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New Launch: Hatteras 56 MotorYacht

Discussion in 'Hatteras News & Launches' started by Yacht News, May 26, 2008.

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  1. New Launch: Hatteras 56 MotorYacht

    Back in March Hatteras Yachts announced the debut of their new 56 foot motoryacht. She will be on show at the Hatteras Expo which runs from May 30th to 1st of June. "The new 56MY will be available for guests to tour and sea trial during the weekend, and will be featured during the Hatteras fleet parade on Friday evening."

    The 56 Motor Yacht is designed to be ideal for the owner-operator in any market around the world, said Keri Theophilus, Hatteras president. And with pricing beginning around $2 million, it is the perfect entry-level product for boaters wanting to join the ever-growing Hatteras family. We are thrilled about the debut of the 56, and are particularly excited to present it during this year's Hatteras Yacht Expo.

    Like all Hatteras models, the 56 features a solid-fiberglass hull bottom that includes beefy support for key areas such as the tunnels, shaft log and strut locations. Divinycell coring is infused into the hull sides, decks and superstructure to add stiffness and reduce weight. And the hull benefits from an advanced variable-deadrise design that utilizes large propeller tunnels to reduce draft and increase efficiency.

    The 56 Motor Yacht features a pair of 705-hp Cummins QSM11s as standard equipment, installed in a V-drive configuration with the gearbox forward. This positions the engine room as far aft as possible and allows for more living space below. Combined with the boat's 18-foot 2-inch beam, this configuration gives the 56MY as much interior volume as many yachts in the mid-60-foot range.

    Powered by its standard engines, the 56 Motor Yacht is expected to achieve a cruising speed of 18 knots and top end of 21 knots. With her 900-gallon fuel capacity, that provides a usable range of approximately 300 nautical miles. Optional 1,000-hp CAT C18s will push the 56 to a cruise of 26 knots and a top end of 29 knots.

    The 56MY features a three-stateroom, two-head arrangement that includes a 130-square-foot full-beam master stateroom amidship, a VIP stateroom forward, and guest bunks to port. An optional arrangement provides for a private crew quarters with discreet access, in lieu of the third guest stateroom.


    LOA: 56.80 feet
    BOA: 18.20 feet
    Draught: 4.60 feet
    Displacement: 85,000 LBS
    Materials: Fiberglass
    Engines: 2 X Cummins 705 HP QSM11s (standard) ; 2 X CAT C18 1,000 HP (optional)
    Speed: 21 knots (max) ; 18 knots (cruise). 29 knots and 26 knots w/ optional engine package
    Fuel: 900 GAL
    Water: 250 GAL
    Range: 300 NM
    Builder: Hatteras Yachts
    Year: 2008
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