U.S shipyard Hatteras, has released a progress update on the creation of its 90 superyacht at its facilities in New Bern, North Carolina.
Having announced the addition of the superyacht at the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the 90 hull is currently in the process of being laid up.
The hull takes inspiration from Hatteras’ 100 motoryacht, with similar tunnels to accommodate large propellers, allowing improved performance and a reduction in draft. The first hull will also feature a large curved skylight above the main deck.
Speaking about the progress of the 90’s build, David Willoughby, senior design engineer for Hatteras Yachts commented, “The superstructure tooling is almost complete and the flybridge is being cut.”
According to Willoughby, the rest of the yacht is still very much in the design phase, as he also said, “We’ve already done a competitive product analysis to make sure that we are meeting or exceeding what other builders are producing in this size range. The voice of the customer and the voice of the dealer are an important part of the process.”
Once the design for the 90 is complete, the Hatteras design team will then create a plywood mock-up version, before ensuring the spaces aboard are completely ergonomic.
For more information, visit Hatteras Yachts.