Our newest project is a foam core 4 meter power tender.¬† We were approached by¬†a client from Australia to design a lightweight power boat to be used as a transportation tender while cruising on his lobster yacht.¬† The tender will be stored on brackets attached to his swim platform, so lightweight was a necessity.¬†
As can be seen from the exagerated sheer, high bow, and flare, she is inspired by the traditional lobster boat.
It is important that she transitions to a plane quickly and easily, while remaining dry in a chop.¬† Therefore, she differs from the classic lobster boat with a wide chine flat that tapers into the bow while retaining an effective high angle of deadrise in the forward sections.¬†
¬†¬†The layout remains simple while allowing multiple seating locations to balance the addition of crew and their gear.¬† There is a small anchor locker in the bow and a full-size motor well in the stern for safety.¬† Along with the foam in her hull and furniture, enough foam will be added in the box gunwale to ensure she can’t be sunk if swamped.¬†
Construction is planned for this Winter (August, September) in Australia.¬† The final set of¬†construction drawings ¬†will be offered as one of our stock plans for sale.¬†