Hodgdon Yachts of Maine is known as a builder of great sailing yachts, but that is not the entire story.
In 2008 Hodgdon announced it was getting into the interior outfitting business and since then has used its talented craftsmen, well versed in joinery, to build interiors for Florida-based Newcastle Marine, among others. Now Hodgdon, which also has an engineering division, has partnered with Michael Peters Yacht Design to design a line of yacht tenders.
With the idea that the tender should reflect the craftsmanship and finish of the yacht to which it caters, the team has released a trio of tenders that will fit any superyacht’s needs and personas with a number of custom feature. Construction materials are carbon composite with a foam core. The 33-foot Sport Tender covers the fun and sexy sector; the 30-foot Center Console Tender carries the adventure-loving crowd and the 34-foot Limo Tender pampers the private-aircraft and chauffeured-car population.
The 282-foot (86-meter) Oceanco Seven Seas boasts two custom 12-seater Hodgdon Limo Tenders, which fit snugly into the garage through side doors. Tenders are custom built on site. Hodgdon’s East Boothbay facility has three building halls with more than 55,000 square feet of construction, finish and office space. The main building spreads over 20,000 square feet and the shipyard has a 300-ton marine railway allowing a yacht to be hauled or launched directly into the deep waters of the Damariscotta River.