Spain-based EYOS Tenders, which typically sources a variety of tenders and toys for megayacht owners and crew, is working on a tender of its own. It recently teamed with Windy, the well-known Norwegian production-boat builder, to bring this 26’3” (8-meter) design to fruition. And lest you think it’s simply another superyacht support vessel, it’s not.
First, design is by Eidsgaard Design, the same creative thinkers behind Feadship’s Tango, which you’ll recall from our coverage is anything but a typical-looking megayacht. The EYOS Tenders boat follows suit in having a fold-down center console. This means the windshield won’t protrude above the tender’s hull sides, allowing for better overhead clearance and stowage in a wider variety of toy garages. (If you’ve seen center consoles aboard megayachts, typically they’re stowed on deck, directly as a result of the height of the console. When they are tucked away inside a garage, it’s one aboard a pretty big yacht.)
Another highlight: adaptable seating. The long benchseat you see along the port side can instead be arranged as individual seats. In benchseat layout, 12 people can be accommodated. In individual seating, nine passengers can be aboard.
These are all likely among the reasons why the first three hulls of the EOYS-Windy tender project have been sold. While we don’t know which seating options the buyers have chosen, we do know that they, as well as the future buyer of hull #4, get to choose from a number of nice extras, all of which are unusually included in the base price. Some of these are an onboard shower, a wash-down hookup in the bow, and underwater LED lights at the transom. All models further come with removable lollipop-style handrails to ease boarding and disembarking. (Never seen this style? Picture a metal oval perched atop a metal pole, just like a lollipop.)
The EYOS-Windy tender is powered by a diesel outboard. A jet-drive model is in the works, as are other LOAs.
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