Hatteras 61 Cockpit Motor Yacht


Name: 61 Cockpit Motor Yacht
Length: 61'3"
Hull Type: Modified-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 1,150 gals.
Model Years: 1981—1985
Draft: 4'11"
Beam: 18'2"
Water Capacity: 350 gals.
Waste Capacity: 218 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
The 61 Cockpit Motor Yacht—basically a Hatteras 56 Motor Yacht (1980–85) with a 5-foot cockpit—became a popular model for Hatteras following her 1981 introduction. With her versatile layout, walkaround decks, and multipurpose cockpit, the 61 Cockpit MY combines the essential elements of a good cruising or liveaboard yacht. The interior is similar to several Hatteras motor yachts of this era. In this case, the salon is open to the wheelhouse and separated by a room divider/helm seat with built-in entertainment center. The mid-level galley is down several steps from the helm/salon area and features large counter spaces for food preparation, abundant storage lockers, and booth style dinette for four. Forward is a guest or crew cabin with over/under bunks and private head with shower. To port, forward of the engine rooms, is the guest stateroom with twin berths and common head with stall shower. Aft is the full-beam master stateroom with walkaround queen berth and private head with tub and shower. The cockpit is large enough for fishing or entertaining and provides guests with an easy boarding point. Six were built with a full-height LRC-style raised cockpit. Cruise at 16–17 knots with 650hp Detroit 12V71 diesels.


Stretched version of Hatteras 56 MY (1980–85) combines cockpit versatility with motoryacht comfort.


Three-stateroom, three-head floorplan with galley, dinette down rivals bigger boats for space and comfort. Wheelhouse is open to salon providing good helm visibility. Semi-enclosed aft deck is large enough for serious entertaining; cockpit makes boarding easy.


Split enginerooms—a Hatteras trademark—provide easy access to motors and pumps.


Cruise at 15-16 knots with 650hp Detroit diesels (about 18 knots top).

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