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Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Boat Reviews, Center Console, Megayacht, Powerboating, Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB), Tender, US |

Pirelli Pzero: Put the 10 in Tender

Crazy cool European styling in an inflatable megayacht tender.

If you need an inflatable tender that’s worthy of a megayacht, the Pirelli Pzero line from Denison Yacht Sales is about to take your breath away. And yes, you will want to pair these megaflatables with true megayachts—the Pirellis range from 36 to 46 feet in length, and from $90,000 to $600,000 in price.

The Pirelli Pzero brings European design to the world of inflatable megayacht tenders.

The Pirelli Pzero brings European design to the world of inflatable megayacht tenders.

There’s a definite Mediterranean flair to these sleek, Euro-looking boats, which feature big sunpads, teak decks, race-boat hull designs, and top-end speeds that can hit 75 knots. Power choices range from megaMercs with Bravo III Axius drives, to triple Volvo Penta or Cummins diesels. RIB hull construction is fiberglass, though some models incorporate carbon fiber. Collar construction is Hypalon neoprene.

Both cabin and center console versions are available, so these ultra-unique creations can also serve as dayboats or even as cruisers. Who would come up with the concept for boats like these? Certainly not your average Floridian fiberglass-monkey; check out the Pirelli Pzero background, and you’ll run across names like Ocke Mannerfelt and Magnus de Brito (Swedish designers). In fact, you’re likely to find the pricing on these boats in Euros  rather than dollars. Naturally these boats are highly customizable—and if you have one tied off to your megayacht, we’re not sure which boat is going to draw more attention.

—Lenny Rudow