Hodgdon Custom Tenders, the superyacht tender division of Hodgdon Yachts, has launched hull 418, a 12m (39ft) 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 is fitted out with 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 optimise clearance in the mothership tender bay.

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

The twin Volvo outdrive powered tender is currently in builder’s trials and recording cruising speeds well above 35 knots.