Nauta Tender 48′, the strength of versatility | PHOTO GALLERY


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A mega tender is the versatile motor boat par excellence: a small cruise, use transport guests and supplies up to the landing in port when there is no space for the mother boat and last, but not least, as a day cruiser . After the anticipation we had given some time ago on the project of the Nauta Tender 48 ‘, here we discover this boat of this 14 meters (12.64 at the waterline) ofNauta Design built in Italy by theMaxi Dolphin shipyard.

Motor boats: the Nauta Tender 48 ‘lines

The simple and proportionate lines make this boat sober and elegant at the same time. A boat to explore the coast in search of the most beautiful bays or even for short – but autonomous – cruises in which to live the sea up close while remaining protected in the event of waves. The cockpit was born with this vision where two large sundecks start from the stern symmetrically arranged on the two sides to get under the hard top where they leave the place to two sofas, arranged in a mirror on the two edges with a table in the middle on each side. The versatility is also breathed in this part of the boat, because the tables can be lowered or raised depending on the moment until the base becomes two more sundecks. And when is it used as a support boat for a super yacht? Sun deck cushions can be raised to significantly increase the loading space for supplies. All cabins have private bathrooms and the interiors are designed to maximize volumes.


The technology on board: “work” boat or pleasure boat?

Solutions from a technological point of view are many and important, especially in monitoring and navigation assistance systems. This feature makes Nauta Tender 48 ‘a boat suitable for purely cruising but also as a support boat. At the stern of the galley there is a large area with washer, dryer, wine cooler and electrical panel. Boosted by two 600-horsepower Cummins engines and Rolls-Royce’s Kamewa hydrogen, the Nauta Tender 48 reaches a speed of 37 knots over long distances. The hull is in fiberglass and Corecell sandwich and is suitable for quiet sailing, but also for high-speed performance with a reinforced carbon fiber hull.

Technical features NAUTA TENDER 48

  • L.O.A. (without aft platform and strake): 14.62 m
  • L.W.L.: 12.64 m
  • Max. beam (larghezza): 4.37 m
  • Max. draft (pescaggio): 0.81 m
  • Height: 3,85 m
  • Half load displacement: 16.40 t
  • Max speed: 37 kn
  • Fuel capacity: ca. 2100 l
  • Fresh water capacity: ca. 510 lt
  • Main propulsion:
    – n. 2 engines Cummins QSC8.3, 600hp each @3000 rpm
    – n. 2 waterjets Kamewa S32-3/CA A3
  • General design, exterior and interior design, preliminary system arrangement: Nauta Design #nautadesign
  • Naval Architecture: Francesco Rogantin #studiorogantin
  • Builder: Maxi Dolphin #maxidolphin
  • Structural Engineer: Gurit #gurit



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