The Hatteras 45 Express Sportfish is a stunning 44.7-foot express fisherman boat launched by the North Carolina-based brand in 2016. Lightweight foam-cored top-sides sit atop a modified resin-infused fiberglass V-hull with double chines, providing both stability and blood-pumping performance. A fully molded superstructure, integral hardtop, and panoramic single-pane windshield offer power, balance, and maximum visibility. Contact SI Yachts today to find the perfect Hatteras Yacht for sale on the market today, or sell your existing one.
Perfect for entry-level owners and serious anglers alike, the 45 EX Sportfish is far more than a cruiser with a tower. Known worldwide for its sportfishing yachts, Hatteras has equipped this vessel with a full tuna tower with outriggers mounted to the foredeck and hardtop. With several rocket launchers and a covered upper platform and steering station, this model is sure to delight fishing enthusiasts of all stripes.
The cockpit, too, is impressive, marrying inimitable style and functionality. Warm timber accents complement the contemporary layout with raised rear-facing mezzanine seating and underfoot storage space, while a starboard bait and tackle center ensures your gear is always within reach. A starboard side door will lead you to the rear swim platform and transom, which houses a 210-liter live bait tank, while dual insulated fishboxes with macerator and lazarette can be found beneath the cockpit. After you’ve battled your prey, you and your guests can avail yourself of a fridge and icemaker for drinks or grill up your catch on a Kenyan electric barbecue.
Three short starboard steps lead from the cockpit to the helm deck, which features an L-shaped seating area that wraps around the port and back of the helm deck, perfect for entertaining or just contemplating the vastness of the sea beneath the integral hardtop. From the raised pod-style helm platform, you’ll have an unobstructed view of your surrounding from the panoramic single-pane windshield. The helm with standard Twin Garmin plotter/radar displays, while autopilot, engine sync, stereo, VHF, and other essentials are always at hand. Two companion chairs on either side offer space for guests or co-pilots, each with ample space and breathing room, while the forward deck has a downslope that ensures minimal bow rise during acceleration. Storage space abounds here, with under-lounge storage and a molded cabinet to starboard. There is also plenty of space for entertainment, with a built-in fridge-freezer, while further aft is a further electric for.
From the cockpit, you may step below deck to the plush, modern salon with sedate white oak, made even more welcoming by a large skylight. It features a dinette table and generous L-shaped seating to port. In this area, too, Hatteras has maximized every inch of space with below-seat storage and a flat-screen TV built into the galley wall. This theme carries into the forward stateroom, which also benefits from a skylight above the queen platform bed with built-in storage. There is an optional port double bunk stateroom with heaps of built-in storage for further guests on some models of this boat, but with space is maximized in the dinette when there is just one cabin.
The starboard galley has deep fridge-freezer drawers, a Kenyon two-zone stove, a Blanco sink, built-in microwave, and sumptuous quartz countertops with plenty of surface area for meal prep.
The 45 EX SF is equipped with dual CAT C18A 1,1150hp diesel engines, providing a max speed of over 30 knots, proof positive that this is a serious sportfish yacht.