BY APB Staff on 4 Sep 2019

Inboard engine options offering up to 50 and 70 knots will be available on the 10m open tender

Hot on the heels of the launch of 331 Gran Turismo (331GT) in June, Onda Tenders has announced further details about its newest version of the fully customisable 10-metre open tender, which features twin inboard engines.

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By moving the engines under a sunpad at the stern, the powerful yet comfortable boat delivers multiple benefits to superyacht owners and crew – both practically and from an aesthetic perspective.

The introduction of diesel inboard engines significantly increases convenience for superyacht crew, as the tender is able to share a fuel supply with the mothership. This eradicates the need for storage of petrol as a second fuel type, freeing up space on the superyacht as well as reducing paperwork and the need to monitor additional supply levels.

Onda 331gt Receives Expanded Propulsion Choices
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From an aesthetic perspective, moving the engines out of sight gives an attractive and slick look to the 331GT that is preferred by many yacht owners. The beautiful profile created by the designers at Scandinavia-based Mannerfelt Design Team is able to stand out, free from the distraction of outboard engines at the rear.

In terms of guest experience on the 331GT inboard version, additional space freed up by the lowering of the engines means an extra-large sunpad is now found at the stern of the tender, witha large swimming platform for at-anchor fun. The newly enhanced aft area will be a magnet for guests wishing to relax and enjoy the views, both while at anchor and underway. Access to the engines remains easy and practical, through a large electrically-operated engine hatch beneath the cushion of the sunpad.

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Onda offers a choice of two inboard engine brands to clients, each of which delivers a number of benefits depending on preferences and needs. Yanmar is the preferred inboard brand for many superyachts, based on its reliability and renowned after-sales service. Even when fully loaded with 12 people onboard, the Yanmar 331GT can easily get onto a plane for an efficient and smooth ride while maintaining a top speed of over 50 knots. Alternatively, clients with a need for speed may opt for highly powerful twin 370hp Mercury engines, which promise an exhilarating ride of above 70 knots.

The first inboard unit of the Onda 331GT will feature Yanmar engines. It will be on display and available for sea trials to qualified buyers and media at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival (September 10-15) and Monaco Yacht Show (September 25-28).