Emerging from a design development aiming to bring together the classic charmed and heritage of Venetian gentlemen ‘s tenders with the modern attributes of luxury superyacht tenders, this limousine unfolds a new era of modern classics.
Blending noble English elegance and Italian extravaganza into a statement of timeless beauty, her design dna builds on a harmony of fine lines and sculpted surfaces, which wrap around a balanced well-proportioned body. Functional innovation, high performance and ergonomic upgrades make this tender an evolutionary landmark in the range of her marketplace, celebrating her design which translates the art of craftsmanship and functional features into a new kind of experience and statement of Style.
As a renaissance in design of superyacht tenders, she features a unique gullwing door system, and convertible cabin configurations as well as a light flooded interior with panoramic views. The Gullwings in their open position turn the passage of commute into a joyful experience on its own and allow for an impactful arrival on the scene, while boar- ding from either side enables longitudinal docking with enhanced safety and convenient cabin access. With her convertible feature of the glaced superstructure, a retractable rear section allows for open sky views for the couple seating at the rear end of the cabin. Maximum comfort has been addressed throughout her interior which features an integrated, fold down armrests and fold down boarding steps while fulfilling the highest standards of comfort and amenities such as entertainment screens, ambient 12 guests.
The Gladius gullwing limousine tender is powered by double prop, twin engines and offers an optional e-hybrid propulsion set up, both capable of a full electric cruising speed of 9kn, and maximum hybrid speed of 35kn. Her in- built stabilizer grants maximum comfort even on more choppy rides, while her hull flair is designed to protect from spray even when cruising with an open top.
Overall, the Gladius gullwing Limousine tender will set a new standard in the industry and may be built based on bespoke arrangements on her interior layout and finishes, while maintaining her distinctive appearance of timeless elegance as a stand-alone statement of style, intentionally not aligning to the fading trend of matching the styling of her prospective motherships.
British craftsmanship Falcon Tenders is headed up by Mark Pascoe and Dean Stoneman, both legacy names in boatbuilding and powerboat racing. The finest yacht tenders are designed, developed and manufactured at its 2,300sqm custom composites manufacturing facility in Southampton, UK. Underpinned by British craftsmanship, defined by proven powerboat engineering, large-scale production is paired with the quality finish of a family business. The highly skilled workforce comprises 150 years’ combined experience in traditional shipbuilding. Collectively, the team has built hundreds of tenders for some of the world’s most impressive superyachts. In fact, Falcon Tenders takes its name from Mark Pascoe’s involvement in the building of two custom tenders for the iconic S/Y Maltese Falcon in 2005.
Passion and Curiosity Struge&Toth is a next generation superyacht design firm with an international set up between London, Vienna and Antibes. Led by directors Ben Julian Toth and Toby Sturge as the main design consultants, both share multi-disciplined backgrounds and experience in the creation of products and bespoke interiors for yachts, hotels, private jets, as well as exteriors for production boats and superyachts. The Founders and their team all sha- re-experiences working for and with the best international design studios, brands and builders while earning their reputation, respect and multiple awards in the superyacht industry. By nurturing relationships with beneficial business opportunities, S&T collaborates with strategic partners to foster innovation and bring bold visions to reality.
The Gladius Gullwing Limousine Tender has a capacity for twelve guests and one pilot. With the engineering and manufacturing expertise of Falcon Tenders, this Limousine tender was developed to enable easy boarding and convertible modes, setting a new benchmark in the industry by introducing her most dominant feature, the central Gullwing Doors. This system is unique to tenders and boats of her size and will enable enhanced on-board experiences, ma- king the transition from mothership to any destination a more versatile and joyful commute. Her sophisticated design features a panoramic interior with a large couple seat surrounded by a retractable glass top. This vessel seamlessly melds the sophistication of English elegance with the extravagance of Italian design, crafting a masterpiece that celebrates clean lines and sculpted surfaces, gracefully adorning a robust, masculine form. Infused with functional innovations, high-performance capabilities, and ergonomic enhancements, the Gladius Gullwing limousine tender represents a significant evolution within its market, elevating craftsmanship and functionality to redefine the art of luxury.
Drawing inspiration from its natural surroundings and refined purpose, the GLADIUS pays homage to the core DNA of the Gladius fleet. In its design language, it subtly reimagines the symbol of dominance and power from the realm of handcrafted ancient Roman swords, while mirroring its maritime identity with the swift and dynamic sword- fish, one of the oceans ‘s fastest denizens, in its distinctive exterior styling.
A true Renaissance in superyacht tender design, the Gladius boasts a one-of-a-kind gullwing door system and convertible cabin configurations. Its light-filled interior provides panoramic vistas, with the open Gullwing doors turning every commute into a joyful experience and ensuring a dramatic arrival. Versatile boarding options enhance safety and cabin accessibility, while a retractable rear section allows for unobstructed sky views for those seated at the rear.
Inside, the Gladius serves guests with integrated fold-down armrests and boarding steps, as well as an array of amenities, including entertainment screens, ambient lighting, champagne coolers, and spacious seating for up to 12 discerning passengers.
„In this vessel, we have distilled the very essence of our craft, and it stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to beauty, performance, and the relentless pursuit of the extraordinary. “
The hull, deck and moldings are constructed with green epoxy composites, utilising foam sandwich construction giving a stiff and light weight structure. The tender is faired and painted in high gloss to Super Yacht standards. All components used in construction are of the highest quality with attention to serviceability and longevity.
The tender is assembled to best boat building practice and to full Super Yacht standard. All fixtures and fittings are selected to be the highest quality. Fabrications and stainless items are made using 316 grade stainless steel, passivated and mirror polished. Assembly uses A4 grade stainless hardware, fitted using anti-seize compounds or thread lock as required
Machinery is installed to manufacturer’s instructions with installation approval as required. All systems and wiring are installed to best marine engineering practice, including the use of tinned marine cables and waterproof connectors where ever possible. Throughout the tender components and services are supported by fixtures and tie bases bonded on to vessel structure.
Special attention is taken to minimise both noise and vibration transfer to the guest cabin and tender as a whole. Engine hatch incorporates a high-density sound insulation membrane within its construction.
Upholstery and lining options may be chosen to give a luxury feeling of a yacht lounge and will be selected with sustainability in mind. Finishes can range from fine Scottish Muirhead leather sofas to Alcantara head linings with complimenting Majilite and Foglizzo panelling and main bulkheads sustainably veneered with Bamboo Caramel side pressed veneers in the pattern of straw marquetry, with ceramic flooring as an example. Any bespoke interior design preference can be achieved, with finishes and materials selected in our vast sample library and selections of the industry’s best suppliers.
In design and technology, we strive to walk the sustainable line. Each bespoke tender is built with the option of diesel-electric propulsion. The silent and emission-free hybrid solution provides guests with clean and silent transit from yacht to shore. The inclusion of gyroscopic stabilisers guarantees greater comfort in both open and closed limousines.
Diesel-electric PropulsionSilent and emission-free hybrid solution, our hybrid boats deliver exhilarating performance with a fuel-efficient edge. Powered by diesel-electric propulsion, owners can enjoy emission-free transfers without compromising on speed, comfort or style.
Noiseless Cruising Lithium battery banks for low-speed cruising, the lithium battery banks provide electric power up to 10 knots. This is ideal for in-shore cruising or transferring in port from yacht to shore. Further out in open water, the diesel engine offers robust range and power reaching maximum speeds of 35 knots. The result is a sustainable balance between reduced fuel emissions, noiseless cruising and greater performance.
Further guest comfort derives from the inclusion of Seakeeper gyroscopic stabilisers. These reduce the motion and roll experienced when underway, even in choppy waters. This means whether open or closed, all boats deliver on comfort and style, with the added bonus of a clean and silent cruise.