February 20, 2018

Project: Tornado 38 T-Tender

With the increase of super yachts sizes the tender boat market has received a boost in recent years, not only expanding the offer but also becoming bigger.  To be exact today the word tender means not only a support vessel for a bigger boat, but some of these tenders especially those going over the ten meter size also tend to be of service to seaside residencies and used purely for day boat duties.  Tornado who founded in 1968 is celebrating fifty years in business present the project for the 38 T-Tender, based on the platform of its most successful model to date the long produced 38.  Designed by architect Gianluca Caputi, a famous from Rome naval architect who I remind was responsible for the third generation Italcraft which span from the end nineties up till the first decade of the second millennium, the Tornado 38 T-Tender features a complete revised design which concentrated on the main deck extending cockpit size by over two meter.  Thanks to this the main deck of the 48 T-Tender is not only larger to the standard 38 model, but will features a more spacious L-shaped dinette and a second looking backward L-shaped lounge.  The trade off for this is a smaller interior which now features a V-shaped forward sofa which converts to a second berth, and separate medium sized shower head.  The Tornado 38 T-Tender will be powered by twin Volvo 300hp with stern drive propulsion which give a max speed of 37 knots.

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