THIS 45 EXPRESS IS LEADING A SUPERYACHT TO NEW DESTINATIONS
The owner of the 147-foot expedition yacht Dorothea III built the Hatteras 45 Express Post One so he and his guests could fish all the hotspots that the superyacht visits on her epic voyages.
Designed for targeting gamefish offshore, the quick and nimble Post One has accompanied the superyacht as a tow-behind tender since last year.
“We took delivery of Post One in the latter part of the summer,” said Dorothea III’s captain, John Crupi. “Since then, we have towed it nearly 5,000 miles and we’ve put a little over 600 hours on it. We’ve gone to the Bahamas, to Colombia, through the Panama Canal, and to Costa Rica. We’ve been fishing about a week a month in the best places you can imagine.”
He gave an example: “On March 18th, we were fishing Isla Jicaron on Panama’s Pacific Coast. At around 4 pm we raised and hooked a 550-pound blue marlin on 30-pound main line. The fish was fought till the early evening hours and released at 7 pm.” The crew took this photo using a GoPro camera, illuminating the marlin with Post One’s underwater lights.
On its last fishing trip off the northern coast of Panama, Post One released 33 sails over three days and brought home a nice tuna for fresh sashimi onboard Dorothea III. “We’ve been so happy with the boat,” Capt. John said. “We had a Hatteras 77 four or five years ago; they build an incredible boat.” Next, Dorothea III and Post One will voyage to the Marquesas, followed by the Society Islands and Tonga. In October, they plan to head Down Under to Cairns, Australia, for black marlin season. Stay tuned to the Hatteras Yachts Facebook page for more adventures off the beaten path with this daring duo.