Maine-based Hodgdon’s superyacht- tender division, Hodgdon Tenders, recently introduced the Crossover series, the first of which will be a 26-foot-3-inch open model. The line is eventually expected to include Open, Beachlander and Limousine builds up to 36 feet length overall. Nautical design and styling for all the boats will be done by Philippe Carbon and Cyril Le Sourd, while engineering will be taken care of by Hodgdon’s in-house team. The 8.0 Open has a single Volvo Penta D3-220 straight-shaft engine and can fit 12 people on board.
Whom It’s For: This tender is for the mega-yacht owner who likes European style but wants an American vessel with a shipbuilding pedigree that stretches all the way back to 1816, the year Hodgdon was founded.
Picture This: You’re ferrying your parents and kids from the big boat to your favorite secluded beach. But there’s no need to worry about old knees and little legs being able to hop out of your Hodgdon once you get to shore. Thanks to a foldout bow ramp, everyone can hit the sand easily and happily.
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