Much more than ‘ship to shore’ transport, the charter yacht tender is a symbol of the identity and elegance of the mother ship, a companion vessel that spirits guests to glamorous onshore events and venues, allows them to explore remote inlets and islands, or simply enjoy a jaunt along a coastline in supreme comfort and style.
The following are Luxury Charter Group’s selection of the most outstanding charter vessel tenders, noteworthy for their performance, their profiles and their profusion of innovative features.
The largest yacht to be built in the USA since the 1930s, 281ft (85.6m) AQUILA is a six-deck megaycht that was custom built by Derecktor and cruised by the name of CAKEWALK, before being sold and completely refitted. In 2016, following 12 months and involving 1,000 specialists, AQUILA emerged with a brand new image, interiors and technical advancements.
Redesigned to cater to various occasions, AQUILA has abundant deck space for socialising and relaxation. The new forward sun deck offers a large jacuzzi, day bar and treatment room. All four decks aft offer an abundance of space for al fresco dining, relaxing and socialising. There is also a dedicated party deck complete with DJ booth, AV system, smoke machine and light show.
AQUILA’S 11.3m Semi Limousine is a beautifully appointed 50 knot Limousine from iconic Australian tender specialist, Vikal. Her designers aimed to create a vessel that is equally at home in the marina at 5 knots or out in the bay at 50 knots.
Her 370 hp Diesels with sleek high performance DPR legs propel her onto the plane in 8 or 9 seconds. AQUILA’S versatile tender’s guest compartment can be entered from the aft deck as well at the forward seating area. The aft helm allows for complete privacy for guests who can freely move from sumptuous interior of the guest compartment to the open seating area forward.
At 290ft (88.5m) luxury charter yacht BARBARA is a splendid Oceanco motor yacht with award-winning exterior styling by Sam Sorgiovanni Designs and the perfect balance of outdoor adventure and interior opulence.
A true global cruising superyacht, BARBARA boasts a versatile layout for up to 12 guests, multiple living and social spaces, ‘touch and go’ helicopter capability, massive fully equipped gymnasium on the sundeck, wellness area on the lower deck and an impressive ornamental central stair column, where the glass elevator shaft is wrapped in a beautiful gnarled silvered root system of an ancient tree rising continuously through two decks.
In perfect keeping with this stunning vessel, BARBARA’S Vikal sports tender and its sister limousine were built and designed as a pair in a successful collaboration with Sam Sorgiovanni. The tender is an open boat built for speed, practicality and luxury, transporting goods to and from the main vessel, as well as being the perfect entertainment vessel for a range of water sports.
Featuring two Steyr 3.5L 300hp 4 cylinder diesel engines, this vessel can easily reach 35 knots in style. With an efficient deck space and built in cradles/tie downs the vessel is capable of transporting jetskis to any location. A hydraulic bow door is a feat in engineering and class. A retractable bimini and built in hydraulic legs allow for efficient and effective stowage on board the mother ship. Finished with teak, stainless steel and carbon fibre, this open boat is considered one of the most elegant produced by Vikal to date.
DAR (formerly known as Project Shark) is a 295ft (90m) luxury megayacht built by Oceanco and launched in 2018. Her exterior profile created by Luiz De Basto resembles a silhouette of a shark, which creates her sleek and masculine profile.
DAR received a number of awards since her launch, including the Best Yacht of the Year award at the Cannes Yachting Festival and Best Exterior Design and Finest New Yacht at the Monaco Yacht Show.
The spacious interiors were created by Nuvolari Lenard with an abundance of floor-to-ceiling windows to showcase high quality finishes and textures all in lustrous, light timbers, metallics and soft furnishings.
Needless to say, this superlative superyacht is accompanied by an equally brilliant and breathtaking limousine tender whose lines echo those of the mothership. Fast and fabulously equipped for lazy days of coastal cruising or making a great entrance at the marina, DAR’S speedy tender is the perfect pair of this illustrious vessel.
The highly awarded 242ft (74m) luxury motor yacht CLOUD 9 with her distinctive blue hull and five expansive decks was custom built by CRN in Italy and boasts impressive volume – more than 10,764 square feet (1,000 square metres) spread over five decks, plus a sub deck, connected by an elevator for guest comfort and convenience. With a beam of 13.5 metres, living and staterooms are exceptionally spacious.
With design input by Zuccon International Project and Winch Design, CLOUD 9 was built for exploration and on-water activities, and she is kitted up with gear, including a host of watertoys and bespoke limousine tender stored in the side-loading garage which leaves the transom free for a massive beach club and extended deck area.
206.69ft (63m) luxury motor yacht 11.11 was custom designed and built in 2015 by Benetti, which considers this superlative vessel the flagship of its fleet in terms of design and technical innovation. She is only the second Benetti ever built with a distinctive vertical axe bow, designed to push back on waves and enhance her stability at sea.
The owner describes the yacht as a “polycentric experience for the senses, coming alive in what you see, hear, touch and feel. That’s when you’re going to have the best experience of your life.”
Exceptional from bow to stern, 11.11 offers charter guests many unique experiences, among them, use of the only Benetti luxury tender ever built – an 8m (26ft) limousine designed to be “a mini 11.11” and specifically created to ensure trips between ship and shore are safe, stable, dry and impeccably stylish.
One of the most recognisable and covetable charter yachts in the world, 82.5m O’MEGA is unique among charter vessels. With a capacity for 250 guests for a cocktail reception or 60 for seated occasions, and with accommodation for 30 people in 15 staterooms, O’MEGA is ideal for charters for large groups and corporate entertaining. She boasts five guest decks for dining, entertaining, socialising and relaxing, her classic lines and extraordinary proportions ensure she is in an elite class.
Among her standout features are a spacious home cinema, retractable swim platform and copious watertoys, massive upper saloon, and two custom-built 9.2m Fassmer enclosed limousine tenders whose elliptical lines and onboard amenities make her worthy of the behemoth they support.
Renowned as the most elegant turn of the century replica motor yacht, 90m NERO was built by Corsair Yachts to resemble J. Pierpont Morgan´s famous yacht Corsair, the absolute pinnacle of luxury and opulence.
A familiar sight on the Med and Caribbean where she captures attention and the imaginations of all who see her, NERO enjoys perennial appeal with discerning charter yacht guests, in high demand for her huge deck spaces, several options for dining on deck and ability to cater to large groups.
NERO is accompanied by the custom-built 31ft (9.5m) Corsair cabin cruiser which provides a dry and glamorous ride to shore or for charter guests seeking solace, set a course for a deserted coral cay for cocktails at sunset.
For full details of these sensational superyachts with their trending tenders, and many more mega yachts please contact the specialist team at Luxury Charter Group.
Disclaimer: The information about luxury yachts displayed on this page is merely informational and these yachts are not necessarily available for yacht charter or for sale, nor are they represented or marketed in anyway by Luxury Charter Group. This web page and the superyacht information contained herein is not contractual. All yacht specifications and information is displayed in good faith but Luxury Charter Group does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the current accuracy, completeness, validity, or usefulness of any superyacht information and/or images displayed. All boat information is subject to change without prior notice and may not be current.
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