Whilst a tender is a vessel that is normally used for providing support and entertainment to a larger yacht, there is no doubt that many of these excellent boats have the capability to be exceptional craft in their own right. The variety is expansive, from simple utilitarian craft powered by oars or a small outboard motor to much more substantial high-speed luxury boats often supporting considerably larger yachts and powered by inboard engines, some using water-jets.
The key to a great experience with a chase boat or a tender is not just the style, level of comfort, quality of finish and sea-going capability of the vessel itself, but also benefiting from a high level of knowledge and experience of how best to utilise these boats to maximise your enjoyment.
At Grosvenor Yachts we feel that our level of service with chase boats and tenders is second to none. Let us welcome you to a new class of boating.
Wide Variety of Choice
The first thing to assess when looking to purchase a tender is how you plan on using it. What distance and speed do you need? How much weight of stowage and people do you plan to transport? Bigger tenders with larger engines may well prove fruitful but weigh more. This decision affects the budget and storage.
Another thing to consider is how the tender is going carried, deployed and retrieved. Options include deflating and rolling it up, carrying it on the deck or bathing platform, strapping on its side on the transom, carrying it in a set of davits or simply putting it in a tender garage. Depending on your particular needs and requirements, stowage possibilities will influence the length, weight and horsepower you can accommodate onboard. This, in turn, will affect your budget and how large a tender is practical.