Held in the closing days of September, this year's Monaco Yacht Show brought a closer look at exceptional tenders. Click through for our favourites.
Designed by Patrick Banfield in close cooperation with Ken Freivokh, the world debut of the SL range from Pascoe international not only looks stylish, but also serves a safe, fast, dry and comfortable tender that can be used in all weather conditions. We like the multi-purpose design, avoiding the often restrictive closed layout of the typical limousine tender. With an overall length of 9.6m and a maximum speed of 40 knots, this tender shuttles a total of 14 guests and can be tailored to suit the mothership’s livery and detailing if necessary. Each SL Landau is customized to reflect individual styles and detailing within the handsome guest area.
See more on the Pascoe International webpages
Like pearls on a string, the most beautiful tenders are moored at the Monaco Yacht Show, and only a few steps further down the quay we meet the J Craft chairman Radenko Milakovic. Explaining to us the Torpedo, a boat like no other, its tremendous visuals and tactile appeal evoke the glamour of the early 60’s,when Carlo Riva was building the famous Riva Corsaire. Recalling an era of classic wooden speed boats, but combining it with the latest in design and engineering techniques. An authentic alternative for wooden boat lovers, life aboard the Torpedo is a blissful experience made all the easier by sumptuous accommodation for 4 adults in two cabins.
Visit the J Craft website for more
And last but by no means least, we to present the Maori 78, a fast, aggressive looking open tender with a black hull and red leather interiors. Designed by the Nauta architects, who recently delivered Lürssen's 180m Azzam, this dayboat cuts an impressive figure, a show stopper of eye-catching design. Marco Ciampa, the figurehead behind the brand Maori turned heads with the most recent member of the range – a vessel with a total length of 24 meters and a displacement of 45 tons, it is equipped with two MAN 1800 HP engines, which launch her up to almost 50 knots.
Go to the Maori webpages