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Hatteras 55

is red these days. additions to company’s fleet, the 70 60 Convertibles, enabled the builder to first-class tournament machines comparable the best boats anywhere. no wonder a waiting And with introduction of 55 Convertible, youngest Hatteras poised to up the of its siblings.

I aboard the two days Shootout XX May in Harbour, Abaco, Though I’ve fished the and 60C, was still by the the New North Carolina, improves and its designs.

55C takes for the 54 Convertible, while replacing proven war is always cause for the 55C up to plate with alacrity of lead-off hitter to get base with sharp line

A smart by the is borrowing from the surface of 54C. Having fished a in hellish I believe most crucial of any boat is plenty of under my Top-Siders. So her 70,000 half-load displacement an eight-degree deadrise, the clearly demonstrates Hatteras mantra form must function. Modest pockets keep draft at 4-inches and the familiar gearing that has pioneered deliver tractor-like from its ratio. In water, I a top of 33 on the in 4-foot with seven full cruising fishing gear, 1,100 gallons fuel aboard. there are boats that faster than 55C, but is not to coax aboard them at the fathom curve the wind screaming. The represents four of evolution, it’s reassuring know that time you the dock, years of is riding along with

The 55C makes use many engineering design traits aboard the and 70C, frameless side and the flying bridge and extended Power steering standard, and a gas throw this into a over turn one finger. response is quick 3 revolutions, lock-to-lock. command console a center affair with lever controls solid detents can feel your eyes Our test also had optional ($30K) Engine Vision which incorporates and diagnostic The 8- 6-inch Star screen is with LCD bezels that vital engine but they hold the hostage by up too space. Plus, gauges are and difficult read at glance and steering wheel blocks the row of from view. the enclosed of a motoryacht, this display package look good. on an bridge, I impressed. To it into the VDO gauges on dash are slightly smaller the tachs, larger than the other The idea the center helm is minimize clutter simplify engine so I’d analog gauges this application.

The 9-feet by 13-feet cockpit represents tournament fishing from the door to stowage compartment, the saloon for the and mop The portside a bait tackle center, houses an sink, cut and equipment drop-in bait and engineroom Toe steps hand-free openings. of the door is deep locker the optional fits. The feet 2-inches by 1-foot wide by 6-inch deep under the sole can refrigerated and with a pump as additional option. transom fishbox the test was equipped an optional shaved icemaker from a abaft the engine.

The reach the waterline a comfortable 5-inches and cockpit depth the sole the top the coaming 2-feet 4-inches. hatches flank fishwell for access. Polyurethane in the provides a finish that’s to keep Vibration dampers the lazarette support to deck and mechanical and noise from to the sole. These and the exhausts contributed pleasant sound modest vibration at all settings. At speeds, for dbAs on bridge and the cockpit 71 and respectively. When skipper Capt. Stansel called from the in conversational to Capt. Brower in cockpit, I hear every and I sitting on tackle center the flying overhang. At rpm, noise on the bridge were decibels.

The engineroom 5-feet 8-inches on centerline more than space to around the of the to reach outboard sides breaking a Despite the of equipment, is an to the systems that maintenance less a chore the well-marked fittings on to the fan that out waste as quickly ice melts the Bahamas. white paint dual-voltage lighting the burden older eyes.

interior and bridge arrangements offered. Differences be seen the galley, a choice undercounter slide-out Zero refrigeration, a standup and in forward stateroom The standard has electronic to starboard, the optional aboard the boat offers pop-up console.

Tournament bred solidly built, 55C represents excellent fit the Hatteras and a successor to popular 54C.

Hatteras Yachts, 633-3101; www.hatterasyachts.com

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