Elegant Hatteras Enclosed Bridge kept in Pristine Condition!
In reasonable seas, normal cruising speed proved to be about 28 knots at 1,900 rpm using 112 gph. Top speed touched 35 knots at 2,360 rpm - faster than any Hatteras 65 I've ever run.
We ran the speed tests in a 5-foot beam sea first thing in the morning, but winds increased to 20 knots, and seas were running 8 to 10 feet by the time we headed home. Running south with the wind and seas from the southeast required us to drop back speed to 18 to 20 knots. This is when an enclosed bridge truly shines! We plowed through, taking it virtually on the nose for 30 miles back to Palm Beach with absolute impunity.