Oftentimes owners of large megayachts want more than one guest tender. In fact, they commission a pair to tackle different needs. The owner of the Oceanco yacht H3 is the latest to take delivery of two custom boats from Compass Tenders, a limo tender and open tender.
“It’s a very popular option, and we’ve had several clients opt for this sistership tender arrangement,” explains Richard Faulkner, Compass Tenders’ founder and CEO. He adds, “This limousine and open tender pairing offers the owner comfort and variety, and serves their usage requirements perfectly.”
According to Faulkner, the owner decided to work with Compass Tenders after seeing some of the company’s other craft in use and at the Monaco Yacht Show. Since the owner of the 345-foot (105-meter) Oceanco yacht H3, a recent major refit at Oceanco, worked with Reymond Langton Design, he asked the studio to collaborate on the tenders, too.
The 36-foot (11.1-meter) limo tender (above) reflects some of her mothership’s styling. Particularly, it’s noticeable in the shape of her ports, plus the coachroof and bimini. Twelve guests can board either via the stern platform or steps forward. The climate-controlled cabin further echoes the interior design of the yacht H3. Some of the décor highlights include a teak sole with an intersecting geometric pattern. Leather seating and paneling, along with polished stainless steel trim, create a sumptuous look and feel, too. Should the weather permit, the roof slides open electrically. The glass doors yielding access to the interior retract as well. Guests don’t need to step outside to see where they’re headed, however. Forward-facing cameras feed two screens inside. Music and refreshments from a refrigerator make longer trips more enjoyable.
Meanwhile, the 33-foot (10.1-meter) open tender (below) reflects some of her mothership’s styling, too. Compass Tenders equipped her with a hydraulic bow door, for beach-landing embarking or disembarking. Naturally, more traditional boarding can take place from the swim platform or aft steps. Just like her sistership, the open tender can accommodate 12 guests. Since this tender is sportier, she’ll support a good deal of alfresco enjoyment, especially sunning via an aft sunpad. Anticipate her twin 320-hp Yanmars to allow a 36-knot maximum speed as well. (The same engines are aboard the limo tender.)
Finally, and significantly, Compass Tenders constructed both boats to the MCA’s MGN 280-SCV2A classification. Briefly, this classification is for boats up to 80 feet (24 meters) that will serve commercial, a.k.a. charter, purposes. It’s safety-oriented, requiring among other things integrated life rafts.
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