The Hatteras GT59 is a 59-foot, tournament-ready convertible sportfishing yacht with a flybridge that was launched by North Carolina-based boat-building firm Hatteras in 2019. Designed around the competitive fishing experience, this yacht features a sleek and seaworthy form, a best-in-class cockpit and next-generation electronics to give you the best chance of landing your prey. Yet step indoors and you could be forgiven for thinking that you have found yourself aboard a luxury cruising yacht, such is the quality of the finish and level of comfort.
The GT59 from Hatteras Yachts comes fitted with a Pipewelders tuna tower as standard to complete this yacht’s undeniable tournament appeal. Elevated piloting and reconnaissance is also available up on the flybridge, where, sheltered by a fiberglass canopy, you will discover a central, walk-around helm console flanked by a pair of side sofas and a forward daybed with a backrest. The main helm to be found on this level features Garmin or Raymarine electronics, FLIR sonar, VHF radio, a teak helm pod and CAT engine display monitors.
Diligent fishermen, however, will likely inspect the aft-cockpit first of all, and are bound to be impressed by the amenities to be found in this 153-square foot, teak-lined space. You will find everything needed to out-compete your rivals back here, including a transom lift gate, a livewell, insulated fish boxes, a mahogany lean post, mounted rod holders, an Eskimo ice-maker, tiered tackle drawers, a huge bait freezer, an electronic fish-finder screen, a fresh-water spigot, intuitively-placed stainless steel cleats and grabrails, as well as a floor plate for a fighting chair or rocket launcher. There is also plenty of room for guests to sit back and enjoy the action on the three-seater sofa up on the mezzanine, where chilled storage and integrated Fusion speakers enhance the cockpit’s sociability.
Restrained and classic interiors in authentic timber await as you step into the main deck cabin, where an L-shaped sofa with a coffee table sits across from cabinetry and room for a home entertainment system. Slightly forward of this there is a walk-in galley with a serving island and barstools, Silestone work surfaces, a Miele hob, a Sharp oven, a stainless-steel sink, a full-height fridge-freezer and a garbage disposal. On the lower deck there is room for up to six overnight guests across a starboard twin berth and a pair of en-suite double staterooms, each boasting masses of storage, plush carpeting and shower stalls. There is also space on this level for a tackle center, meaning you can safely store all of your additional rods without cluttering up the deck or cockpit. While this is not a yacht with hullside windows, the rooms on this level benefit from a number of skylights to provide a good amount of natural illumination.
This yacht boasts a sharp entry, a Carolina flare to the bow, prop tunnels and a sweeping sheer line for an efficient and muscular ride that can stand up to rugged bluewater conditions, while an optional Seakeeper 16 stabilizer will eliminate most roll. A pair of CAT-C32A Acert 1900MHP diesel engines provide top speeds in excess of 41 knots, while at an impressive cruising speed of 33 knots the yacht has a range of 325 nautical miles, more than enough to tire out the most determined tuna.