New Hatteras GT65 Carolina
THE NEXT GENERATION OF THE GT SERIES
The new Hatteras GT65 Carolina will replace the Hatteras GT63 and signals a new design direction, enhanced performance and custom features for clients seeking an alternative to either a custom builder or other competitors’ ordinary off-the-shelf boats. The first renderings of the new GT65 reveal a sleek profile that refreshes the look of the GT Series while still maintaining its core Hatteras DNA. Its new flybridge arrangement features an ergonomically-designed console that puts all the controls within easy reach. It also incorporates the latest and largest navigation and fishfinding electronics in a non-glare, flush-mounted, “glass cockpit” helm array.
The GT65 Carolina’s added volume is evident in its large cockpit, which is designed for ultimate fishability. The mezzanine incorporates optional integrated seatback air conditioning for all-day comfort and large stainless steel built-in storage boxes.
A four-stateroom, three-head interior layout maximizes the boat’s additional volume in both living and storage space. The ensuite master stateroom is the largest in its class, but guests billeted in the forward VIP will not feel slighted in the least. Two big bunk rooms allow owners to bring along a big team of anglers and crew.
But the GT65 Carolina’s key advantage over the competition lies in its new hull and tunnel design. Utilizing high-tech Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis, Hatteras’ team of engineers optimized hull form to ensure superior performance, handling and seaworthiness. In addition, the hull and stringer system will be infused as a single part, an industry first, to reduce weight and increase strength. The vessel incorporates an all-new layout of the engine room for ease of maintenance and serviceability. For owners seeking additional comfort, there is also an optional twin Seakeeper 9 installation, without compromising fuel capacity.
Length Overall – 65’2″ (19.86 m)
LOA w/Bow Pulpit – 68’2″ (20.77 m)
Beam – 20’0″ (6.10 m)
Draft – 5’0″ (1.53 m)
Standard Engines (additional options available) – Twin Cat C-32A Diesel Engines (1,600 BHP each)
Fuel Capacity – 1,900 gal (7,192 L)
Freshwater Capacity – 270 gal (1,022 L)
Holding Tank Capacity – 150 gal (568 L)
Diesel Generator – 21.5 kW
Waterline Length – 57’7″ (17.55 m)
Weight Displacement – 103,000 lbs (46,270 kg)
Hatteras GT65 Carolina Photo Gallery
(More photos coming soon)
Hatteras GT65 Carolina Performance Data
(Note, this data is preliminary)
With the standard C32 Acert Caterpillar diesels rated at 1622 MHP each, the GT65 Carolina cruises at 25-27 knots with a range of 469 nautical miles. At wide open throttle, the GT65 does 35-37 knots with a 406 nautical mile range. At 7-9 knots range is increased to 1,313 nautical miles.
With the optional C32 Acert Caterpillar diesels rated at 1825 MHP each, the GT65 Carolina cruises at 28-30 knots with a range of 476 nautical miles. At wide open throttle, the GT65 does 38-40 knots with a 381 nautical mile range. At 7-9 knots range is increased to 1,313 nautical miles.
With the optional C32 Acert Caterpillar diesels rated at 1925 MHP each, the GT65 Carolina cruises at 29-31 knots with a range of 433 nautical miles. At wide open throttle, the GT65 does 39-41 knots with a 361 nautical mile range. At 7-9 knots range is increased to 1,313 nautical miles.
With the optional MTU 12V-2000 diesels rated at 1947 MHP each, the GT65 Carolina cruises at 29-31 knots with a range of 433 nautical miles. At wide open throttle, the GT65 does 39-41 knots with a 361 nautical mile range. At 7-9 knots range is increased to 1,313 nautical miles.
Hatteras GT65 Carolina Additional Information
The GT65 Carolina is about to make waves in the sportfishing industry and sets a new standard for other builders to reach. We are anxiously awaiting the full performance report for hull #1, along with additional details and photos. As of today (1/9/2020), hull #1 is in the water at the Hatteras factory and was getting her tower installed. She will be making her debut at the upcoming 2020 Miami Boat Show. Below are several photos that we took while touring the GT65 Carolina builds at the factory. Stay tuned for updates!