DAMARISCOTTA, ME (February 11, 2022) – Hodgdon Tenders, the superyacht tender division of Hodgdon Yachts, is proud to announce that T/T Boardwalk, an 8.5 meter (27’11”) limousine tender built by Hodgdon Tenders and designed by Michael Peters Yacht Design, was selected as a finalist in the Tender of the Year category by an independent panel of judges in Boat International’s 2022 Design and Innovation Awards.

Each year, Boat International “acknowledges not only naval architecture and styling but also design and  technology aspects that represent innovation, engineering and sustainability amid the changing demands of  yacht owners,” during their award ceremony.

Delivered as part of a pair, T/T Boardwalk includes numerous design elements required by the Owner. With  guest seating for 12, the 8.5m limousine tender has a lot to offer in a relatively small package.

Visibility out was one of the key features of the design, so the tender was built with extensive full-width glass  paneling in the forward and aft bulkheads, glass doors, glass panels in its lifting roof, and large side windows  that are at the perfect height to see out of when seated in the guest cabin. Custom stainless-steel detailing  was another important part of the design brief, addressed by integrating Hodgdon’s signature flush-mount  anchor, sleek fastenerless rub rails, an elegant stainless steel framed windshield, robust accent handrails on  the roof and foredeck, custom rails on the aft deck, and a stainless-steel bow chock that is both artistic and  functional.

Lighting was a major feature on both the mothership and tender, so in addition to docking lights and a  stainless-steel spotlight, 12 underwater lights were incorporated. One of the most important and often  overlooked features of a tender is boarding, and easy access is key to this design with port and starboard side  boarding doors, and a roof that lifts to full headroom height.

“We’re pleased to have had the opportunity to deliver two more exceptional American designed and built  tenders to the Owner of Boardwalk,” said Audrey Hodgdon, Director of Sales & Marketing. “We remain  committed to delivering high-quality construction with numerous other tenders delivering to top Northern  European shipyards in the coming years.”

Winners of the Boat International Design & Innovation Awards will be announced in Milan, Italy at the  Superyacht Design Festival in June.

About Hodgdon Yachts – Having started in 1816 during the era of wooden ships, Hodgdon is the oldest boat  builder in the USA. Still family owned, today 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 Hodgdon Tenders, building some of the highest quality Superyacht  tenders afloat; Hodgdon Yacht Services, offering full service boatyard services in two locations; and Hodgdon

Yachts, specializing in custom sail and power yacht construction. Please visit hodgdonyachts.com for  more information.