The new Hatteras GT54 is the lightest, quickest, and most nimble member of the new GT Series. Whether in the hunt for a trophy, or simply enjoying a fast day on the water, the GT54 delivers big.
Performance and styling are equally important to the tournament fisherman, and the new GT54 is designed for that customer. With over 50 years of experience building premium sport fishing convertibles, Hatteras has an unrivaled amount of knowledge when it comes to discerning the preferences of convertible owners.
The look of the GT54 is based on a traditional Carolina-style sportfisherman with updated and refined lines. The bow flare is dynamic, the bow rake is dramatic, and the long foredeck is carefully balanced against the low deckhouse. The lines are timeless. One of the most elegant elements of the styling is the tumblehome aft, a unique feature on production boats of this size.
The cockpit is designed for enhanced fishing and increased comfort. The mezzanine seat is one of the best around thanks to ergonomically designed backrests, armrests, and support cushions. Cup holders and an entertainment system are nearby, too. When it's time to get down to the business of fishing, there are in-deck fish boxes, a mounting plate for a fighting chair in the sole, and a recirculating live well at the transom. Stowage is excellent, with dedicated compartments for gaffs and boat hooks along with standard accommodations for rods. Teak is available for the coaming boards, cockpit sole and toerail for those who want to play up the GT54's distinct style.
While the look above the waterline is new for Hatteras in a boat in this size range, the shape below is familiar. The GT54 is based on our proven variable deadrise hull with a convex bow that minimizes the impact of seas in a variety of offshore conditions. Hatteras was the first builder to employ a convex bow on a variable deadrise hull and incorporate deep prop pockets in sportfishing convertibles.
The GT54 also boasts a resin-infused hull, a manufacturing technology pioneered by Hatteras. The resin infusion process improves the stiffness and durability of the hull, providing increased strength while allowing the boat to be much lighter than a traditional hand-laid vessel. The end result is great performance: the GT54 will run 41-knots at top end and 37 at cruise with 1600-bhp Caterpillar 32A diesels. The lighter weight made possible by the resin-infused hull reduces fuel burn and increases range.
Hatteras is not a company to chase trends, so when designing the interior of the GT54, we didn't go ultra contemporary. Instead, the décor is best defined as traditional taken to the next level. The salon and galley are on one level for an open space with excellent traffic flow. Cabinetry is carefully placed to provide a panoramic 270-degree view out of the large windows. Custom furniture including an L-shaped dinette and salon sofa is finely crafted and offers ample storage for extended voyages.
On the accommodations level there is a well-appointed VIP stateroom forward, a luxurious master suite amidships to port, and a third stateroom to starboard that has comfortable side-by-side berths rather than the more conventional over/under arrangement. Other key features include the sturdy electrical and mechanical systems that Hatteras is known for. Ride comfort and seakeeping in rough water are also a big part of our pedigree. The GT54 is a Hatteras in the purest sense. It can take abuse offshore and come out looking like it's in showroom condition. This exciting new model is just one of three in the GT Series, which also includes the GT60 and GT63. Like the GT54, the other GT's offer tournament-class fishing features, beautiful aesthetics, and the full essence of the Hatteras pedigree.
|Length Overall |
| 53'10" 16.18 meters |
|Length Overall with Bow Pulpit || 57'2" 17.43 meters |
|Beam ||17'3" 5.27 meters |
|Draft ||4'2" 1.28 meters |
|Freeboard Forward || 6'6" 1.98 meters |
|Freeboard Aft ||2'11" .89 meters |
|Headroom Most Areas ||6'6" 1.98 meters |
|Freshwater Capacity ||180 gals 681 liters |
|Fuel Capacity || 1,200 gals 4,542 liters |
|Holding Capacity ||95 gals 359 liters |
|Weight Displacement || 75,000 lbs 34,019 kilos |
|Height Above Waterline to: |
Top of Console
|14'8" 4.51 meters |
|Waterline Length || 47'7" 14.53 meters |
Twin CAT C18A Diesel Engines 1150 BHP
Twin CAT C32A Diesel Engines 1600 BHP
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Hatteras GT54 review in Marlin Magazine