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Hodgdon Yachts delivers a new custom yacht tender

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Hull 413 (413th Hodgdon hull - which is also the 3rd tender hull)

Hodgdon Yachts announces the launch and delivery of Hull 413 (413th Hodgdon hull - which is also the 3rd tender hull) of a custom limo tender for a prominent European shipyard client.

This week HODGDON launched another of the 10.5m MPYD designed Limousine tenders, also for a prominent European shipyard project and has three more custom tenders under construction including two designed by Andrew Winch Designs.

HODGDON'S entré into the superyacht tender world came several years ago in a project led by Florida based Wright Maritime Group. HODGDON was commissioned to build a 10.5 limousine tender and slightly smaller matching open tender for then Oceanco Y706 (7 Seas).

The success of that Michael Peters Yacht Design (Sarasota, FL) project turned heads in superyacht ports the world over. HOODGDON has developed several tender concepts ranging from 9.6m to 12.5m in the MPYD aesthetic including an aft helm version and is currently in contract negotiation for several other tenders including from other world class designers.

Hodgdon presented last 2011 a series of artful tenders designed to please not only the discriminating owner with good taste but the crew with high standards as well. Beautifully designed, artfully styled and expertly built, these tenders are designed to maintain an aesthetic while being optimized for a particular function.

Following on the heels of two 2011 custom tenders for Oceanco Y706, ( M/Y Seven Seas - Michael Peters Yacht Design), this new 10.5m custom tender delivery will be joint from a 10.5 m custom open tender for another Oceanco client. The second pair of tenders are custom designs from Andrew Winch Designs (London, UK) / Hodgdon for a project at a Northern European shipyard. At 8.5m this custom limo tender features a retractable full coverage moon roof, guest head and 30 knots cruising speed from the Volvo D-6/400 power. The open tender, features a beachable ramp to facilitate guest and beach toy deployment. Both boats are slated for an early 2013 delivery.


There are lots of opportunities to make these designs yours. Hull and Deck colors, wood trim, leather or fabric, deck treatment or a variety of custom features are "yours to choose". Or, we start over with custom concept and create a unique and personal aesthetic. The direction is up to the clients, the expertise is Hodgdon.


Salon with Tinted windows, water resistant leather upholstery, a roof that raises hydraulically to allow standing headroom for ease of boarding or generous open air ventilation and visibility and of course air conditioning.

Retractable windows and lift up hatches to allow boarding from either side Separate and dedicated crew areas.

Over 15,000 person hours including all of the unique and one off custom details and exceptional quality of finish

Large flat screen tv in salon

Custom designed and cast Stainless Steel fittings such as the bow / stem chock piece and the custom

stainless steel anchor shaped to fit and recessed in the bow

Custom stainless steel and compound curved glass windshield

Custom stainless and teak boarding steps (machine screws were custom ground and polished to make


Custom stainless steel rub rail detail

Exceptionally well running hull form

Built to a quality level to compliment the quality of the mother

First class electronics, of icom vhf, furuno chart plotter/gps etc.


Rooted in 200 years of boatbuilding tradition, the yard earned its way into the 21st Century with innovation. Today Hodgdon is a US leader in high tech composite construction while maintaining exceptional skills for world class traditional and modern interiors. This East Boothbay, Maine-USA Company's diversification also includes high end superyacht interiors, custom sail and

power superyacht construction, military and government contracting, superyacht refits and custom yacht tenders. Founded in 1816, Hodgdon is a fifth generation family run company still located in the heart of Maine's famed Boothbay Region. Hodgdon currently employs more than 120 workers, the vast majority of whom are highly skilled craftsmen and women. The HODGDON CUSTOM TENDERS division alone employs more than 15 in the Murray Hill facility of the East Boothbay-based company. Additional news for 2012 is the the annual Shipyard Cup with more than 15 sailing superyachts 20 to 50 metres, (August 12 Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Among some of Hodgdon's more notable contributions to yachting in the last few decades are: ANTONISA (124') SCHEHERAZADE (154') AND LIBERTY (80').

Last modified on Tuesday, 13 November 2012 15:12