Hatteras Yachts, founded in North Carolina in 1959, builds offshore sportfishing yachts and convertibles from 54 to 100 feet. The company was bought by Philadelphia-based Versa Capital Management LLC affiliate Navis HCY Acquisition LLC in 2013.

Hatteras Yachts CEO John Ward says the company will thrive under new owner Versa Capital Management.

FLIBS 2015: Hatteras debuts 70 Motor Yacht

FORT LAUDERDALE — Hatteras Yachts made a splash Thursday at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show with its new 70 Motor Yacht and a pledge from CEO John Ward that the builder’s goal is to produce two new models each year.

Hatteras Yachts’ 100 RPH (raised pilothouse) attracted attention in its debut at September’s Cannes Yachting Festival in France.

Q&A with Hatteras Yachts president and CEO John Ward

John Ward joined Hatteras Yachts in 2011 as senior vice president of global sales and marketing and was promoted to president and CEO in March 2013. Though he had been at Brunswick Corp. for years, he was retained as Hatteras CEO through Brunswick’s high-profile sale of Hatteras to Philadelphia-based Versa Capital Management.

Hatteras Yachts will debut 70-footer in Fort Lauderdale

Hatteras Yachts is inviting the press to attend the world debut of its 70 Motor Yacht and will make a “surprise announcement” at the invitation-only event, which is slated for Nov. 5 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Hatteras debuting new yachts and Fort Lauderdale center

Two years out from its purchase by private equity firm Versa Capital Management, Hatteras Yachts is investing not only in products, but also in its creative department and — perhaps most important — finding opportunities to let customers experience the brand.

MIAMI 2015: Hatteras Yachts adds Vessel Vanguard on purchases

MIAMI — Hatteras Yachts said at the start of the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach that it formed a partnership with Vessel Vanguard in which all new buyers will receive five years of complimentary protection service from the boat systems monitoring software manufacturer.

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