Earlier we shared with you the great news that M/Y Yalla has been nominated for an award and it doesn’t stop there: her Limousine tender is on the shortlist too! Both the mother ship’s exterior and the tender inside and out are designed by Frank Laupman, owner and founder of Omega Architects.
Of course, the main job for a tender is to carry you from the yacht to the shore and back with dry feet, but that doesn’t get you awarded. Why not add some more style and luxury, more speed, more fun?
Frank Laupman did that by giving the exterior and the interior as well a distinctive limousine styling. A spacious interior offers a cool air conditioned area for 10 guests. Comfortable white leather couches, its shapes defined by chrome details, invite to relax.
The mini bar provides you with nice cold drinks, the dark glass windows and roof offer privacy and cool shade. The teak wooden floor reminding you actually being at sea. For those who want to enjoy the elements of winds and water, outside there’s plenty of space on the aft teak deck.
The 9.5 meter construction (Naval Architects Van Oossanen and built by Hutting Yachts) is aluminum to keep it light weight and strong.
This tender is versatile, hidden behind its limo looks it has a few fun surprises as well: two 220 hp engines push her forward at 40 knots, enabling it to be used for water ski-ing or other water toys the grand mother ship provides. This way the tender combines the best of both worlds for every one in every way: some inside relaxing and enjoying a drink during a peaceful conversation, watching the sporty ones outside. See why this tender caught the eye of ShowBoats International jury?
Yalla’s owners have been fans of Frank Laupman’s designs and this jury is quite consistent too, since both the grand mother ship M/Y Yalla and her tender are nominated, bearing designs of Omega Architects.
Photo credit Younique Yachts.
Photographer: B.L. Katsma / Binne photography