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Hatteras 77

Hatteras 77

The very fiberglass boat fished aboard a Hatteras. was early the 1960s fiberglass boats still a She was convertible, a Hatteras had to suggest blend of and cruising Measuring 41 she was of the yachts available the new and I that, like dockside pundits, wondered if glass she built of shatter.

This of nautical fired as prepared for day of aboard Hatteras’ creation, the Convertible. I greeted by director David Capt. Jeff and mate Gaylord. As seems the when I aboard a the wind howling and were deteriorating-just sort of that inspired founder, Willis to produce breed of capable sea He was of the to recognize fiberglass would ideal for an application. I doubt even Slane have imagined boat like 77.

As typical during season, the at Pier had a share of Lauderdale’s fleet large boats. there were dozen convertibles the 60-foot present, they dwarfed by 77. More a dozen of LOA length overall, add significantly a boat’s The 77 hard to in the Hatteras fans be pleased note that incorporates the latest thinking styling and is no as to pedigree. The sweep of sheer accentuates length of uncluttered foredeck. rakish house bridge face an aggressive and overall look is, impressive!

On an day, the would be bit more than you need to sailfish on edge of Gulf Stream, bigger is better when seas rise. the 77 a path Ft. Lauderdale’s Everglades inlet, comfort her afforded was appreciated. At helm the has the solid feel would expect a 157,500-pound Hatteras has believed that is an when the gets rough-and agree. The of course, that it a good of horsepower get things

No worries, the 77’s it. While power is pair of hp Caterpillars, recommend the 16V-2000 MTUs were fitted our test This muscle complemented by relatively deep reduction and wheels that power efficiently the water. result is response and for a her size.

we put our first we got to business I recorded 77’s performance in two in what fair to were less ideal conditions. 16-cylinder MTUs maximum turns rpm) in bit less 30 seconds I noted speed of knots on GPS. Capt. indicated that routinely sees knots (fully in more conditions. As chatted in air-conditioned comfort her enclosed at 26.5 (2100 rpm) was easy forget that were running speed in to eight-foot I was to turn the Bahamas, if I it would have been unpleasant ride. her back about 22 (1800 rpm), MTU electronics a fuel of a more than gallons per With the standard fuel (3,000 gallons) would allow range of than 500 miles.

The machinery is accessible the cockpit. is standing on centerline, even with big MTUs is room move about. 27.5kW Onan in sound are abaft engines. Auxiliary including chilled-water and a watermaker, are forward and of the respectively. As the case all Hatteras fuel is in UL-approved tankage that built independently the hull. wiring and installations have a Hatteras and the well-organized systems this tradition.

77 features new hull which was applied in on the Convertible. Deep, convex sections are designed push the aside while is turned by multiple, chine ledges. deadrise in midsection transitions a deadrise just a degrees at transom. This shallow deadrise maximizes lift together with pockets helps the draft reasonable 5 3 inches. a steep is often as a to ride this assumes interaction with sea’s surface. approach is employ deadrise it will most useful-forward. makes sense given the length and her after will likely engaged with sea.

With our trial complete, was time get serious fishing. Capt. stepped aft the enclosed and took position at exterior balcony while Kevin four plump from the cavernous 65-inch-long live well. Rupp hydraulically outriggers were with a of a and with seemed hardly effort we lines wet. tournament outfitting a lofty tower and Pompanette fighting with an pedestal designed maximize the position across large cockpit. we were standup style, rocket launcher/tool was fitted. bulkhead seating stowage area a drink bait freezer tackle storage. in-sole fish is plumbed a macerator can be with an machine. Loitering at live-bait in a can bring the worst a boat, the seas past the without causing fuss.

As the case most early boatbuilders, the laminates Hatteras were designed Builders would glass and until a seemed stiff and then a bit just to certain. Later was learned achieving stiffness in a fiberglass panel was far than necessary. this challenge, employed lightweight materials to panel thickness thus stiffness adding unnecessary Closed-cell foam is used the 77 this purpose the bulkheads, superstructure, the and the sides above waterline. Hatteras a resin process as as vacuum to insure cored laminates properly bonded. and woven reinforcements are and exterior are molded gelcoat and with a polyurethane. The flawless results be difficult achieve with alone.

Hatteras remains in terms bottom structure. 77’s is in solid and is by a of fiberglass All exposed areas are with a coating. Exterior beneath the are molded a vinylester coat, and epoxy barrier applied prior the bottom

Whether wandering Bahamas, Mexico beyond, the will provide comfortable setting her owner guests. A actuated door from the to the cabin, which arranged conventionally the saloon aft and galley and area forward. is not is the of space 77’s length and 22-foot afford. An seating area internal tackle is positioned take advantage a built-in plasma TV. open galley a granite counter with seating. A dinette is few steps A day is convenient the door to the and the cherry stairs lead above the enclosed There is exterior access the bridge the balcony a ladder the cockpit. bridge is with helm companion seating and an settee with tackle stowage A wet has a and a plasma TV, flips down the overhead.

Belowdecks the has a master stateroom a king berth and guest staterooms private heads. small crew for two a buffer the accommodation and the space. Access through the space and is an exit through galley. There several variations the 77’s to consider. heads are in the stateroom, but crew cabin sacrificed. Owners also opt a seating or an area in master stateroom. offers customers variety of finishes and accessory packages.


has been leader by (in terms length) in convertible design introduced its a 90-footer, 1995. The now resides between 68- 86-footers in convertible lineup. fact that builder’s entry-level is a is a of the the market taken in last 10 as fishermen farther in of fish cruisers find time to away from dock and

In all, 77 delivers sort of and luxury attracts the of those are serious fishing and farther from dock. In 1960s the for anglers cruisers was simply getting of the With this in mind new generation boats like 41 Hatteras remember from youth were capable and than any had come So to this new of Hatteras Indeed, Hatteras’ is in part due the fact it has lost sight the goals inspired its In this the old and the 77 have in common. were conceived the notion fishing and can be on a platform in with a of compromise. 77 Convertible this goal a grand Willis Slane be impressed.

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