This is the 33' Hacker-Craft tender with the Odessa II, the 239 mega yacht which is the tender’s “mother ship”. The tender was spotted recently in the south of France, as noted by Charles Hacker (captain of the 223’ Aviva and grandnephew of John L. Hacker, our founder):
Greetings from Golfe Juan, between Cap Antibes and Cannes. Arrived back Friday and “full speed ahead” for the summer. We’re anchored off Hotel d’ Cap in Antibes with dozens of other yachts that are here for the events surrounding the Cannes Film Festival. Among the neighbors is the Odessa II, with her stylish Hacker-Craft tender. A real looker!
Silver Bay, N.Y., December 19, 2013 - The Hacker Boat Company, Inc. has built a 33’ tender for the 242’ mega yacht Odessa II.
“This is a new design for us, one that speaks to the needs of the mega yacht industry,” said George Badcock, president and CEO of the company. “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to build the tender for a yacht as large and beautiful as Odessa II. We are now working on potential tenders for several other yachts, and look forward to growing our tender business.”
The deck is constructed of mahogany and the hull and topsides of okume/epoxy/fiberglass.
A video of the tender can be seen on YouTube at: Hacker-Craft tender
Silver Bay, NY - based Hacker Boat Company is the largest American manufacturer of classic mahogany motorboats. Each Hacker-Craft is hand built by master boat building craftsmen who labor over 1500 hours to build every boat. The company builds runabouts, sport boats, yacht tenders, launches and utilities from 24 to 35 feet in length. The company also makes custom designed boats. Since the 1930s Hacker-Crafts have been hailed as the “Steinway of Runabouts®” and were named by “Forbes Magazine FYI” as being "50 of America's Best" products.
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