July 01 2021
A hugely successful model (120 were built), the Hatteras 65 Convertible is the best-selling sportfishing boat her size ever built. She was a step up from the Hatteras 60 Convertible with more aggressive styling and performance. The hull is an extended version of the 60 Convertible’s hull with a finer entry, balsa-cored hull sides, and prop pockets to level the engines. With an 18-foot beam, the Hatteras 65 is a big boat with the accommodations of a small motoryacht. Most were delivered with a three-stateroom three-head interior with the galley and dinette forward in a beautifully appointed salon. Below, the master stateroom with island queen bed is forward. Just aft of the master stateroom, to port, is a VIP stateroom with side-by-side beds. The starboard guest stateroom has upper and lower berths. All three heads have stall showers. A door aft of the staterooms opens to a utility room with washer/dryer, full-size freezer, etc. A four-stateroom interior was optional. The enclosed bridge features a leather settee to port and single helm chair forward. The 183-square-foot is massive.