With 1,550-hp Caterpillar C-30 engines, the Hatteras 60 Convertible now cruises at 34 knots and tops out at over 37. The primary design change appears in the aft keel area where deep, finely tuned tunnels have allowed Hatteras engineers to reduce the shaft angle and increase thrust tremendously. A byproduct of the tunnels is a drastically reduced draft. With the optional enclosed flybridge, the 60 Convertible floats in 5`1` of water with an enclosed bridge and 4`11` when equipped with the standard open flybridge. The tunnels have also enhanced the 60`s close-quarters handling, due to the pure propulsion of water directly onto the stainless-steel rudders. The cockpit comes with bait and tackle centers accessed via toe kicks, as is the double-wide freezer. An 80-inch fish box with mascerator pump is located in the cockpit sole, and a second fish box integrated into the transom can be plumbed as an optional livewell. With no exposed handles or hardware to catch fingers or chamois, this cockpit will keep the crew happy, as will the insulated drink storage in the cockpit steps and hidden quick-connect washdown connections. For the ultimate in fishing and cruising comfort, opt for the completely redesigned enclosed flybridge, with or without a circular staircase leading to the salon. This spacious compartment features a Tracy helm chair and two forward-facing riding seats. An L-shaped lounge is elevated for excellent visibility and includes rod storage underneath. A wet bar with refrigerator and icemaker makes entertaining easy, and a central vacuum eases the cleaning burden. The standard interior arrangement on the 60 Convertible calls for three staterooms and three heads. The master stateroom is a beam-width compartment complete with queen-sized berth, cedar-lined storage underneath, entertainment center, twin nightstands, his-and-her hanging lockers and several additional storage compartments for extended cruising.