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

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

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.

"We're very excited about the progress we've made since the company was sold two years ago,” Ward told a press conference. "We will continue to make significant investment in new product because that's what drives our industry."

Ward said Hatteras has already sold hull No. 5 of the new 70, a smaller version of the 100-foot motoryacht the company introduced last year, and he promised a 90-foot model for the 2017 Miami shows.

"We all know Hatteras is a great brand with a wonderful history, and it's our job to keep that at the forefront going forward," he said.

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