Hodgdon Custom Tenders, the superyacht tender division of Hodgdon Yachts, has launched hull #418, a 12m limousine tender.

The yacht will be delivered to a Northern European shipyard later this quarter where the Hodgdon commissioning team will meet to re-commission the tender and provide crew training.

The tender features a generous climate controlled cabin with seating for ten and comfortable outside seating for six. The cabin features all birds-eye maple cabinetry with custom leather seating and leather-clad appointments.

Guests can board from the aft deck, the bow, or the port or starboard forward cockpit, with the assistance of robust, removable polished stainless steel grab rails. The composite top above the helm lowers hydraulically to optimize clearance in the mothership tender bay.

Michael Peters Yacht Design of Sarasota, Florida (US) adapted the general arrangement of this aft helm model into the design aesthetic of Hodgdon’s Venetian Series and executed the naval architecture.

Powered by a twin Volvo outdrive the tender is currently in builder’s trials and recording cruising speeds well above 35 knots.