We were lucky enough to sell Joe's 50' Hatteras in September. We have been looking for several months and finally found the one and at a great deal. She is awesome and FAST! After doing a ton of research on motors and hulls we decided on a 2005 60' Buddy Davis design by Donold Blount. This boat has never been used and is loaded. Oh yeah did I say fast!
We had a preliminary sea trial and with a dirty bottom and we cruised at 35 knots at 75% load and to the pins made 41 knots. She is spec'd at 37 cruise and 43 top end. We were worried about the ride and the sea trial settled our nerves. We ran into 3' every 7 seconds with 4 footers thrown in at 35 knots and never took spray in two hours of testing over the rail. No sea mist in the cockpit while running. She was very impressive and she only has 371 hours on twin C32 CAT 1650hp.
She even has a tackle room!
To top it off it has never been used. I mean she is brand new! it was built as a spec boat for a Doctor's children who stopped fishing. The doctor actually has a G5 that he flies to Venezuala to fish his 65 footer. Man what a gem. Cannot wait to do surveys next week to get the final thumbs up.