Ocean 1 is continuing to make inroads with megayacht captains and owners not content with traditional tenders. It has a second series coming soon, the Rebel 330 (below), plus is developing a fully custom tender for one of the largest yachts in build.
As a reminder, Ocean 1 reimagines RIBs as proper yacht tenders. The company combines the benefits of tube-equipped boats with those of center consoles. Specifically, inflatables are quite maneuverable and quick, while center consoles are sure-footed and keep guests dry.
Similar to the Rogue 370 (pictured at top), the Rebel 330 is a rigid-hulled inflatable. It also has a center console. Even though the new model is smaller, the Rebel 330 is no less capable of carrying a crowd. In fact, the Rebel 330 has seating for 12 people. In addition, that seating can be configured in a variety of ways. A T-top is aboard, too, for a sporty look and practical purposes. You can extend sun shades from it, for example.
For owners who want a boat to complement watersports, the tender suits. Good deck space exists to carry wakeboards, fins, and more. For crew-only purposes, the Rebel 330 also works well. That same good deck space yields abundant dry stowage.
In terms of the custom tender, Ocean 1 says that the boat is for the owner of a 312-foot (95-meter) Lürssen. Measuring 32’8” (10 meters), the craft uses the same hull design as the series models. Therefore, the focus is on good performance and stability even if the seas get a little sloppy. Furthermore, the owner wants the boat to seat 12 to 14 people. On days when it’s hot and sunny, biminis will keep them cool both fore and aft. If the tender has to go out in the rain, the tender contains a dodger, forward, for shelter. Finally, to fit in the 312-footer’s tender garage, the boat has a retractable hardtop.