The Hatteras GT70 is a 70-foot convertible sportfishing yacht with a flybridge that was launched by North Carolina-based yacht-building firm Hatteras in 2015. Though perfect for fishing on the tournament circuit and equipped with all of the features required to haul in record marlin, this is a Hatteras Yacht with the look and feel of a luxury vessel from the golden age of yachting. Exquisite teak decking, luxurious leather furnishings, wrap-around windows, a sleek profile and ample cabin space on the lower deck combine to make this ultra-premium boat the number one choice for competitive fishers who prefer to pursue their prey without sacrificing luxury or style.
The GT70 comes fitted with a Pipewelders anodized aluminum tuna tower as standard for elevated reconnaissance, piloting and fighting, though the fishing heart of this yacht is to be found in its 200-square foot, teak-lined aft-cockpit, the largest in its class. This adaptable space boasts hardcore fishing essentials such as insulated bait and fish boxes, an ice-chipper, a 50-gallon transom livewell, an integrated freezer, a tackle center with a bait-prep station, flush and mounted rod holders as well as a floor plate for the fighting chair or rocket launcher of your choice. Yet there is also room back here for a mezzanine sofa so that guests do not have to miss out on the action, as well as a drinks chiller and an integrated speaker system for when rugged anglers need to take a break, crack open a beer and relax.
This yacht can come with either an open or enclosed flybridge, each with a different layout. On the open models you will find a walk-around central console helm with plenty of side seating and a flybridge wet-bar station with an electric grill. Enclosed bridge models, meanwhile, make use of a centrally-positioned forward helm, opening up the rear of the bridge for an L-shaped leather sofa and a granite-topped mini-galley. On both models, however, you can be sure of superb visibility, teak-and-leather lined piloting chairs and a dashboard featuring Vetus bow thrusters, four Garmin multi-function touchscreen displays, instrumentation fitted by High Seas Technology, VHF radio, outrigger controls and more.
Stepping into the main-deck salon transports you from the practical and often messy world of tournament fishing and into a fantasy of high-gloss teak, sparkling granite, sedate leather and plush fabric that harks back to the classic yachts of old without ever feeling stuffy. Diamond-tapered side glazing and recessed lighting throws the spotlight on an L-shaped aft sofa to starboard that connects to a C-shaped dining sofa and table up front. To port, meanwhile, there is room for a Bose home entertainment system and curved cabinetry, not to mention a walk-in galley with a serving island, a Sharp combination oven, a Miele hob, a stainless-steel sink and six under-counter Jenn-Air fridge-freezer units.
The Hatteras GT70 exploits its broad, 21-foot beam to provide lower-deck sleeping space for up to 9 guests across 5 cabins while also providing room for four bathrooms. A pair of bunk twins to port sit across from an amidship single berth, while a pair of double staterooms offer sensuous comfort, plenty of storage space and timber-lined bathrooms with waterfall shower cubicles.
A resin-infused variable deadrise hull with a super-sharp entry and a Carolina flare at the bow offers all the balance and finesse required to chase after the feistiest Pelagic fish you can find, while a pair of CAT C32A 1825MHP engines or twin MTU 16V diesels ensure top speeds in the range of 41 knots. At the more leisurely pace of 12 knots, meanwhile, you can expect an ocean-going range of over 1,300 nautical miles, more than enough to take you to the Bahamas in search of prize-winning catches.