The Hatteras 80 Motor Yacht is a 79-foot luxury cruising yacht with a flybridge that was produced by North Carolina-based boat-building firm Hatteras between the years of 2002 and 2016. A bestseller for more than a decade, this still-popular model impresses with a wide beam of 21-feet, a beautifully curved profile, deluxe appointments throughout and a rugged deep-V hull designed for serious bluewater cruising.
The teak-lined bridge on this vessel features a hard-top canopy over the front half for protection from sun glare and seasonal showers, though the rear of the bridge remains open for use as an al-fresco sun lounge with a daybed or a jacuzzi, or as a tender storage area with a Marquipt 1500 davit. Further forward you will find a loveseat and a curved L-shaped dining sofa with an extending table sitting across from a walk-in wet-bar with a Gaggenau grill, an icemaker, a timber serving bar and a trio of bespoke bar stools. Also located up here are a pair of piloting chairs facing a helm with Teleflex Hynautic steering, Northstar GPS, Simrad auto-pilot, Icom VHF radio, an optional docking joystick and Naiad bow and stern thruster controls. Some Hatteras Yacht models also come with an enclosed flybridge for piloting in more northerly climes, with an upper mini-galley replacing the wet-bar.
There is plentiful room down on the main deck to soak up the summer rays, with a foredeck lounge boasting a U-shaped Ultra-leather sofa with a breakfast table and glorious marina-facing views. If you require a more sheltered outdoor retreat then head to the aft cockpit, where a transom sofa, three-barrel chairs and a wide dining table provide a secluded space to enjoy afternoon aperitifs. Side steps then lead down to a hydraulic swimming platform where your more active guests are sure to be found enjoying warm-water bathing.
Interiors lined in African mahogany, Java wood, plush leather and silken upholstery glisten in the afternoon sun that streams in through oval-shaped side windows. To the rear of the salon there is a comfortable relaxation space with an L-shaped sofa, a pair of armchairs and a bespoke coffee table that seamlessly connects to a formal dining room with a six-seater table. Occupying the front half of the internal cockpit, meanwhile, is a country-kitchen galley with Corian or granite work surfaces, a prep island, a full-height Sub-Zero fridge-freezer, a Sharp combination oven, a four-zone Miele hob, an icemaker, a wine-cooler, a stainless-steel sink and a dinette bar. If you wish for a set of main deck helm controls you can always reduce the size of your galley kitchen and replace the dinette bar with a dashboard.
Lower-deck rooms maintain an elegant and high-class feel, though for a more subdued feel down here you will find spaces lined in cedar with cushioned wall-panels, cream carpeting and recessed mood lighting completing the restrained atmosphere. There is room for up to eight overnight guests on this level across a pair of en-suite twin cabins, a double VIP en-suite stateroom to the bow and a full-beam owner’s suite with a king-sized bed, bedside cabinets, a work-desk or vanity station, full-height lockers and a double bathroom.
Though many yachts in this class are purely designed as floating party venues with little capacity for serious cruising the Hatteras 80 Motor Yacht could not be more different. A deep-V hull with a variable deadrise bottom, a super-fine entry, side straking and a proprietary convex bow proves to be efficient and balanced on the move, not to mention durable enough for choppy bluewater conditions. A pair of 1900MHP CAT-C32 ACERTS or twin 16V MTU diesel engines provide top speeds of 25 knots and comfortable cruising at 20 knots. At the sort of steady pace you’d expect from a trawler yacht, for instance 6 knots, you can expect a horizon-busting range of over 2,000 nautical miles, though most owner-operators will be tempted to burn through the 2158-gallon fuel tank a tad quicker than that.