When you own a 361-footer (110-meter), your guest capacity means you need tenders equally capable of carrying a crowd. So, how about commissioning a pair of boats—ones that coincidentally are a perfect percentage of your yacht’s LOA? Two new Compass Tenders for an Oceanco customer with a 361-footer just so happen to be 36 feet (11 meters) apiece.
In fact, one is a limousine tender design (above), while the other is an open design (below). Despite those differences, both bear styling mimicking their “iconic” mothership, in Compass Tenders’ words. Specifically, she bears two-tone paint and multiple strikingly tiered decks. (Though the company doesn’t name the yacht, the size and description match that of the yacht Kaos.) Additionally, both boats have a draft of 1’8” (0.55 meter) and Seakeeper gyro stabilizers.
Since they serve different purposes, the two tenders have distinct features. The limousine tender, for instance, has leather seating inside (top) for 16 passengers, along with a K-Array sound system. The owners and guests can use a tablet to play music, adjust the air conditioning and lighting, plus request assistance from one of the two crewmembers in the driving cockpit. Nighttime boarding is safer (and more enjoyable) thanks to LED-caulked teak steps. For quicker delivery to the owners, Compass Tenders used its semi-custom Latitude model engineering platform. This saved time plus allows a reported 42-knot top speed from twin Yanmar stern drives.
The open tender (above), meanwhile, has handrails that rise electrically aft for easier boarding and disembarking. Seating flanks both sides, long enough for the full owners’ party to enjoy day tripping, heading to and from shore, or cocktail cruises. Those cocktail cruises naturally require an easy way for the crew to prepare beverages, so Compass Tenders installed refrigerators, iceboxes, and stowage for glassware. A good sound system is aboard as well, of course, to make whatever the day calls for more enjoyable. Come nighttime, like her sister, she has LED-caulked teak steps.
Some clever engineering also complements this Compass Tenders creation. The bimini lowers hydraulically, for example, letting the tender stow in a garage. When the bimini is down, the boat stands 7’4” (2.25 meters). Secondly, the boat has a forward helm, not the typical center console, along with a wrap-around windshield. And finally, retractable panel atop a sliding door allow the crew or guests to access the forward part of the tender.
This isn’t the first time that Compass Tenders has collaborated with an Oceanco client. In fact, last summer, the company delivered a “sistership” pair to the yacht H3.
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