Video: Hodgdon launches two 10.5m Venetian yacht tenders
by Chris Jefferies
American yard Hodgdon Yachts has released a video showing its two latest launches being put through their paces.
The matching pair of 10.5 metre Venetian superyacht tenders were styled by Michael Peters Yacht Design and will be delivered to an undisclosed Dutch shipyard later this year. As the video below shows, they are both capable of a wicked turn of speed:
Director of sales and marketing, Audrey Hodgdon said: “The custom details and exceptional craftsmanship on these tenders demonstrate our commitment to the highest quality. The performance characteristics of the hull design are equally impressive and we are pleased to be delivering this beautiful pair of tenders."
Ideal for transporting guests ashore with the minimum of fuss, the 10.5 metre Venetian limo tender sports seating for up to 12 in a climate-controlled interior finished in leather upholstery. Other key features include a high-definition entertainment system, bar amenities and a hydraulic hardtop, which can be raised to allow for easier boarding to port and starboard.
Meanwhile, the open tender can also carry up to 12 guests and has been fitted with a varnished teak table, an aft sunpad and ample storage space for carrying superyacht water toys.
Both tenders feature stainless steel detailing, flush-fit anchor lockers and Volvo D6-370 engines that allow for a top speed of 35 knots.
Based in East Boothbay, Maine, Hodgdon is America’s oldest boat builder, having been established in 1816. Its superyacht division has launched many notable sailing and motor yachts, including the 47 metre Asolare and the 30 metre Windcrest.