2006 68 Hatteras Convertible “Reel Quest”
West Coast Rigged, Tournament Ready, C-FAB Tower, CAT C32A, LLC etc!
With a whopping 21'6" beam, the Hatteras 68 Convertible is more than just a big 68-footer—she’s gargantuan. From the salon to the galley to the staterooms below, the 68’s massive beam provides each living area with more usable living space and storage than anything in her class. Built on a solid fiberglass semi-V hull, deep propeller tunnels conceal an innovative trim-tab arrangement designed to control running angles more efficiently than transom- mounted tabs. Stepping inside through pneumatic sliding doors, the vast salon with its high-gloss cherry joinery, flat-screen TV, and huge U-shaped leather sofa takes convertible luxury to the highest level. There are four staterooms and four heads below including an enormous full-beam master with king bed, walk-in closet, and built- in dressers. The 68 Convertible’s huge 192 square-foot cockpit is the largest of any boat in her class, and the mezzanine deck has modular components allowing the owner to have the freezer, icebox or baitwell positioned to his preference. An open flybridge with wraparound seating forward of the console was standard, and a fully enclosed bridge with a rounded windshield was optional. CAT C-32As cruise her comfortably in any sea conditions.
- 68 Convertible
- San Diego, CA
- 68 ft
- Boat Name
- REEL QUEST
- 21.58 ft
- 5.33 ft
- Fuel Tanks
- Fresh Water
- 3,650 hp
- Engine 1
- Caterpillar C-32A
- 1825 hp
- Engine 2
- Caterpillar C-32A
- 1825 hp
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.Engine Notes
Additional twin engines by Caterpillar and MTU available.Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.