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Hacker-Craft chosen as the exclusive tender partner at The Rendezvous in Monaco

April 29, 2010


As the builder of the world’s finest tenders, Hacker-Craft has been chosen as the exclusive tender partner at one of Europe’s most important and glamorous boat shows, the 2010 Monaco Superyacht Show: The Rendezvous in Monaco (

Since the 1930’s Hacker-Craft mahogany motor boats have been available as tenders to the world’s most luxurious and famous yachts, including the Christina O and the Talitha G, formerly owned, respectively, by Aristotle Onassis and J. Paul Getty, Jr.

Today Hacker-Crafts are recognized as the most desirable tenders in the world, as has been acknowledged by Hacker’s invitation to be the official tender partner at the 2010 Monaco Superyacht Show.

A Hacker’s classic and beautiful lines make them an extraordinary addition on any yacht, one that draws immediate attention and admiration.

Hacker offers tenders as runabouts, sports and racers and can customize them to adapt to the needs of the most discerning and demanding captains and owners. Tenders from 20’ are available with propulsion custom designed to meet the requirements of each individual vessel.

Hacker-Craft will display a boat at The Rendezvous, the inaugural showing of a Hacker-Craft at a European show. Representatives from Hacker Boat USA and the new Hacker European dealership will attend the show and a gala to benefit Oceana, which campaigns to protect and restore the world’s oceans.

The following press release from Oceana outlines the gala event and it’s goals:
Announcing Bal d'Oceana at The Rendezvous in Monaco
27 April, 2010 The Rendezvous in Monaco and marine conservation organization Oceana are joining forces to create Bal d'Oceana, an exclusive black tie charity event in Europe on 25 June, 2010. Bal d’Oceana is the official fundraising event of The Rendezvous in Monaco and supports ocean protection programs led by Oceana.

Taking place at Hôtel de Paris in Monaco, the gala will be attended by superyacht owners and celebrities including Oceana’s longtime supporter and board member Ted Danson along with his wife, actress Mary Steenburgen. The evening will include a champagne reception and 4 course dinner, a short presentation and dancing to live music.

“We have been talking to Oceana for a long time. We think Oceana does great work and we see this as a long term strategic partnership” said Tony Harris, CEO of Boat International Media. “We share the same goals. Our yacht owners all share a common love of the oceans and all understand the need to protect the fragile ecosystems within them. We are honored to be working with a marine conservation charity that really achieves measurable results and can demonstrate a successful track record in its short history.”

“We are honored to be the official charity of The Rendezvous in Monaco,” said Andrew Sharpless, CEO of Oceana. "We look forward to sharing this occasion with others that have a similar passion for protecting the world’s oceans. Attendees of Bal d’Oceana will be doing their part by helping us win more victories for marine creatures and habitats worldwide.”

Oceana campaigns to protect and restore the world’s oceans. Its teams of marine scientists, economists, lawyers and advocates win specific and concrete policy changes to reduce pollution and to prevent the irreversible collapse of fish populations, marine mammals and other sea life. Global in scope and dedicated to conservation, Oceana has campaigners based in North America, South and Central America and Europe. More than 300,000 members and e-activists in over 150 countries have already joined Oceana. This year it is expanding its reach by opening an office in Paris, France.

All proceeds from Bal d’Oceana will go to Oceana.