Designed by Andrew Winch Designs of London, with naval architecture and engineering by Hodgdon Yachts own in-house engineering team, a pair of tenders each 8.5 metres overall have been specially engineered and constructed using infused epoxy carbon fibre construction to meet the client’s demanding weight requirements.
The limousine tender features the exceptional craftsmanship and sophisticated systems engineering that Hodgdon is so well known for. Outside, a defining characteristic of the AWD design is a compound curve teak clad transom exceptionally executed.
Inside, the full wood raised panel teak joinery interior features separate lavatory and wash basin lockers with luxury leather seating for up to 8 guests.
Systems highlights include NEMA 2000 systems integrated iPad in the salon, electrically retracting glass moon roof, electrically retracting glass aft bulkhead, hydraulically lifting roof, lithium ion smart battery system and more.
The open tender, a companion to the limo tender, features open seating for 12, a retracting hardtop over the helm (for clearance into the mother ship tender garage) and a special AWD-designed and Hodgdon-engineered retracting bow ramp for beach and shore-side guest boarding convenience.
Both tenders are in transit to a significant shipyard in Holland where they will join the mother ship launching soon.
America’s oldest boat builder, Hodgdon has been charting maritime innovation since 1816. Still family owned, this East Boothbay, Maine Company has evolved into a leader in advanced composite construction while maintaining exceptional skills for world-class traditional and modern interiors.
The company’s divisions include high end superyacht interiors (up to 80M), custom sail and power yacht construction (up to 60M), military vessels and custom superyacht tenders.