By Steve Dougherty
Despite a week of continuous rain and more precipitation on the radar, we were graced with a break in the weather allowing for a quick sea trial out Port Everglades aboard the all-new Hatteras GT65 Carolina. A brisk east wind added to the uncertainty, stirring up the seas with a short distance between crests. “Perfect day for a sea trial,” Captain Bill Diamond chuckled as we cleared the bobbing sea buoy.
Boat Name: Dirt Pit
Make/Year: 2009 60′ Hatteras
About: The most complete 60ft sportfish on the market! This particular 60, 60C218 was built specifically under the direction of a veteran owner’s understanding of exactly what the full requirements are in sportfishing and sport cruising. From the custom helm and cockpit to the 3 stateroom/3 head layout, the attention to extended cruising and fishing details were on the mark. Maintained impeccably by a veteran full-time captain, this 60 is still unmatched in its construction and constant first class condition.
Featuring a blend of masculine battlewagon with warmth and style. Upon entering the spacious salon and galley, the deep rich high gloss cherry walls, the solid granite surfaces and subtle sofa and dinette just speaks volumes. Supported with 3 staterooms below, it’s ideal for owners and friends to experience the best in its class… even while cruising at 32+ knots!
Remarkable high gloss cherry wood expertly crafted throughout! Enjoy the large L-shaped custom sofa with storage, L-shaped dinette and spacious galley with huge drawers.
Galley and Dinette
The galley features three under-counter Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer units. A four-burner ceramic cook top and microwave/convection oven provide plenty of food preparation options, while deep storage drawers in the galley’s fascia offer an abundance of space. Amtico teak and holly strip flooring with custom layout and solid-surface countertops and backsplashes give the galley an elegant look with long-lasting durability. To starboard, a large dinette features an L-shaped lounge with storage underneath. The dining table features a solid-surface top with decorative pedestal.
Master Stateroom and Head
Forward of the salon through the spacious wide companion way and to the port. The master stateroom continues with the winning blend. Warm, spacious and functional with ample storage and a full berth with ensuite full head. The large master head has private access to the stateroom. Blended with cherry trim upgraded wall coverings and full bowed face vanity with storage above and below with custom granite surface.
- Make: Hatteras
- Model: 60 Convertible
- Condition: Used
- Category: Power
- Builder: Hatteras
- Construction: Fiberglass
- Length Overall: 60 ft
- Beam: 19 ft
- Backup Electronics
- Furuno Sonar Upgraded Systems
- Hydraulic bow thruster
- Cruising Speed: 34
- Max Speed: 39
- Fuel: 1800
- Fresh Water: 200
- And many more!
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Hatteras Village Offshore — It is with great sadness that we, the tournament committee for the Hatteras Village Offshore Open (HVOO), must cancel this year’s tournament which was scheduled for May 12th – 16th. On April 21st, Dare County announced the staged entry of non-resident property owners beginning May 4th and extended our “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” order until May 22, 2020. No word has yet to be given on when visitors will be permitted to access Dare County. We wish we had better news to share but realize that we are all having to make sacrifices during this unprecedented time.
To our participants, we are going to miss seeing you all, those who have been fishing the HVOO for years and those who were going to be joining us for the first time. We will be doing everything in our power to make next year’s tournament the best yet and trust that you will come back and join us!
To our sponsors, your involvement throughout the years is appreciated more than you know. It is through your support that we are able to fund scholarships for Hatteras Village residents to further their education and also make donations to many of the other non-profit organizations here on Hatteras Island. We will be reaching out to you each individually to discuss options.
We hope that everyone will be able to get back out on the water soon. There are some other great tournaments coming up in the North Carolina Governor’s Cup and we wish everyone calm seas and tight lines.
For more information, please visit https://www.hvoo.org
Engineered for the angler who demands more, the 45EX Sportfish offers the legendary Hatteras experience in a versatile Express edition. Outfitted to be an imposing, yet nimble tournament-style force on the water, the 45EX offers outriggers, an arsenal of amenities and the choice of tower/bridge options. The vessel combines a spacious platform for entertainment, with many its many fishing attributes and functionalities.
- LOA: 44’7″
- Beam: 16’6″
- Draft (with Props): 4’0″
- Standard Engines (additional options available): Twin Cat C-12A Diesel Engines (715 MHP / 705 BHP each)
- Fuel Capacity: 800 gal
- Freshwater Capacity: 100 gal
- Weight Displacement: 49,700 lbs.