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Megayacht Tenders

Discussion in 'Tenders & Dinghies' started by orion, Apr 6, 2005.

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  1. catmando

    catmando Senior Member

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    I don't know that I would put a Bravo XR behind a Yanmar 370/440/480 even with a gearbox. Too much torque.
  2. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    Yes, but I think it is a two-speed gearbox and the boats are not that heavy, otherwise I know there is on the limit with these engines...
  3. catmando

    catmando Senior Member

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    Weight is definitely a factor in drive life. A friend of mine built a 900hp motor and put it in a 23' cat with a Bravo1. He told me it's been running for three years without failure. :eek:

    My boat is 24' and weighs 2400lbs dry, up to 3200lbs with 110gal fuel. It has a 600hp motor and the old style Bravo1. I do NOT do any holeshots. So far so good, but I wish I had a stronger drive.

    My boat/trailer weighs 5000lbs and I pull it with a 1 ton Dodge diesel pickup. I believe in overbuilding for strength. That way machinery lives longer.
  4. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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  5. alloyed2sea

    alloyed2sea Moderator

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    Old School

    Here's a fine old tender - a 1953 Chris-Craft outfitted as a Venetian water taxi.
    Don't be fooled by the age however, she's got gold-plated fittings and was completely restored. Asking price: $650K :p

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  6. Rene GER

    Rene GER Senior Member

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    Pirates? never more a problem...

    A tender to defend your yacht. :D

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  7. Rene GER

    Rene GER Senior Member

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    One tender of Lady Lola's shadow (a blue racing cat, powered by engines not by sails) were a good tender as well. I want to post a photo of this thing, but the website www.ladylolaandshadow.com has been removed :mad:
    They had wonderful photos.
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  8. YachtForums

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    Lady Lola's offshore cat was an Eliminator. Which conjures the thought... even if you have the most toys... it doesn't count... unless they are the right toys. ;)

    (disclaimer: written by a Skater/Spectre fan) :D
  9. Rene GER

    Rene GER Senior Member

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    A Wally tender...

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  10. JonS

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    My lecturers mate had something to do with the build of these, can't remember what!?
  11. Rene GER

    Rene GER Senior Member

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    This boat is nicer(than the boat, which I've posted one page before) as a tender to carrying ATV's

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  12. Kevin

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    I always laughed at how Wally refers to their 33 footer as the "WallyDinghy"... :D
  13. Ben

    Ben Senior Member

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    Wow! Thats a great toy. :)

    Any idea on cost?
  14. alloyed2sea

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    Rumble Seat?

    Always cool and innovative: where are the owners supposed to sit?
  15. Kevin

    Kevin YF Moderator

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    I've wondered about that particular tender myself actually... it looks more like a transport for stock and supplies than for people. I much prefer the "standard" WallyTender design, especially with the overnight option... a small onboard bathroom with shower, sink, and head... as well as a double berth cabin. Too cool!

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  16. speeder

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    I think it was 200 Euros or so. But i`ve got one and it?s not very strong.
  17. orion

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    I`ve checked it, it costs about 600 Euros :rolleyes:
  19. orion

    orion Senior Member

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    Venetian Taxi

    Venetian taxi could be a classic choice for a tender :cool:

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  20. brian eiland

    brian eiland Senior Member

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    Turbine RIB tender, classy

    Now this has to be the ultimate tender for the POWER crowd....a turbined power RIB :rolleyes:

    and how about that tender assistant ;)

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