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Nauta Tender 48 launched by Maxi Dolphin

Italian studio Nauta Design has launched its first custom designed sailing superyacht chase boat; the Nauta Tender 48.

The 14.62 metre tender features exterior and interior design by Nauta Design, naval architecture by Francesco Rogantin, and was built by Maxi Dolphin in Italy.

According to the designer, the owner specified for a versatile boat that could be used in a variety of roles “when the mother yacht is taking long cruises in the Mediterranean.”

These included using the Nauta Tender 48 to “scout potential anchorages, bringing guests to shore, provisioning and staying in ports too shallow for the mother yacht.”

The owner also wanted to use the boat for “occasionally short, autonomous cruises” in its own right.

As a result, Nauta said it focused on distilling this “versatility” into a “simple, elegant and well-balanced exterior design.”

Two sunpads, which can be extended to the shaded area under the hard top, sit aft. The cockpit meanwhile features two symmetrical seating areas around mahogany tables, which can be used as either dining or coffee tables.

Inside, the owners’ cabin sits forward alongside a galley and additional cabin for crew or guests. Both cabins are ensuite. The studio described the interior design as “simple and elegant.”

Aft of the galley is a large service space, with a washer/ dryer and wine cooler.

Powered by a pair of 600HP Cummins engines and Rolls-Royce waterjets, the Nauta Tender 48 has a top speed of 37 knots.

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