Northern Charter Fleet (OBX Marina, Oregon Inlet, Pirates Cove) vs. Hatteras. You folks are not considering several other important facts to make a valid comparison. Besides car driving distance the other factors to consider are actually Types of Fish Caught, Fishing Methods and Boat Selection.
Depending on time of the year each location can have different fish, it's not all the same all the time. This can be the subject of a whole post. But compare the fact that while the Northern Fleet are catching 40 lb Yellowfin, Hatteras may not have much Tuna or if they do its small Blackfin not exceeding 10 lbs. How about "World Class" White Marlin in August and September, if that's your thing. Some of the best White fishing is 50 miles North of Oregon Inlet, way out of reach for Hatteras boats. It can go the other way, especially with King Mackerel and Cobia. Depends on Season, which can be better defined as a Month or even time within a Month.
Fishing Methods; very interesting consideration especially for Tuna. In the Summer Northern Boats, but not all, will employ Kite Fishing and Green Sticks for Tuna whereas most Southern Boats do not.
The Northern Fleet consists of almost 60 Offshore Boats, not to mention another 35 Inshore Boats between the three marinas. Hatteras has maybe 25, big Offshore Boats.
Enough said for now!