Cockwells creates craft that complement the shallow space available on the 70m ketch. The result is a limousine tender with a detachable roof built from ultra-lightweight material. The custom-made sports boat was similarly designed around the space available to be both low in profile and easy to manoeuvre.

Perini Navi Tenders by Cockwells

Perini Navi Tenders by Cockwells. Photo by Andrew Wright

British boatbuilder Cockwells has launched two 7m superyacht tenders that are bound for Italy to join their mothership, the 70m Perini Navi ketch Sybaris.

The client had chosen to commission a bespoke sports boat and a limousine tender rather than purchase off-the-shelf. The project presented a challenge for the company as the tender garage on the mothership had already been designed and built beneath its foredeck – leaving space for only a pair of RIBs – Cockwells had to build tenders that would complement the shallow space available. The result is a limousine tender with a detachable roof built from ultra-lightweight materials.

Commenting on the design, Cockwell’s MD Dave Cockwell says: “Once the tender is in its garage, the crew can undo the latches that hold the roof in place, turn it upside down and place it back down into the cockpit well of the tender, which reduces the tender’s height by half and enables it to sit comfortably beneath the mothership’s foredeck. We are proud of our 100% success rate at meeting client design challenges and this limousine tender for Sybaris is no exception.”

Cockwells 7m Perini Navi limousine tender

The Cockwells 7m Perini Navi limousine tender features a detachable roof built from ultra-lightweight materials

The custom-made sports boat was similarly designed around the space available to be both low in profile and easy to manoeuvre.

The Cornish boatbuilder also reports that these craft exceeded all expectations during their sea trials. “The use of high-tech materials such as titanium and carbon combined with 260 horsepower Yanmar engines result in exemplary performance, comfort and style,” the boatbuilder claims.

Even with crew and fuel, the weight of the sports tender is less than 1.8 tonnes and the limousine tender is just over two tonnes.

The limousine tender can reach a maximum speed of 36 knots whilst the sports boat’s top speed is 37 knots.

Cockwells Modern & Classic Boatbuilding is based in Mylor Creek Boatyard near Falmouth in Cornwall, at the westerly edge of the UK.

The company builds bespoke superyacht tenders, motor and sailing yachts in any material. The Mylor Creek boatyard is fully equipped to offer refits, restorations and engineering services for local yachts and superyacht tenders from all over the world.

Cockwells 7m Perini Navi limousine tender

Interior detail on Cockwells 7m Perini Navi limousine tender