Built for Italian shipyard CRN earlier this year, a limousine tender to the 73-metre motor yacht Yalla (CRN 132) has been shortlisted for the Tender Design Award 2015. Younique Yachts has constructed T/T mega yacht Yalla in close partnership with two other Dutch companies: Frank Laupman of Omega Architects and Van Oossanen Naval Architects.
The unique design by Frank Laupman was built according to the highest quality standard. T/T superyacht Yalla is 31 ft long and with a water displacement of 4500 kg it reached a top speed over 40 knots during the trial run. During the mandatory sea trials on the North Sea the tender performed exceptionally well despite the choppy water.
People can board the ship on the lower aft deck or the higher foredeck, enabling the crew to help passengers get on and off board safely. A smartly designed bow ladder is available for easy access to the beach. Comfortable leather seating offers ample room to sit for 12 persons. To keep the temperature at a pleasant level, a double climate control system has been installed. The crew in the cockpit has a good view of the accommodation and can swiftly and easily reach the engine and installations.
Frank Laupman listened to the owner’s wishes and designed a tender that is just good-looking and representative as the mother yacht. The lay-out of its teak decks, the unique colouring of the window glass, the paint job, the leather and the finishing… Everything was designed and executed with the mother yacht in mind. The windows of the Tender to super yacht Yalla are real eye-catchers. The specialists of Younique Yachts custom built the 12 separate windows to form a sleek and smooth whole.
Unity and uniformity is what Younique Yachts is all about. Windows, door fittings, fender hooks and all other separate parts need to form a balanced unity.
New range of tenders
Younique Yachts is currently working on the design of a new range of 9.5m tenders. “The new range will be based on three different models,” says Egbert Wattel of Younique Yachts, “a Supply Tender for crews, a Sports Tender for owners and a Limousine Tender for official transfers. In the years ahead Younique Yachts will be offering these new models as well as its custom built products to the mega yacht industry.”
“The new range reflects our philosophy. We listen to the end user’s wishes and use our joint knowledge and experience to make all these wishes come true.” Younique Yachts is developing the new range in cooperation with trusted partners Omega Architects (Frank Laupman) and Van Oossanen Naval Architects.