Launched in early 2021, T/T Skorpios is the first custom Catalyst from Auckland’s Lloyd Stevenson Boatbuilders.

Constructed as a high-end yacht support tender, this customised Catalyst’s design genesis lies in the high-performance chase boats of Emirates Team New Zealand, previously built by Salthouse Boatbuilders. Since 2019, the ever-popular Catalyst found a new home with LSB.

T/T Skorpios is a multifunctional support tender, but her primary roles are as a chase boat and to provide weight reduction options for her mothership, S/Y Skorpios, a 125’ high-performance Swan superyacht. The standard Catalyst has an LOA of 45’, T/T Skorpios has been extended to 50’ to create additional cockpit area and space for diesel and waste holding tanks for her mothership. She also houses the Swan’s 160kg anchor on a custom fairlead on the transom, with a removable chain box in the cockpit. 

Another significant custom feature is the narrowed offset cabin, which creates massive deck space for sail storage and superyacht maintenance tasks. Unlike most other Catalysts, T/T Skorpios also has a fully enclosed foredeck area with Hypalon tubes across the bow, giving her the ability to nudge up to the mothership’s transom for crew and passenger transfers. This foredeck platform also doubles as an unobstructed viewing platform for race days.

Constructed from carbon and e-glass with foam cores, T/T Skorpios is a lightweight, high-performance chase boat capable of an impressive 45 knots despite carrying the extra weight of the additional mechanical and engineering systems. Equipped with Ulman suspension seating, the ride is incredibly comfortable at any pace. 

Built to Lloyd Stevenson’s usual high standards, T/T Skorpios is a true superyacht tender; the Catalyst design has proven to be incredibly versatile and capable of a range of roles, including chase boat, luxury tender, private motor yacht, fishing and dive platform, island hopper and resort guest transfer. T/T Skorpios is LSB’s first Catalyst build and number 19 in the Catalyst family. She is also LSB’s 67th custom build.