Hodgdon Custom Tenders, the high-end builder of tenders crafted to complement sophisticated super and megayachts and a division of Hodgdon Yachts, unveils more details of its 10.5m limousine tender starting celebrations of its 200 years anniversary as oldest US shipyard.
As an established superyacht builder with a 200 year history, Hodgdon’s Custom Tenders division is uniquely positioned to bring the highest standards to the tender world. Using the finest materials and most innovative methods, the company’s craftsmen blend tradition and technology. The outcome is an extraordinary vessel of unrivaled performance, construction, and visual aesthetic. The 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.
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.
Much of the exterior stainless steel hardware, including the Hodgdon signature flush anchor are custom built. The meticulous level of detail invested into the layout and the installation of mechanical, electrical, and safety systems result in a tender whose construction is of unmatched quality. Hodgdon’s service division offers a full after-sales support program.
“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.”
Hodgdon’s in-house engineering team assures close collaboration between the shipyard and designer to optimize fit and lifting arrangements. Hodgdon Custom Tenders is capable of supporting projects that range from fully custom and unique, to a select portfolio of designs. The company’s design award winning Venetian series (by Michael Peters Yacht Design) provides legendary performance and is available in a variety of lengths from 7.0 meters to 12.0 meters.
The company’s joinery division is skilled in creating beautiful and functional spaces, using elegant details and interior components. They have the ability to combine handcrafted woodworking with modern composite materials. A meticulous level of attention is given to the layout and installation of mechanical, electrical, and safety systems resulting in a tender whose composition is of unmatched quality. These elements combined with the design of the hull create a fast ride that is still smooth, quiet, and comfortable. Much of the exterior stainless steel hardware used, including Hodgdon’s signature flush anchor, is custom fabricated.
Timothty Hodgdon, President of the Hodgdon Yachts
To assure top running condition at all times, Hodgdon provides a factory service support team at delivery and offers complete after-sales support at scheduled intervals. Managed by a full-time Customer Support Manager, ongoing programs are custom tailored to meet the needs of the the vessel’s crew and management.
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