THE TIMELESS PROVES THE QUALITIES AND DESIGN ELEMENTS REQUIRED FOR A COMFORTABLE CRUISER ARE JUST AS RELEVANT TODAY AS THEY WERE 30 YEARS AGO.
HATTERAS 70 SERIES 2 MOTORYACHT
BY CAPT. STEVE CREEL
of Hatteras introduced the Hatteras 41 Double Cabin Motoryacht faster than green grass goes through a goose. In four months the already-respected Hatteras logo was on a motoryacht for the frst time. Hargrave would go on to put his signature on all Hatteras models for more than three decades.
Te single most popular was the 53, of which a total of 573 hulls were built during a 12-year period—349 were confgured as motoryachts and 224 became convertibles.
Willis Slane would die at age 44 in November of 1965. Prior to his untimely demise, Slane—always with his eye on the future and perhaps sensing his declining health—called up original Hatteras investor, David R. Parker and reportedly said, “You better get of your butt and come over here and protect your invest-