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Two Tenders That Turn Heads

Choosing a tender for your superyacht is getting harder and harder. Now two more options join the international lineup: Scandinavian builder Delta Powerboats' Delta 26 and Colombo Boats' Colombo 32 designed by Nuvolari-Lenard.

Colombo 32 tender

The successful duo Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard designed the new Colombo 32 tender. The first unit, Liberty, is tender to Lürssen 85-meter Quattroelle, which was penned by the same designer team. The Colombo 32, which has a foldable console for easy stowage, was developed to serve as a fast (top speed with largest engine package is 40 knots), comfortable tender to megayachts or as courtesy boat for luxury waterfront hotels and villas. Refined and functional details include retractable steps, tip bow and ergonomic grab handles. Various colors and materials, a as well as a wide choice of engines from 220 to 270 hp, make this tender semi-custom. Joystick control makes maneuvering easy even in difficult conditions.


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LOA: 31ft. 84in. (9.71m)
Beam: 10ft. 13in. (3.09m)
Engines: Volvo Penta 2 x 220hp or 2 x 270hp
Propulsion: Duoprop Aquamatic
Displacement: 5.5 tons
Fuel capacity: 132 gal. (500 l)
Fresh water tank: 39.6 gal. (150 l)
Class CE: B

Delta 26 Open

Scandinavia-based Delta Powerboats made its US debut in Fort Lauderdale this year with two boats, the Delta 54 and the Delta 26 Open. The latter, developed in collaboration with former offshore raceboat champion Ted Mannerfelt, is a unique design that Delta hopes will find a place as a tender in the superyacht market. “I wanted to make the Open series modern with a classic twist. The result is a unique combination between a daycruiser and a walkaround. Among the classic details is the straight bow, which is inspired by yacht design in the 1930s,” Mannerfelt said.


The 26 Open offers generous space for socializing, swimming and sunbathing. The elevated foredeck creates room for a comfortable cabin with a double bed and separate head below. The hull’s vinylester and divinycell construction, carbon fiber-reinforced floors and cross step help lower fuel consumption. Teak and hand-polished stainless add the boat’s expected luxury, and a spacious and multifunctional sofa accommodates diners or sunbathers. Also notable are a galley concealed under the driver’s couch, the thrusters, vacuum-glued teak decks, 9-inch color plotter, double canopy and the dual Mastervolt AGM batteries and mixers from Vola, all standard.

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Design: Ted Mannerfelt
Material: GRP
LOA: 26ft. 6in. (8.1 meters)
Beam: 8ft. 6in. (2.6 meters)
Fuel capacity: 56 gal (220L)
Cruising Speed: 28 knots (standard engines)/35 knots (optional engines)
Top speed: 38 knots (standard engines)/47 knots (optional engines)
Engines: Volvo Penta D3 220 hp or Volvo Penta GXI 5.7 L 320 hp