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Vripack and Qnautic have joined forces to present the all-new Q52. The 16 metre vessel is the second fruit of the Vripack-Qnautic collaboration following the success of the Q39 super-RIB launched last year. Pairing creativity and craftsmanship, the new model grants owners both a high quality and stylish vessel. Key features include wide, comfortable helm seats, stylish decking, wraparound seating that hugs the curve of the cockpit, as well as a bar and fridge - the perfect setting for guests to enjoy a day away from the mothership. The Q52 is scheduled for delivery this summer and is now in the final construction stage.
LOA: 16.1 metres
Top speed: 40 knots
Evo Yachts R6 Open
The new Evo R6 Open is a tender upon which to linger. For yachts big enough to pack this 17.67 metre, it will allow guests to tuck into little coves the mothership can’t reach. Like its hard-topped predecessor, this open version of the R Line features “XTension” bulwarks that slide out hydraulically to expand the aft deck by 40 per cent, giving a catamaran-like 7.31-metre beam. To stern, a transformer platform acts as a launch-and-retrieval system for tenders and jet skis. New here is a steel roll bar, in place of the T-top, and stylistic changes such as integrated antennas up top. The effect is sporty and light.
Top speed: 36 knots with Volvo Penta IPS 950
Castoldi Jet Tender 23
Castoldi is the established brand for reliable everyday tenders. It’s new seven-metre Jet Tender 23 will replace the brand’s previous model of the same size and it’s a genuinely different beast. The new hull is a 24° deep V in Kevlar single skin construction, while the superstructure recalls the next-generation JT 25, with its fresher look. “JT 23 is a shorter version of JT 25 and shares with it everything, from the propulsion system to the equipment,” says Giacomo Castoldi. Solid, stylish and with a top speed of 45 knots, it’s a worthy addition to the range.
Top speed: 45 knots
Hinckley Yachts R35
With six hulls bought and currently under construction, the 11.7-metre Hinckley R35 is proving itself a success even before hull No 1 hits the water this May. The carbon epoxy boat combines the Maine builder’s classic lines with powerful outboard performance (you can choose twin Mercury or Yamahas, offering a top speed of 42 knots). The varnished teak helm has easy joystick control, while guests can cosy up in the pilothouse or enjoy some rays out back. Below there’s plenty of storage space plus a petite galley, head and two-person berth.
Top speed: 42 knots
Sichterman Libertas 15M X Eric Kuster
Sichterman’s 16.42-metre Libertas 15M is already pitched at boutique luxury, and this special edition in collaboration with renowned Dutch interior designer Eric Kuster notches up its style credentials even further. The boat, the first hull of which will be launched for the 2021 yachting season, will feature Kuster’s signature “metropolitan luxury” style inside – expect a subtle palette enriched with touches of lustrous sheen. Already a versatile boat, the aluminium Libertas is as adapted to exploring long stretches of coast at speeds up to 40 knots, as it is to serving as a glamorous limousine tender.
Top speed 40 knots with two Volvo IPS 950
Price from €1.795 million
Rush Yachts Rush 39
Started by an experienced former superyacht project manager, the aim of this new brand was to create the greenest tender on the market – not only in propulsion but in every aspect of construction and engineering. After years of R&D, the result is the elegantly styled, 40-knot, 11.9-metre Rush 39. Touches such as “smart boost” alternators fitted to the main engines for electrical generation and storage will let owners enjoy the surroundings in peace, without the need for a generator. Hull construction using natural fibres, bio-resins and recyclable PET is in development, while foil technology reduces fuel consumption. The large deck, meanwhile, hosts a coffee/dining area and a separate sunbathing space upholstered using natural materials, while steps made from sustainable timber lead down to a broad swim platform. Hull No 1 is due to start construction early this year.
Top speed 40 knots
Invincible Boats 33' Catamaran
It might be the Florida builder’s smallest multihull platform, but the new 10-metre Invincible 33' Catamaran packs in the space with its 3.12-metre beam. The company, which has plenty of experience in centre console boats for fishing, has incorporated four insulated fish boxes and two live wells, as well as a top speed of around 60 knots, to get to your fishing spot quickly. More than 30 are already on order, with the first hull set to complete in late spring.
Top speed 61 knots (projected)
Price from $325,000
Yachtwerft Meyer Signature Limousine Tender
The most sophisticated tender yet from Yachtwerft Meyer, this curving custom-built 11.46-metre Signature Limousine Tender is a showcase for the talents of the Bremen yard. Flexibility was a key plank of the brief, so the glass roof can be fully opened in seconds at the touch of a button. Twin Volvo D6-400 inboards can achieve 45 knots, but noise-absorbing interiors mean the owner will only know about it when they’re on deck.
Top speed 45 knots
Nerea Yacht NY24 Deluxe
Beamy, sinuous and tricked up with a gleaming metallic paint job, Nerea’s first NY24 Deluxe lives up to its name. It features a bright blue livery, combined with hazelnut brown leather, teak and stainless-steel details – although all this is customisable. Penned by ideaeITALIA, the yacht boasts a broad aft deck and packs in a cabin and head below. With a nod to sustainability, the tender is finished in Oltremateria, an eco-friendly, recyclable compound.
Passengers: six to eight
Top speed: 35 knots
Price: from €150,000
Dominator Yachts Mini-Ilumen
This pocket-sized Dominator tender takes design elements from the Ilumen model and repurposes them into a lighter form for optimal storage and fuel efficiency. Owners can customise the tender to their desires, whether they intend to use it as a day cruiser for island hopping or a luxurious shuttle for transporting guests from ship to shore. The tender's unique profile, featuring a wraparound windshield and an open stern, allows it to reach top speeds of 46 knots. At a cruising speed of 25 knots, it has a range of almost 300 nautical miles. It has been constructed from high-tech composites and has also been outfitted with superyacht-standard thermal and acoustic insulation.
Top speed: 46 knots
Price: From €300,000