise with Cats 1900hp
Range - 503 nm miles at 26 knots, 571 nm miles at 20 knots
Construction - resin infused with solid fiberglass bottom, PVC cored sides and top deck, Isophtalic gel coat with polyurethane paint exterior skin, and vinilester resin