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Hodgdon Tenders, unique vessels

Published in Navis April / May 2012
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Having recently completed two custom tenders for Oceanco Y706, Hodgdon is already hard at work on four more tender contracts. Each boat contains customized features that make it a truly unique vessel for transporting guests to and from yachts. Hodgdon will build two custom 10.5-meter designs (one open tender and one limo tender) with input from Michael Peteres Yacht Designs and A.J. Anderson of Wright Maritime Group. The first tenders will ship to The Netherlands in the fall of 2012. This design features a hydraulic-operated lifting roof and a private jet level interior with waterproof leather seats. Even with a full capacity of 12 guests, it still offers excellent performance, reaching nearly 30 knots. The plan for this limo tender was a finalist for the 2011 Showboats Design Award.

The second pair of tenders will ship in 2013. These designs were made with input from Andrew Winch Designs to meet the needs of a Northern European ship yard project. The 8.5 meter limo tender has a retractable full coverage moon roof that lets guests enjoy the cool sea breeze. At full capacity it can reach 30 knots. The open tender has a beachable ramp that makes it very easy for guests to board.

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Pablo Ferrero

Pablo Ferrero is the leader at the Navis Writing Team, other writers are Naty Frúmboli, Matt Thompson and Mechi di Paola. Our team has extensive experience in writing yacht reviews, articles for travel and sailing magazines and in the general yachting world. In Navis Luxury Yachts Magazine, we combine our knowledge and our love for sailing.