Hodgdon Tenders, the tender division for the superyacht Hodgdon Yachts, announced in a press release that the finalist was T / T Boardwalk, an 8.5-meter (27-foot-11-inch) limousine tender built by Hodgdon Tenders and designed by Michael Peters Yacht Design. . in the “Teder of the Year” category by an independent panel of judges in the Boat International Competition at the 2022 Design and Innovation Awards.
Each year, Boat International “recognizes not only maritime architecture and style, but also aspects of design and technology that represent innovation, engineering development and sustainability amid the changing demands of yacht owners” during the awards ceremony.
Set as part of a pair, the tender, built in Hodjane, is stored in a garage aboard its mother ship Boardwalk, a 250-foot superyacht built by Feadship in the Netherlands. The T / T Boardwalk includes many design elements needed by the owner.
A tender for a limousine with 12 seats for guests can offer a lot in a relatively small package. Visibility was one of the key design features, so the tender was built with wide full-width glass panels in the front and aft bulkheads, glass doors, glass panels in the lift roof and large side windows that are ideal for viewing heights if you are sitting in a guest cabin. Custom stainless steel parts were another important part of the design task, which was solved by integrating the Hodjan branded anchor for concealed mounting, smooth rails without fasteners, elegant stainless steel windshield frame, sturdy roof railing and railing railing a deck as well as a stainless steel bow tank that is both artistic and functional.
Lighting was a major feature on both the mother ship and the tender, so in addition to the docking and stainless steel spotlight, 12 underwater lights were included. One of the most important and often forgotten features of the tender is boarding, and easy access is key to this design with doors for landing on the left and right sides, as well as a roof that rises to full height.
The winners of the Boat International Design & Innovation Awards will be announced in Milan (Italy) at the Superyacht Design Festival in June.
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