Hodgdon Launches Smallest Limousine Tender Yet
Tuesday, May 22nd 2018
Hodgdon Tenders, the superyacht tender division of Hodgdon, has launched a 6.5 meter limousine tender, which the company describes as the smallest member of its Venetian line.
Michael Peters Yacht Design of Sarasota, Florida designed the new tender, which includes many of the same features as the larger versions. Designed for easy boarding, the tender features port and starboard hull doors that swing open for aft boarding, custom retracting stairs into the guest cabin, and a roof that lifts for full headroom height. Large glass panels have been incorporated into the roof, which allow natural light to enter the cabin and provide a feeling of spaciousness. The luxury cabin — with heat and air conditioning — allows comfortable seating for up to eight guests.
One of the more impressive points about the tender is its handling. Powered by a Volvo D3-220 diesel engine, speeds of up to 35 knots were recorded during builder's trials, according to a company press release.
"Being able to offer a limousine tender of this size that's comfortable, luxurious, quiet, and handles so well is exciting," said Audrey Hodgdon, Director of Sales & Marketing. "Now superyachts with small tender bays or limited space on deck have the option to carry a high-quality Hodgdon limousine tender."
Specs: LOA: 6.5m/21'4"; LWL: 5.83m/19'2"; Beam: 2.7m/8'10"; Draft Drive Up: 0.53m/1'9"; Draft Drive Down: 0.89m/2'11"; Lifting Weight: 2,495kg/5,500lbs (full fuel, no crew or passengers); Max Speed: 35 knots; Range (est.): 135nm @ 32.5 knots; Fuel Capacity: 150 liters/40 US gallons; Max Passengers: 8 guests + 2 crew