FLIBS 2018: Hatteras launches new convertible

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Hatteras Yachts yesterday launched a new convertible at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and announced development plans for other Hatteras and Cabo models.

CEO Kelly Grindle said during a media event at the show that Hatteras’ parent had invested millions in new-product development and to upgrade production facilities. “They have invested more in the last two years than the previous owners invested in the last 10 years,” Grindle told a media group at the Hatteras booth.

He then introduced the new GT59 convertible. “This boat is the next evolution of the Hatteras GT series,” he said. “It showcases a new exterior design aesthetic and updated interior, while still delivering 40-plus-knot performance. It also has the superior fishability that the GT series is known for.”

Hatteras plans to reintroduce the Cabo line with the 41. It is currently in build and will be available early next year. “The brand has been dormant for four years, but it remains one of the most popular names in its class,” Grindle said. “We expect it to do very well when it comes back on the market. The name is known for the highest quality and reliability.”

The company also unveiled plans for a GT654, which replaces the GT63. It will debut in the fall of 2019, according to Grindle. “It will exceed the demands of the most avid angler,” he said. “The boat will have a cockpit, mezzanine and interior with greater volume, as well as higher performance in real-world conditions.”

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