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Hi-Tech Marine’s Oronero – the world's first convertible yacht tender

Hi-Tech Marine’s Oronero – the...
Its creators say the Oronero is the world's first limousine yacht tender with a convertible hard-top roof
Its creators say the Oronero is the world's first limousine yacht tender with a convertible hard-top roof
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The cockpit of the Oronero
The Oronero's convertible hard-top roof
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The Oronero's convertible hard-top roof
The Oronero concept drawing
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The Oronero concept drawing
The Oronero claims to be the world's first yacht with a convertible and completely automatized hard-top
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The Oronero claims to be the world's first yacht with a convertible and completely automatized hard-top
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The Oronero interior
The Oronero concept drawing
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The Oronero concept drawing
Two folding platforms provide easy boarding and disembarking
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Two folding platforms provide easy boarding and disembarking
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The Oronero travels of speeds of up to 25 knots
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The Oronero travels of speeds of up to 25 knots
The Oronero concept drawing
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The Oronero concept drawing
The Oronero travels of speeds of up to 25 knots
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The Oronero travels of speeds of up to 25 knots
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The Oronero concept drawing
The Oronero travels of speeds of up to 25 knots
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The Oronero travels of speeds of up to 25 knots
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The Oronero features a carbon fiber hull and hard-top roof
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The Oronero features a carbon fiber hull and hard-top roof
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Two folding platforms provide easy boarding and disembarking
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Two folding platforms provide easy boarding and disembarking
Its creators say the Oronero is the world's first limousine yacht tender with a convertible hard-top roof
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Yacht tenders are generally open top boats that leave their passengers exposed to the elements, but Alex Pirard Yacht Design has created a more civilized option. Laying claim to the title of the the first yacht tender in the world to feature a convertible and completely automatized hard-top, Pirard's Oronero is designed to ferry its passengers in style regardless of weather conditions.

The 12 meter (39.4 ft)-long, 3.8 meter (12.5 ft)-wide tender can travel at speeds of up to 25 knots and features two folding platforms - one in each side of the hull - to allow passengers to board and disembark the boat without the need to climb stairs.

To keep the weight of the tender to a minimum the Oronero's hull and hard-top are constructed completely from carbon fiber, which carries through to the interior where it is combined with oak and leather for that luxury ambiance.

The Oronero claims to be the world's first yacht with a convertible and completely automatized hard-top
The Oronero claims to be the world's first yacht with a convertible and completely automatized hard-top

The carbon fiber construction comes courtesy of European carbon fiber specialists, Carbon Dream. With experience in producing carbon fiber components for various industries, including automotive and aviation, Carbon Dream created the Hi-Tech Marine brand, which is responsible for the production of the Oronero.

The main deck is home to the cockpit complete with TV and a dinette, which can be converted into a solarium. Moving through to the interior deck reveals another dinette with another TV and a convertible bed, the kitchen, bathroom, toilet and shower. A 7,000 BTU air conditioner comes as standard to keep passengers cool, with a 16,000 BTU unit available as an optional extra.

Two folding platforms provide easy boarding and disembarking
Two folding platforms provide easy boarding and disembarking

The Oronero is powered by two 280 hp diesel hybrid engines and a 3 kW generator supported by rooftop solar panels to provide up to two hours of cruising at speeds of seven knots on electric power, or up to eight hours at speeds of 22 knots on diesel.

No word on price, but if you've already got a luxury yacht in need of a limousine tender price probably isn't a concern. Further information is available at the Carbon Dream website.

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7 comments
byzehr.111
http://contest.techbriefs.com/transportation-2011/1302-self-propelled-electrotrimaran
On this link can have a look the project of this electric catamaran which charges the accumulators only due to energy of waves.
or in web-site:
http://technogeo.ucoz.com/
Halit Özbaşlı
what a beutifule boat when hatch closed, what a ugly boat when its open.
warren52nz
Looks like an American car from the late 50\'s to my eye.... from the side.
Gregg Eshelman
The hull shape is very like common speedboat designs of the 1950\'s with its nearly vertical prow and bulbous, rounded bow. Hardly an efficient shape but roomier belowdecks than the more efficient, faster, wave splitting, pointed V hull designs.
Jetwax
Design went out the door with this one. One fugly boat d\'-)
Gargamoth
I don\'t know about calling it the limousine on water. It\'s nice, kinda plain. Limo, at least in America are flashier; but still; it is a nice boat.
Nacho Lotitto
this is FUGLY but COOL!!!