For the world’s wealthiest boat owners, it isn’t enough to merely own a superyacht. On top of their luxury cruising vessels, these individuals also often opt for supplementary support ships to accommodate the primary ship’s staff and crew and haul around their tenders, jetskis and wave-runners, and other toys. SHADOWCAT has long been one of the most popular purveyors of superyacht support vessels, though thus far the company has only produced catamaran-style support ships, however, this may soon change as the firm has just revealed its first-ever monohulled support yacht concept known as the SHADOWOLF.
Built upon Incat Crowther’s award-winning aluminum hull design, the SHADOWOLF is constructed around an all-new hybrid hull setup that was engineered from the ground up with an emphasis on not only vehicle and tender storage, but also passenger comfort and accommodation. Also designed in collaboration with SHADOWCAT partners YCTS, Ltd, the SHADOWOLF spans 227’ in length and boasts a 37.7’ beam and a draft of 10.66’. The shape of the hull also makes the SHADOWOLF one of the fastest and most efficient support yachts on the planet.
The 227’ support vessel also comes loaded with a fully certified helipad and hangar, plus an absolutely enormous amount of square footage across its trio of decks. Envisioned as the ultimate luxury toy hauler, the SHADOWOLF sports room for a submersible, three 36’ tenders, two 26’ tenders, half-a-dozen jetskis, a pair of quad bikes, and two UTVs or other all-terrain vehicles. It doesn’t end there, however, as the support vessel also features room for 14 crew members and nine additional staff or security personnel, plus luxury accommodations for eight guests — giving the ship a total compliment of 31.
At this point, it’s unclear as to whether or not the SHADOWCAT SHADOWOLF Support Yacht Concept will ever see the light of production, though if it does, we imagine the vessel will be constructed by SHADOWCAT’s go-to shipyard, Spain’s Astilleros Armón.