Hodor shadow vessel makes life aboard more convenient

Posted on January 17, 2020 by Kerstin Hansmann, Images by Clint Jenkins Photography

Hodor shadow vessel supports greater convenience on the water for a full year's cruising

Guests and owners aboard the 87 meter Feadship superyacht Lonian are now enjoying even greater convenience on the water for a full year's cruising. The new Hodor Alu Cat shadow vessel is tailor-made for the needs of guests aboard the superyacht, transferring guests safely, extending the list of leisure activities available and offering loads of space for ferrying crew members or even extra supplies and equipment. At 66 meters long, the vessel accommodates 20 crew and staff members, with sufficient deck and storage space for supplies and sports equipment, etc. The design even boasts a submarine garage and a helipad. Hodor was designed by Australian company Incat Crowther and built by Spanish shipyard Astilleros Armón in their fully enclosed Burela location.

It is powered by two mtu 16V 4000 M73L main engines, rated at 2832 kW output and reaching maximum speeds of 22.5 knots and able to cruise at 14 knots on long-haul passages of up to 5,500 nautical miles. The mtu SCR system for exhaust gas purification is specially adapted to mtu engines and complies with the current IMO Tier 3 emissions directive, reducing polluting NOx emissions by a significant margin. Thanks to the efficient multihull design, only 160,000 liters of fuel are needed to achieve the vessel's maximum range. The hull has an inverted bow, a carrying capacity of 240t and a low propeller pull of 3.1m.

A stay aboard the superyacht is set to be anything but boring – the Hodor shadow vessel offers a multitude of leisure pursuits, carrying equipment like jet skis and quad bikes, a 17-meter-long hunting boat, and its own diving base which is fully equipped with compressors, NITROX, O2 systems and decompression chamber.

Text Kerstin Hansmann

Photos: Clint Jenkins Photography