The convex hull of the 68 features a "warped bottom" with a sharp entry forward and highly variable deadrise that flows from 20 degrees amidships to 2 degrees at the transom. The convexity of the bow lessens wave impact and results in an incredibly smooth ride in head seas. Flatter sections aft reduce water resistance, improving handling at low speeds and increasing stability while planing. Specially designed strakes that bisect the stagnation line (the point at which the water's surface meets the hull bottom once on plane) provide additional lift and improve tracking in all conditions. Double chines and a flared bow deflect spray out and away from the boat. There's simply no better ride in the industry.
Another shining advantage the 68CV has over competitors is her 5'3"draft, made possible by deep propeller pockets that reduce drag and allow for larger propellers to be tucked in tighter to the hull. That tight fit provides uniform containment around the blades and eliminates the slapping of water against the hull that typically comes with a flat bottom. It also helps accelerate the water through the blades for better performance.
The 68 boasts several engineering innovations that demonstrate Hatteras' commitment to industry leading performance and design precision. The new tunnel trim tab system, for instance, utilizes the thrust energy of the tunnel to increase control with only 30 percent of the normal tab area. A new cylindrical key way and key eliminates stress risers, leading to a significantly longer life for propeller shafts. New crosscut bearings use interlacing grooves to ensure a consistent film of lubricating water and longer life for bearings, plus less noise while trolling or cruising. To top it off, Hatteras uses stainless steel rudders, which are far stronger and lighter than comparable bronze rudders.
Ever heard a Captain say "There's no replacement for displacement" when it comes to navigating in rough seas? Well the 68 Hatteras fits that bill weighing in at 156,000lbs, with her solid fiberglass hull and sturdy build. Not to worry about performance though, with the upgraded Cat C32 A you will be effortlessly cruising at 26 knots with a top end of 30 knots. The reliability of the CAT C32 Acert is known throughout the industry and the performance will speak for itself.
Approaching this vessel from the dock, your eyes will immediately be drawn to her sleek and muscular lines as she stands out above the other boats in the marina. A thoroughbred of the Hatteras fleet, the 68 Convertible is unmatched in her bold looks, performance, fish ability and solid construction. Don't forget the huge amount of space that the 21'6" beam provides from the 192 square foot cockpit up to the flybridge with seating for 15 or down to the great salon and into the full beam master suite. You will feel truly at home aboard this plush fish raising battlewagon.
Entering through the cockpit, you will be amazed at the sheer amount of space. Upon further inspection, you will also realize how well thought out and customized the cockpit is for fishability and comfort. For the fisherman, it features a starboard transom door, centrally located Bluewater rod holder, transom livewell, secondary in-floor livewell, Eskimo ice chipper that feeds into the port side in-floor compartment, 24V plug-ins for deep dropping or kite fishing, huge freezer under mezzanine seating, two custom tackle storage lockers also under the mezzanine seating, and extra rod holders along the gunnels. For comfort, she has two sets of sunshades that extend depending on the type of fishing, Cruiseair air conditioning with blowers, mister system and mezzanine seating with plush cushions.
Going up to the enclosed flybridge either through the cockpit ladder or the inside stairs. The flybridge is very large and spacious with full A/C, comfortable seating and wide open 360 degree views.
Stepping into the salon via the pneumatic sliding doors, you will be greeted by the rich feel of the satin cherry cabinetry and the extra plush "courier brown" leather sofa by "Moore & Giles". This is true gentleman's luxury, featuring to starboard is a club swivel chair, whirlpool icemaker and flat screen TV. To port is the plush U-shaped leather sofa with storage underneath and a solid cherry wood coffee table by "AJ Originals".
Moving forward into the galley and dinette area you have Amtico Rosewood flooring, galley to port and dinette to starboard. The galley has a large U-shaped upgraded granite countertops, stainless steel hardware, four refrigerator drawers, two freezer drawers, tons of storage in custom cabinets and two additional banks of drawers, four burner stove, microwave/convection oven and trash compactor. The dinette area is upgraded with courier brown leather upholstery with ostrich inlay, extended seating area, satin cherry table and custom cabinetry above for more storage. The granite counter tops and backsplash is “Colonial Dream” with a bullnose edge.
The companionway is carpeted with the plush Fabrica "Shimmering Bronze" carpeting found throughout, with whisperwall walls broken up by cherry chair rails and whisperwall headliner. To port are custom stainless steel hand rails on the stairs going down. At the bottom of the stairs to port is a closet with Whirlpool stacked washer and dryer.
Upon entering the full 21'6" beam master stateroom you will truly feel right at home, with enough space to stretch out and relax in total privacy and comfort after a long day out on the water. This highly customized stateroom features a king size berth with upgraded HMC mattress, full length "his and hers" storage locker, enlarged nightstands, cherry cabinets and drawers. The spacious head has Amtico teak flooring, mirrored ceiling, granite counter tops, Headhunter head, and large walk-in shower with seating ledge. This master suite is the utmost in comfort and livability, custom designed by an experienced yachtsman and his wife, every bit of space is properly utilized for comfort and space while aboard.
The forward stateroom of this 68 is uniquely designed to accommodate a different range of guests. The mattresses are HMC brand upgraded, there is plenty of storage, separate A/C with controls, LCD TV entertainment system with SAT TV link and private access to the head. A full Queen berth makes this a true VIP stateroom.
The port stateroom is also custom designed with crisscross bunks, allowing for extra storage and more comfort for guests and crew. The mattresses are HMC brand upgraded, there is a LCD TV entertainment system with SAT TV link, full length cedar lined closet and A/C controls with dedicated unit.
The bow and port head is located just forward of the port stateroom and has access both through the companionway and through the forward stateroom. It features Amtico teak flooring, mirrored ceiling, granite counter tops, walk-in shower with seating ledge, Headhunter head and under sink storage.
To starboard is a fourth stateroom that features twin side by side bunks that can convert to a king size bed. The mattresses are upgraded HMC brand. This stateroom has independent A/C controls with dedicated unit, LCD TV entertainment system with SAT TV linkup, cedar lined hanging locker, full length mirror and private access to an en-suite head. The starboard head has Amtico teak flooring, mirrored ceiling, granite counter tops, walk-in shower with seating ledge, Headhunter head and under sink storage.