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48' hatteras convertible SF

Discussion in 'Hatteras Yacht' started by mingrage10, Aug 24, 2012.

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  1. mingrage10

    mingrage10 New Member

    Aug 23, 2012
    I'm looking for some history on the Hatteras 48 conv.SF. Like what year the first one was made how many hulls were made and any problems with them and how it handles.
  2. kps454

    kps454 New Member

    Nov 3, 2013
    Looks like this post is a bit old, but I owned a 48' convertible for about 12 years. It was a 1990, 8-92's, white ash, pipewelders 5 stepper. Absolutely loved the boat, had a 46' Hat previous boat..48' was a much nicer hull. Beyond the obvious speed, we cruised 26 knots at 2000, 31 at wot 2,350... the boat handled incredible. Head seas, no problem, little more slap than the older extremely sharp entry 46' but never anything to worry about. Following seas and quartering seas was where the boat really shined. You could sit back and work the wheel with your feet if you wanted, dead straight track. Turn on the autopilot and kick back if you like. We ran one year from Boston with a brand new 65 sport fish. Steaming toward Jacksonville we had 10 to 12' rollers behind us. The 65 was running east-west half the day, captain said he was exhausted, could not run the autopilot and got wore out working the wheel. Our wake was dead straight. Only negative to the boat was...a bit quick around the docks.