Reaching full charge in just six hours, the Eelex 8000 electric tender can reach speeds of up to 35 knots and has a maximum range of 100 nautical miles at slower speeds. Inspired by the South American electric eel, the tender will come to an automatic stop if the driver falls overboard and features a capacity of 2500kg, giving owners the option to transport multiple passengers or heavy equipment. The stepped hull protects guests from wind and spray, as well as reducing energy consumption by 35 per cent.
The top tenders at Monaco Yacht Show 2021
Eelex 8000 2021
Miss Wonderly (Falcon)
Designed by superyacht designer Michael Leach Design, the 10.5 metres Miss Wonderly is Falcon Tenders’ first Hybrid limousine tender. Described as the ideal accompaniment for superyachts measuring over 100 metres, the tender features a sleek design capable of ferrying 14 guests from superyacht to shore.
Brabus Shadow 900 Sun-Top
The Brabus Shadow 900 range is powered by Mercury Marine’s latest dual 450R Verado XL 4.6 litre V8 FourStroke engines with Joystick Piloting for easy docking and manoeuvring. Known for its driving experience, the tender also has twin stepped sharp entry hull and an ergonomic helm resembling a supercar. Key stats include an overall weight of 4,300kg and a blistering top speed of 60 knots.
Cockwells 9m Modular Tender
Cockwells’ 9m Modular Tender features custom-designed modules that are lowered on board a base boat, transforming the tender into an enclosed limousine. Jockey-style seating for up to 12 guests sit alongside a beach club with a DJ station and a BBQ grill. Making its debut at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, the 9m is powered by twin 200hp diesel engines for a top speed of 50 knots.
The 16 metre Wajer 55 benefits from triple Volvo Penta engines powering it to a top speed of 38 knots and a cruising speed of 28 knots. The tender is ideal for beach trips, with a mini-staircase leading down to sea level at the stern. A beam of 4.4 metres gives ample space for up to 20 passengers. Design comes from Sinot Yacht Architecture while Vripack oversaw the naval architecture.
A protected cockpit with a wraparound glass windshield, alongside a cabin with a bathroom, are some of the amenities found on board the 13.2 metre 43Wallytender X. Elsewhere, the tender features a custom propulsion system with owners choosing between the standard package for a top speed of 40 knots, or an even faster option where triple 450hp Mercury Verado engines power the vessel to 50 knots
Castoldi Jet Tender 23
The seven metre Castoldi Jet Tender 23 has a carrying capacity of 1,400kg, a beam of 2.6 metres and can transport up to 14 passengers. Featuring a hull made from handmade Kevlar and vinylester, the tender is powered by two Yanmar diesel engines for a top speed of 45 knots.
Designed by CNM and constructed from GRP, the 16 metre Continental 54 features hand-drawn lines on its hull, making it look fast even when stationary. Owners can choose from a number of exterior options, including different designs, colours and finishes. The tender is powered by twin MAN 1600-800hp engines for a top speed of 47 knots.
SACS Rebel 47
The 14m SACS Rebel 47's design was inspired by technologies applied in the field of military and rescue services, making for a tender that is durable and fast. Italian designer Christian Grande oversaw the interiors which include an aft sunbed and lounging area alongside a bar and pantry. With a capacity for up to 18 people, the tender is powered by twin Volvo diesel engines, while on board comfort is maintained by air conditioning.