Hydrolift P-42

Chasing the dream

Seaworthiness and elegance wrapped up in one unique chase tender that offers a modular design to suit any mother ship and the needs of even the most demanding owner

A chase tender should be designed to significantly enhance the Superyacht experience and range. It should allow for longer trips away from the mother ship to do destination reconnaissance, large group outings, off-shore fishing trips and expeditions in unchartered and maybe shallow waters etc. It should also be versatile enough to pick up and carry supplies to and from the yacht without having the typical characteristics of a work boat. It should rather offer the style and elegance of the main yacht both in terms of comfort and luxury.

Whether it is carried on-board in its own garage, on deck or navigating separately between locations, the tender needs to be prepared for most of the sea conditions the main yacht will encounter. With the increasing range and expedition style operations that modern yachts are designed for, the demands for its tender is also increasing. That’s why it is important to find the ultimate optimisation between yachting style and forces of nature. On land the Porsche Cayenne or Range Rover would be a good analogy for what you should be looking for. Capable of extreme performance both on road and on rough terrain, yet practical, easy and enjoyable to drive and luxurious.

To be able to operate in tough weather and sea conditions the demands on a rescue cutter is also often extreme and challenging. Together with the Norwegian Sea Rescue Society, Hydrolift and sister company Eker Design has developed the P-42 model as a small recue cutter for Norwegian littoral waters up to Sea State 6. Six of these boats have so far been delivered and more are on the way. Both from an operator and technical perspective the boats are very successful. They can be deployed within minutes and with a speed of 45 kts can reach their destination quickly. The Rolls-Royce water jets give the boat an extreme maneuverability in all speeds and sea conditions. If neccesary it can be stopped within a boat length and turn on its own axis from any speed. Basically it has the characteristics of a Sea-Doo when pushed to the extreme. At the same time it offers best in class sea performance in any conditions.

The unique style of the hull and superstructure is a result of price winning and entrepreneurial environment that industrial designer and former boat racings champion Bård Eker has created in Fredrikstad, Norway over the past 30 years.
Based on this successful hulldesign and Hydrolift sporty high speed heritage the P-42 TENDER offers a unique blend of seaworthiness and elegance. It’s modular concept makes it easy to configure this boat to suit the customers needs and preference. The boat can be built as a luxury tender for pure passenger transfer, as a Chaser boat for rougher condition or even as a good combination of both.

Regardless of configuration the passengers will be granted a smooth and safe ride with this craft that is tailormade with passion in every detail.

The P-42 is originally built as a SAR cutter with structural strength to endure heavy sea conditions. With very high maneuverability and shallow draft it can easily pilot any waters.

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