11 of the best tenders and dayboats at the Monaco Yacht Show

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Arrow460 Granturismo

Our preview coverage of the Monaco Yacht Show, which has already taken in the must-see new yachts and top yachts for sale heading to MYS, continues with a closer look at some of the coolest tenders and dayboats.

One of the mostly hotly anticipated boats designed by car manufacturers, the Silver Arrows Marine Arrow460 Granturismo will be making its Monaco Yacht Show debut this year.

Launched in April measuring 14 metres LOA, this chic dayboat will surely turn heads across Port Hercules. Developed in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Style, the Arrow460 Granturismo is suitably sporty, with a top speed of 40 knots thanks to twin 480hp Yanmar engines.

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Castoldi Jet Tender 27

Italian waterjet expert Castoldi is bringing its 8.34 metre Jet Tender 27 along this year. Capable of carrying up to 16 passengers from superyacht to shore at speeds in excess of 30 knots, this is sure to interest larger yacht owners and those who enjoy throwing lavish superyacht parties.

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Cockwells 9.5m Limousine

British tender specialist Cockwells is a regular name on the Monaco Yacht Show exhibitor list, and this year the yard will be bringing along its new 9.5 metre custom limousine.

Powered by a single Yanmar engine, this elegant tender will reach a top speed of 32 knots. Following the show, the 9.5 metre custom limousine will be delivered to the owner of an 88 metre superyacht.

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Extender EXT 610

A returning favourite, the Extender EXT 610 will be showing off her innovative folding bow at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show. Once the forward third is deflated, the rigid keel can hinge through 180 degrees to reduce storage length to a mere 3.9 metres, thus freeing up more space for stashing other fun water toys in your superyacht tender garage.

Capable of taking up to 100hp of power on the transom plate, the EXT 610 can carry nine guests to from pontoon to mothership in no time at all.

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Hodgdon 10.5m Limousine

Returning for a second year after a successful Monaco debut in 2015, this 10.5 metre custom limousine tender was created by Hodgdon Yachts and launched last year as part of the American yard’s bicentenary celebrations.

Key features include an eye-catching green-blue paint job, high-definition media system and seating for up to 11 passengers.

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Kormaran K7

Capable of transforming from a monohulled speed machine to a trimaran party platform, the Kormaran K7 is sure to turn heads at this year's Monaco Yacht Show.

This eye-catching superyacht tender can be fitted out with a wide range of engines delivering up to 900hp for a top speed of nearly 50 knots. And for the ultimate in dayboat comfort, the Kormaran can also switch into foiling mode for a super-smooth ride at nearly 40 knots.

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Mazu 38

Turkish yard Mazu Yachts is making its Monaco Yacht Show debut this year with the 11.9 metre Mazu 38 tender. This sleek and aggressive day cruiser was designed by Halit Yukay and features a fully customisable interior and deck layout.

The model on display at the show will be capable of 30 knots thanks to an IPS 400 engine set-up, but an IPS 600 version will also be made available, pushing the top speed up to 45 knots. The Mazu 38’s hand-laid carbon hull adds extra strength and means this superyacht tender displaces just 9 tonnes.

Photo: Alberto Cocchi

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Ribeye Prime Eight21

Equally well suited to sunbathing, relaxing and high-speed thrills, the Ribeye Prime Eight21 straddles the divide between dayboat and superyacht tender.

Rated for up to 400hp of transom power, this 8.39 metre RIB is available in fully-custom guise, which is sure to appeal to the many discerning superyacht owners perusing the pontoons of Port Hercules.

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Vanquish VQ48

Vanquish Yachts will be bringing its first VQ48 to the Monaco Yacht Show. An automotive-inspired 14.6 metre dayboat with a top speed in excess of 40 knots, she falls perfectly in place in the builder’s line-up between the VQ43 and VQ50. There are plentiful sunpads and she sleeps three down below. The sexy launch is highly customisable and would be a worthy complement to any superyacht’s fleet.

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Williams DieselJet 625

Dry, comfortable, fast. These attributes are what make a RIB a go-to superyacht tender, and Williams’ new DieselJet 625 can also add an ample sunpad, diving platform and freshwater shower to that list. Racing along at more than 40 knots, this 6.31 metre comes from the Oxfordshire-based yard that brought you the TurboJet 445S — one of the world’s fastest superyacht tenders.

Notable DieselJet 625 owners include Boat International columnist and Formula 1 supremo Eddie Jordan, who uses a 625 as the tender to his Sunseeker superyacht Blush.

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