If this were a classic car, we’d say “Cabriolet”!
For an elegant stroll from cove to beach, or to follow a gathering of sailing boats, the Tender 24, is a superb “Runabout” inspired by the American “Utility Boat” of the 30’s. She has a “Vintage” look and benefits from all the modern construction technology of Black Pepper Yachts.
A combination of classic design and modern technology, the Tender 24 is largely clad in wood, giving her a retro look that is accentuated by her angular windscreen and welcoming cockpit.
A clapboard hull and a windscreen enveloping the cockpit: she is by definition Vintage!
There’s a large sundeck aft of the cockpit, and a ladder built into the rear deck for easy bathing.
The Tender 24 doesn’t skimp when it comes to seating: there are pilot and co-pilot seats, a rear bench seat and folding seats. Her cockpit table makes for comfortable lunches.
As with all Black Pepper Yachts, there are many options available and everything can be customized…
Whether you are heading out for lunch on a sandbank or at the head of a bay or taking friends out water-skiing, whether the sea is rough or calm, the Tender 24 adapts well to the programme. She will plot a steady course thanks to her chines and V shaped hull, engine purring quietly within the purpose built hold, without soaking her passengers. At anchor, of course, the discerning amateur will have no trouble recognising the signature of the shipyard, thanks to the lines, the spirit, the singular allure and the level of finish to which you will be accustomed. She will be unique, your own personalized boat!
Inboard engine: 250 HP Mercury-Mercruiser.
This latest-generation engine with catalytic converter is fuel-efficient. Its power allows her to reach 40 knots, even if the main objective of the Tender 24 remains elegant cruising with family or friends.
The Tender 24 is made from dry fiberglass and resin. The process involves placing parts draped in dry glass cloth under vacuum in a mould closed by a tarpaulin, which are then impregnated under vacuum by injection of the required quantity of resin, which is sucked in by the vacuum created in the mould.
The hull and deck are built in separate moulds and then assembled manually by gluing and laminating.
The entire boat structure is first assembled by gluing and laminating in the hull.
The whole structure is then coated and painted before adding the engine, electronic and electrical components, deck fittings, teak and other fittings.