With all of its 25 metres it is difficult to call it a tender. Nevertheless, Perini Navi’s new power boat, a tender is the yard’s first to have been launched since the company abandoned Picchiotti brand in terms of motorboats. And this craft commissioned as tender – or more appropriately chase boat rather than sailing boat initialled by Perini Navi anyway, is built in aluminium alloy while maintaining Perini’s family feeling intact. “The Eco-tender’s classic and elegant lines recall the style of this yard’s historic sailing fleet with dark blue hulls and red painted waterlines” stated Lamberto Tacoli, President and Ceo at Perini Navi. “This is no plain tender, it represents an all new typology of ‘super tenders’ with state of the art technology and unprecedented comfort: a yacht designed and built as if it were a superyacht, with the properties and the sort of quality which have always distinguished Perini Navi from other brands.

This state- of- the- art tender opens new horizons, as the brand is ceaselessly continuing to fine tune its product range to meet this segment’s market requests which is evolving rapidly”. The eco-Tender is to all affects a technologically advanced boat, starting with a pair of hybrids in collaboration with Siemens, two MAN 1,650 HP engines and as many electric 150 KW engines by Siemens themselves. Thanks to this system, the owner can choose to cruise in four separate modes: diesel, hybrid, diesel-electric and zero-emission modes.

The first being with diesels as tradition, the pair of MAN engines are coupled to as many Hamilton hydrojets pushing the Eco-Tender to a top speed of 30 knots. The second mode consists in having the hydrojets powered by one electric and one standard diesel which also doubles as generator for the first electric one. The third mode is an all electric one powered by 130KW gen. set. In the zero-emission mode the Eco-Tender proceeds with the electric engines alone but in this mode the electric engines are powered by the batteries installed, which translates into a top speed of 8 knots for about an hour. The Eco-Tender is very silent even when not cruising in this last mode. As set out in the contract, 55 dB corresponds to the maximum noise level accepted in any one of the four modes available.

The Eco-tender is also highly technologic in terms of the electronics installed. The helm controls station for example, runs off an interfaced I-Bridge Multi-touch navigational system by Team Italia which is made up of touch screen 4K monitors, with trackball and jogger with which to handle every plant and on board system. The Anchor Watching system (AWS) will link up with the data from radar and thermal cameras to monitor traffic in the surrounding perimeter around the boat with a proximity alarm system which is set accordingly.

Either a tender or a chase boat, the 25 metre Eco-Tender is designed to offer all of the comfort required while cruising inshore in search of the ideal spot. Externally, in the cockpit there’s a dinette, then a lounge in the bow as well as an observation ‘nest’ specially required by the owner to enhance the passion he has for naturalistic photography. The interior décor is contemporary, and the layout sports a dinette and galley along the main deck and three cabins below deck one of which is a VIP, one is a double and the third is a twin, each with dedicated bathrooms. In the bow area there’s also a separate access reserved for the crew where there’s a cabin and bathroom.
For further information: Perini Navi

by Fabiano Maresca

LOA: 25.50 m – L.W.L.: 21.90 m – Beam: 5.80 m – Depth: 1.15 m – Construction material: Aluminium Alloy – Weight: 68,500 kg – Engines: 2×1.650 HP MAN V12 + 2×150 kW Siemens – Top speed declared: 30 kn – Cruising speed declared: 8 kn – Range: 1,000 nm – Fuel: 9,150 litres – Water: 1,300 litres.