Cockwells sea trials stunning new 7.6m mahogany and maple superyacht tender

3 March 2015

Cockwells has delivered its latest superyacht tender, a 7.6 metre classic launch designed by G.L. Watson & Co.

The tender was given extensive sea trials on Cockwells’ home waters of Falmouth Harbour in Cornwall, south west England, before delivery to her new owner. Even on a grey winter’s day, the boat turned heads with her heavily varnished Brazilian mahogany hull and deck, topped off by quilted maple veneer trimming. The tender has been designed in the spirit of the 1930s and all her chromed fittings were cast by California Classic Boats, a US company that specialises in vintage mahogany speedboats. The company used original 1930s parts.

The tender’s classic lines were drawn by Liverpool specialist classic yacht design and restoration company, G.L. Watson, and are another nod back to the classic boating of yesteryear, a recurring theme in Cockwells designs. The privately owned and run yard revealed its new 10.5 metre limousine superyacht tender, designed by Sebastiano Prolo, last year. The tender’s exterior was inspired by old Venetian water taxis and combines vintage curves with sleek modern simplicity. However, Cockwells will also build the eye-cathing new 6.5m 650SR (Sport Runabout) yacht tender we revealed in June last year, designed by Henry Ward. The superyacht tender has been designed asymmetrically, with a sweeping windscreen ending at different points along the deck

Sea trials of the 7.6 metre tender, which took place with yard owner Dave Cockwell on board, showed the new launch can reach a speed of 35 knots. The tender seats up to eight guests plus crew. Cockwells says the tender is unique and is a perfect balance between classic looks and modern technology, while offering all the comfort any owner and his guests would expect from a superyacht tender.

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