September 2, 2014

Project: Hatteras 45 Express

This project announcement from Hatteras came as a big surprise to me and brand fans alike. Hatteras has not gone sub fifty feet for quite some time, and its last model produced shorter to this size was the 43 Convertible Series II which ended production in March 1998. The Hatteras 45 Express will change this, and sees the legendary Carolina brand return sub fifty after sixteen years, with an express which outside seems to be based a lot on the Cabo 44 to what regards the looks.  The interior has a different layout and will be available with two options; single or two cabin layouts. The single cabin version features a large double size C-shaped settee.  Outside Hatteras is also offering two options; fully tournament sportfish rigged with tower, as will be hull one, or a more cruiser friendly version.  Hatteras also announced that they are already working on a 52 Express. The Hatteras 45 Express will launch and be presented in end October during the Fort Lauderdale boat show.