4 Meter Power Tender

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. 

 

 

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