The 27’ Tender is a natural evolution of the preceding one; the 24’ built by French IconCraft. Italian designer Marino Alfani contributed with design work and naval achitect Guilhèm André-Heriaud designed the water lines. The 27’ Tender built in weight saving aluminium alloy stands out for its minimalist design with an LOA of just 7.32 metres, It has place enough for a jet ski.
“We’re talking about a highly recognisable boat thanks to an attractive modern design with a cockpit which is decidedly larger than the ones found on larger models (10 square metres), a garage for jet skis or other water craft of the same nature. The T 27’ is equipped with engines which can deliver a top speed of 24 knots” explained Marino Alfani. As for the choice of a pair of performing engines, E-Tec G2 Evinrudes have been chosen. These can be installed as single with 250 and 350 HP or in pairs with the engines delivering from 175 to 250 HP.
Among other distinguishing traits pertaining to this interesting model we find outward opening topsides aft near the stern which increase the space available in the cockpit, the helm controls are situated at centre as well as a small dining area in which to sunbathe.
Marino Alfani, who is now at his fourth contribution with the French shipyard has recently been developing the new 34’ which is currently being built and the 38’ which is being engineered at the moment.
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by Danny Lo