The Hatteras 77 Convertible is a 76-foot sportfishing yacht with an enclosed flybridge that was produced by renowned North Carolina-based boat-building firm Hatteras between the years of 2007 and 2015. This is the sort of vessel that will appeal to both leisure cruisers and tournament fishers alike, thanks to its luxury interiors, sleek modern style, powerful engines and cutting-edge fishing capabilities.
Fishability is at the core of this yacht’s appeal, and most 77 Convertibles you will see out on the water will come with a Pipewelders tuna tower casting a dramatic, elevated silhouette against the sky. One level down and while most of the flybridge is enclosed, there is an open aft-bridge with a rear-facing sofa, rod holders, Rupp outriggers and room for a rocket launcher. It is on the main deck, however, that your team of dedicated fish-finders will spend the majority of their time. This 192-square foot space has been lined in water-proof golden teak, and comes with a macerated fish box, a plumbed livewell, a transom lift gate, an Eskimo icemaker, a huge bait freezer, a stainless-steel tackle drawer, fresh and raw-water wash-down hoses, flush rod holders and an optional Pompanette fighting chair. There is also room back here for a mezzanine sofa and chilled drinks storage, perfect for cracking open a beer after landing your record catch. Due to this yacht’s elongated foredeck, there is space out front to store a jet tender, with a hydraulic crane allowing for easy lifting to and from the water.
Helping you to reach tuna-rich waters and enabling you to keep up with the speediest marlin is a flybridge-level raised helm station with superb visibility out of mullioned windshield glazing. The dashboard up here boasts a Furuno depth-sounder, Vetus thruster controls, trim tabs, Icom 602 VHF, a Northstar chart-plotter, Simrad autopilot, Ritchie compasses, and power-assisted Sea Star hydraulic steering. Also on offer up here is an L-shaped lounge sofa surrounding a cocktail table, a mini-bar and a pair of loveseats flanking the helm.
What makes this yacht a true convertible is its ability to function as a cruising yacht for the whole family, and the 77’s plush interiors allow you to enjoy long-range trips in both comfort and style. Surfaces in your choice of cherry, maple or mahogany are paired with soft carpeting underfoot, seating in leather, surfaces in polished granite and fixtures in a combination of steel and high-gloss timber. An L-shaped sofa with a coffee table to aft is joined by a forward dining sofa with a breakfast table, while located to port is a walk-in galley with a full-height Sub-Zero fridge-freezer, a Sharp carousel microwave, a Kitchen Aid 5-zone hob, holly-effect Amtico flooring and a Whirlpool dishwasher. The standard lower-deck layout allows for up to eight overnight guests across four cabins, three of them boasting en-suite facilities. The pick of the bunch down here has to be the amidship owner’s stateroom, where full-beam dimensions, portholes windows, a private lobby, a work-desk and a side sofa are joined by a king-sized bed, a walk-in dressing room or storage center and a large bathroom.
Premium engine options include a pair of 2400MHP MTU 16V diesels with top speeds of 35 knots and cruising speeds in the high-20 knot range. At a long-distance cruising speed of 11 knots, meanwhile, you can expect to cover more than 1,000 nautical miles, making this a great option for trips down to the Caribbean either in search of huge pelagic fish or simply just for the sake of it. The 77 Convertible’s resin-infused fiberglass hull features a 2-degree transom deadrise, prop tunnels and a fine entry for a balanced, agile and efficient ride that is sure to perform well in hot pursuit.