East Boothbay, Maine – USA
Following on the heels of two custom tenders for Oceanco Y706, (M/Y Seven Seas), Hodgdon has signed a 10.5m custom limo tender and 10.5m custom open tender for another Oceanco client. The new build design and construction specifications for these Michael Peters Yacht Designs (Sarasota, FL) were developed by A.J. Anderson of Wright Maritime Group (Ft. Lauderdale, FL). The first tender will be shipped to The Netherlands in the fall of 2012 followed by the second one late in the year. The MPYD limo tender design was a Showboats Design Award finalist for 2011 and features a private jet level interior, hydraulically operated lifting roof and a cruising speed for 12 guests of nearly 30 knots.
The second pair of tenders are custom designs from Andrew Winch Designs (London, UK) / Hodgdon for a project at a northern European shipyard. At 8.5m, this custom limo tender features a retractable full coverage moon roof, guest head and 30 knots cruising speed from the Volvo D-6/400 power. The open tender features a beachable ramp to facilitate guest and beach toy deployment. Both boats are slated for an early 2013 delivery.
Having started in 1816 during the era of clipper ships, Hodgdon is America's oldest boat builder. Still family owned, this East Boothbay, Maine company has evolved into a leader in advanced composite construction while maintaining exceptional skills for world class traditional and modern interiors. The company's divisions include high end superyacht interiors (up to 80M), custom sail and power yacht construction (up to 60M), defense contracting and custom superyacht tenders. The company currently employs more than 150 employees, most of whom are skilled and highly skilled labor. These and other contracts are putting pressure on Hodgdon to hire additional skilled labor.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Edward A. Roberts
Director of Sales and Marketing
TEL: + 1 207 633 4194