July was twice as nice for Maine-based Hodgon Yachts. Its Hodgdon Custom Tenders division splashed two superyacht tenders for one client.
Both boats are part of Hodgdon’s Venetian tender series. Both are also the same LOA, 34 feet (10.5 meters). In addition, both feature naval architecture and styling by Michael Peters Yacht Design. However, their profiles are quite different.
One is an open tender, similar to the craft pictured above. Ideal for letting guests indulge in watersports, or getting to and from shore, it seats 12. For all-afternoon use, there’s a sunpad, along with a custom-built teak table. The crew can stash towels, beach blankets, and more below decks, too.
The other Hodgdon Custom Tender, meanwhile, is a traditional limousine tender. It also can handle 12 guests, in climate-controlled comfort. Leather seating and a refrigerator/bar invite them to relax while en route. To make boarding easier, the hardtop rises hydraulically, and windows to each side come down.
Each boat features an abundance of stainless steel hardware. Hodgdon Yachts has its own metal shop, so it fabricates its own rails. It even manufactures a signature element, a flush anchor.
Hodgdon says the two tenders, with Volvo Penta engines, topped out at 35 knots during sea trials. You can check them out in action, additionally cornering as if on rails, in the video below.
The boats are remaining stateside for a few more weeks. They’ll head overseas to meet their mothership, under construction in The Netherlands, toward the end of the year. Hodgdon Custom Tenders’ staff will go as well, to show the crew the ropes and provide final commissioning.