Two new Hodgdon tenders have been launched at the yard’s facilities in East Boothbay, Maine, by Hodgdon Custom Tenders, a division of Hodgdon.
The two new 10.5-metre Hodgdon tenders, which are part of the Venetian series of tenders, one of three tender ranges by the American shipyard, have been commissioned by a Dutch shipyard and will be delivered this year.
The limousine and the open Hodgdon tenders feature two different designs, both of them developed by Michael Peters Yacht design of Sarasota, Florida.
Both Hodgdon tenders share the exterior stainless-steel hardware, the general aesthetics, the profile and the navy-blue colour scheme. Described by the shipyard as “tenders of unmatched quality,” there has been special care to ensure both of the boats can provide a stable and secure platform, even in rough conditions.
The limousine tender is almost completely enclosed behind the helm apart from the aft area. It can accommodate up to 12 guests in full comfort, as it features a high definition entertainment system, refrigerator/bar and a fully leather interior. It has been fitted with a hydraulic system that can raise and lower the entire hard top, which allows full-height headroom for ease of boarding and 360 degrees of visibility.
“The custom details and exceptional craftsmanship on these tenders demonstrate our commitment to the highest quality,” said director of sales and marketing Audrey Hodgdon. “The performance characteristics of the hull design are equally impressive and we are pleased to be delivering this beautiful pair of tenders.”
The open tender, features several amenities also found on the other tender, such as the capacity of 12 guests, the forward helm station and aft area. The open tender provides additional storage for water toys and beach amenities.
Upon delivery, the Hodgdon commissioning team will meet the tenders for re-commissioning and to provide crew training, a service the shipyard offers with all their tenders.