GAME CHANGER

The GT54 ush­ered in new looks, per­for­mance and fisha­bil­ity for Hatteras Yachts.

Yachting - - BROKERAGE - By Pa­trick Sci­acca FROM THE AR­CHIVES

The hatteras gt54 had a new warped hull form and was the first Hatteras to crack the 40-knot barrier, of­fer­ing a mid-30-knot cruise speed. Notable fea­tures: The GT54 had an in­fused, solid­fiber­glass hull, also a first for Hatteras. Twin C18 Cats were the stan­dard mo­tors, with op­tional C30s and C32s. Prop pock­ets re­duced draft to 4 feet 2 inches. Her cock­pit had 149 square feet of fish-fight­ing space. Belowdecks: The stan­dard lay­out was three state­rooms and two heads, with an amid­ships mas­ter to port. The fore­peak had a stan­dard queen or op­tional V-berth. Avail­abil­ity: At press time, 15 GT54s were for sale, rang­ing from $549,000 for a 2002 with C30s to $2 mil­lion for a 2014 with twin C32s. “With 4- to 6-foot swells and a 2-foot chop, slight move­ment of the wheel set her firmly into the wave pat­tern. Her con­vex hull has a sharp en­try and widens to near flat at the tran­som. Two run­ning strakes pro­vide lift, and dou­ble chines for­ward … de­flect spray.” Yacht­ing, July 2003

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