Because the owner had a specific vision for Flying Eagle's exterior styling, the dinghies couldn't be carried on deck with a traditional launching crane. Instead, Vripack Naval Architects designed a "tender bay" that completely encases the dinghy just forward of the swim platform.
This Memorial Day, remember those who were lost serving our country on the high seas in the U.S. Navy aboard PT Boats. Recently we were invited out for a ride on the only operational combat-veteran PT Boat, PT 305 in New Orleans.
See what it was like here. ▶