Hatteras 80" SkyloungeLife Is Good At The Top! by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy Impressive... that accolade comes quickly to mind as the defining word for the new Hatteras SkyLounge 80, an even richer refinement of its 80 Motoryacht introduced last year. This new, enclosed flybridge model, with its added 252 sq.ft. of accommodations, offers sweeping panoramic views from every point of its well-designed interior. Typical of the style and reputation Hatteras has built over its many years, the quality of workmanship as well as choice of fabrics and finishes sparkles as few others in this mid-megayacht market today. Every rounded corner, every sweep of exotic woodwork gleams as if dipped in multiple layers of polyester protection, producing a finish with unsurpassed visual depth to the fine teak, Java and African mahogany, and other exotics. Spacious salons and staterooms boast couches in buttersoft leather, blending fashion and comfort to the highest level. This innovation, as with many of Hatteras’ style leaders, was inspired by customers who have been loyal to the builder for many years. These owners know what pleases them, and, according to Jan Boone, vice president of sales, Hatteras listens carefully to their suggestions. Some of this year’s and other years’ innovative designs are direct results of those conversations.