What's better than a Naiad tender?
Ten years ago, the superyacht Dione Sky had a 6m Naiad tender built in New Zealand. The tender has been a great workhouse for the yacht, but early this year it was time to replace it. And what could be better than replacing with a new Naiad? Well two new Naiads of course!
That's exactly what the yacht's owner has done. A pair of 6.5m tenders has just been completed by Naiad Inflatables of Newport (Naiad's USA builder) and freighted to join the yacht ready for the northern hemisphere summer. One is reserved for use as the owner's tender, and the other specifically set up for crew duties.
Both are powered by Yanmar 6BY 260hp engines, coupled to Hamilton Jet 241 units. They are the first boats to be fitted with the new grey rubstrip available from Naiad.
Congratulations to Steve Connett and the team at Naiad Newport on a great double build - completed within five months.
Here's to another ten years!