Experienced industry professionals, owners and charter guests understand how important the tender is to the overall superyacht experience. Whereas once tenders may have been off-the-shelf afterthoughts used for transportation, provisioning and crew chores, the superyacht tender has become the ultimate conduit for the luxury experience. Whether it be a limousine tender that provides guests with their first experience of the mothership, a diving boat, sports vessel, catamaran or beach lander, the tender has a role to play far beyond transporting guests from the marina to the mothership and vice versa. Issue 196, The Superyacht Tender Report, explores how vital the tender is to the superyacht market.
As the green agenda continues to make great strides within the superyacht market, we consider the growth of the E-tender market and explore whether or not current models are sufficient to satisfy the demands of an exacting market. Within the business section Richard Faulkner, owner and CEO of Compass Tenders, discusses his love affair with sailing and how he came to be the owner of one of the market’s most well respected custom tender market, as well as various market trends.
While much has been made of the stagnating performance of the 30-40m new build market, we consider the health of the semi/custom tender new build market by looking at a cross section of some of the market’s most prolific semi/custom tender manufacturers in line with the performance of the burgeoning 60m-plus new build sector.
Elsewhere we look at the challenges of storing and operating submersibles on board superyachts, whether or not multi-purpose vehicles are of genuine interest or merely novel items, if limousine tenders can double up as SOLAS tenders, follow businessman and adventurer Victor Viscovo to some of the deepest parts of the ocean and much much more.
Tenders and toys have an absolutely vital role play in ensuring the superyacht experience lives up to the expectations of owners and guests. This necessitates that captains, crew, managers, designers, charter brokers and many more stakeholders carefully consider how tenders and toys are going to be used, who is going to be using them and how they must be stored and maintained. The Superyacht Tenders Report lifts the lid on the implementation, operation and maintenance of the market’s most sort after tenders and toys. Click here to get your copy or here to subscribe.
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