Consider it an anniversary edition. The newest limo tender from the Hodgdon Custom Tenders division of Hodgdon Yachts is kicking off the builder’s 200th anniversary. That anniversary makes Hodgdon not just the oldest continuously operated U.S. shipyard, but also the world’s oldest. Hodgdon may have humble roots in building boats for the local fishing fleet
You’re looking at the huge hull molds for Hull 1015, a super-size sportfisherman being built at Yachting Developments. We first told you about Hull 1015 last year, shortly after the contract was signed. While it is unusual for a sportfisherman to be this large—126’10”, or 38.7 meters—what’s really unusual about her is her construction material.
Known only as Hull 1015 for now, this lean, mean, fishing machine is being built by Yachting Developments for a customer who clearly loves sportfishing as much as creature comforts. Measuring 126’10”, Hull 1015 is significant for more than just her LOA: She’s being constructed entirely of carbon fiber composite. As such, she’ll be the
This ever-so-small glimpse is all we have for now of Hull 418, the latest limo tender from Hodgdon Yachts. The 39-footer (12-meter) is for the owner of an unnamed megayacht in build in northern Europe (The Netherlands or Germany). Hull 418 will be shipped overseas in a few weeks. Features include interior leather seating for
Affectionately known as FLIBS, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the world’s largest in-water event and the most significant show stateside for megayachts. Among the megayachts premiering at this year’s show, at the end of the month, is the Cheoy Lee 87 Express Sportbridge. Like the Cheoy Lee models that preceded her in recent
When Cheoy Lee introduced the Alpha 76 Express in 2011, the model caught a lot of people by surprise. Here was a sleeker, dramatically different style, and a speedy yacht at that. After all, Cheoy Lee is known for more traditional designs and performers. The surprise was well received, and having added an Alpha 76