US, New York. Hacker Boat Company, the boat builder behind the eight-metre Sterling, has released images of its 10m tender for 74m Odessa II, which it delivered last summer.
“This is a new design for us, one that speaks to the needs of the megayacht industry,” says George Badcock, president and CEO of the company. “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to build the tender for a yacht as large and beautiful as Odessa II. We are now working on potential tenders for several other yachts, and look forward to growing our tender business.”
The Odessa II tender is one of several tenders to have been commissioned at the yard over the past few years, and was designed by naval architect at Hacker Boat Company, Jeffery Brown. With a basic design brief, Brown set out to create a boat that would be able to carry up to a maximum of 12 passengers. The main seating area is forward of amidships with the cockpit just behind, which offers additional seating on the port side. A sunbathing pad is included aft and conceals an access hatch to twin Yanmar 6BY2 diesel engines, which achieve a top speed of 38 knots. Other features of the tender include a lift out boarding door on the starboard side and a swim platform aft.
“This is a fully custom purpose built tender,” says Brown. “The layout is very different from our typical builds but the approach to construction was very similar. The primary difference in construction was that the sides of the boat were sheathed in epoxy fiberglass and painted to match the yacht.”
The tender has been constructed from a combination of okume, epoxy and fiberglass, with the deck finished in mahogany.
Hacker Boat Company Inc.
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