Hatteras Yachts in North Carolina has announced plans to replace its GT63 with a GT65 Carolina, premiering in fall 2019 as part of the GT Series sportfishing fleet that ranges from 45 to 70 feet length overall.
The GT65 Carolina signals “a new design direction,” according to the builder.
“Hatteras caters to customers who expect the most from their boats,” Hatteras President and CEO Kelly T. Grindle stated in a press release. “The GT65 Carolina will exceed the demands of the most avid angler. The boat will feature a cockpit, mezzanine and interior with greater volume, as well as higher performance in real-world conditions.”
The flybridge arrangement on the GT65 Carolina will include an ergonomically designed console with flush-mounted, non-glare electronics. The cockpit is 194 square feet, and the mezzanine will be offered with optional seatback air conditioning as well as built-in stainless steel stowage.
Inside, the arrangements plan calls for a four-stateroom, three-head layout. The master stateroom, according to Hatteras, will be the largest in the 65’s class. The VIP stateroom will be forward, with the two remaining staterooms holding bunks for additional anglers and crew. As an option, the fourth stateroom can be outfitted as a tackle room.
For performance, Hatteras used computational fluid dynamics to create a new hull and tunnel design. The hull and stringer system will be infused as a single part — a construction method that Hatteras calls an industry first. Twin Seakeeper 9s are optional for added stability.
Who will own the first GT65 Carolina? Chris and Laura Jessen, who own Fish Tank Sportfishing and have been campaigning their Hatteras GT63, Fish Tank, since 2012. On the first GT65 Carolina, they will have a tower with a carbon-fiber hardtop, tuna tubes and a custom wood interior.
|Fuel Cap.:||1,900 gal.|
|Freshwater Cap.:||270 gal.|
|Power:||2/1,600 bhp Caterpillar C-32A diesels|