Xtenders and Vripack have announced the delivery of the world’s first autoclave pre-preg carbon built Limousine Tender. The carbon LimoTender 8.0 has been delivered to the 68 metre superyacht Global.
Xtenders’ founder Herbert Dercksen, a former Olympic sailor, knows about the importance of keeping weight down, and used the highest level of modern carbon fiber pre-impregnated construction. Uni-direction carbon is exceptionally strong and renowned for its ability to deliver the ultimate performance in the most challenging conditions while keeping weight to a minimum.
The LimoTender has been designed to combine exhilarating performance with comfort. Her light weight not only means the ability to reach high speeds, outstanding handling and manoeuvrability, but also also leads to a reduction in engine size, and lower fuel consumption and noise levels.
Vripack designed her hull with a sailboat-like entry angle, flaired bow and deep V aft ship pushing water away from the hull lifting the boat out. Her hull lines reduce slamming and redirect the spray.
For the exterior design Vripack drew inspiration from the outlines of Global, whilst her size is carefully aligned to perfectly fit the existing tender garage.
Vripack gave her interior a light and tranquil feel with off-white Bentley stitched leather bouncing off the matt finished dark woods. A refrigerated-champagne-cabinet, custom mood lighting, air conditioning and various multimedia appliances are just some of the tenders features.
Sam Mandeno, the Chief Officer of M/Y Global commented; “The LimoTender has a distinctive look which is both unique and modern. All crew- members have been blown away by how she looks and above all how she performs”.