Hodgdon Custom Tenders, the high-end builder of tenders crafted to complement sophisticated super and megayachts and a division of Hodgdon Yachts, celebrates its 200 years anniversary as oldest US shipyard with a new 10.5m limousine tender.
The luxurious tender – which is the 422nd hull built by Hodgdon and 10th tender built since 2011 – designed by Michael Peters yacht Design – is the archetype of Hodgdon’s Venetian series custom tenders, which range from 8.5 meters to 12 meters. Much of the exterior stainless steel hardware, including the Hodgdon signature flush anchor are custom built.
The tender features a dramatic exterior paint scheme with a surprisingly chic optional leather and specialty wood veneer interior. With accommodations for up to 11 guests, including two oversized owners’ seats, amenities consist of a high definition entertainment system, refrigerator/bar, and climate control. The port and starboard side windows power down, to reveal generous guest boarding access. The entire salon hardtop rises hydraulically, which allows full-height headroom, for ease of boarding and 360 degrees of visibility.
“As a superyacht builder ourselves, Hodgdon is uniquely positioned to bring superyacht building standards to the tender world,” said Timothy Hodgdon, President of Hodgdon Yachts. “Our commitment is not only to deliver these expected levels of innovation and quality, but to also support our tenders with the strength of a dedicated shipyard.”
The shipyard’s design award winning Venetian series (by Michael Peters Yacht Design) provides acclaimed performance and is available in a variety of lengths from 7.0 meters to 12.0 meters.