"JMC" has the standard layout which consists of 3 staterooms, 2 heads with galley up. When Hatteras introduced this model in 2002, it was an instant success. Not just because of the incredible fast and comfortable ride on its convex hull, but also because of the innovative interior layout. Until this model, most sportfishing yachts of her size offered an over/under 3rd stateroom arrangement, which is not nearly as comfortable and usable as the Hatteras 54' twin berth arrangement.
Entering the salon from the cockpit, the new custom Vanbrunts Upholstery L-shaped settee and ottoman are to port. (Vanbrunts is the company that most high-end custom boat-builders in Wanchese, NC use for their interiors). The settee and ottoman combined offer 4 very large storage spaces for tackle and/or cruising gear, and come with hinged and gas-assisted access. Very nice!
Forward to port is the U-shaped galley with twin sub-zero drawer-style refrigerators and freezers. The microwave and other storage areas are hidden behind beautiful cherry-wood cabinetry, and the cooktop has never been used. Hatteras did an excellent job with the design of this galley- every bit of available space is utilized for storage by building in extra-deep cabinets with long drawers. This allows the use of space never before reachable. Across from the dinette is the galley, and the large flat-screen TV is located along the starboard side of the salon- much different from most of her sisterships which have the TV located above the dinette. "JMC"'s layout just makes so much more sense.
Below is the master stateroom with private ensuite head to port. The master includes a walk-around queen berth with cedar-lined storage beneath, a large double-door closet that has been modified to cleverly store rods as well as clothes (also cedar-lined), flat-screen TV, separate climate control (pesky lighted control hidden in the closet), two bedside tables with drawers, and additional drawer storage forward. The private head is quite roomy and offers a large stall shower, amtico flooring, solid-surface countertop, and vanity.
Across from the master is the roomy "3rd stateroom". This stateroom offers a private entrance into the guest head, a large cedar-lined closet, and two twin berths that are large enough so that 2 grown men would be comfortable in sharing the stateroom.
The VIP stateroom is in the bow and offers a centerline queen berth with storage beneath, two hanging lockers, abundant cabinet and drawer storage, separate ac controls, and private access to the guest head. This stateroom also houses the full-size over/under washer and dryer.
The guest head services both guest staterooms and also serves as the day head. Like the master, it is very roomy and offers a large stall shower, solid-surface countertop, amtico flooring, and large vanity.
"JMC" has never really been "lived in". With the exception of the occasional delivery trip, the boat has hardly been slept in and the showers have only been used on rare occasion. The only cooking aboard has been the use of the microwave to re-heat prepared foods. The yacht has been kept CLEAN, both inside and out, for its entire life.