Top 5 superyacht limo tenders


Limo tender to Sea Owl

Limo tenders are designed to deliver guests from ship to shore in style and grace, offering a fast and – most importantly – comfortable and dry ride.

It helps if they’re stylish as well, and many top limo tenders are customised to match the mothership. Take, for instance, the limo tender to superyacht Sea Owl, which is matched to yacht down to the green hull sides. Sea Owl also has a matching centre console tender, seen following behind the limo tender in the photo above.

Designed by Andrew Winch and built by Hodgdon Yachts, the limo tender to Sea Owl sports a varnished coach roof and teak joinery and leather seats inside, welcoming up to eight guests.


Pascoe SL Limousine tender

This year’s winner of the ShowBoats Design Award for Tender Design went to the sleek SL Limousine tender from Pascoe International.

The 9.6 metre limo tender, penned by Ken Freivokh Design, stood out from competitors for being highly customised and specifically designed to service her 100 metre mothership.

This top limo tender runs at a impressive 40-knot top speed, delivering her 14 guests to shore in no time at all.


Palladium’s limo tender

One limo tender customised to match the yacht wasn’t enough for the owner of the Blohm+Voss Palladium. He ordered two top custom limo tenders, each of which can carry up to 18 guests in one go.

The tenders are as a practical as they are good looking, with fore or aft boarding options available and the helm placed in back so the driver doesn’t have to withstand as much waves and wind.


Limo tender to Tango

The limo tender to Tango, drawn by Eidsgaard Design and built by Compass Tenders, is a double winner snagging both the World Superyacht Awards and ShowBoats Design Awards tender prizes in 2012.

Another tender that is designed to blend in with the mothership, the limo tender has a paint job that mimics the iconic racing stripes on the exterior of superyacht Tango.

This top limo tender is sleek and fast, and she can also be enjoyed al fresco – she can run at any speed with the sunroof open, giving the experience of an open boat as well as an enclosed limousine ride.


The Wider 32 limo tender

From Italian yard Wider comes this heart-racingly fast limo tender, the Wider 32, offering a comfortable ride at up to 37 knots as experienced in sea trials.

A top limo tender, she is designed to be a tender to the larger Wider yachts in build, like the Wider 150, which is currently for sale, but she’s also a capable day cruiser in her own right. Inside is a roomy cabin with two sofas as well as galley.

The Wider 32 is offered in a range of colours, such as a bold orange, making her really stand out on the water.