The Hatteras 105 RPH is a 104-foot luxury motor yacht with a flybridge that was launched by North Carolina-based yacht-building firm Hatteras in late 2020. This raised pilothouse from the Hatteras Yachts shipyard happens to be the largest vessel that the company has ever built, not to mention the most luxurious. Three decks of sublime, hand-finished style and comfort are joined by a sleek and aerodynamic look, all built on top of a seaworthy Hatteras hull that delivers both stability and speed. Though Hatteras is a company that may be more renowned for their sportfishing boats, the 105 RPH demonstrates that this rising firm can also deliver the ultimate statement super-yacht.
A serene flybridge that extends all the way to stern is covered with a floating fiberglass canopy across the front half for sheltered dining and entertaining, while al-fresco space to the rear can be used to host a set of sun-loungers, a sprawling sunpad or even a spa pool jacuzzi. Across the centre of this teak-lined upper level you will find an Ibiza-style lounge with a pair of large sofas sitting across from a walk-in wet bar with marble countertops, bar stools, an icemaker, a Kenyon grill and plenty of chilled storage. At the front of the bridge, meanwhile, there is a port-side helm station with a pair of ergonomic helm chairs and a loveseat. A companionway door then leads you into the raised pilothouse, where a further helm station offers all-weather piloting with Garmin or Raymarine display panels, TRAC hydraulic thruster controls, a HattCON ship-management system, VHF Radio, an optional joystick and a Caterpillar engine monitor.
Lavish outdoor lounge space can also be found one level down, where a bow lounge features a triple-length sunpad with views out to sea, connecting to a dual Portuguese Bridge sofa with a breakfast table, ideal for late afternoon aperitifs watching the sun go down. To the rear you will find the largest aft-cockpit in its class that boasts a transom sofa and a mini-wet bar as well as side steps leading down to a full-beam, teak-lined swimming platform.
This yacht’s elegant salon is subject to customisation, but early models impressed with sedate arrangements, deluxe materials and masses of light streaming in through panoramic, floor-to-ceiling side glazing. You can expect an L-shaped sofa upon entry, leading to a formal dining room for up to ten guests and an enclosed office space. Up front there is room for a country-kitchen with marble or granite work surfaces, a four-zone induction hob, a convection oven, a serving island, a full-height fridge-freezer unit, a stainless-steel sink and a dinette booth. However, this forward space can also be turned into a main deck owner’s stateroom with stunning views out to the foredeck by turning the office into a slightly smaller galley.
There is room for up to eight overnight guests across a pair of en-suite twin bedrooms and two full-beam, en-suite master staterooms with mullioned or lozenge-shaped hull glazing. Bedrooms on this level come lined with oak, walnut or mahogany surfaces and feature plush carpeting, bronze-effect highlights, recessed lighting and plenty of storage. There is also a crew quarters to the rear that can accommodate up to four members of staff.
Of course, Hatteras stake their reputation on the agility and power of their vessels, and the 105 RPH shows exactly why. A pair of 1900MHP CAT C32 ACERT diesel engines offer top speeds of 25 knots and a range of 638 nautical miles when cruising at 18 knots. You can also equip this yacht with twin 16V 2000CR MTU engines for full-throttle speeds of 29 knots and a cruising range of over 2,000 nautical miles when gliding along at around 10 knots. A resin-infused hull with a wide bow and raised bulwarks offers a clean, responsive and well-balanced ride even across bluewater conditions, making this a superb option for long-range expeditions.