The Latest Choices In Yacht Tenders
Your superyacht will get you to your destination of choice in the lap of luxury but your yacht’s tender is what will provide you with the flexibility you desire to explore and play with no limitations. You really can’t have one without the other. Often regarded as one of the most essential components associated with big boating, superyacht tenders add major value to the yachting experience as a whole providing guests the ability to quickly jaunt ashore in total comfort, access remote beaches or shallow marinas that a large-scale yacht can’t easily or swiftly get to and of course, tenders play an important role when it comes to executing water sports. Your tender is a representation of yourself and certainly an extension of your yacht so when you find yoursel in the market for one or it’s time to make an upgrade, be sure to pick a brand and a model that compliments your water lifestyle well. We take a closer look a some of the more popular options for yacht tenders in the market today.
For the perfect counterpart to your superyacht, look no further than the Riva Yachts 44 Rivarama. The 44′ Riva has been dubbed the stylish and elegant sports car of the ocean and with sexy, sleek lines plus incredible performance, it’s not hard to see why. Like many Riva Yachts, the Rivarama makes for a well-equipped tender with tons of eye-appeal and currently HMY has one such ideal tender listed for sale – The T/T Lion’s Den. This top-of-the-line boat includes an electronically controlled two-speed gearbox, giving quick acceleration, and faster cruising speed with higher fuel efficiency. She also offers a futuristic driving seat which transforms from one seat into three in just a few seconds by means of a hydraulic system. Entertain your guests in the shade or sun with an electro-hydraulic Bimini top. Below deck there is room for a crowd including a galley, seating area, cabin and head. This low hour vessel cruises comfortably at 33 knots and tops out at 39 knots. From the custom paint job to the unique innovative features, this like-new vessel is sure to turn heads.
Your state-of-the-art yacht makes a bold statement and with a Wajer Yachts 38 so will your tender. Two of the many highlights on board this exquisite vessel include a spacious walk-in aft area and a large three-person sundeck forward – so there’s plenty of room for all your guests. The streamlined windscreen recedals a modern and pleasently stylish interior. The unique cockpit layout of the Wajer 38 ensures that the captain has perfect sight lines at all angles while still being able to partake in the social atmosphere. The elegant convertible hood provides protection for up to nine people in all kinds of weather elements. The effective spray rails are dynamically integrated within the hull design. Combined with the flared bow, this keeps the cockpit dry without affecting the yacht’s performance. The Wajer 38 can be fitted with two powerful Volvo D6-DP 435 hp six-cylinder diesel engines in combination with IPS600 dual pod propulsion. This efficient joystick-controllable propulsion system provides greater ease of control and steering, as well as superb performance and an incredible top speed of 45 knots.
The timeless beauty and iconic lines of the Hinckley Runabout 29 are just as spectacular at rest as they are at full speed ahead. With such exceptional looks and great seakeeping abilities, it’s no surprise you’ll notice this vessel ferrying superyacht guests into port for dinner or to a sandy beach for the afternoon. Waterjet propulsion offers an easy, efficient, and environmentally sound way to navigate through the water. A substantial V-Berth forward cabin surrounds guests in satin varnished cherry and the sit-down steering console features a varnished teak dash – the ideal set up from which to command over 35 knots of performance. The Runabout 29 is the tender of choice for many superyachts as it offers easy handling, shoal draft and stunning looks that are just as impressive as the mothership’s. The Runabout 29 comes complete with Hinckley’s innocative OnWatch system to remotely monitor bilge, movement of the boat, shorepower, batteries, location and critical engine data. What’s more this data is reported to you on your mobile phone or tablet, and to Hinkley’s service organization.
No list of yacht tender recommendations would be complete without a gorgeous center console rigged for fishing and water activities. Widely recognized for creating some of the most luxurious center consoles in the industry, Contender Boats offers many fantastic models that would easily make a great tender match for any superyacht. The Contender 28 S for example is a stellar option for the yacht owner who likes to get in on the fishing and water sports action while remaining in total comfort. The 28 S by Contender offers thrilling speed, exceptional handling and spacious, comfortable foward seating options for all those on board, not to mention she sure is easy on the eyes with ultra-sleek lines. With such ample space and seating, and a cockpit poised to raise fish, the Contender 28 is equal parts sportfisherman and family cruiser – a vessel that can give you the best of both worlds.
When it comes to runabouts, Chris-Craft was the builder to basically put the concept on the map. Their reputation for designing highly sought after yacht tenders speaks for itself as much of the Chris-Craft line offers options that simply seem to belong on board a superyacht. With stunning lines that define the boat at first glance and an interior that was impeccably well-designed, the Capri 27 offers the opportunity to add a true work of art to your yacht’s portfolio. Luxurious custom-fitted upholstry awaits guests adding to the high-levels of comfort this boat affords as you cruise through the open waters. There is no denying that the Capri 27 exudes a delightful balance of luxury and grace, power and performance. At 26.7 feet in length and with an 8.6 foot beam, the Capri 27 can comfortably accommodate 6 adult guests. A sizeable cabin below offers a v-berth should anyone want to take a rest out of the elements and the vessel comes standard with a head. Several Volvo or Mercury engine packages are available to power the Capri 27 randing from 300 to 430 hp.
Williams Turbojet 385 Jet Tender – Princess Limited Edition
Williams Tenders have long been recognized as industry leaders in the manufacturing of jet tenders and have been offering tender solutions to clients of Princess Yachts for more than a decade. Totally customized to owner’s specifications, the new Princess Williams 385 Limited Edition Jet Tender is a collaboration between the two UK builders and is available across Williams’ Turbojet range. A distinctive color scheme has been designed to complement Princess Yachts’ models. The stylish Princess Williams Jet Tenders are made to order and are available from Williams directly or through Princess distributors. Each tender is finished with a custom metallic grey helm, unique inflation tube design featuring the Princess forward line branding with a two-tone look, and the Princess Yachts crown embroidery. The 385 measures 12.8 ft and length and can accommodate 5 persons. Williams Tenders offers three other models the Mini Jet, the Super Jet and the Diesel Jet intended for yachts 82 ft. and up.