Plenty of megayacht owners have speedboats, or chase boats, as tenders. But a 76-foot (23-meter) chase boat? Welcome to Stargazer, a most unusual, and most welcome, twist on the concept.
Delivered just several months ago, Stargazer is even more remarkable for being a tender for a sailing superyacht owner. This owner wanted a boat that did more than simply take guests to and from shore. In fact, Stargazer needed to serve as a diving platform, capable of poking into shallow waters. Along those lines, she also needed make it easy for divers to slip in and out of the water with relative ease. In addition, because the trips she’ll take won’t necessarily be confined to an afternoon, the yacht needed three cabins, for crew and/or guests. Similarly, Stargazer needed impressive range and speeds. And of course, she needed stowage and provisioning space.
Hoek Design and Claasen Shipyards hit the mark on all accounts. For divers’ convenience, the yacht’s swim platform features steps that deploy under water. To achieve skinny-water access, Stargazer’s draft is just 3’6” (1.1 meters). As you’ll see in the video, the interior is right in line with superyacht standards. And, finally, to meet the performance requirements, she’s engineered for a top end of 25 knots and 750 miles at a 15-knot cruise, with twin Scania engines. This is specifically for Pacific voyages.
Enjoy the armchair tour of the all-aluminum Stargazer.
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Hoek Design hoekdesign.com