Proof that some of the best ideas come from customers, a 23-foot (7.14-meter) megayacht tender started as a custom commission is the basis for a new tender/dayboat series. Built by Evo Yachts, the Evo T2 caters to family and guest outings, while simultaneously keeping crew concerns in mind.
When a megayacht owner’s project manager approached Valerio Rivellini of the eponymous design studio, the two searched for a production tender that suited the owner’s needs. Unfortunately, they determined nothing ticked all of the boxes. The owner wanted something luxurious yet also practical, suiting days of enjoying the sun and sea, especially waterskiing. Furthermore, the tender needed to fit in a limited-height toy garage and be easy to service.
The Evo T2 treats eight passengers to a thrilling day zipping around anchorages. A single 300-hp inboard engine permits a reported 26-knot cruise and 28-knot top speed. For waterskiiers or swimmers, the tender has a hydraulic swim ladder. Particularly noteworthy, the Evo T2 can stow and charge two SeaBobs, too. Besides all of this, the tender has a settee convertible to a sunpad. A handy refrigerator keeps everyone refreshed, while a detachable bimini can provide shade.
Benefiting the crew, the helm console adjusts electrically. In addition, they get a large touchscreen for nav data. On a related note, they can call up the nav data on their smartphones. In addition, the crew should appreciate large hatches aboard the Evo T2 for accessing the engine, battery, and other equipment. And, finally, Rivellini designed four lifting points, to make launching and retrieving the tender easier.
You can expect many of these same features on the series-built Evo T2, bearing a 20-foot (6.1-meter) beam.
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