Since 1816, Maine-based Hodgdon Yachts has produced more than 400 vessels of various types, from the coastal commercial vessels in the early days, the arctic explorer Bowdoin in 1921, sub chasers for the U.S. Navy during World War I and II, to its fully custom megayacht tenders. And now, two hundred years of history culminate in the most elegant and award winning mega-yacht limousine tender ever!
Hodgdon Custom Tenders, the high-end builder of tenders crafted to complement sophisticated super and megayachts and a division of Hodgdon Yachts, unveils more details and full photography of its 10.5m limousine tender starting celebrations of its 200 years anniversary as oldest US shipyard.
The tender – which is the 422nd hull built by Hodgdon and 10th tender built since 2011 – designed by Michael Peters Yacht Design – is the archetype of Hodgdon’s Venetian series custom tenders, which range from 8.5 meters to 12 meters .
The tender features a dramatic exterior paint scheme with a surprisingly chic optional leather and specialty wood veneer interior. With accommodations for up to 11 guests, including two oversized owners’ seats, amenities consist of a high definition entertainment system, refrigerator/bar, and climate control.
The port and starboard side windows power down, to reveal generous guest boarding access. The entire salon hardtop rises hydraulically, which allows full-height headroom, for ease of boarding and 360 degrees of visibility.
Much of the exterior stainless steel hardware, including the Hodgdon signature flush anchor are custom built. The meticulous level of detail invested into the layout and the installation of mechanical, electrical, and safety systems result in a tender whose construction is of unmatched quality. Hodgdon’s service division offers a full after-sales support program.