The Hatteras 68 Convertible sports a 192-square-foot cockpit that includes a mezzanine deck for superior seating and amenities. The mezzanine houses double- size bait freezer, insulated storage tubs, tackle drawers, insulated drink storage and more. The mezzanine is designed in modular fashion, which allows each owner to customize the location of various components such as freezer, ice box or optional baitwell. Below the cockpit deck is a large, open lazarette accessible through the engine room hatch. The compartment provides an excellent location for equipment and gear storage, while an aft isolation bulkhead with door allows easy inspection of steering components. The engine room contains no space-stealing air boxes on the hull sides or air-induction vents on the exterior. That's because the 68 features a forced ventilation system that draws air from beneath the cockpit coaming.
The standard open flybridge arrangement offers wrap-around seating forward of the console along with a deep freeze and insulated chill box. The extended overhang is topped with two Murray Products helm chairs, though there is room (and a backing plate) for an optional third chair. A rear-facing jump seat provides quick access to the cockpit ladder. Hatteras' computer-based touch-screen system monitor is standard, and a generous electronics allowance will easily outfit the power-actuated electronics console. The pod-style helm station includes single-lever controls with emergency backup controls standard. An optional enclosed flybridge arrangement is also available.
The 68 Convertible is built on a solid fiberglass hull bottom backed by a five-year warranty. With its convex hull shape, deep propeller tunnels, large props and deep reduction gears, the 68 will deliver a shallow draft and competitive performance.
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Warranty: 5 years
Hull Shape: Semi-Displacement
Beam: 21 ft 7 in
LWL: 59 ft 10 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 4 in
Bridge Clearance: 15 ft 1 in
Headroom: 6 ft 6 in
Freeboard: 3 ft 1 in
Dry Weight: 126500 lbs
Engine Option 1: 2x Caterpillar C-30 1550 HP