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Hatteras 60

This is a general report on general considerations for people thinking about buying a 60’ motoryacht using the Hatteras 60 Motor Yacht as the focus.
This article is for owner/operators only.

We got a call last week from a man who has owned a 40’ sedan for several years and he is now looking for “a new 50-footer,” but what caught his eye were a 58 and a 68 both of which BoatTEST published articles on in the last six weeks. “I really like them both, but the 68 is too much money,” he said, “and I’m not sure I can handle the 58-footer.” The fact is that if he can handle his 40-footer well, has experience and has self-confidence, in our experience he will be fine with either the 58 or 68-footer. In normal, no-wind and no-current circumstances, a single-engine stern drive can be harder to dock than a large twin-engine motoryacht.  So it is with this conversation in mind that we will approach the Hatteras 60 Motor Yacht, the smallest motoryacht in the Hatteras line, as well as look at basic buying considerations in this category of yacht. Step aboard (sans shoes, please) --