H2 designs the Extender 65 – an amphibious hybrid tender, and wins another design challenge!!
H2 Yacht Design’s 20 metre expedition tender Extender 65 has been crowned the winning concept of BOAT International’s online design challenge. The London based studio went head-to-head with Miami based studio Radyca answering a brief that called for the perfect tender to accompany a new 150 metre expedition vessel.
The amphibious design features four large retractable wheels with airless tyres capable of traversing inhospitable terrain. At sea, the tender operates as a dive boat, limo tender and viewing platform rolled into one, with fold-down bulwarks, sunbeds and a fire pit on deck. Inside there is seating for 12 in a comfortable saloon and forward observation lounge.
When on land the Extender’s innovative hybrid power system would provide a top speed of 30mph, with toys like snowmobiles deployed with a rear-mounted crane. Of course, nothing to say that this vehicle wouldn’t handle sand dunes equally well.
H2 founder Jonny Horsfield pointed to the central sunbed that converts into a firepit for colder evenings as his favourite feature on board.
“We managed to make it look equally good inside as well as outside the water and we think the same goes for practicality. It offers all the features of open tenders, limo tenders both on water and land”
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