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Overview of the world’s best Superyacht Tender Manufacturers



Pascoe International

Pascoe International was established in 2004 in the UK. The company builds a wide range of tenders, including limousines, open guest tenders, beach landing tenders and SOLAS approved rescue tenders.



The company works together with famous yacht designer Ken Freivokh. Freivokh is also director and shareholder at Pascoe.








Novurania

Nuvorania tenderNuvorania is a leading manufacturer of luxury yacht tenders. Based in the USA the company builds high quality boats. Are products are hand-built to precise specifications.



Models range from small sports ribs with outboard engines, to custom line and even catamaran tenders.



Nuvorania’s largest tender is the Chase 38, a 12 meter / 38 ft high performance sports boat. The boat is capable of carrier 21 passengers.




Compass Tenders

Compass tender Madame GuCompass Tenders creates hand build custom tenders. Many of the world’s largest and most luxorious yachts carry a Compass Tenders.



Examples of custom projects are the tenders of Madame Gu and Lady Lara, both styled similar to the mother vessel.



The limousine tender of the yacht Madame Gu seats up to twelve guests in complete luxury.



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Williams Jet Tenders

Williams Mini Jet tenderWilliams is a jet tender specialist. The company builds the Mini Jet, for small yacht. The Turbo Jet and Sport Jet for larger yachts. And the diesel jet for large superyachts.



The company was founded by two brothers who have been building boats since 1997.



The Min Jet is just 9 ft (less than 3 meters) and seats max 3 passengers.  Its 50 hp engines can bring a top speed of 32 knots.

The Sport Jet seats 5 to 7 passengers. It has a large aft platform and bathing ladder. Which makes it easy to get in and out with your gear. It also has a removable ski pole. Top speed of the large Sportjet 520 is 45 knots.

pasco limousine tender

Luxury Yacht Tenders

A luxury yacht tender is a support vessel. Which is used for service and entertainment. They provide transport for yacht owners and crew. And can be used for high speed entertainment and pleasure. They are used to transport supplies or to service the main yacht.



Tenders used to be relative simple, such as an inflatable boat or a rigid hull inflatable. But they are getting more complex nowadays. With large yachts using custom built limousine tenders or special purpose catamaran tenders.



Smaller tenders are often inflatable boats. Which have outboard engines or are propelled by an inboard / water jet combination. But the more complex tenders have large engines. And can reach top speeds of more than 30 knots.



Tenders are uses for water skiing, dive trips or dragging floating toys. They are also used for support with berthing or to bring guests from and to shore.



Some large yachts have a helicopter or even a submarine as an additional tender. Some very large yachts also use chase boats, which follow the yacht on their own power. The 104 meter superyacht Lady Moura for example has a US$ 10 million Mangusta 92. She also carried a very large Sikorsky helicopter.



Paul Allen’s Octopus has a 19 meter dive tender and a large submarine. Both float into the inside hangar.



Graeme Hart’s 116 meter expedition yacht Ulysses carries a 21 meter Princess 68 yacht on board.



The larger yachts need these luxury tenders. Because their size prevents them from entering smaller areas with less water depth.



Nowadays almost every large yacht has a dedicated hangar or garage for the tenders. Some float in, or some are craned on deck or in a dedicated tender storage inside the hull.




Roughly we can distinguish the following types of tenders:




Simple light weight tenders

Such as an inflatable dingy or a rigid hull Zodiac. These kind of vessels are mostly used on smaller (< 30 meter) yachts or sailing yachts. Which have less space available for storage. They are often powered by an out board engine.




Limousine Tenders

Hodgdon tenderLimousines are used for the transport of owner and guests. These are fully enclosed high powered and high speed vessels. They transport passengers in full comfort and high luxury.



In a custom build interior. They are equipped with air conditioning, a fridge, a drinks cabinet and a full leather and wood interior. Limousine tenders offer complete privacy when underway or in port. Hodgdon is an example of a well-known builder of these luxury vessels.




Castoldi 21Open Tenders

These are the most common. Often the tender is an open, rigid inflatable, fast boat with inboard engines. They can operate in shallow waters and have easy access.



A Castoldi 21 is a nice example of these kind of vessels. It has an 240hp inboard engine and can reach a top speed of more than 30 knots.




Fast Tenders

Fast tenders are used for fast transport and entertainment. They are used for water skiing and towing inflatable toys. The X-Craft is an example of a fast high performance yacht tender. She is powered by a 400 hp engines and reaches a top speed of 60 knots.



Workboats

The larger (100 meter+ ) yachts have dedicated work boats. They are only used for (technical) service of the mother vessel. They transport equipment and supplies. The yacht Eclipse has a large catamaran. And Sailing Yacht A has a catamaran work boat built by Lloyd Stevenson.




Classic Vintage Tenders

Some yachts carries classic tenders like a Riva Aquarama. Richard Duchossois’ yacht Blue Moon carries a restored Riva Aquarama. Which was built in 1972. The yacht Ace carries a vintage J Craft Torpedo.




SOLAS life boatRescue Tenders

Larger yachts  carry SOLAS approved rescue tenders. Yachts larger than 85 meters even have to carry dedicated life boats.



Eclipse for example carries a custom built life boat tender.

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The following photos are all by Raphael Belly Photography


tender to Ace

The J Craft Torpedo 42 R tender to the Lurssen Ace.

tender to Go

The Pascoe tender to the yacht Go.

tender to Areti

The Yachtwerft Meyer tender to the yacht Areti.

tender to yacht Samar

The Cantiere Motonautico Serenella limo tender to the yacht Samar

tender to Sailing Yacht A

The custom built tender to Sailing Yacht A

Tender Storage - hangar


tender storage

Tender storage on board the yacht Lady Moura

yacht tender storage

Tender storage on board the superyacht Carinthia VII

float in garage

The float-in garage of the yacht Octopus. She also carries a submarine in this garage.

float-in

The float-in garage of the J’Ade.

Chase Boat


chase boat

Lady Moura and her chase boat Little Saf. Also note the large Sikorsky helicopter on deck.

The Superyacht Owners Register, yacht names: #1 to B

The Superyacht Owners Register, yacht names: C to H

The Superyacht Owners Register, yacht names: I to L

The Superyacht Owners Register, yacht names: M to P

The Superyacht Owners Register, yacht names: Q to S

The Superyacht Owners Register, yacht names: T to Z

chase boat tenders

Graeme Hart’s yacht Ulysses carries a Princess yacht on board. Photo by DrDuu.

luxury yacht tender https://www.superyachtfan.com/wpimages/wpe98517bc_0a_06.jpg A luxury yacht tender is a support vessel. Which is used for service and entertainment. They provide transport for yacht owners and crew.