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|Location:||Grand Harbour Marina Valletta Malta|
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Refitted Hatteras 32 Sport Fisherman in excellent condition.
Open cockpit deck layout with up-scale interior cabin accommodation. Ideal as a sport fisherman OR AS A SPACIOUS FAMILY DAY-BOAT.
Interior sleeps 4 adults with the galley off to port, booth-style dinette, roomy head /shower.
Wide side decks for easy access to the bow.
Current survey undertaken by Government surveyor (2012)
IT’S A HATTERAS THROUGH AND THROUGH
THE 32 SPORT FISHERMAN. SPIRITED. RUGGED. ROOMY.
For many years it's been possible to describe the hundreds of things experienced fishermen look for in an offshore fishing boat by saying only one word.
Look at the 32 Sport Fisherman and you can easily see why.
Everything is designed and built from the experience gained as the leading builder of high quality offshore fishing boats.
“THE DEMISE OF THE HATTERAS 32 SPORT FISHERMAN”
Hatteras has the unique distinction of being one of the first three production fiberglass boat builders to start up around 1960. All three survive today.
The company was established in 1959 by North Carolina knitting mill owner Willis Slane who, as word has it, just wanted to build a good strong boat for himself for fishing the outer banks. What followed is one of the unparalleled success stories of the fiberglass boat building industry.
For the most part, Hatteras built balsa cored boats. In earlier years, up to about 1980, the hulls were solid glass, and then cored hull sides appeared. Decks and house tops have always been balsa cored. If you want to know how good balsa is as a core material, try to find a Hatteras with a core problem. And speaking of balsa, Hatteras yachts are notably quieter inside than most others, that's because of the wonderful acoustic properties of balsa.
When it comes to building good quality, consistent and reasonably priced motor yachts, no one had been able to match Hatteras. Hatteras recognized that wives often controlled the checkbook in the family, and didn't make the mistake of forgetting this important marketing factor.
Yet Hatteras has since abandoned a major part of the market that they had filled for so long, the medium size sport fisherman and motor yachts of a type that was renowned for their sea keeping abilities, having been designed by the famous designers Jack Hargrave and Jim Wynne. Today, the smallest boat they make is a fifty four footer priced at well over one million dollars. The days when there were a few good quality, rugged offshore type boats to choose from are over. All we are left with is an aging fleet of older Hatterai.
Unfortunately, no one has rushed in to fill the void created by the withdrawal of these types of boats. A few have tried, but arguably the most recent offerings don't even come close to duplicating these legends. So why did Hatteras abandon this market? In a word, cost and lower profit margins.
To produce boats of this quality today simply costs more than the market will bear. Plus, they probably can't compete with the lower cost price leaders since fewer and fewer people are willing to pay the freight for better quality. Boats have gotten too fancy as people demand more and more amenities, more plush interiors, more appliances, electronics etc. When you add up the cost of all this and include the additional cost factor of substantially higher quality structures and systems, it's not hard to see how good quality boats quickly exceed the reach of most of those who desire them.
But, there is an additional factor which is that the design of a good sea boat is not amenable to the creation of the vast interior spaces that people want today. Boat owners willingly sacrifice sea keeping ability for interior space. Mom takes one look at any good sea boat and says, 'But it's so small inside! That boat is twice as big!"
“Mom, it is but you can't shove a wide flat surface against an oncoming wave and not end up getting splattered against a bulkhead.”
There's no way you're going to take other boats to sea as you would a Hatteras. But mom doesn't want to go to sea anyway. She'd prefer to stay lashed to the dock, close to the swimming pool and tennis courts. And that's why we don't have any more 32, 34, 36, 37, 38, 53, 43, 45, 46, or 48 foot Hatteras’s. People want floating condos, and the market will always give them what they want so long as enough of them want it. But there aren't enough people that want good sea boats.
So, until people decide either that they're tired of beating their brains out in floating condos, or get tired of staying tied to the dock, or just puttering around in protected waters, or they stop demanding the utmost in luxury, the days of the middle class Hatteras are over.
Sad, but very true.
|Vessel type:||Offshore Fishing Boat|
|Model:||32 Sport Fisher|
|No. of engines:||2|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||32'|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Hull type:||Deep-V Planing|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||1000 Litres|
|Water capacity:||189 Litres|
Twin Cummings 300 6BTA Diesels (New 1996 - Less than 1300 hours) give you an easy 22 to 24 knot cruise speed.
Cummins Exhaust Elbows (New 2012)
Turbochargers Overhauled (2012)
Extremely solid construction as design and thickness of glass fibre etc results in a very stable seaworthy craft capable of taking strong seas.
MATCHING MAKES IT MATCHLESS.
The hull shape of the 32 Sport Fisherman, designed by Jim Wynne to Hatteras' demanding specifications, produces quick planing, flat running and excellent stability.
Its sharp entry and flared bow make for a softer ride in swells and chop ... as well as deflect spray down and away.
And as for tracking, the 32 is true. The skeg design is carefully chosen to provide true tracking in turns and quartering seas, yet does not produce speed-reducing drag.
For the ruggedness needed for enjoyable offshore fishing, Hatteras backs up its tough hull with an all fiberglass stringer system of great strength.
It gives added stiffness to the cored fiberglass hull and spreads the torque and weight loads of the engines and gears.
To produce top speeds, the hull and engines (twin diesel) are “matched” at design stage. This means that the hull’s shape, structure and weight are selected, from the very beginning to make the best use of the engine’s weight and power output.
The interior sleeps 4 with the galley off to port, booth-style dinette, roomy head/shower.
CATCH WHAT’S HAPPENING BELOW DECK.
Step into the cabin and catch any of the following.
The head. It’s complete with electric toilet, sink, shower with curtain, medicine cabinet, mirror and linen storage locker.
The galley: AC/DC refrigerator and freezer, stainless steel sink, 2 burner stove, loads of storage lockers and a space for an optional microwave oven. Seat your guests at a dinette that has storage under, and later converts to a double berth.
The bow stateroom. It's has a teak deck; has wide, 6'6" long vee berths; lots of storage drawers and a hanging locker.
And catch the luxury that's traditional with Hatter¬as; those touches that are now expected by the kings and charter boat captains, the wealthy and the sea-wise who own Hatteras boats.
The hand-fitted, hand-finished rare wood. The soft, sound-hushing headlining and teak decking. The beautiful fabrics and pleasing colours.
You may even be able to catch the look of amazement in your guests' eyes when they realize that while you have all these comforts, the cabin still has a spacious feeling.
110 & 240 Volts
One Ultrasonic Ultra 20 Series II - Powerboat Dual Voltage Twin Transducers (New 2011)
Two 12 Volt Varta Semi Traction Batteries x 230 Ah - New 2007
One Mastervolt Battery Charger
One Heart Interface Freedom 10 Inverter/Charger
Two BP Solar 365J SSPV Modules (New 2011)
One SunWorks DB2C Dual Battery Solar Charge Controller (New 2011)
Front Canopy & Rear Bimini in Sunbrella Navy Blue (New 2011)
Wave Eco (New 2011) with Yamaha 4
THE RIGHT SYSTEMS FOR THE LIFE THEY LEAD.
As with the hull and engines, the 32's operating systems are developed by Hatteras for a life at sea.
And the Hatteras passion for reliability is plainly evident.
The 12V DC and 120/240V AC electrical systems, for instance, include distribution panels with magnetic circuit breakers; ground fault protection on AC outlets; transformer connected, fused shoreline inlets; stranded copper wire; heavy duty harnesses secured against vibration and chafing damage; colour coding and numbering of wires for easy identification.
AND THERE’S MORE.
Do you want more? Most experienced fishermen do.
The Hatteras 32 Sport Fisher¬man gives you more.
Seacocks on underwater thru-hull fittings. Complete bonding for corrosion control. Fiberglass tanks for durability. Hatteras Systems Monitor which senses four crucial functions on each engine/drive train. Independent banks of 12V DC batteries with paralleling system. Fresh water cooling for main engines. Fresh water pressure system.
The list of standard equipment is very long with the Hatteras 32 Sport Fisherman, as it is with every Hatteras. All designed to provide offshore comfort and performance trip after trip, year after year.
Regularly anti-fouled but now that the Ultrasonic Ultra 20 Series II - Powerboat Dual Voltage Twin Transducers have been fitted it has dramatically made a difference to the necessity to have the vessel anti-fouled regularly.
It also has meant that the vessel can more easily be used without having to worry about the accumulation of barnacles adversely affecting the performance.
One Ritchie SS-1002 Compass - New 2008
One Raymarine Ray49E Class D DSC Fixed Mount VHF Radio - New 2008
One Raymarine Raystar 125 SDGPS Antenna - New 2008
One Raymrine RD424 4Kw 24" Radome Radar Scanner - New 2008
One Raymarine C120 12.1" Multifunction Display - New 2008
One Raymarine DSM30 HD Digital Sounder Module - New 2008
One Raymarine B744V High Speed TH Transducer - New 2008
One Navionics Platinum Charts Central Mediterranean - New 2008
One Nautilarm V2 Kit GPS-ANT-003 - New 2008
One Garmin GPS Map 130
One Robertson Autopilot AP11 Control Unit
One Robertson Autopilot J3000X Junction Unit
One Navtex NAV4 plus Receiver
ROUGH? SHE’S READY.
With all this care and performance and strength put into the 32, there can be no doubt as to its preparedness and purpose.
It's ready for fishing offshore. Hard, tournament-type fishing. Or fishing with a few friends. For a few hours. Or a few days.
Take the helm and you'll sense its readiness. And because of it you'll feel more confident…. whether on wide open water or around the marina. You'll also feel completely in command. Because the 32 Sport Fisherman gives you the tools for it.
Unobstructed vision forward and aft, a complete control con¬sole of instruments and switches, twin throttle and clutch controls, hydraulic steering and stainless steel wheel, sturdy safety glass wrap-around windshield with a ventilating center section.
There are even storage bins ready to house a good selection of electronics.
Your fishing party will also find its needs met by the Hatteras 32. A cockpit large enough to hold a fighting chair, storage and tackle boxes, a good supply of gear plus….the fishing party itself. The cockpit is self-bailing and has a fiberglass sole with teak surface.
Fish aren't the only things you can catch on the Hatteras 32.