The flagship of the Hatteras fleet is due to make its European debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival from 8 to 15 September 2015.
Known as the Hatteras 100RPH, this range-topping motoryacht uses exterior styling from Italian designer Enrico Gobbi of Team 4 Design, but it’s the internal layout that is particularly interesting, not least because it is designed to appeal directly to the European market. It features accommodation for eight guests in four ensuite staterooms and offers additional customisable space for a four-man crew. There is a private chef’s galley for those who favour a more formal approach to cruising and the fit-out is based not so much on the lustrous, traditional styles favoured by the American audience but on pale, bright woods and a fresh, contemporary décor.
The bulk of these furnishings were either handcrafted in-house at Hatteras or sourced from upscale luxury goods showroom, Cassina of Milan - and behind the scenes, the business side of things is similarly bespoke. For instance, the 100RPH’s cabinetry, mechanical systems and electrical networks were all designed, manufactured and installed in-house by Hatteras Yachts’ engineers. With twin CAT C32A 1,900hp diesel engines in the standard package, that gives this motoryacht a projected cruising speed of 21 knots and a top end of around 25 knots – but for those keen on upping the ante, twin 2,600hp units are also available.
The industry-leading ten-year structural warranty for which the company has become famous will remain a standard feature for European customers, but Alex Treleani, Director of International Sales at the American yard, believes the new motoryacht still has the power to take the market by surprise: “In Europe, Hatteras has a great reputation for high-quality fibreglass construction and engineering - but the 100RPH has Hatteras quality combined with European styling. It’s the best of both worlds.”
If you want to find out more, you can either visit www.hatterasyachts.com or join John Ward (President and CEO of Hatteras/CABO Yachts) at the festival in Cannes this September.
Specifications: Hatteras 100RPH
Fuel capacity: 17,659 litres
Air draught: 6.93 m
Power: 2 x 1900 CATs
Optional: 2 x 2600 MTUs
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