Nine months after her contract signing, a 32-foot (9.7-meter) limousine tender is soon seeing delivery to a nearly completed megayacht. The tender is the newest custom Onda 321L, and the megayacht is O’Pari.
Conveniently, both are in Greece, with the mothership launch at Golden Yachts in March. The tender recently completed sea trials, reportedly topping out at 42 knots with 270-hp inboards. “It has been a rewarding week seeing our latest 321L surpass her predicted performance,” notes George Riginos, Onda’s CEO. Lightweight carbon fiber composite construction helps keep weight down and performance up. Onda and Mannerfelt Design Team gave her a double-step, deep-V hull for better seakeeping, too. Additionally, sound and vibration attention received a good deal of attention, so that guests inside (top) can better enjoy the ride.
That ride comes with a number of special requests by the owner of O’Pari. For instance, the exterior paint scheme complements the mothership. The leather seating accommodates up to 10 passengers, too. Interestingly, it isn’t the only interior component inviting them to sit back and relax. In fact, the owner wanted an espresso machine, as well as a small refrigerator. Teak soles and detailing are further custom requests, as are structural changes to the auto-deploying fender system, meant to make the Onda 321L look sleeker.
Otherwise, the Onda 321L limousine tender has features that the yard and design team regularly incorporate. A good example is the skylight. It runs fully fore to aft atop the cabin. The tender preserves privacy, too, by creating a dedicated alfresco driving cockpit, for two crewmembers. Finally, the standard swim platform makes it simpler for friends and family to access the water when the tender is at anchor.
At the conclusion of sea trials, Riginos remarked, “It was great to be able to share this experience with the owner’s representatives.” He further commented on their pleasure “with what we have achieved in such a short delivery time.”
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