American yacht builder, Hodgdon Yachts, is making waves with the launch of two new custom made “limo” tenders.

The matching pair of 35 foot Venetian superyacht tenders were styled by Michael Peters Yacht Design and will be delivered to an undisclosed Dutch shipyard later this year.

Hodgdon announced the launch of the tenders by releasing a video showing the pair going through their paces. As you can see if you check out the video, the tenders are not only stylish, they are also highly maneuverable, capable of executing spectacular turns, at top speeds.

In a press release, accompanying the video, Director of sales and marketing, Audrey Hodgdon said, “The custom details and exceptional craftsmanship on these tenders demonstrate our commitment to the highest quality. The performance characteristics of the hull design are equally impressive and we are pleased to be delivering this beautiful pair of tenders.”

The release went on to say that the 35 foot Venetian limo tender is “ideal for transporting guests ashore with a minimum of fuss.” The tender sports seating for up to 12 in a climate-controlled interior that is finished in leather upholstery. Other key features include a high-definition entertainment system, bar amenities and a hydraulic hardtop, which can be raised to allow for easier boarding to port and starboard.

Meanwhile, the open tender can also carry up to 12 guests and has been fitted with a varnished teak table, an aft sunpad and ample storage space for carrying along jet skis and/or other water toys.

Both tenders feature stainless steel detailing, flush-fit anchor lockers and Volvo D6-370 engines that allow for a top speed of 35 knots.

How to Find the Right Tender for Your Yacht

While the Venetian limo may be one of hottest tenders on the market right now, she may not be the right one for your particular yacht. So, how does one go about choosing the right tender?

The most common mistake that yacht owners make when shopping for a tender is to get one that is the wrong size for their primary boat. You would be surprised at how many yacht owners simply do not measure the exact dimensions of where the tender will be housed on the yacht. Dimensions can be deceiving. You need to take into account the tilt on the tender’s outboard for example, and also keep in mind, that while a 13 foot tender may fit in 14 feet of space, it may restrict access to boarding or maneuvering about the boat. When looking for a tender, it may be a good idea to take your engineer, or captain along, or trust the advice of your yacht manager, to ensure you get the right size.

Love Your Tender

Our On Demand yachting service will “love your tender,” and everything else there is about your luxury motoryacht. With on demand you can be sure that engines and every other system aboard your tender or primary boat, are always in tip top shape, and ready for adventure, whenever you are!



Finding reliable crew can be challenging. On Demand yachting from FYM can help. If you would like to learn more, or if you have any questions or comments about this blog post, do not hesitate to contact our Yacht Management specialists, or call us at (855) 318-6328.