Hatteras Yachts offers virtual-reality tour at FLIBS

Hatteras Yachts will present a 3-D virtual-reality tour of the new 90 Motor Yacht model.

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.

The virtual-reality tour will be available throughout the show, which continues through Monday, at the Hatteras Yachts display in the Bahia Mar Yachting Center.

“The virtual reality tour will give people the chance to experience the new Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht before it’s actually here,” High Rock Studios president and partner Ryan Lampton said in a statement. (The Hagerstown, Md.-based company is producing the tour.) “In the ever-changing environment of 3-D and virtual reality, this tour is cutting-edge.”

Lampton and his partner, Yavuz Goncu, High Rock director of 3-D technology, worked with David Brown, Hatteras Yachts vice president of product design and engineering, and his team on the Virtual Reality Tour project, which entailed converting the CAD design files for the yacht into 3D so realistic that the company says you can see the underside of the tables on board. The tour can be experienced through the HTC Vive headset.

“The 90 Motor Yacht is scheduled to launch physically next year with a company-owned demonstration model, and the second hull already has been sold. This new model is full of innovative design and technological advances, so we are excited to use such a high-tech tool to give Fort Lauderdale show-goers a preview,” said Joe Cacopardo, Hatteras Yachts director of marketing.

“This level of quality in a virtual tour is something you won’t see at many, if any, other yacht builders’ displays at the show.”