32 Flybridge Fisherman
Length w/ Pulpit:
Small flybridge convertibles have become a rare breed in recent yearstheyre expensive to build and most anglers prefer the versatility of an express fishing boats in the under 35-foot range. Although she wasnt a runaway bestseller, the Hatteras 32 Flybridge enjoyed a loyal following in her day thanks to her solid construction and the quality touches one expected in a Hatteras product of the 1980s. The hull is a Jim Wynne design with a wide 12-foot beam, propeller pockets, and an aggressive 18 degrees of transom deadrise. The hullsides are balsa cored from the waterline up, and the well-flared bow of the Hatteras 32 helps keep the decks dry when seas pick up. The cockpit is huge for a boat this size, and engine boxes provide a convenient seating perch for watching the baits. Below, the step-down cabin includes a forward V-berth, convertible dinette, standup head with shower, and a full-service galley with sink, refrigerator and stove. A bow pulpit was standard. No lightweight, twin 300hp Crusader gas inboards cruise at 18 knots (high 20s top). A sistership, the Hatteras 32 Sportfisherman, is the same boat without the flybridge.
Overview Conservative 1980s convertible combines large cockpit with comfortable cabin layout, roomy bridge.
Features Step-down interior with galley to port, booth-style dinette, roomy head/shower sleeps four. Deck area between engine boxes is below cockpit level to allow standing headroom when entering cabin. Wide 12-foot beam provides cockpit space for a fighting chair. Prop pockets reduce draft, improve hull efficiency.
Comments Good engine access.
Performance Cruise at 18 knots with 300hp gas engines; 20 knots with 320hp Cat diesels.