The Hatteras GT45X is a 47-foot sportfishing yacht that was launched by North Carolina-based boat-building firm Hatteras in 2015. This Hatteras model comes either with an enclosed cockpit for all-weather cruising or as an open deck version, released in 2020, that is exposed to the elements at the rear and sides for that intimate connection to sea and sun. Yet what both iterations of this tournament-ready luxury yacht share is a unique combination of sleek style and unbeatable fishing credentials, all fitted to a fiberglass hull with a sharp entry and a Carolina flare to the bow.
This yacht can be easily fitted with a Pipewelders tuna tower for the ultimate elevated fishing experience, though dedicated anglers searching for a prize-winning catch will likely spend most of their time in this yacht’s 138-square foot aft-cockpit. One of the most impressive spaces of its type on the market, you will find everything needed to catch and process pelagic fish back here, including a transom live-well with a transparent lid, a pair of insulated fish boxes, a tackle and rigging station, plenty of kit stowage, mounted rod holders, an Eskimo ice-chipper, teak caprails, a lift-gate, fresh and raw-water spigots, outriggers and a floor plate for a fighting chair or rocket launcher system. This space is not all about the catch, however, as a three-seater mezzanine sofa with armrests, integrated Fusion speakers and a drinks chiller also make this a superb place to hang out and relax.
The aft-cockpit freely flows into the main deck helm and lounge on the GT45X Open, or is separated by a water-tight door on the original model. Both versions feature teak decking and an L-shaped aft sofa lined in leather surrounding a breakfast table, as well as a pair of helm chairs facing the dashboard. This ergonomically styled helm boasts a teak helm pod with a stainless-steel steering wheel, a pair of Garmin or Raymarine display monitors, CAT engine screens, VHF Radio, ZipWake trim tab controls, a Hatt/Con system and more.
Though main-deck lounge space may be limited, you will be pleased to discover a lower-deck lounge with a full galley just a couple of steps down. Granite work surfaces, a Miele hob, a Sharp oven, a stainless-steel sink, walnut or pine-lined cabinets and under-counter fridge-freezer units offer everything needed to keep hardy fishermen well-fueled throughout championship pursuits, while an L-shaped dining sofa to port provides a comfortable place to both dine and socialize. The Hatteras GT45X comes with two cabins as standard, though should you wish to enjoy a much larger lounge space with an extended sofa then you can sacrifice the port-side twin bunk berth and enjoy a roomier experience. To the bow, meanwhile, you will find a double stateroom with two full-height closets, hidden storage, a queen-sized bed and a skylight, not to mention a main head on this level with a fiberglass shower stall.
You can expect top speeds of up to 39 knots thanks to a pair of CAT C-18 Acert 1136MHP diesel engines, while at consistent cruising speeds of 29 knots you will enjoy a horizon-busting range of 298 nautical miles. This yacht can also be fitted with a Seakeeper 6 stabilizer to eliminate roll while stationary in tuna-rich waters.