Wahoo is enjoying record sales of its luxury superyacht tenders. The company has six boats in production in its manufacturing plant in Southampton, with sales about to close on four more.
Wahoo announced six new models at the Antibes Yacht Show earlier this year, spearheaded by a brand new all-weather limousine and a 6.2 m SOLAS rescue tender. The existing 350, 600 and 700HP vessels have all been upgraded with improved hulls and refreshed interiors.
“The Wahoo brand is fast becoming the tender of choice for discerning superyacht owners, “ said Wahoo’s MD Paul Holland.
The early part of 2014 also saw the signing of an important alliance with the Greek shipping group Spanopoulos who will be actively marketing Wahoo to its clients and a broader audience of superyacht owners and captains in the region.
New limousine revealed
Wahoo has revealed plans for a sensational new limousine called The Shadow. The 10.6m all-weather superyacht tender has been designed exclusively for Wahoo by Spline Naval Architecture and is available to order now. The custom-built vessel can carry up to 14 guests in a dry, luxurious and climate-controlled environment making it the ideal premium tender for a large superyacht. In its standard form, The Shadow will be powered by twin 270HP Yanmar steams linked to a Hamilton Jet Drive, but other power options are available as part of Wahoo’s customisation programme.
Wahoo MD Paul Holland said: “The Shadow takes limousine design and construction to a new level and marks an important milestone for Wahoo.”
Technical Specifications of The Shadow mega yacht tender:
Length Overall 10.6m
Overall Height 2.15m
Passenger Capacity 12-14
Displacement 4000-4500kg (dry)
Fuel Capacity 300 litres
Engine Twin 270hp Yanmar
Propulsion Hamilton HJ241 Jet
Max Speed 35 knots
Customisation LOA 9.0 – 10.6m
Power options on request
The entire range of Wahoo superyacht tenders has been remodeled with upgrades to the hulls and refinements to the superstructures and seating configuration. The new models are the result of collaboration between Wahoo and the design house Spline Naval Architecture.
Wahoo technical director Julian Willmott said: “The original hull has been praised for its excellent handling characteristics, but we wanted to squeeze out an even better performance which we have now achieved.”
The interiors have been redesigned giving the range a more contemporary look whilst retaining the classic Wahoo sports feel.
There are now six models in the range, each fully customisable with power, length and trim options.
LX 600, 7m to 11.5m, 300 HP twin outboard
LX 700, 9.6m t0 11.5m, 350 twin HP outboard
SX 350, 7m to 11.5m, 350 single outboard
iX 450, 6.2m to 11.5m, 450 HP single inboard
SP 450 Solas, 6.2 to 8.5m, 450 single inboard
The Shadow limousine, 9.0-10.6m 270HP twin inboard