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August 30th 2018. By Kim Kavin.

Big Style in Small Packages: Lynx Commuter and Cockwells Titian Tender

Does bigger mean better? Not necessarily—and these two new tender designs from Cockwells and Lynx Yachts will prove how you can squeeze in superyacht luxury at just 34- and 62-feet.

Two recently revealed boat designs are serving as a sweet reminder that great things can come in small packages. First is the Titian Tender from British builder Cockwells. This 34-foot stunner—based on a concept from superyacht design firm RWD—has copper-infused caulking, an interior lined with silk panels and artwork, yellow cedar construction and décor by Cullum Bespoke.

The new tender design focuses heavily on innovation, while also not overlooking time-honored traditions valued by the builder.

There is seating for six guests along with a head compartment that includes a shower, making the boat an option not only for heading ashore in style, but also for spending a day on the hook.

“From the stainless-steel fittings that have been specifically cast, the virtual anchor and the hugely maneuverable twin-jet drive to the dynamic positioning and touchscreen EmpirBus control systems, the contemporary chic of the Corian and copper galley, and the automated Bimini cover, the Titian Tender makes a statement,” company founder Dave Cockwells stated in a press release. “It has been a privilege to breathe life into this design.”

Slightly larger, and equally as breathtaking to classic-design fans, is the Lynx Commuter from the drafting board of Zurn Yacht Design.

The Commuter is designed for entertainment with a spacious galley and luxuriously styled main cabin.

At 62 feet length overall, the Lynx Commuter is an aluminum design that was originally conceived as a super-size superyacht tender—but that can be tweaked for use as a weekender, thanks to her belowdecks setup. There’s a galley, a head with a shower, a sitting room with a sofa that converts to a double berth, and a V-berth in the bow for crew or guests, all in addition to the topsides sitting areas for relaxation in the fresh air.

Power is being specified as twin 1,900 HP Caterpillar C32 Acerts, generating speeds that Lynx Yachts promises will be “blazing fast.”

“Doug Zurn anticipated this yacht will host many a party,” the builder stated in a press release, “and so he calculated things like widened passages, airy drop-windows, clear Lexan stern doors, and many other little wizardries from the architectural world, so as to host a gang of 18 guests.”

Keep an eye out for more information about the Cockwells Titian Tender and the Lynx Commuter at this fall’s boat shows.

Kim Kavin
Kim Kavin is an award-winning writer, editor and photographer who specializes in marine travel. She is the author of 10 books including Dream Cruises: The Insider’s Guide to Private Yacht Vacations, and is editor of the online yacht vacation magazine www.CharterWave.com.