Seven meters long and two-and-a-half meters wide, the stern-drive catamaran tender is entirely customized for parking onboard the F45. It was designed by Ludo van Well of Van Well Design, with restyling touches by Sinot Design Associates. This exclusive water limousine for up to ten passengers has a cool and elegant design with many innovative and multi-functional features.
In addition to being a luxury mode of transport to and from the mother ship, the tender has a hydraulic landing platform for alighting guests on a beach. This platform can also be used for easy entry into the water for swimming and diving. A shower on the tender foredeck ensures people can freshen up before returning to the yacht.
The F45 tender is a synergy of a speedboat and a limousine. A diesel engine coupled to a stern drive offers powerful acceleration and a top speed of around 33 knots. This will ensure ample power for water skiing and the towing of other recreational toys. Steering is facilitated by hydraulically moving the stern drive, which can itself be hydraulically retracted for storage purposes.
The catamaran shape of the tender combines a large deck surface with excellent stability in a low profile. The hull is built as a vacuumed bagged sandwich construction of PVC core and vinyl ester, with a foam fender collar on the sides and front. A Bimini top and a spray hood lead the optional extras package.