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The Temptress Design Phase Draws to a Close

Temptress Boat the Modern Wood Yacht Tender copy

Over the last month work has continued well on the design of Temptress. We now have the entire boat modelled and a custom hardware kit designed to complement her lines. The driveline has been installed, a V-drive unit will accommodate an Ilmor V8 up to 365hp. We are also looking into suitable powering options for Diesel. Electric propulsion is also an area we are exploring with the design and we are looking at what might be needed within her structure to accommodate this type of system.

The Enlarged Cockpit Arrangement

Below you can see the new cockpit arrangement. A large open cockpit with bucket seats forward will allow for individual adjustment to suit driver and passenger. The rear bench seats will accommodate up to an additional 4 passengers and provide large storage lockers below. There is further storage below the foredeck and in easily accessible foot lockers.

Classic wood runabout customised interior copy
Standard cockpit arrangement.


Temptress, whilst custom in her basic form, offers a base from which to further tailor a boat to suit the clients needs. Her cockpit arrangement, hardware packs, upholstery and finish can be reworked to meet a range of different tastes, styles and requirements.

So far we have generated representations of the boat with varnished and painted topsides as well as varnished and upholstered sealing boards. Next we are modelling a wood framed windscreen option that will accommodate a running canvas in order to keep the occupants dry in foul weather.



  • LOA: 24′ / 7.3m
  • Max beam: 7’10” / 2.38m
  • Dry displacement: Approx 4000lbs / 1814kgs
  • Seats: 6


  • Ilmor petrol V8 320-365hp
  • Yanmar or Volvo diesel
  • Electric
  • Driveline: V-drive inboard
  • Fuel: Approx 50 gallons


  • Hull: mahogany
  • Finish: bright varnish or paint
  • Fittings: stainless steel
  • Upholstery: marine leatherette

Kitting the Boat

We will shortly begin work on kitting the boat. This process will involve setting up the boat for construction, designing the strong back system for building, jointing the frames, creating assembly jigs and compiling material lists. After this stage we should have a more definitive idea of kit costing. We will also begin looking into costing to produce her custom hardware kits.


Temptress will be available to purchase as a complete, commission built boat or as an extensively planned plan set, aimed at advanced to professional level boat builders. Pre cut kits will also be available.

We hope to have this design available from late 2021; more details of her design will follow on as we progress with the work. If you would like to register an early interest to discuss pre-ordering a boat or kit then please feel free to contact me.