Sometimes the customary-size limo tender just doesn’t suit a superyacht. Endeavour, a tender concept from Federico Fiorentino and m2atelier, is an alternative. Indeed, she is a mini-superyacht herself, measuring 75’5” (23 meters). That may seem to make her more of a companion craft or a toy aboard a shadow boat. But the super-size superyachts being built these days just may need a limo tender of her length for their big guest counts.
Federico Fiorentino and m2atelier each have experience in the yachting industry. Fiorentino has seen a few tender designs come to fruition in his native Italy, for example. Meanwhile, Marijana Radovic of m2atelier has collaborated with yacht-design firms and supplied fine furnishings for projects.
The inspiration behind Endeavour is what the designers call a “private jet of the sea.” As a result, the tender has a more lounge-oriented ambiance (dare we say first-class airline feel) for six passengers. The seats recline and rotate as well, and a bar keeps beverages flowing. For convenience, a day head is onboard. Decorative details diffuse light day (above) or night (below).
The crew get a head, too, up by the helm. “Smart glass” partitions separate the helm and seating area, for practical purposes. These help preserve nighttime vision while navigating, plus lend privacy when communicating with the mothership. Further practical: luggage stowage in the crew area.
Still on the “private jet of the sea” theme, Endeavour has the rounded styling and swift speed of an aircraft. In fact, Fiorentino says, 50-knot speeds are possible, depending on engine selection. Speed demons can request turbines and surface drives for a bigger boost. Either way, the low profile, accented by metallic paint, mahogany, and stainless steel, makes Endeavour look fast while sitting still.
Since Endeavour is still a concept, no builder is attached to the project. Contact Federico Fiorentino for further details.