Tender Shipyard to build three superyacht tenders

8 July 2012

Tender Shipyard, the French boatbuilder based in Sables d'Olonne, has received orders for three superyacht tenders.

The first is a carbon TS68 tender, destined for a Heesen superyacht under construction in Holland. This 'full option' boat comes with teak boards, polished stainless steel fittings, VHF and large format GPS plotter, CD Radio Fusion and even a refrigerator. It is certified to carry 12 passengers.

Powered by a 220hp Volvo diesel or 260hp Yanmar and connected to either a water jet or Z Drive, this model is expected to reach 35 knots.

The other two tenders are polyester versions of the TS68, one with a 260hp Z Drive and the other a 260hp hydro jet, and both will be joining superyachts currently under construction in Italy, including one at Benetti.

Tender Shipyard currently offers a full range of models from 5.4m to 12.6m (in hardtop or open limousine versions), designed by Philippe Cabon, founder of the yard. Other versions are available, which can set up or remove the hardtop from the front VIP area, either manually or hydraulically, transforming the tender into a small limousine.

Each model is fully customisable, allowing the owner to make a number of choices for both technical and aesthetic features, including materials, colours, carbon finish, wood trims and furnishings.

The forms of these tenders are designed to combine security, performance, comfort and maneuvrability, which makes them extremely versatile.