Hatteras Yachts new 56 Motor Yacht is set to debut in the Spring 2008.
According to Hatteras, the 56 features a solid-fiberglass,like all Hatteras models. The hull bottom includes 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. 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.
The salon features a large sofa to port and smaller settee starboard. A 37-inch, flat-screen television is mounted under the galley countertop for easy viewing, and oversized frameless windows provide a panoramic view. A single step up leads to the galley and country kitchen forward.
A single athwartship fuel tank set forward of the engine room bulkhead eliminates the need for a fuel transfer system and helps distribute weight efficiently for improved performance. This fuel tank is located close to the center of buoyancy and keeps trim angle steady as fuel is consumed.
Down below, owners will enjoy a full-beam master stateroom with its tapered king-sized berth, vanity to starboard and large fixed portlights. Cedar-lined hanging lockers and twin dressers.
Source: Hatteras Yachts