SIR JON II, a 90-foot Hatteras sport fisherman, is offered for sale for the first time after catching thousands of fish in the Caribbean and Bahamas. She is ready for her next owner's fishing adventure. Being the last of the 82/86/90 series Hatteras Sportfisherman, she incorporates all that was learned on the prior builds, and the original captain is still aboard ready to transfer his knowledge.
*Yacht Photography compliments of Brad Baker Photography
The heart of any sportfishing yacht, the cockpit, which is a little larger than the 82/86's, has nearly 170 square feet of space for fighting fish. Surrounding the cockpit are an array of lockers, as well as a complete bait preparation area with a sink, cutting boards, and a live baitwell. SIR JON II has a swim platform as sometimes people like to cool off. This is the same height as the bottom of the transom door, so fish slide into the cockpit safely and easily.
Some of the added cockpit length has been used to create an upper cockpit level that serves as an observation deck where guests can watch the fishing action in the cockpit below or simply enjoy cruising while protected from the sun by the overhang of the upper deck and flybridge.
The salon also grew in length, making it truly immense by sportfisher standards and even when compared to motor yachts. The owner had specific requirements for interior designer Patrick Knowles when it came to the interior decor. A wet bar with a sink is aft, making it convenient for both the salon and the aft deck.
Separated from the salon but only steps away, the galley is enclosed on three sides and complete with every possible appliance, plus expansive counter areas to prepare meals for a crew of hungry fishermen. The dinette opposite is used for casual meals or as a lounge area. Aft of the Galley is the internal staircase to the Pilot House. Forward of the dinette is a day head.
The lower deck is dedicated to the guest cabins, with the master stateroom spanning the width of the yacht, featuring a king-sized berth, a pair of walk-in closets, and an en-suite bathroom with a large whirlpool bathtub. All the way forward at the end of the lower hallway is a VIP stateroom with a queen-sized berth and a private head compartment with a stall shower. Two additional staterooms, each with private heads and showers, are to port and starboard of the hallway, the Port stateroom has sliding twin berths that convert to a queen when needed. The starboard stateroom is a queen bed. Each stateroom has an ensuite head.
The crew hasn't been neglected aboard SIR JON II, with separate quarters under the aft deck consisting of a captain's cabin to port and two bunks to starboard with a shared head with shower.
Long hours of trolling for fish in the tropics can bake the crew on the flybridge of conventional sport fishers, but SIR JON II features a fully enclosed pilothouse reached via a curved staircase leading from the salon (as well as a conventional ladder from the aft deck for quick cockpit access). Frameless windows surround the command center for the yacht, and the helm console has the most sophisticated electronic equipment imaginable, ranging from Navigation systems and satellite communications to color fishfinders, radar, and electronic chart plotters. Air-conditioned and heated for all-weather use, the pilothouse also has a built-in stereo and entertainment center, comfortable settees, and a day head with vanity.
This Hatteras 90 is configured with a flying bridge atop the pilothouse instead of a tuna tower to give additional height for spotting fish. The outriggers used to trail bait outside the wake on each side are hydraulically operated, so the crew doesn't have to position them by hand.
Power for SIR JON II is a pair of 2004 MTU 2000 HP 16V2000 diesel engines. with Reintjes WAF 562 reduction gears (5.974) that push her 243,000-pound displacement to a top speed of 26 knots (30+ mph). The air-conditioned engine room has more than six feet of headroom and features a complete workshop and a pair of 800-gallon-per-day watermakers to ensure there's no shortage of fresh water on long cruises.
While the normal cruising speed is 23 knots (26 mph), she can slow down to 11 knots for a non-stop range of 1,900 nautical miles.
The owner specified a number of unique features, including a remote television camera system that allows the skipper in the pilothouse to monitor the engine room as well as views of the bow and cockpit. The same system feeds to every television monitor aboard, including the helm station in the cockpit. An ice maker and Eskimo machine are aboard to provide ample ice both for cocktails and to keep record-sized catch chilled.
MAIN ENGINES & GEARBOXES: Original MTU engines and Twin Disc gearboxes were replaced in 2004 with 2000 HP MTU 16V2000 engines with more rugged Reintjes gearboxes.
2 x MTU 16V 2000
Port Hours: 4087 & Starboard Hours: 4078 (as of June 2023)
3,000 hour service has been performed
TRANSMISSION MAKE REINTJES
TRANSMISSION MODEL WAF 562
REDUCTION RATIO 5.947:1
PORT SERIAL NUMBER 67388
STARBOARD SERIAL NUMBER 67387
TROLLING VALVES: YES
GENERATORS: Original generators were replaced in 2010
John Deere with Marathon Armature
Port Hours: 7254 & Starboard Hours: 6453
55 KW 120/240 Volts | RPM/HERTZ 1800 @ 60 HERTZ
2 x 125/250 VOLT, 100 AMP
2 x 75 FT. CORDS (APPROXIMATE LENGTH)
2 x GLENDINNING CABLEMASTER, 24 VOLT
Capacity: 124,000 BTU
Seawater Pumps Oberdorfer, 230 VOLTS