With 1,550-hp Caterpillar C-30 engines, the Hatteras 60 Convertible now cruises at 34 knots and tops out at over 37. The primary design change appears in the aft keel area where deep, finely tuned tunnels have allowed Hatteras engineers to reduce the shaft angle and increase thrust tremendously. In addition, all 60 Convertibles now feature sea chests as standard equipment. Not only do these simplify maintenance for the captain by centralizing most thru-hulls into one location, they also improve performance by reducing the number of fittings that interrupt the natural flow of water around the hull.
A byproduct of the tunnels is a drastically reduced draft. With the optional enclosed flybridge, the 60 Convertible floats in 5'1" of water with an enclosed bridge and 4'11" when equipped with the standard open flybridge. In addition to providing access to shallow inlets and improving the top-end performance, the tunnels have also enhanced the 60's close-quarters handling, due to the pure propulsion of water directly onto the stainless-steel rudders.
With 151 square feet of working space, the 60 Convertible's cockpit comes with the features you need as standard equipment. Bait and tackle centers are accessed via toe kicks, as is the double-wide freezer. Fish storage abounds. An 80-inch fish box with mascerator pump is located in the cockpit sole, and a second fish box integrated into the transom can be plumbed as an optional live well. With no exposed handles or hardware to catch fingers or chamois, this cockpit will keep the crew happy, as will more subtle touches like insulated drink storage in the cockpit steps and hidden quick-connect washdown connections.
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Warranty: 5 years
Hull Shape: Tunnel
Beam: 17 ft 4 in
LWL: 51 ft 11 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 11 in
Bridge Clearance: 14 ft 8 in
Headroom: 6 ft 6 in
Freeboard: 3 ft 0 in
Dry Weight: 90000 lbs
Engine Option 1: 2x Caterpillar 3412E 1400 HP