Hatteras is pleased to announce that Hatteras Yachts will hold it’s first-ever Hatteras Yacht Expo from July 13-14 at the New Bern, North Carolina facility. For this event, Hatteras and its dealer network will host up to 150 Hatteras owners and prospects for a two-day event complete with plant tours, design focus groups, sea trials, seminars, entertainment and gourmet meals. They will offer fun activities for boat owners, spouses and children in a festive, relaxed setting to foster an atmosphere of exclusivity and luxury.
The event will include:
- Book signing by Nicholas Sparks, bestselling author of The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and Nights in Rodanthe
- A full comedy routine by Tom Wilson, the highly successful standup comic best known for his now classic role as "Biff" in the Back to the Future trilogy
- Music provided by the Rockin Robin jazz ensemble and by Evolution, an 11-person high-energy band from Orlando, Florida
You and your family can enjoy:
- Wine tasting and education classes
- Private tours of the Tryon Palace (once the capital building of North Carolina)
- Cigar appreciation sessions
- Private spa treatments
- Cooking classes
- Family caricatures by North Carolina illustrator Bruce Stevenson
- Boat handling seminars
- Seminars on boat rigging and fishing techniques by Walker Holcomb and Peter B. Wright, instructors for the acclaimed "Marlin University" seminar tour
Hatteras and several key vendors will provide many unique opportunities not available at boat shows or at any other event:
- Meet and talk to Hatteras employees and management team in a relaxed, social setting.
- Behind-the-scenes plant tours where engineers will provide insight into the principles of naval architecture, yacht construction, mechanical systems, electrical systems and more.
- Clinics to help you master the latest in marine electronics technology.
- Idea-generating personal sessions with the Hatteras Interior Décor team.
- "Be the Designer" sessions with the Hatteras convertible and motor yacht design teams.
- Engine seminars with personnel from Caterpillar, MAN and MTU. Team support will be on hand to answer all your mechanical and maintenance questions.
- Boat maintenance tips that will help you keep your vessel looking new for years to come.
A wide array of key suppliers will be displaying products on site. As a bonus, Hatteras will have an expanded company store with many new products and clothing, and they’ll also have an embroidery machine on-site to personalize your items!
This is the agenda for the two-day session:
Friday, July 13
1:00 p.m. - Yacht Expo officially starts. Product demonstrations, plant tours and interactive clinics will run from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday night will feature a cocktail reception, comedic performance and gourmet dinner at the New Bern Convention Center, adjacent to the Sheraton Hotel.
Saturday, July 14
9:00 a.m. - Hatteras and select vendors will offer product demonstrations, plant tours, and interactive clinics from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. along with an on-site lunch at the Hatteras New Bern facility. Saturday’s activities will conclude with cocktails, dinner and musical entertainment at the Convention Center.