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Do you have trouble fitting all your expensive 007-esque toys on your superyacht?
It is perhaps not a problem many of us are familiar with — but for millionaires it can be a real headache.
Now shipbuilders have created the ultimate must-have accessory for the mega-rich — a new luxury support vessel to follow alongside their super yachts and carry onboard all of their precious things.
The backup boat — which has been christened ‘Hodor’ — is an extravagant 217 feet (66 metres) -long catamaran with a max speed of 22.5 knots and a crew of 20.
Despite being a secondary vessel, the Hodor is opulently decked out, with a guest room, helipad, room for jet skis, quad bikes and its own five smaller boats — the largest of which, a chase boat, is a whopping 56 feet (17 metres) in length.
The catamaran contains its own submarine garage and a modest on-board hospital.
Shipbuilding firm Incat Crowther told the MailOnline that the exact value of Hodor’s millions-of-dollars price-tag was ‘confidential’ — although one suspects that if you have to ask, you can’t afford it.
Propulsion: 2 x Servogear controllable pitch propeller
Generators: 2 x CAT C9.3
Construction Material: Marine Grade Aluminium
Flag: Cayman Islands
Source: Incat Crowther
Designed by Australian-based company Incat Crowther, the Hodor is described as being the first in the firm’s ‘Shadow Cat’ range of support vessels for the incredibly wealthy.
As part of the support services it will provide for its owner’s mothership, the Hodor’s helipad will act as a remote landing platform from which visitors can be ferried to the main yacht in its smaller, on-board vessels.
Meanwhile, the on-board hospital can come to the aid of any passengers who feel sick at sea — with the medical facilities including its very own decompression chamber.
The Hodor contains an engineer’s workshop and specialist storage spaces for both fresh and frozen food — not to mention tankage to supply ‘toys and vehicles with jet fuel, petrol and diesel from dedicated bunker stations.’
The vessel’s support craft and submarine are flexibly located, Incat Crowther said, enabling them to be launched from either the upper or main back via various cranes and a lifting platform.
Despite being designed primarily as a support vessel, the shadow cat is still fully furnished and maintains the impeccable standards of luxury that its passengers would have come to expect.
Even the crew’s double and twin staterooms come fitted with en-suite bathrooms — while guests are spoiled with a fully-stocked bar and resplendent living area.
‘The quality of workmanship is exceptionally good for this commercial standard of vessel — it blends commercial and yacht standards perfectly to perform yacht support tasks,’ said Tom Corness, a surveyor at Patton Marine Surveyors And Consultants.
The Hodor was constructed by Astilleros Armón at their Burela shipyard in northern Spain.
According to Incat Crowther, the vessel’s final design can be customised to meet the owner’s specific needs — for example, the layout can be configured to allow for the addition of a helicopter hanger.
The vessel also features an environmentally-friendly exhaust scrubbing system to reduce its emission of greenhouse gases.
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