Just a quick note to say how pleased we are with our new Wahoo #2.

The tender is everything your publicity proclaimed and more.  We have found that its large accommodation spaces are one of the best features along with its great performance and stability in choppy weather.  Although it is light and easy to handle, it has proved to be extremely robust, sea worthy and most important of all to our guests, ‘a dry boat’ excellent for tender duties for which it was designed.

I congratulate you on a well-designed quality vessel that ticks all of the boxes for us.

Jeffrey Marsh

Captain of MY MONTKAJ

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Beautiful design, build quality, performance and sea keeping characteristics

…simply brilliant!

Jonathan Beckett

CEO Burgess

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I just wanted to write and say what a fabulous product you have.

I have been extremely impressed with the speed and handling of the boat as an independent vessel, and it has proven its worth as a chase boat with the ride comfort and incredible dryness.

The Owner of KADIMOS is very happy and the first thing he does when he spies a friend’s boat is take the chase boat across and take them for a ride.  Everyone comes back with a grin on their face.

However, the acid test is ‘Madame’s’ reaction.  I can safely say that the Wahoo has passed the ‘Madame’ test with flying colours and she was heard to say words to the effect of ‘I don’t have to get nervous about transfers to parties, and getting ashore in Cala di Volpe any more’.  High praise indeed!

I would also like to thank you for the support Wahoo RIBs has given us, the work you put in to make this purchase a success, and your input regarding the customisation of this boat.

M.G. Callaway

Captain of MY KADIMOS

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The Wahoo Tender has become a popular feature with those chartering the RED ANCHOR superyacht and indeed has helped secure a few charters in some cases.

Her low freeboard design allows easy access and exit and might lead you to believe that she would leave occupants wet!  I am however delighted to confirm quite the contrary.  The Wahoo affords its passengers exceptional accessibility complimented by stunning performance, stability and dry passage.

Whether ferrying important guests to and from shore, acting as an all-important work horse for the chef’s shopping trips or acting as an all day long platform for swimming, skiing or snorkelling – she really does tick all the boxes.

Fast…reliable…comfortable.

Captain of MY RED ANCHOR

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I had the pleasure of operating a 27m motor vessel with a Wahoo as the main tender.  Unusual I know for a 27m vessel to have a 10m tender however it was a match made in heaven.

The Wahoo is capable both as a standalone day boat, a tender and a big toy.  Travelling 3,500nm over 6 months period, the Wahoo completed the majority of this under its own steam as the Owner and guests would never let her rest – constantly taking her up to her maximum speed and range capacity in the pursuits of thrills.

I found that the Wahoo would out perform any other vessel on the sea in both its stability and speed and yet remain unbelievably dry at the same time.  Capable of carrying twelve guests and two crew to dinner and back in Porto Cervo or running from St Tropez to the beach and back at 70mph, amazingly able to do all of this and still get more attention in port than a $50million Superyacht!

The Wahoo was immeasurably reliable as you could just step in and turn the keys, the crew often using her for the food shopping runs in and out of port in the early morning, then time for water ski and towing duties before having an afternoon of thrilling guests by her immense speed and agility.

I really would love to have a tender like this on every yacht that I run as the added dimension that it brings is unachievable by anything less.  I look forward to the next one as so far nothing has the ability to thrill even the most seasoned seafarer like a Wahoo.

Looking forward to my next encounter with a Wahoo!

Oliver Varley

Captain of MY SUN SKIPPER

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REVIEW

When powerboat expert Jon Mendez took our 700hp LXO out for a spin, he knew he was testing something special but he wasn’t quite prepared for the ride of his life!

“The conditions were perfect for a sea trial: sunny skies, 16 knot wind and a good rolling swell with breakers on top and deep troughs.  The sea was pretty lumpy, but that’s what you need if you are doing some serious testing.  Engines started first turn and sound very sweet with a throaty growl when pressed.  Hit the throttles and …..Holy Moses!  This thing is quick!

The LXO accelerates about the fastest that I have ever driven as the response from 700hp mounted on the stern can only be described as awesome.  Trim is accurate and fast responding, very little was needed in the conditions as upwind was challenging with the size of the sea, beam seas were handled with ease and it was possible to maintain a steady 40kts+.  Downwind, we easily hit 48kts with still 1/3 throttle and 70% trim to go, too rough to go faster sensibly, but I would estimate that in the right conditions 75kts+ is perfectly feasible.

What impressed me most was that you could drive each wave with perfect throttle response as it was all so well balanced.  It was also very easy to misjudge just how fast you were travelling and when you took off whether deliberately or by error, the boat landed vert smoothly, with little jarring.

Cornering was excellent with no desire to drop the bow as you turned in and it was easy to steer the boat by applying more or less throttle as required.  In the conditions I could not make the stern slide without over trimming.  Downwind she would fly from wave top to wave top landing very sweetly with very little jarring, the rev limiters kick in quickly as the props come out of the water to prevent any over revving.

Overall, it’s about the sweetest boat that I played with in a year”

Jon Mendez

RYA Chief Motor and Powerboat Instructor

Powerboat Training Company – Mendez Marine

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Following a detailed research for a new tender to MY Sunrays, Wahoo Ribs Ltd was selected to build a fully custom 10.1M Rib tender to the highest specification.

From our point of view the build and construction progress went very swift, with good communication between Wahoo and the Sunrays team to make sure the owners requests was achieved.

Wahoo as a company did meet our expectations with both quality and timing.

Wahoo completed this Rib tender with a great finish to the best yacht standard

Captain Magnus Sundin

MY SUNRAYS