The Hatteras GT60 is a 59-foot tournament-ready sportfishing yacht that was produced by North Carolina’s premier boat-building firm Hatteras between 2010 and 2016. One of the top-selling vessels in the GT line, this Hatteras Yacht features a durable and light-weight hull with a sharp, wave-piercing entry, a flared bow, prop pockets, a moderate transom deadrise and a super-sleek sheerline for impressive agility whatever the conditions. Add to that a best-in-class cockpit designed around the competitive fishing experience, a compact flybridge as well as plush interiors and you have one of the finest sportfishers ever launched.
A Pipewelders tuna tower will really complete this boat’s tournament appeal, though elevated piloting is also available from a flybridge that comes in either an open or enclosed format. The ergonomic helm on this level has been tailor-made for concentrating on speed and agility, and comes with a Furuno depth-sounder, Icom VHF, hydraulic steering, trim tab switches, electric teaser reels, an engine monitoring system and a Pompanette helm chair. There are also side chaise-longues, a forward sofa and a drinks chiller up here, so that guests do not have to miss out on the spectacular views.
The teak-lined, 153-square foot cockpit demonstrates why Hatteras is the champion’s choice for serious fishing, and comes with a tackle station with tiered drawers, a gaff locker, a huge bait freezer, a pair of five-foot long macerated fishboxes, insulated storage, flush rod holders, a transom lift-gate, a livewell, a fresh-water hose and an aluminum floorplate for a fighting chair. This space can also double as a place to kick back and relax thanks to a mezzanine area with a two-seater sofa, a drinks cooler and integrated Fusion speakers.
Classic interiors hark back to the glory days of classic fishing, and Hemingway himself would surely enjoy pouring a stiff drink and socializing in surrounds lined with African mahogany, high-gloss cherry, refined upholstery and plush carpeting. An L-shaped sofa to the rear has been paired with a bespoke coffee table and sits across from a capacious cabinet that hosts a home entertainment system. Slightly forward is a booth-style dining area and a large, walk-in kitchen with granite countertops, Amtico flooring, a Miele hob, a Sharp combination oven, a stainless-steel sink and under-counter fridge-freezer units. This internal space will always feel light and airy thanks to fish-head side glazing, recessed mood-lighting and panoramic windows to the rear.
There is room for up to six overnight guests across three en-suite cabins on the lower level. A starboard twin bunk berth and a double stateroom to the bow are joined by a port-side owner’s stateroom with a queen-sized bed, bedside cabinets, full-height closets and cushioned Whisper-wall panels. You can play around with the lower-deck layout somewhat, adding an extra bed or taking one away to locate the galley on this level, though most owners choose to stick with the standard format.
Owner-operators can reach some serious speeds when pushing the Hatteras GT60 to its limits, with top speeds of around 41 knots possible thanks to a pair of 1800MHP CAT C32-ACERT diesel engines. A 1,500-gallon integral fuel tank, meanwhile, leaves plenty in reserve for endurance chases, helping this yacht boast a range of 654 nautical miles when cruising along at 20 knots.