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From the moment you fire up the engines and cut through your first wave, the Hatteras Advantage is apparent. As our naval architects and engineers know, deep V-design hulls have a tendency to roll and incur high hull resistance. Flat-bottom hulls offer less resistance but pound in normal sea conditions. Thus, Hatteras has developed a series of convex and modified-V hulls that provide the best of both designs. These hulls deliver a sharp entry and a soft, stable ride - the renowned "Hatteras ride." Further, most Hatteras hulls feature a double chine with hull side "step-outs" to help reduce spray while increasing the beam above the waterline. The benefits - a dryer ride and more interior space.
Hatteras also uses in-house designed 6- and 7-bladed nibral propellers custom built to our specifications. These propellers are dynamically balanced to effectively match the boat's weight, speed, horsepower and reduction gear. Using large blade area ratios, the propeller's load is distributed over a greater prop area. This reduces cavitation, vibration and noise and, at the same time, improves fuel economy and performance.
Hatteras engineers specify deep gear ratios combined with larger propellers to obtain optimum performance. There are many advantages to turning a larger propeller slower:
- Decreased load sensitivity
- Constant speed under variable conditions
- Increased cruise speed
- Decreased drive train vibration
- Increased fuel efficiency
- Decreased propeller slippage
Using advanced propulsion theories, Hatteras has also incorporated propeller tunnels into the hull bottom design. Tunnels allow the shaft angle to be reduced, which aids in the boat's efficiency. This reduces the overall draft and allows the use of larger propellers to achieve the performance benefits above.
Only Hatteras provides the deep gear ratios needed to deliver the high performance you demand under full-load and real-world sea conditions - with the renowned Hatteras ride.
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