UK TENDER MANUFACTURERS HAVE ALWAYS HAD A STRONG REPUTATION FOR THEIR DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING SKILLS. FROM FULL CUSTOM DESIGN AND BUILD TO SOLAS, UK TENDERS ARE FOUND ON THE WORLD’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS SUPERYACHTS
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Ribeye specialise specialise in providing high performance tenders that are dry, smooth and stable whilst finished to an extremely high level. Their diesel inboard and petrol outboard tender range is from 5-10m with a SOLAS and Beachlander range from 6-8m. Deck layouts have a large degree of customisation, but broadly fit into three categories: rugged explorer yacht specification, utility-based crew tenders and luxurious guest tenders and chase boats.
WILLIAMS JET TENDERS
Williams Jet Tenders are the world’s leading jet tender manufacturer. The Sportjet 435 has inherited all the unique design and engineering principles of the Sportjet range – blistering acceleration, incredible stability and exceptional handling. But that’s not all. It’s also adopted the cleverly-designed social, spacious layout, meaning this extremely impressive tender with a LOA of only 4.35m can seat seven people.
Pascoe’s world-leading luxury tenders are designed and built to full superyacht standard, reflecting the bespoke style and comfort to which their passengers are accustomed to on the mothership. Offering a wide range of models from working crew tenders to sophisticated owners’ transportation, they are the top option for the discerning yacht owner who demands the very best. With over 200 craft in active service, Pascoe’s client list includes all of the top shipyards and many of the world’s largest superyachts with every aspect of these builds handled
in-house at the dedicated facility on the River Hamble, UK. As a credit to this, Pascoe have been named as winners of the coveted Superyacht Design Awards on numerous occasions for both appearance and innovative design but also, for the skilled mechanical installation and styling.
Builders of bespoke tenders for the world’s most iconic superyachts, the UK-based Compass Tenders can report a strong order book with an impressive eight tenders currently in build and three waiting to start. The talented team have been building custom tenders since 2004 and recently celebrated their 50th construction contract. The most recent tenders to leave the Compass facility and join their 90m superyacht mothership (OceanCo’s MY Dreamboat), were a 10.9m limousine tender and a 10.4 open tender. Constructed in carbon composite and
Their reputation for creating head-turning bespoke superyacht tenders that surmount any design challenges presented by the parent vessel is second to none. Whether you have a preferred designer or would like to work with one of their recommended partners at Redman Whiteley Dixon or Wolstenholme Yacht Design, the team is the Titan. Combining durable composites with the resilience of yellow cedar and the sleekness of teak, the custom tender is not just another beautiful bespoke boat from Cockwells but a modern
he Rib-X design team constantly push the boundaries of technology and design to achieve your ultimate custom tender. Using the latest CAD software every design and engineering challenge is resolved and tested to give you full peace of mind, from delivery to the day you upgrade to your next Rib-X. Established in 2003 Rib-X continues to be lead by Colin Baldwin. Colin, a former Research and Design Engineer at Jaguar Cars has an eye for the finer detail. He has embedded and embodied the values of innovative design and exceptional quality at Rib-X. Famous
for their SOLAS range their leading edge designs are developed by the same in -house design team responsible for their extensive bespoke superyacht portfolio. Innovation, safety and quality is integral in all SOLAS designs, available as RIBS and hard boats, with some very interesting leading edge D tubing designs, means that safety can still be styled.
The Silurian’s class-leading capabilities come from the unique Scorpion hull design that has been proven over 20 years of coastal cruising and ocean passages and is regarded by many as the best handling boat they have ever experienced. Scorpions make the ideal chase boat or tender for superyachts. The Silurian is a stylish complement to the mothership’s presence in port and at sea, equally at home transporting your passengers and crew in complete comfort to port or to far-flung bays, islands or harbours. The Scorpion Silurian 1080
outboard model was introduced in 2016. The inboard model (pictured) launched in 2018. The three models in the current range are differentiated by their overall beam; Serket at 2.75m, Sting at 3.1m and the Silurian at 3.25m, and are available with a range of power options, including inboard, outboard and waterjet. Additionally, the Sting is available with a cabin option as well as open cockpit.
Staffed by a team of dedicated RIB fanatics, with over 20 years the superyacht market place. Ribquest RIBs offer true, deep ‘V’ of engineering and RIB knowledge behind them. Ribquest multi-chine hulls with a 24 degree dead rise and a high sheer have an extensive range of RIBs, from the extremely capable 4.8 bow, ensuring excellent seafaring abilities and guest safety in metre right through to the robust 10 metre Adventurer. Their all conditions. Commercial Rigid Inflatable Boats offer a wide beam of 2.4m www.ribquest.com