Hatteras 64 Convertible
Hatteras Yachts has adapted technology developed from its recent 68 Convertible for a slightly smaller boat, the new 64 Convertible. The technology includes a passive underwater exhaust system to reduce fumes and noise in the cockpit, a forced-air induction system the builder says “virtually eliminates” saltwater intrusion into the engine compartment, and trim tabs mounted in the propeller tunnels to increase efficiency.
The 64 has a convex hull design with a sold fiberglass hull bottom. The hull sides and superstructure are cored with Divinycell, and the boat has fiberglass stringers. The 164-square-foot cockpit includes a mezzanine seating area with room for insulated storage, freezers and live wells to the owner’s specification.
A seat with tackle drawers to starboard can be replaced by an optional full-height tackle center with electric grill.
The boat’s 186-square-foot flybridge has a pair of helm chairs, wraparound seating, and an aft-facing jump seat. An enclosed bridge is optional.
Inside, the 64’s saloon contains U-shaped seating and a 42-inch plasma screen television. Going forward, up one step from the saloon and to port, is a galley with refrigerator, four-burner stove, garbage disposal and microwave/convection oven. A dinette is to starboard.
The standard layout below calls for three staterooms and three heads, with a full-beam master stateroom with private entrance. A fourth stateroom is optional.
Engine options include twin Caterpillar C-30, C-32 or C-32 ACERT diesels and twin MTU 10V-2000 or 12V-2000 diesels.
Hatteras Yachts, New Bern, N.C. Phone: (252) 634-4895. www.hatterasyachts.com
Silverton 43 Sport Bridge
Silverton Marine’s 43 Sport Bridge is a European-style cruiser that joins 33- and 38-footers in the Sport Bridge line.
The flybridge of the 43 Sport Bridge is designed for entertaining, with seating for eight, a sunpad, CD stereo system, and a wet bar in addition to the helm station. Molded steps, which the company calls the SideWalk, lead from the flybridge to the foredeck, where there is another sunpad. An extended swim platform, transom door and a transom shower round out the cockpit area.
The saloon, finished in cherry, has port and starboard seating and an entertainment center with a 20-inch flat-screen television. Forward and to port is a galley with Corian countertops, microwave/convection oven, two-burner electric stove, and full-size refrigerator/freezer. A dinette is to starboard.
Below, the 43 has two private staterooms and two heads. The forward master stateroom has an island berth and a pair of cedar-lined hanging lockers.
Options include a bow thruster, bridge enclosure, central vacuum system, electronics package, flat-screen TV/DVD players for the staterooms, and a washer/dryer unit. A lower helm station also is optional.
Base price with 425-hp Crusader engines is $440,995.
Silverton Marine, Millville, N.J. Phone: (856) 825-4117. www.silverton.com
Pro-Line 35 Express
The 35 Express is Pro-Line’s new flagship. Powered by twin or triple outboards, the 35-footer combines fishing amenities with a well-appointed cabin.
The bolstered cockpit has a 45-gallon bait well with raw-water washdown, a pair of 125-gallon fishboxes with macerators, seven rod holders, tackle storage, and a lockable 33-cubic-foot storage compartment. A hardtop with four rod holders, spreader lights, hatches and lighting is standard, as is a tempered glass windshield with two windshield wipers. Curtain packages, outriggers, a tower and several electronics packages also are available.
The boat has an integrated bow pulpit with anchor roller, stainless steel bow rail, and an integrated swim platform. The builder describes the transom door as “tuna-sized.”
Below, the head and galley — with refrigerator, microwave, electric stove and coffeemaker — are to port. A dinette with storage is to starboard. There is a forward berth, as well as a midcabin berth. The head compartment contains a marine head, sink and hot/cold shower.
Pro-Line Boats, Crystal River, Fla. Phone: (352) 795-4111. www.prolineboats.com
Australian boatbuilder Whittley has introduced one of its most successful family fishing boats to the U.S. market. The Sea Legend 2200, to be built at Whittley’s new factory in Willacoochee, Ga., rides a fiberglass deep-vee hull, and is available with outboard or sterndrive power (gas or diesel). Whittley recommends the 4.3-liter Volvo Penta sterndrive in the 21-foot, 4-inch boat.
The cockpit has molded-in nonskid, and comes standard with a bait well, cutting board, cooler or fishbox, six stainless steel rod holders, and a ski tow pole. There is a built-in sink with a cover that acts as a bait board, too, and more storage for rods, gaffs and paddles under the gunwales. A swim platform, folding ladder and cockpit shower are standard.
The helm area has a curved windshield, Bimini top and curtains, swivel helm seats, under-seat storage, compass and hydraulic steering. The boat comes equipped with seven grab rails and a bow rail.
The 2200’s lighted, carpeted cabin contains a V-berth and a portable marine head. A stove is standard equipment, as is a stereo system with a CD player.
Whittley, Coralville, Iowa. Phone: (319) 337-5200. www.whittley.com.au
Yamaha’s new 210 Series jet-powered family runabouts have seating for nine, a walkthrough windshield, telescoping fore and aft boarding ladders, and a “walk-over” transom. Power comes from a pair of 4-cylinder Yamaha Watercraft 4-stroke jetdrives producing 110 hp each.
The open bow includes forward-facing seating with backrests. The skipper sits on a flip-up helm seat, and there is L-shaped seating in the cockpit, which includes a large storage compartment that can accommodate a full-size cooler, several PFDs and more, according to Yamaha. There are two additional in-deck storage compartments forward. The boat comes with a satellite radio-ready JBL stereo system with remote control at the stern.
Three models are available in the 210 Series. The SR210 ($26,899) is the economy model, and has a white deck and yellow hull. The SX210 ($28,899), which Yamaha calls the flagship of the new line, includes a Bimini top, carpeting and a self-draining in-deck cooler. Hull colors are blue or black, with a white deck. The AR210 ($30,399) is designed for watersports enthusiasts, and comes with an aluminum tow tower. Hull color is red, with a white deck. All models include a swing-away tongue trailer.
Yamaha Watercraft, Northwest Kennesaw, Ga. Phone: (800) 962-7926.