27 April 2022
The boat building arm of Vita-Power has teamed up with Hodgdon, the renowned superyacht tender builder and oldest shipyard in America to build the 10.5-metre (34’5”) premium powerboat.
Engineered and powered by Vita in the UK, designed by BorromeodeSilva in Milan and built by Hodgdon Yachts in Maine, LION represents high-quality boat building with the latest in electrical marine propulsion.
The first and only premium electric powerboat compatible with fast DC charging, the LION combines high performance and style with a one-hour charge EME, a cruising speed of 24 knots and a top speed of over 35 knots.
“This collaboration with Hodgdon combines our technical innovation and their centuries of craftsmanship at the highest levels to produce the most advanced electric powerboat built to date.”
“At Hodgdon we strive to push the boundaries in terms of materials, technology and design to optimise performance and deliver the quality the industry expects,” adds Audrey Hodgdon, Director of Sales & Marketing.
“Our move into electric yachts and tenders further demonstrates our commitment to increasing demands from the market for zero-emissions boating.”
The LION can accommodate up to eight guests in a large cockpit, which can also be configured for dining.
The sun pad and bathing area provide ample room for relaxation, together with a shower and ladder for swimming. Forward, the enclosed cabin includes a day berth, day head and sink as well as storage, with an integrated Fusion sound system throughout.
The LION will be available for sea trials in the South of France this summer.
With over 200 years of history, Hodgdon has built more than 430 vessels. Still family owned and based in Maine, the company has evolved into a leader in high-quality, advanced composite construction.
The company’s divisions include Hodgdon Tenders, building some of the highest quality superyacht tenders afloat; Hodgdon Yacht Services, offering full-service boatyard services and refits; and Hodgdon Yachts, specialising in custom sail and power yacht construction.