April 6, 2012

Project: Toy 44 Tender

Toy shows the very interesting project for a 44 feet model called the Tender.  The North Italian Toy says this 44 project represents a hybrid between a down East lobster boat in looks, and day boat tender practicality which can be used for a Villa or a large super yacht.  Designed by Nauta the line of the 44 is indeed an all lobster boat, but the unusualy big rub rail, flash fore deck, and open aft deck do suggest a very daily fast use of the new Toy 44.  Still it is worth to say not to be mistaken as the 44 Tender still offers over night accommodation for four in two cabins below, in the many layouts which will be offered to this model.  Power for the Toy 44 Tender is from twin 500hp Cummins engines, which give a top speed of 32 knots, and cruise at 26 giving a very good medium range of 700 nautical miles.  Impressive range in this size, and at this speed, which I cannot contradict due to the builder not advising fuel capacity.  

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