Hatteras and Cabo Yachts named Kelly Todd Grindle as the company’s new CEO, effective today.
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 will present a 3-D virtual-reality tour of the new 90 Motor Yacht model being built at its North Carolina factory during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which starts Thursday.
Hatteras Yachts said Kusler Yachts in San Diego will represent the full Hatteras line of new yacht models from 45 to 100 feet.
Hatteras/Cabo Yachts LLC named Wade Watson as its chief operating officer.
Hatteras Yachts said its new 70 Motor Yacht has made the Robb Report’s “Best of the Best” awards list for 2016 in the “Wings & Water, Yachts Up to 100 Feet” category in the magazine’s June issue.
Hatteras Yachts announced that SAFWA Marine, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ship Building, joined its distribution network.
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.
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 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.
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.