Our latest launch may just be the most sophisticated tender ever to leave Yachtwerft Meyer's Bremen shipyard. Built as the third boat for a longstanding client, the 11.6m Signature limousine has been fully customised inside and out.
In addition to an elegant, understated interior, the very demanding owner wanted a high-performance hull that could provide a completely dry ride even in rough seas. Consequently, this tender sports 2 x Volvo D6-400 inboards and can achieve a blistering 45 knots.
“For us, elegance means the perfect balance of excellent design, engineering and craftsmanship,” says Jan Meyer, CEO at Yachtwerft Meyer.
Our in-house design team worked in cooperation with Dölker + Voges on the interior design, where stainless steel plays a key role. Delicate stainless-steel strips raise the tempo of the exquisite dove-grey leather panelling and create a beautiful contrast with the teak. Its mirrored finish also serves to reflect the tender’s sophisticated indirect lightning. As well as luxurious seating for twelve guests, there is also a separate kitchen for preparing snacks on longer passages and a bathroom. Generous standing headroom and panoramic cabin windows create a sense of wellbeing and space.
The tender’s opulent seating is crafted from the finest leather supplied by a German company that also serves the high-end aviation market. Nothing here is left to chance. The leather is shaped and stitched by a master saddler who works with supercar brands, while the foam of the seat itself subtly varies to offer differing support in different areas. Highly detailed fold-down armrests offer two USB ports and automatic illumination.
From the outset, this experienced owner wanted intuitive control over the cabin’s ambient settings. So the tender’s generous 48,000 BTU of air conditioning can be adjusted through a smart Crestron touchscreen panel. So too the RGB and soft white lighting, which can be fine-tuned to create any atmosphere from calming to party mode. Footage from integrated underwater and forward-facing cameras can be streamed live to the TV screen to complement guests’ 360-degree vision. Or the high-end AV system can be used to watch a movie or play music.
Many years of engineering and design know-how have combined to create the silent and fluid opening mechanism for our signature glass doors. Watching it is an experience in itself. The simple touch of a button opens the cabin completely to transform the limousine into something akin to an open tender. The three roof panels are perfectly synchronised with the movement of the doors forward and aft in a mesmerisingly organic performance. At a stroke, the atmosphere inside turns from fully private to completely open, and back again. Large panoramic windows enable guests to enjoy the outside as much as the inside.
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