This 14.5m custom landing craft has been designed to accommodate 12 guests and two crewmembers. The vessel is also available as a car carrying version.

car carrying option

New 14.5m landing craft is availabe in a car carrying version

UK based bespoke superyacht tender builder Cockwells has developed a new design for a 14.5m custom landing craft.

The new concept has been created by Cockwells’ in-house team and combines cutting edge engineering, materials and technology with the high levels of artisan craftsmanship for which this British boatbuilder is well-known.

This custom landing craft has been designed to accommodate 12 guests and two crewmembers. She is 14.5m LOA and 3.4m beam and features two helm seats starboard, a forward-facing bench seat on the front of the helm console and a day head inside it that is accessed by a sliding door. Alternatively, its load area can carry a Range Rover Sentinel or similar vehicle.

Custom design

The design for the car carrying option features a hydraulic bow ramp that prevents the boat from grounding as the car drives on, stops it lifting when the car drives off and ensures that the whole platform is completely stable when ashore.

In addition, this concept allows for further custom arrangements. A wider space can be achieved as the beach seats rise from the sole via electric struts.

The project also considers a modular floor system with various attachment/fixing points, a crane on the port side and a folding carbon fibre Bimini cover.

Commenting on the new design, managing director Dave Cockwell, says: “Once again, we are combining innovative engineering with exquisite craftsmanship to produce a design that stands out from the crowd, utilises every inch of space including bow storage for the anchor and fenders, and incorporates a wealth of features that make it highly desirable and a joy to handle.”

The Cornish boatbuilder is celebrating 20 years of building bespoke boats.