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Cockwells creates second tender for Malahne

Published on: 12 October 2023

Malahne Tender 2023 Spray Hood - Image Credit Cockwells

Cockwells Modern and Classic Boatbuilding has created a second tender for Malahne, the 50m classic motor yacht built by Camper and Nicholsons in 1937, in the Art Deco style.


Malahne not only valiantly participated in the evacuation of Dunkirk during World War II, but also served as the production headquarters for the Hollywood blockbuster, Lawrence of Arabia, and hosted many film stars aboard at the time.


Maintaining the classic, opulent finish of the first tender for Malahne that Cockwells built to complement the mothership in 2016, this new vessel, with her cold-moulded construction for the hull and deck, clad with varnished Brazilian mahogany, and helm console trimmed with quilted maple veneer, strikes the perfect balance between classical elegance and enhanced engineering to provide outstanding performance for modern leisure.


Whilst showcasing the artisan craftsmanship, attention to detail and sumptuous style for which Cockwells is renowned in abundance – including replicating 1930s techniques with the application of 18 coats of varnish – this new craft, built in collaboration with Wolstenholme Yacht Design, also demonstrates the company’s prowess in utilising up-to-the-minute technology and advanced electrical systems within the context of traditional refinement.


A spray hood forward pops up from behind luxurious upholstery to protect guests from the sun’s rays or a turn in the weather. A generous bathing platform can be lowered electronically for effortless egress into the ocean via the swimming/beach ladder and a Yanmar 4LV250 diesel engine with Mercruiser Bravo sterndrive powers the vessel to achieve a thrill-seeking speed of up to 38 knots.


Every conceivable aspect of this tender is controlled via a touchscreen from the helm, from the lighting to the bathing platform, which, together with the engine hatches, moves on linear actuators to provide absolute motion control.

 

The aesthetics of this craft are an equal match for the engineering precision that underpins it. The tender will be stowed on the aft boat deck of the mothership, so that she can be seen clearly from the aft saloon, where guests can sit back, relax and observe this exquisite example of nautical artistry.


“Our original tender served megayacht, Malahne well for the past eight years but now her owners have commissioned a new version from Cockwells that matches the superlative look and feel of the original but includes increased seating, situated around the central helm position for practicality and comfort, as well as a punchier engine for faster guest transfer,” explains Cockwells’ founder and managing director, Dave Cockwell.


“As one of the largest and most well-established tender builders in the industry, we push the boundaries of the possible when it comes to construction, electronics and engineering, and fuse advanced techniques and modern materials with intelligent design and exacting craftsmanship to create unique tenders that complement motherships, personalities and lifestyles,” adds Dave Cockwell. “This second tender for Malahne is no exception and we are proud to have been commissioned to create not one but two tenders for this illustrious craft, complete with a meticulous upgrade for the 21st century.