This Hatteras 64 doesn't lack in luxury.

Boat of the Week: Hatteras 64, the Essence of Pleasant Living

If high-end camping with all the luxuries is called “glamping,” what would you call the same concept in long-distance cruising? It would certainly entail a glamorous yacht like the Kroh’s Nest, a Hatteras 64 built in New Bern, North Carolina, in 2008. This sleek performance craft is moored in Deale, Maryland, just south of Annapolis, awaiting your boarding and inspection.

You’ll find gracious living accommodations wrapped inside that gleaming white hull. The yacht’s interior layout takes full advantage of its generous 18-foot beam, from the open, airy saloon encased in brightly finished African mahogany paneling and custom cherry cabinetry to the centerline owners’ stateroom that spans the full beam, with its king-sized bed and ensuite head. Guests can find their own grand sanctums in two other staterooms, each with its own ensuite. There’s room for the professional crew, too, in a custom cabin tucked into the lazarette.

With an 18-foot beam, Kroh’s Nest provides ample quarters with the air of leisurely luxury.

The pilothouse shares space with the dinette and gourmet galley, which is well appointed with granite countertops, mahogany cabinets and full-sized appliances including Subzero. On the practical side, there’s an Aquamarine water maker to augment the 265-gallon freshwater tank for longer passages. The entertainment center has a Xantech digital AM/FM dual tuner, Denon 5-disc DVD/CD player, Denon AM/FM tuner amp, Xantech Eight Zone audio/video controller and a Polk Audio XM reference tuner.

A fiberglass hardtop protects the expansive, climate-controlled flybridge, where you can enjoy the 360-degree view from an L-shaped lounge while sipping an icy beverage from the wet bar. Both the upper and lower helm stations are equipped with upgraded Simrad electronics, including 16″ EVO 2 displays for radar and chart plotting, CCTV and depth sounder. To maneuvering this yacht there’s hydraulic power assist steering, CAT single-lever electronic clutch and throttle controls and hydraulic bow thrusters. Twin 21 KW gensets provide power while at anchor off a tropical isle.

Full walk-around side decks with sturdy handrails allow safe access to the bow deck, where you can bask on a sun pad. For entertaining guests there is molded bench seating for five around a custom gloss-finished table on the aft deck. Molded fiberglass steps with teak decking lead to the wide swim platform. A Nautical Structures HMC 1100 lb. fully hydraulic davit, rebuilt in 2018, supports the RIB yacht tender.

The twin Caterpillar C-32 – 1550 hp diesels are fully accessible in the immaculate engine room. Their 1000-hour service was completed in 2019, when all four turbos were rebuilt. In 2022, Kroh’s Nest underwent a full cooler service, the rudder seals were replaced, the bottom was painted, and the props were checked and balanced at Black Dog Propellers.

Overall, this is a well-maintained yacht customized to the max for glamorous, luxurious long-distance cruising. Can we call that “gluising?” Nah.  

Model year: 2008
Length overall: 64′
Beam: 18′ 3″
Draft: 4′ 8″
Dry Weight: 116,700 lbs
Tank Capacities:
Fuel: 1515 gal
Water: 265 gal
Holding: 95 gal
Power: twin Caterpillar C-32 – 1550 hp diesels
List price: $1,289,000