Superyacht tender specialist Hodgdon Tenders has announced the launch of its new 8-metre (26.24-foot) open tender, which is the first in its new Crossover line.
Philippe Cabon and Cyril Le Sourd are responsible for the Crossover line’s naval architecture, meanwhile the engineering was completed by Hodgdon Tenders’ in-house team.
These tenders comprise a myriad of unique features, including a folding helm console, retractable carbon fiber t-top, custom wrap-around fender and water jet drive. Ideal for beach landing, it also includes a bow that opens and folds out to become a platform step for easy beach access. The tender has capacity for up to 12 guests on board and is powered by a single Volvo D3-220 engine.
Audrey Hodgdon, director of sales and marketing at Hodgdon, remarked, “We’re very enthusiastic about the new Crossover line with its contemporary styling and modern look. It allows us the opportunity to offer more to the market, as we remain committed to our classic Venetian line which continues to be very successful with orders currently under construction.”
The Crossover line includes Open, Beachlander and Limousine tenders ranging from 8 metres (26.24 feet) to 11 metres (36.08 feet).
When delivering to a European shipyard, Hodgdon’s service and support team will re-commission the tender upon arrival and provide crew training.