Complementing its existing 80 Motor Yacht and 100 Motor Yacht models, Hatteras Yachts will launch a 95 Raised Pilothouse megayacht next summer.
Measuring 100 feet LOA (30.5 meters), the 95 Raised Pilothouse will be Hatteras’ new flagship. She’ll be the first of a new generation of motoryachts for the American builder. Jim Meyer, president and CEO of Hatteras Yachts, says the 95 Raised Pilothouse embraces the large-yacht feel without the higher price tag or larger crew complement that go along with 100-foot-plus megayachts. This way, he adds, existing clients with 80 Motor Yachts can step up in size more easily. In addition, Meyer says, the 95 Raised Pilothouse will help introduce Hatteras to additional markets, like South America, Australia, and China.
To address the cruising needs of these and other markets, the 95 Raised Pilothouse will feature a side entry. She’ll also have a spiral staircase just steps away, much like larger megayachts. The standard layout will feature the full-beam master suite below decks, accompanied by three guest staterooms. However, buyers have the option of placing the master on the main deck and adding a fourth guest cabin below. Given the 95 Raised Pilothouse’s 22’6” (6.9-meter) beam, it’s easy to imagine the option being popular. Either way, crew quarters are fully aft, with access via a transom door or aft-deck stairs.
It’s also easy to imagine a variety of layouts for the flying bridge. Hatteras’ in-house design team is making furnishings and features that can be mixed and matched. These include as a dining table, sunlounges, and a wetbar.
What won’t change is Hatteras’ turnkey approach. “Everything from Zero-Speed stabilizers, bow and stern thrusters, and a premium A/V system to a stocked wine cooler, bath robes, and linens are included,” Meyer explains. Owners will further receive an electronics allowance to select helm electronics that suit their cruising needs. Power-wise, they’ll have a choice between twin 1,900-hp Caterpillar C32 ACERTs and 2,600-hp MTU 16V2000 CR diesels. The Caterpillars should provide a top speed of 25 knots and a cruise speed of 19 knots. The MTUs kick the figures up a bit: 29 and 24 knots, respectively.
UPDATE, MAY 3, 2012: Hatteras has decided to change the 95 Raised Pilothouse to now become the 100 Raised Pilothouse. She’ll debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in 2013 as well.