The Hatteras 72 Motor Yacht is a 72-foot luxury cruising yacht with a flybridge that was produced by North Carolina-based boat-building firm Hatteras between the years of 2008 and 2015. This yacht’s classic profile, sedate interiors and ability for long-range cruising with the whole family makes it one of the most popular Hatteras models on the used and charter markets to this day. Not a yacht that wins you over with gimmicks or experimental styling, the 72 Motor Yacht’s appeal depends upon its innate seaworthiness, spacious accommodation and a restrained and elegant feel.
This Hatteras yacht comes with either an enclosed flybridge for all-weather piloting or with an open flybridge perfect for enjoying summer voyages in the warmer climes. Both bridges feature a pair of curved side sofas, a walk-in wet-bar with granite counters, bar stools, chilled storage and either a Gaggenau grill or an electric hob, as well an al-fresco sun lounge to the rear that comes with a Steelhead Marine davit for tender storage and lifting. The main helm station is also situated on the bridge level for elevated piloting with superb visibility, and the dashboard here boasts Bennett trim tab controls, Sea Star hydraulic steering, Northstar GPS, Simrad autopilot, dual-prop bow thruster controls and VHF radio.
There is plenty of room to soak up the sun down on the main deck, where a double sunpad out on the foredeck is complemented by a partially shaded aft-cockpit to the rear with a transom dining sofa and side steps to a full-beam swimming platform. Main deck interiors are lined in African mahogany and glossy cherry, while cinema-screen side glazing, plush carpeting, leather furnishings and stainless-steel accents complete the refined atmosphere. A sprawling L-shaped sofa to starboard sits across from a curved wet-bar with an icemaker in the salon, while a couple of armchairs, a bespoke coffee table and a six-seater dining table take up space further forward. At the front of the internal cockpit there is a country kitchen with a KitchenAid four-zone ceramic hob, a Whirlpool convection oven, a Sharp microwave, a Sub-Zero fridge-freezer and a trash compactor, as well as a dining booth that can be exchanged for a main deck helm.
The Hatteras design team has taken full advantage of this yacht’s 20-foot beam to craft a lower-deck with four spacious cabins for up to eight overnight guests. An en-suite VIP stateroom with a double bed to the bow is joined by an en-suite amidship double, a twin bunk berth to starboard and an owner’s stateroom aft. The owner’s room impresses with mullioned side windows, a king-sized bed, bedside cabinets, cushioned wall panels to dampen engine noise, a work or vanity station and a double bathroom with a waterfall shower stall. There is also room down here for a crew quarters accessed via a transom door, which comes with a double bed and its own bathroom facilities.
You can ride this beautiful vessel for over 1,100 nautical miles should you glide along at the leisurely pace of 9.5 knots, yet if you are the sort of owner-operator who prefers getting the adrenalin pumping then top speeds of over 25 knots are possible. You can choose between twin CAT C32 1800MHP diesels, two MTU 12V 2000CR inboards or a pair of MAN V-12 engines to power this yacht, while the option of TRAC stabilizers help to eliminate roll while in choppy waters.