American boatbuilder Hatteras announced at this week’s Yachts Miami Beach boat show that the construction of the first Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht is proceeding on schedule ahead of a planned summer launch.
The 90 Motor Yacht will be available in both open and enclosed flybridge versions and will benefit from Hatterasresin-infused fibreglass construction technology, which ensures the hull has the ideal strength-to-weight ratio.
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It also will house a recent Hatteras innovationa fuel tank that is integral to the hull rather than being a separate box, which provides greater fuel storage as well as weight savings.
The 90 Motor Yachts hull has a similar design to that of the 100 Raised Pilothouse and 70 Motor Yachts, with deep hull tunnels that allow for a shallow draught of 1.72 metres. Power will come from a pair of 1,600hp Caterpillar C32 ACERT engines.
The 90 Motor Yacht has a flush main deck with a flexible interior arrangement. The standard layout places the galley forward along with a casual seating and dining area, while the formal dining table and salon lie aft. An optional arrangement can move the galley amidships and the dining table aft, creating a saloon forward. The galley will also incorporate a dimmable glass skylight that measures five metres by three metres and will enhance the feeling of height and light.
The main deck windows are large and frameless, maximising views and the Hatteras design team has also created optional fold-out balconies for the main deck that are incorporated into the bulwarks.
The lower-deck has accommodation for eight guest in four staterooms, all with en suites. The crew quarters are aft of the engine room and encompass a captains cabin, crew bunkroom, shared head and galley/lounge area. They can be accessed from the yachts transom and also from a discrete door on the aft deck, located beneath the stairs to the superyacht sundeck.
On deck there is large aft deck settee and dining table. The foredeck also holds a settee, cocktail table and a large sun padan optional layout includes fore and aft-facing benches served by a table.
Hatteras adds that it plans to exhibit the first 90 Motor Yacht at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.