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Brief Summary

Having been announced at the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and currently under construction, the new Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht is designed to be consistent with the 100 Raised Pilothouse and the 70 Motor Yacht. The new 90 Motor Yacht benefits from resin-infused fiberglass technology in order to provide a substantial strength-to-weight ratio. Having a similar hull design to that of the aforementioned 100 and 70, with deep hull tunnels that maintain the draft just under 5’ (1.52 m), the 90 Motor Yacht, at 265,000 lbs. (120,200 kg), can be equipped with Caterpillar or MTU diesel engines that range individually in horsepower from 1600-hp to 1920-hp, with a fuel capacity of 3,790 gallons (14,346 L). Construction of the first yacht in the class is underway at the Hatteras' facility in New Bern, North Carolina, and she will make her debut at the February 2017 Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show.

Key Features

  • 48,000 BTU reverse-cycle air conditioning
  • Flybridge outdoor galley with grilling center, sink, refrigerator/freezer and icemaker and storage cabinets
  • Port and starboard molded seating with cushions and cover
  • Free standing table with four chairs
  • Aft deck molded bench seating with cushions and cover
  • Molded fiberglass steps with lights leading to flybridge
  • Salon automatic opening, stainless steel sliding door to aft deck
  • Home theater entertainment system with Blu-Ray player and wireless device connection capability
  • Master stateroom with king-sized berth with upholstered headboard and storage underneath
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 91' 9''
    27.9 m
    Beam 22' 6''
    6.86 m
    Dry Weight 265,000 lbs.
    20,202 kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 5’ 7''
    1.72 m
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom N/A
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 3,790 gal.
    14,346 L
    Water Capacity 800 gal.
    3,028 L
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power 2 x 1600-hp Caterpillar C-32A diesel
    Tested Power Currently no test numbers
    Opt. Power 2 x 1800-hp CAT C-32A diesel
    2 x 1900-hp CAT-32A diesel
    2 x 1800-hp MTU 12V-2000 diesel
    2 x 1920-hp MTU 12V-2000 diesel

    Captain's Report

    Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht profile shot
    The Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht with the open flybridge.


    The Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht will have a 22’6” (6.86 m) beam and will be offered with an open or enclosed flybridge along with a wide range of opportunities for personalization. Whether it be long distance transit, coastal cruising, day trips or entertaining at the dock, it appears that the Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht will encompass many of the features of the 100 Raised Pilothouse for a yacht possessing a "go anywhere, do anything" flexibility.


    With fluid lines that create an appealing silhouette, this motor yacht incorporates her features to provide several functions that blend ergonomics and utility together within a contemporary design. By creating a sleek, pilothouse yacht with rounded contours, low, angled windshields, and main-deck side windows stretching nearly the length of the deck, not only is a striking design created, but the interior will be filled with light, and visibility out will be nearly unlimited. Hatteras is certainly proving, in what President and CEO John W. S. Ward has referred to as a "semi-custom yacht", that the intent of this new fleet is to give owners a wider range of opportunities for personalization.

    Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht open flybridge
    An artist's rendering of the Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht with the open flybridge.

    With outdoor entertaining in mind

    , the Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht has a large aft deck settee with dining table, while forward, a settee, cocktail table and a large sun pad make the foredeck as equally as inviting. An optional foredeck layout includes benches facing fore and aft and a table. The flybridge spans half the length of the yacht and in the open version, is shaded by the hardtop. It features a settee, dining table for eight, and a bar.

    Fold-Out Balconies.

    Adding to the concept of ergonomics and space, Hatteras' designers have offered the option of fold-out balconies for the main deck that are incorporated into the bulwarks, providing even more exterior space when desired. This semi-custom yacht's attention to outdoor enjoyment is the crux of her mission, while all of its appointments, above and below deck, combine, in an effort to fulfill that objective by providing the quality in those features one would expect of a yacht of this size and caliber.

    Features Inspection

    The Flybridge.

    While the Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht will be offered in both open and enclosed flybridge options, each climate controlled with a 48,000 BTU reverse-cycle A/C, Hull #1 will be an open version. From the rendering, one can see that the expanse of the flybridge, taking advantage of the yacht's near 23’ (7.01 m) beam, will offer the entertaining and enjoyment area typically found in the salon of a yacht this size. Incorporating the helm station, a lengthy settee, a bar, chaise lounges, a dining table, and vertical headroom for the most ostentatious of flat screen televisions, this could quickly become the most popular space on the yacht, especially at the dock where the height of the additional deck provides a sense of exclusivity.

    Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht fly bridge
    Rendering of the flybridge area with the hardtop removed.

    The enclosed flybridge

    provides the same area layout and floor plan while removing exposure to the elements. One would have to choose from their own personal taste and locale, as to whether or not to select the open or enclosed version since, while the yacht possesses very attractive lines in both, the enclosed version does provide a sleeker and more swept appearance. However, in tropical latitudes or the Mediterranean, one may certainly find the open flybridge more appealing for the enjoyment of the sea breeze and inviting presence.

    Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht profile shot
    Rendering of the Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht with the sleeker enclosed flybridge option.

    The bridge deck and helm features

    will consist of a computer controlled Ethernet monitoring system with LCD touch screen display providing visual and audible signals for engines, gears, generators, high bilge water, fire warning systems, fire extinguisher discharge, and tank level indicators, just to list a few.

    A history log

    is maintained for critical alarms and trends may be set up to view various parameters with respect to time. The helm will feature all of the necessary switches, such as a single-lever clutch and throttle controls (electronic) with emergency backup and engine synchronization, synchronizer, back up controls, power-assisted steering and electronic console.

    Standard Hardtop.

    The open flybridge is covered by a fiberglass hardtop with acrylic isinglass enclosures while the Enclosed Flybridge has a wrap-around windscreen, much akin to those one would see on a large Hatteras Sportfish. All exterior electronic systems are above and to aft.

    Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht floor plan
    Floorplan of the Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht. Note the main deck sky lights forward of the windscreen and the foredeck lounge area.

    The Main Deck.

    The Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht will offer a flexible interior layout. With the main salon and formal dining aft, the galley arrangement can be positioned either forward or amidships. In the forward galley configuration, the entirety of the salon space is placed aft, where in the amidships version, a second, smaller salon is created forward, allowing for a private meeting and gathering space aside from the main salon.

    The salon

    is open and light filled as a result of the side windows that run unimpeded the length of the deck, along with the forward skylights. The galley forward layout obviously provides the most space for gathering and entertaining, were this yacht to be set up for charter, keeping the meal preparation space and informal dining separate from the guests and crew. One important feature in the 90 Motor Yacht’s interior is the large skylight that is forward of the galley. The concept is similar to what is seen on the 70 Motor Yacht.

    Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht sky light
    The 90 Motor Yacht features a large skylight that is located forward of the galley. This will bring in lots of natural lighting.
    Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht floor plan
    Floorplan with the forward galley, day head and nook breakfast/seating area.
    Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht galley floor plan
    Floorplan of the galley positioned amidships with forward private salon area.

    As an optional added feature, creating an even greater sense of space and connection to the sea, are the port and starboard fold-out balconies, shown in the floorplan above and the artist's conception below, which extends from the bulwarks and provides a "patio" over the water.

    Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht salon
    An artist's concept of Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht’s salon, forward layout, showing the optional fold down balcony on the left.

    From the rendering above, one can see that the styling of the salon, in keeping with the entire yacht, is intended to be open, contemporary, and born to entertain guests. At first glance, the Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht appears to offer an invitation for extended periods aboard.

    Moving aft

    out of the salon and onto the aft main deck, the bench seating, dining area, access to the flybridge and swim platform, all shaded below the flybridge deck, appear to set the space up in an ergonomic and symmetrical arrangement, with the intent of creating the ability for a free flow of foot traffic, whether it be for embarking/disembarking, dining, party guests or the mere operation of the yacht. The aft deck surface is teak throughout, and it should be noted that the steps to the swim platform, the platform itself and the steps to the flybridge are an option in teak.

    Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht aft deck plan
    The aft deck area showing port and starboard access to and from the swim platform, access to the flybridge, and dining area, with swim platform and access shown in optional teak decking. A hydraulic lowering swim platform is optional.

    Below Deck Accommodations.

    Below deck, the Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht provides four staterooms, with the owner's cabin aft, VIP cabin forward and two twin berth cabins in between, each with its own en suite head, to sleep a total of eight. At the foot of the companionway is the laundry room to starboard.

    Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht accommodation plan
    Floorplan of the accommodation deck showing the forecastle, guest staterooms forward, owner's cabin amidships, mechanical space (in gray), and crew quarters.

    Work in Progress.

    Since Hull #1 of the Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht went into production in late 2015, there were no photographs of her interior spaces available at the time of this report. Once the design for the 90 Motor Yacht’s interior layout is complete, the design team will build a plywood mockup and spend time inside making sure that all of the spaces aboard will be ergonomic. Nevertheless, while taking advantage of her 22'6" (6.86 m) beam at its widest point, it is reasonable to suggest that these staterooms will offer like characteristics and features found in the 70 Motor Yacht and 100 Raised Pilothouse, with a wide range of opportunities for personalization.

    Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht guest accommodation
    An enhanced view of Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht’s guest accommodation spaces.

    The floorplan

    above shows the layout of the master cabin, with the king sized bed offset to starboard. Beneath the bed are cedar-lined storage drawers. The offset of the bed provides a straight, free line of passage to both the en suite head and the cedar lined walk-in closet, and also creates more open space for changing. There are many options for customizing this space including night stands, port and starboard dressers, and a 40" flatscreen TV which can be mounted on the bulkhead forward of the bed with a home theater system and TracVision connectivity. To port and starboard of the master cabin are top over bottom windows, allowing a total of four sources of natural light into the space, along with one in the master head shower to starboard.

    Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht starboard view
    The starboard side view shows cabin windows along the side of the hull. From left to right (aft to forward) is the master head shower, top over bottom in the master cabin, starboard twin berth, and the oval forward in the VIP berth.

    The master en suite head

    comes with either stone or tile flooring, stone countertops, back splashes and side splashes at the his and her sinks. The shower also comes in an option of either stone or tile with a frameless door.The water closet is fresh water flush with a three-quarter tank full indicator.

    Guest Staterooms.

    The port and starboard dual twin cabins are mirror images and include a 26" flatscreen TV and entertainment system, along with either stone or tile flooring and shower in the en suite head of each.

    The forward VIP stateroom

    contains a Queen sized bed with cedar lined drawer storage below and cedar lined closets to port and starboard. A 40" flatscreen is mounted on the aft bulkhead facing the bed, and the VIP guest head to starboard is also offered with stone or tile flooring. The emergency egress hatch to the foredeck is found in the forward berth.All four cabins have their own HVAC control, and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The companionway and berths are carpeted throughout and the stairwell to the main deck is independently lighted.

    Crew Quarters.

    The crew berths, head and lounge are positioned astern, aft of the mechanical space, with access from the transom swim platform and port side of the main deck amidships.

    Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht accommodation plan
    Enhanced view of Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht’s guest accommodation spaces.

    The crew space is accommodating for a 90' (27 m) yacht, capable of sleeping up to four hands, in the event of a team couple complement, or at a minimum three, the Captain's quarters will provide a full berth, and there is an over-under crew stateroom. The crew lounge has an abbreviated galley including microwave, refrigerator, sink, storage, and lounge table. Convenient access to the machinery space is through the crew lounge and since there is a watertight door leading directly onto the swim platform, the crew can begin their day early with the confidence of knowing the guests forward will not be disturbed.

    Engine Room

    The Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht, Hull #1, will be powered by twin Caterpillar C-32A, 1600-hp diesel engines. Future yachts in this class will also offer the option of the Cat C-32A, 1800-hp and 1900-hp as well as the option for twin MTU 12V-2000, 1800 or 1929-hp engines, with electrically controlled gears, neutral interlocks and exhaust silencers.

    Heavy-Duty Equipment.

    Also in the engine room are two remote starting 40 kW fresh-water cooled generators providing 3-phase AC power to the yacht for air conditioners, galley systems and all components that are not 24-volt. Forward is a 45 horsepower hydraulic bow thruster and a 6,000 deck mounted hydraulic anchor windlass. We very much agree with Hatteras’ selection of hydraulics for both the bow thruster and the anchor windlass as it is a more reliable, more heavy-duty system than ones using electric motors.

    The fuel tankage

    integrates a main fiberglass tank, along with two smaller tanks, into the hull, rather than being separate containers, which provides the ability for greater fuel storage, weight savings, lower CG, and serves as a second bottom to the boat in case of grounding. Hatteras pioneered this construction method decades ago and is one of the best builders in the industry in executing this design concept.


    As previously noted, the renderings of this new yacht by Hatteras leaves one asking to see more. In the meantime, it appears that Hatteras has taken the best of both the 70 Motor Yacht and the 100 Pilothouse models, and combined their unique characteristics of style and function into this new yacht. Options such as a wrap-around teak cap rail for both the main deck and flybridge, along with interior pageantry customization, in conjunction with the robust, yet smooth overall lines, creates the potential for a beautiful yacht that will sit proudly and competitively at any high-end marina or yacht club.

    Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht factory
    The Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht, Hull #1, being laid down, fall 2015.

    Standard and Optional Features


    Air Cond./Heat Standard
    Battery Charger/Converter Standard
    CD Stereo Standard
    Dripless Shaft Seals Standard
    Head: Fixed Standard
    TV/DVD Standard
    Washdown: Fresh Water Standard
    Water Heater Standard
    Windlass Standard


    Microwave Standard
    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Wet bar Standard

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Bow Thruster Standard
    Davit Optional
    Freezer Standard
    Generator Standard
    Oil Change System Standard
    Vacuum Standard
    Washer/Dryer Standard


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