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The Next Batch Of Tenders

Take a closer look at three specially-designed tenders: Tender Shipyard's classy limo tender, Centurion Boats' powerful "hammerhead bow" wakesurfing boat, and Pirelli's latest addition to their line, the 1400 Cabin.

French-Built Limo Tender

France’s Tender Shipyard SAS has introduced a new model to its line: the TS96 limousine. The TS96 joins a line of high-end tenders designed by company founder Philippe Cabon. It carries 12 to 16 passengers in air-conditioned luxury.


The 9.6m (31ft 6in) vessel is designed to be light, strong and fast with a pre-preg carbon fiber and epoxy resin hull. The boat is available with a single 260hp Yanmar 6YD four-stroke, four-cylinder inboard, and optional packages up to twin 220hp Volvos, which produce a top speed of 35 knots. It is fitted with a substantial luggage compartment aft with gas-operated lifts. A folding carbon fiber passerelle is one of the many options available.

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New Centurion Tows the Line

The new FX-22 towboat from Centurion features a sleek, aerodynamic design and what the builder calls a “hammerhead bow.” The latest addition to the Centurion line, the FX-22 comes in at 22 feet, 3 inches and has a beam of 8 feet, 6 inches making it one of the widest 22-foot boats on the market.


The FX-22 has the ability to adjust performance characteristics on three axes: ride attitude—bow up or down; left or right lean with ballast adjustments or the use of after planes; and rudder loading or crab from counter weight, versus opposite after-plane application. The model incorporates Centurion’s Touch Vision dash-pod, which will give the driver everything needed to put the boat into the best performance mode for each rider with 10 “saved” performance settings, the company says. Another feature of the FX-22 is the new collapsible Aegis tower and hardtop bimini, which folds 7 inches lower than the 2012 model. Centurion specializes in wakeboarding and wakesurfing boats.

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Where the Rubber Meets… the Water

Many know Pirelli as a tire manufacturer, but the Italian company has its hands—and feet—in many markets including shoes and, now, boats. The company recently introduced an evolution of its Pirelli PZero 1400 Sport RIB called the 1400 Cabin.


As the model designation suggests, the 1400 has basic cruising accommodations. It inherits its big sunshade at the stern and livable spaces from the Pirelli Pzero 1400 Sport. The hard-top console hides the entrance to a cabin that contains a large independent bathroom with a sink, toilet and shower; a large dinette with a kitchen corner; a closet; and a double bed in the prow.

The 1400 Cabin features an aerodynamic windshield, a hard top and three comfortable seats in the captain’s area. It has a cockpit bar with a built-in sink and refrigerator, two sofas and two teak tables. Two 370hp diesel engines propel it to a top speed of 45 knots with a comfortable cruise speed of 32.

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