Fontaine 620 Tenders


Fontaine 620 Tenders, 20.37'

Known exclusively for their large, award-winning world sailing yachts, the Fontaine Design Group has collaborated with Lloyd Stevenson Boatbuilders, Ltd. in New Zealand to design and build diesel powered, water-jet driven tenders for a large sailing yacht. Switching gears from all things luxurious, this commission calls for the creation of two tenders, each efficient and specific in their duty to fulfill the requirements of the mothership.

The two tenders are identical, using the same innovative design. At a length of 20.37’ and with a folding console, the boats will be stored in flush recessed wells on the yacht’s deck, while the central lifting point on the boats will allow easy loading and unloading. The D-shaped fender system ensures safe interaction between the yacht and tender in the transfer of passengers or goods. The u-shaped settee in the bow, console bench, aft bench settee and t-settee aft of the console, provides comfortable seating for up to 10 passengers plus a crew member.

While the design is identical, the function of the two boats differs. The first tender has a wide range of intended use. The non-skid soles, sporty fishing pole holders and its 14.5 gallon fresh water capacity makes it ideal for recreational fishing purposes; the shallow draft, deck shower, swim platform and retractable swim ladder makes it doubly suitable for beach excursions. A highlight of this tender is that it will be equipped to serve as the yacht’s rescue boat, while also serving as the crew transport and for provisioning.

The second tender will operate as a limousine. As the formal guest transport, this tender is fitted with a yacht finish that includes teak decks. For guest comfort, there is a removable bimini and a folding dodger that can be stored in a covered recess on the foredeck.

The tenders are powered with a 260 HP Yanmar engine and a single Hamilton HJ 241 jet drive and can reach an efficient cruising speed of 35 knots with a maximum speed of 40 knots. With a fuel capacity of 45 gallons, these boats are proficient in their fuel consumption.

These tenders  built in accordance with EU and American Boat and Yacht Council standards.


Principal Dimensions


Length over all:  20.11' 6.1 m 
Length LWL:  18.05' 5.5m 
Beam:  8.33' 2.54m 
Draft:  1.26' .384 m 
Engine: Yanmar 6BY260  
 260 HP
Propulsion: Hamilton 241 Jet