This 18.8m (62ft) Dive Tender is the largest and most comprehensively equipped power boat ever fitted to a private motor yacht. She is kept in a specially designed dry dock in the transom of the Owners Super Yacht.
Equipped with water jet drive and MTU engines, this Dive Tender will deliver a blistering 40 knots of speed in deep or shallow water.
This tender was one of three Vikals built for the Super Yacht.
The tender is equipped with a 240 volt generator, reverse cycle air conditioning, desalination plant, two double cabins and a fully equipped galley, she is among other things used for day trips, diving work and overnight stays.
Before contracting Vikal to build this Tender the client searched the world for a ready made solution. It seemed logical that a vessel would be available to meet his needs. Six months into this search he made contact with Vikal and requested we create a new design to cater for a range of needs. Sam Sorgiovanni was engaged for the design. Over the ensuing months the specification was refined and we entered into a build of great complexity, as often is the case with tenders playing multiple roles on a yacht.