Consider it an anniversary edition. The newest limo tender from the Hodgdon Custom Tenders division of Hodgdon Yachts is kicking off the builder’s 200th anniversary. That anniversary makes Hodgdon not just the oldest continuously operated U.S. shipyard, but also the world’s oldest.
Hodgdon may have humble roots in building boats for the local fishing fleet in Maine. (On an interesting side note, Caleb Hodgdon, who established the company, started doing this four years prior to Maine gaining statehood.) This 10.5m limo tender (34’4”) is the 10th tender since the division’s creation in 2011. Overall for Hodgdon Yachts, she’s hull number 422. A variety of LOAs, paint jobs, and interior designs are available for the tenders. They can be fully custom or selected from designs from Michael Peters Yacht Design, the latter of whom designed this one. This 10.5m limo tender further features leather seating, wood veneers, a refrigerator, and bar.
Each Hodgdon limo tender has climate-controlled interior seating for 11 people. Power-driven ports to each side slide down for boarding and disembarking. For the same reason, the hardtop rises hydraulically.
Hodgdon makes much of the limo tender’s gear and components itself, too. Its metal-fabrication shop creates the stainless steel exterior detailing, even the anchor. The joinery shop creates interior wood and exterior decking.
Take a closer look at the 10.5m limo tender’s details here.