French yacht designer and builder Philippe Cabon has launched a new shipyard which specialises in the construction of superyacht tenders. Named Tender Shipyard SAS, the company already signed a contract to build a new tender for the 53 metre Baglietto superyacht Berkut.
The 7.2 metre tender will be completely built in carbon fibre and is equipped with a removable hydraulic hard top. Standard items include GPS, VHF, radio, swimming ladder and removable cushion, while an electric bow thruster, electric windlass, rigid hard top, removable dodger, underwater lights, tracker and ice box are optional.
There are two engine options; 260hp Yanmar or 220hp Volvo. With the 260hp version the tender can reach a top speed of 35 knots.
The tender for M/Y Berkut will be delivered at the end of January 2011. The company is currently in discussion with several captains and yacht owners for a 7.4 metre limousine tender and an open tender for 6 guests.
The range of Tender Shipyard SAS starts at 3.4 metres and runs up to 12.5 metres, however Philippe stresses that he can design tenders of all sizes.