Hatteras unveils new 90 Motor Yacht at FLIBS

American boatbuilder Hatteras has used the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to announce its latest model for production — the 90ft Motor Yacht.

John W S Ward, president and CEO of the North Carolina-based Hatteras, said the new 27.95 metre model would continue the company’s lineage seen in the Hatteras 100 Raised Pilothouse and the 70 Motor Yacht.

Ward confirmed that the 90 Motor Yacht would be available in both open and enclosed flybridge versions. He said: “We are expanding our Motor Yacht series in order to let our customers choose from a larger portfolio to meet their individual needs. These are semi-custom yachts that give owners a wider range of opportunities for personalisation.”

The 90 Motor Yacht will benefit from Hatteras’ resin-infused fibreglass construction technology, which ensures the hull has the ideal strength-to-weight ratio. It also will house a recent Hatteras innovation – a fuel tank that is integral to the hull rather than being a separate box, which provides greater fuel storage as well as a weight-saving.

“The 90 Motor Yacht will have one large integral fuel tank and two smaller tanks, instead of the four or five tanks you might expect to find in a yacht of this size,” said David Brown, Hatteras Yachts director of product design. “We are simplifying the fuel tankage and transfer system.”

The 90 Motor Yacht’s hull has a similar design to that of the 100 Raised Pilothouse and 70 Motor Yachts, with deep hull tunnels in order to keep the draft under five feet. The new 90 Motor Yacht is available with Caterpillar or MTU diesel engines ranging from 1,600 bhp to 1,920 bhp apiece.

The 90 Motor Yacht has a flush main deck with a flexible interior arrangement. The standard layout places the galley forward along with a casual seating and dining area, while the formal dining table and salon lie aft. An optional arrangement can move the galley to amidships and the dining table aft, creating a salon forward. The new 90 will incorporate a glass skylight that will enhance the feeling of height and light, said Brown.

The main deck windows are large and frameless, maximising views and the Hatteras design team has also created optional fold-out balconies for the main deck that are incorporated into the bulwarks.

The lower-deck has accommodation for eight people in four staterooms, all with en-suite. The crew quarters are aft of the engine room and encompass a captain’s cabin, crew bunkroom, shared head and galley/lounge area. They can be accessed from the yacht’s transom and also from a discrete door on the aft deck, located beneath the stairs to the flybridge.

On deck there is large aft deck settee and dining table. The foredeck also holds a settee, cocktail table and a large sun pad – an optional layout includes fore and aft-facing benches served by a table. “The evolution of design for our Motor Yacht series has been focused on making the foredeck a really fun area,” Brown added.

Hatteras plans to unveil the 90 Motor Yacht at the 2017 Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show.

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