Top new tenders and day boats to see at the Fort Lauderdale boat show | Boat International
Top 6 new tenders and day boats to see at the Fort Lauderdale boat show 2015
Otam 58

From sleek launches and classy day boats to sporty centre consoles, these are the best new tenders and day boats to see at the Fort Lauderdale boat show that will complement the mothership.

1. Otam 58

Otam started as a subcontractor, building hulls for the European clients of renowned Miami-based Magnum Yachts. A few years ago, it applied its knowledge in go-fast hulls to its own line of yachts. A highly customised Otam 58 with hardtop was delivered last year as tender to the Heesen Crazy Me. Dubbed Crazy Too, the boat is equipped with up-to-the-minute technology and its top speed is an exhilarating 55 knots. Now another Otam 58 HT will make its debut at the Fort Lauderdale boat show and is one of the best chase boats to see at the show.


• Length 18.7m

• Builder Otam

• Designer Otam

• Top speed 55 knots

Wajer 38 S

This family owned Dutch yard has designs on the US market. Last year, it opened a Fort Lauderdale office, and this year it unveils the first of its centre consoles yachts, the Wajer 38S, the video of which will inspire you to get out on the water. Equipped with twin 435hp Volvo Penta D6 engines, this elegant cruiser with room for up to 16 guests sprints at 47 knots. Ready to serve as tender to a superyacht, she comes with sturdy towing eyes.


• Length 17m

• Builder Wajer & Wajer

• Designer Vripack

• Top speed 47 knots

Zeelander Z55

Equipped with Volvo Penta engines, pod drives and a dynamic positioning system, the Zeelander Z55 day boat promises speed and manoeuvrability. Quite a bit larger than the earlier Zeelanders, this yacht offers three cabins, including a full-beam master and a gyro stabiliser. Don’t let her size fool you; this is a true luxury yacht, just more compact than most. Certainly one to be on your list of best day boats to see at the Fort Lauderdale boat show.


• Length 17m

• Builder Zeelander Yachts

• Designer Cor D Rover/ Zeelander Design

• Top speed 38 knots

Boston Whaler 330 Outrage

US builder Boston Whaler will present its newest offshore yacht at the Fort Lauderdale boat show this year. The deep-V, high-performance yacht can take a pounding in rough sea conditions and features Boston Whaler’s patented “unsinkable” Unibond construction. She makes a great superyacht sidekick for the must-see new superyachts to see at the Fort Lauderdale boat show, ready for fishing, diving or island exploration adventures, carrying up to 14 guests in comfort.


• Length 10.08m

• Builder Boston Whaler

• Designer Boston Whaler

Chris-Craft Capri 25

US builder Chris-Craft has a way with capturing the essence of a bygone era, and it does so masterfully with its new Capri 25. Just under eight metres, the launch is an ideal size for running up the coastline and has plentiful sunpads and a fold-out teak table for taking a break to catch some rays and enjoy an al fresco cocktail. The teak decks, leather interiors and shiny hull sides lend some serious 1930s glamour. Powered by a 350hp Volvo Penta V8 sterndrive, she can get up and go as well. While the Capri 25 officially debuted at Cannes, she is one of the best new tenders to see at the Fort Lauderdale boat show.


• Length 7.62m

• Builder Chris-Craft

Carbon Craft Custom CC18

This Carbon Craft was custom built to match her Sunseeker superyacht mothership for an owner that wanted performance. The 295-horsepower FNM diesel engine and Alamarin jet deliver it, with a top speed of around 40 knots and exhilarating manoeuvrability. On the more practical side of things, this low-profile tender with foldable console, carries up to 10 passengers. Compartments for everything from waterskis to custom foldable beach chairs and a freshwater showerhead are cleverly concealed. Built in pre-preg carbon in Carbon Craft’s facility in Florida, the tender is lightweight and sturdy. It has inspired a new model being unveiled at the Fort Lauderdale boat show, one of the best tenders to see at the show.


• Length 5.49m

• Builder Carbon Craft

• Top speed 40 knots


Motor Yacht


Couach Yachts |  37 m |  12 guests |  €3,500,000
Motor Yacht


Feadship |  44.65 m |  10 guests |  €19,900,000
Motor Yacht


Heesen Yachts |  55 m |  12 guests |  €26,000,000