UK-based EV conversion specialist Everrati has made its name by futureproofing iconic internal combustion engine cars by not only beautifully restoring them but also fitting them with electric powertrains. While purists might not like their conversions, some of them are simply fantastic and cannot be faulted. However, their latest project goes well beyond a simple EV conversion and is in fact something truly unique. What you’re looking at is a classic Land Rover Defender converted into the first-of-its-kind electric Shore Tender meant for multi-million-dollar superyachts. The Land Rover Shore Tender concept has been designed in collaboration with renowned studio Bannenberg & Rowell and leading brokerage firm Edmiston.
Everrati has only released design sketches of the Shore Tender but the model will be on display at the 2023 Monaco Yacht Show. Based on the classic Land Rover Defender platform, it promises “sustainable and zero-emission” transportation on shore wherever yacht owners decide to drop anchor. The Shore Tender has been designed in a way that it can be easily stored on board a superyacht without compromising on deck space. Furthermore, the Shore Tender can also be commissioned by customers as a pair, which will come in handy if one of them runs out of juice.
Everrati says the Shore Tender will be hand-built by a team of experts using OEM-grade components and it will be fitted with a bespoke electric powertrain. While the company has not revealed any official figures, it says the Shore Tender will feature “impressive range, combined with regenerative braking.” Additionally, the electric Defender for yachts will also come with several other bespoke features such as a champagne chiller under the hood, equipment and towel storage under the benches, a sailcloth roof awning, reclaimed ocean plastic floor panels, and removable doors and capstans. Customers will also get the option to match the paint of the Shore Tender with the mothership.