Ultra Lite Tenders
Fort Lauderdale ,
Ultra Lite tenders are purposefully designed to be a true yacht tender for trawlers,
yachts, sailboats, catamarans, and sportfishing boats. These tenders provide a high
quality alternative to the inflatable boat. Many people looking for a rigid craft end
up using various flats boats or skiffs to fill this need. We enlisted the services of
Ocean 5 Naval Architects to help us design two initial boats a 3 Meter boat ( 10 ft.)
and a 3.8 meter boat ( 12.5 ft. ).
The envelope dimensions and weight are similar to corresponding RIB
specifications. The boats are designed to be very stable, have a good ride with a fine
entry and to have good load carrying capabilities. The boats feature recessed motor
mounting wells to increase flotation aft and keep the motor out of contact with the
mother ship. Generous gunnels and a flat foredeck make easier access from docks
and are comfortable to ride.
The CAD designs were sent to a tooling manufacturer who produced female molds
on large five axis milling machines. The manufacturing process utilizes the latest in
vacuum resin infusion methods to produce a very light and strong boat.
We designed a custom extrusion to use as a rub rail which is as soft and large as
possible and will protect the mother ship from dings and abrasions.
The boats are manufactured in Stuart, FL USA.
|LOA||12' (3.8 meters)|
For more information about this vessel, please contact Brad Nelson.
We look forward to working with you!
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Brad Nelson grew up in a small beach community in Southern California and early on developed a strong interest in the ocean and water related activities. Brad was on active duty in the Navy for ten years, and upon leaving the Navy got his US Merchant Marine Officers License. Brad joined Atlantic Yacht & Ship in the 1990’s and has been with the company continuously since that time.