Upwards of 40 knots of speed await the owners and guests of Avantage when they want to venture away from the mothership. That was the reported sea-trial performance for the tailor-made Compass Tenders 10m Limousine tender that will stay in her toy garage.
Compass Tenders, based in the UK, has been constructing semi-custom and custom craft for megayachts since 2004. It based the design of this tender on two projects. First, the team took styling ideas from Bannenberg & Rowell, which is responsible for the profile of the 285-foot (87-meter) Avantage. Avantage, a.k.a. Project Hawaii from Lürssen, saw delivery this past summer and has rounded, sporty looks. Equally important, the construction team used its successful Latitude West limo tender as a starting point. A semi-custom series, the Latitude West boats have hallmark sporty styling, too. The most notable features include a curved roof with sliding glass.
While the Latitude West series accommodates eight passengers, Avantage’s Compass Tenders 10m Limousine tender can carry 12, plus two crewmembers. Naturally, she can fit inside the megayacht’s tender garage as well. Her 32’8” (10 meters) length and 9’8” (3-meter) beam let the owner’s party spread out on club-chair-like leather seating to both port and starboard inside. Air conditioning will keep them comfortable on warm days. Additionally, when they prefer fresh breezes, they can enjoy alfresco benchseating aft. “Fresh” is the operative word. The twin Yanmars that permit the 40-knot sea-trial speed further should deliver a 32-knot cruising speed. Finally, good music coming from the audio-visual system enhances the entertainment.
Check out the tender, captured on sea trials, in the video above.
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