I think they are a great big water boat.However as tender,I am unsure.It would seem like a real bear to off-load a layout boat off a T.D.B. as well as dropping a hunter after setting it.
Only having 10' of cockpit, where do you put the layout??Towing it works, but is not the greatest way to get around.
My opinion is if you are going to tend a layout setup you want a more open boat than the T.D.B 17..