Christmas came early to Hatteras Yachts, and to a couple who are repeat customers. Hull number one of the Hatteras 105 Raised Pilothouse rolled out of her build shed on December 15. The coming weeks will see her official christening and delivery, too.
Moved into the paint shop in October 2020, the new megayacht has the largest resin-infused hulls ever by the builder. She also has one of the largest such hulls ever manufactured on American soil. The 104-foot (31.7-meter) motoryacht takes over from the 100 RPH as the flagship semi-custom series, too.
The owners are already familiar with semi-custom construction, as well as Hatteras’ offerings. According to their broker, James Corts of MarineMax, they’re stepping up from a Hatteras M75. “They wanted to stay within the Hatteras brand family because of the name and what it represents,” Corts explains.
They particularly like the Hatteras 105 Raised Pilothouse for a few reasons. Firstly, the yacht has a big bow area, with seating. The aft deck is just as conducive to relaxing and entertaining. Notably, Hatteras claims it’s the largest in this size range. Inside, meanwhile, floor-to-ceiling glass makes the saloon light and bright. They further lend more roominess to the 22’6” (6.86-meter) beam.
More glass characterizes the galley, too. Actually, it’s in the form of skylights, similar to what Hatteras did with the M90 Panacera. On a related note, customers can opt instead for a main-deck master suite
Corts, who further monitored construction for the owners, describes them as being “extremely hands-on in the build process.” In fact, he says, “My clients took the opportunity to select every fabric, stone, and carpet fiber.”
The owners plan to cruise amid Bahamian and Caribbean islands after delivery. That delivery should take place next month. Additionally, Gulf Coast cruising should be in their plans, since the yacht will call Naples, Florida home.
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