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Discussion in 'Tenders & Dinghies' started by Yacht News, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. Yacht News

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    I made a search for the old Meyacht Tenders but found that it was curtailed by the admin. So I think I shouldn't be prosecuted for creating a sister thread?

    With that said, It is amazing to see the tenders that were built for the Feadship Predator. The main tenders have reverse bows like the mother ship. On the website of the builder of these tenders, they confirmed this.

    Yachtwerft Meyer confirmed that the first tender was launched in January and was delievered to the Netherlands -To Feadship of course- where Predator was being built.

    LOA: 8.80M
    BOA: 2.80M
    Speed: 42 knots
    Engines: 2 X Steyr MO 256 H45, 183kw
    Propulsion: Z-drive Mercury Bravo 3
    Crew: 2
    Passengers: 8

    http://www.yachtwerft-meyer.de/en/news/68
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    Not very useful tender with that bow if you ask me...:rolleyes:
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    ....but awesome cool:cool:
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    Yup. Reverse bows... as ugly as they may be... have merit on big boats, but for tenders... you'll need foul weather gear on sunny days.
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    Wooden Wally Style hits water for the first time.
    34ft 2x260hp Yanmar diesels/sterndrives/450K€

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    Almost looks like a sea-going coffin.
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    :D thats true but I think some of the lines must be inspirated from an Monaco located boat company

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    Wow... That Yachtwerft Meyer tender is terrible. A 28ft tender that can carry 8 people? That's ridiculous. Sure it looks cool, but a yacht that can carry a 28ft tender is going to have more than 8 people that they need to shuttle around. Itt's fast, but it's not fast enough to make up for 2-3 trips back and forth to pick up guests.

    We have a Castoldi 17ft on our yacht, and I sincerely believe it is the best designed tender I've come across, even compared to Castoldi's larger ones. It can hold the same amount of people, in the same comfort and can get to 35kts, only a few kts slower than the Yachtwerft Meyer.

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    iburry, I've moved your posts to the already existing thread. Please keep in mind that there's no need to start multiple threads on the same subject. Thanks.
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    How does she ride? Is it a dry ride?
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    A Good Tender Built to a Spec.

    I must strongly disagree with your opinion on the Yachtwerft tender. This boat was custom built to the exact brief given by an experienced owner which was to carry 8 people. (the mother yacht also carries another larger capacity tender). At every stage during the planning and construction yachtwerft Meyer consulted with the owners rep and crew to ensure that this would be a good and suitable boat. It may not be a design to your taste but it is a very good tender. The styling in tended to be inkeeping with the mothership and it fits into a very specific tender bay, it can carry guests in any weather is a dry ride, it is very well engineered with good spacious access in the engine bay. Yachtwerft have justifiably gained a good reputation for building high quality custom tenders for large private yachts.
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    Hi,

    I assume it is the Predator Tender you are ridiculing here for no guest capacity.

    If you knew the full story of the mothership you would understand why it only carries 8 guests.

    The carrying capacity/speed/style are all an owners choice.

    We as members of the public are free to like or dislike what we see.

    As the Reverend says the Yachtwerft Meyer boats are good boats, they are very well thought out and constructed of quality materials by a small dedicated and highly skilled workforce.

    Jan Meyer is willing to listen to customers ideas and to add his own where he feels a customer is getting off track.

    It is a pleasure to deal with this type of small family company who are willing to stand behind everything they make and sell. I can't say the same for some of my dealings with the large faceless organisatrions that punch out characterless boats like cakes in a bakery.
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    Hi,

    I'm not a tender specialist nor designer, but that one from Meyer...

    It looks special, elegant, solid, and very well thought out. You can "feel" the quality.

    And as a diver, I suspect it has some design benefits for making short diving tours.

    regards,

    Andrei
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    Azureazimut your yacht is the 116 foot Azimut right?..the first flag blue hull one right? Sorry, I just briefly remember you from a while back but since I haven't seen you post in a while I couldn't remember.

    Azure, maybe you might be a bit biased on your Castoldi but the tenders of Yachtweft Meyer are nice, I do not think you can deny that. As well as what has been resonated by K1W1, it is all up to what the owner wants. So I agree that you shouldn't bash the circumstances of the tender.

    What if someone said you Castoldi was too small for your sized yacht, that is what you wanted, you wouldn't mind what other people are saying...right Azure?:)
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    Hi ORION !

    Do you have any further Information about the wooden Boat in Post #6?

    Thanks
    Thomas
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    Predator A and Predator B

    The main tenders for the Feadship Predator are called the Predator A and Predator B if I am seeing correctly on the Yachtwerft website. Both tenders have reverse bows like the mother ship and carry flag blue hulls.

    Predator A is the more open type tender with center console and ample seating for guests. Predator A was fashioned from the epoxy vaccum process using composite materials and she has teak flooring throughout. Her two Steyr's can propel her to 42 knots. She can carry 8 passengers as well as 2 crew.

    Predator B is the more stylish of the two being veneered with teak and mahogany wood finishes for the floor and bow respectively. Predator B also boasts a retractable electric windscreen. Being 8.80M long like her sister, she is a sizable tender capable of carrying 8 guests and 2 crew members. A Steyr engine of 256 HP can rocket her to 40 knots.

    http://www.yachtwerft-meyer.de/en/news

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    This Venezian style boat passed my house today, Italian flagged. I don´t know if there is a big yacht around or if somebody has imported this boat. First one I see in this area anyway.

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