East Boothbay, Maine – February 24, 2016 – Hodgdon Custom Tenders, a high-end builder of tenders crafted to complement sophisticated Superyachts and division of Hodgdon, announced today that their 11.4 meter aft helm tender has won the 2016 ShowBoats Design Award in the tender design category.
There were a total of 12 tenders nominated for the award. The first step in determining the winner was for a subcommittee to compare elements such as horsepower-to-weight ratio, launch and retrieval methods, carrying capacity, speed, range, and mission features of each boat. According to Boat International, those deemed the “smartest” were then presented to the full panel.
The 11.4 meter tender – which now serves on one of the world’s finest Superyachts – is part of Hodgdon’s Venetian Series and was designed by Michael Peters Yacht Design. The aft helm design is an evolution of Hodgdon’s 10.5 meter limousine tender, which was inspired by the grace and beauty of traditional Venetian water taxis. The tender offers ample outside seating forward and a climate-controlled cabin for 10 with standing headroom. The boat has a rigid bimini that powers down for convenient stowage in the mothership’s tender bay.
A meticulous level of detail was invested into the layout and the installation of mechanical, electrical, and safety systems, resulting in a tender whose construction is of unmatched quality. Hodgdon’s service division offers full after-sales support programs for all Hodgdon built tenders.
Having started in 1816 during the era of clipper ships, Hodgdon is America’s oldest boat builder. Still family owned, this East Boothbay, Maine company has evolved into a leader in advanced composite construction while maintaining exceptional skills for world class traditional and modern interiors. The company’s divisions include Hodgdon Yachts, specializing in custom sail and power yacht construction (up to 60 meters); Hodgdon Custom Tenders, building some of the highest quality Superyacht tenders afloat; Hodgdon Interiors, crafting high-end Superyacht interiors (up to 80 meters); Hodgdon Yacht Services, devoted to service, refits, storage, and dockage; and Hodgdon Defense Composites, constructing specialized defense craft. For more information, visit www.hodgdonyachts.com.