Hatteras has tapped into the open concept that is so popular in the houses we admire today, with the new 2016 70 MY we visited at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show—in fact, we found it so impressive that this model was named one of the top 5 motoryachts at the show. The 70 wowed the crowds, with an expanse of main deck living. Get a glimpse with your own eyes, in the short First Look Video.

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From the sliding glass door entry at the cockpit, the interior flows unimpeded all the way to the forward windows some 50 feet ahead. To starboard is a large L-shaped settee that will comfortably seat eight and faces a cabinet that houses a pop-up big-screen TV. Just ahead and also to starboard is the galley. Between the separate island, granite countertops, and overall size, this is a kitchen most land-based homes would be proud of. Just a few steps ahead is the skylounge–a U-shaped banquette surrounded by large windows and topped by a high ceiling with yet more windows. Twenty people could move easily between these three connected spaces for a memorable cocktail party. A second layout option moves the galley to the skylounge, and adds a traditional dining table with eight chairs just ahead of the saloon.

Seemingly dedicated to entertaining, the Hatteras 70 MY flybridge has room for a dozen or more guests. Between the portside U-shaped settee, the starboard side bar with stools, the aft sun deck, and the two helm chairs, a crowd would not feel crowded.

For more information visit Hatteras.

Or take a look at some Hatteras 70 MY listings.

Written by: Zuzana Prochazka
Zuzana Prochazka is a writer and photographer who freelances for a dozen boating magazines and websites. A USCG 100 Ton Master, Zuzana has cruised, chartered and skippered flotillas in many parts of the world and serves as a presenter on charter destinations and topics. She is the Chair of the New Product Awards committee, judging innovative boats and gear at NMMA and NMEA shows, and currently serves as immediate past president of Boating Writers International. She contributes to Boats.com and YachtWorld.com, and also blogs regularly on her boat review site, TalkoftheDock.com.
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