A Swiss-Army-knife tender from Hoek Design

EDAM _ Claasen Shipyards of the Netherlands is building a 23.4m Hoek Design chase boat to serve as a tender for a sailing superyacht, also from Hoek Design.

The aluminum-hulled boat _ the 27th project in which Hoek Design and Claasen join forces _ is not just another tender to shuttle people back and forth.

Its length of 76 ft. gives that away. Hoek Design says the boat can serve different purposes in addition to transporting guests and crew. It can also be used for diving and snorkeling in small, shallow lagoons. A stern-mounted swimming platform has steps that go underwater when fully deployed. Also, it has a large freezer to store superyacht provisions and has 3 cabins for crew or guests if the mother ship is fully occupied.

The chase boat is powered by twin 925HP Scania engines that can keep the chase boat   underway for 750 miles at cruising speed of 15 knots. Its top speed is 25 knots.