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FLIBS 2017: Hatteras introduces new models and vessel management system

The M90 Panacera is the flagship of the Hatteras fleet.

The M90 Panacera is the flagship of the Hatteras fleet.

Kelly Grindle, president and CEO of Hatteras Yachts, introduced four new models and the HattCon total vessel management system in a champagne toast to close out the first day of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

The HattCon system integrates the boat’s navigation, vessel-monitoring and automation systems into a touch-screen interface. The system is debuting at FLIBS.

The new GT45X is a flybridge model built for fishing, with upper and lower helms in a size that is manageable for a variety of anglers.

“The GT45X has proved to be so popular with offshore fishermen that we decided adding a flybridge option will provide tournament anglers yet another competitive edge,” said Grindle.

The company showed a mockup of its GT59 Convertible. Hatteras said it represents the next evolution of the GT series, with new aesthetic exterior design and enhanced interior arrangements. The interior layout features a flush deck and salon/galley with an island layout designed to facilitate passenger flow.

“The open, free-flowing salon/galley arrangement is truly unique in the sportfish segment, allowing customers to feel comfortable during extended fishing trips,” Grindle said in a statement.

An evolution of the Hatteras 70 Motor Yacht, the M75 Panacera also features the HattCon system and a design that is intended to ease the flow between gathering spaces.

“The M75 was the first Hatteras motoryacht to pioneer the use of a large forward skylight, an innovation we reimagined on the new M90 Panacera,” Grindle said in a separate statement.

The showstopper was the M90 Panacera, which was named for its open, free-flowing space.

“The Panacera line was developed with the consumer in mind who actually uses the boat,” Grindle said at the show.

The first M90 Panacera features the Open Flybridge arrangement. The boat can also be purchased with an enclosed flybridge that comes with air conditioning. A first for Hatteras is the new fold-down balcony on the port side of the M90’s salon. Along with the flybridge, aft deck dining area and foredeck lounge, the balcony expands the boat’s versatility.

Hatteras builds the M90 Panacera with resin-infused fiberglass, and the boat features Hatteras’ large integral day fuel tank, which utilizes the ship’s structure to form the tank.

Belowdecks, the boat has four staterooms, all with en-suite heads, to accommodate a total of eight guests. The master suite is a full-beam layout amidships with a king-size berth. The master head has twin sinks, a toilet and a large shower.

For vessel management, the M90 Panacera features Hatt/CON and a Crestron marine automation system that lets all passengers use iPads provided on the boat to control the entertainment system from anywhere aboard.



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