Purchasing a replacement tender for a Superyacht represents a substantial investment. It is likely that throughout a tender’s life, a number of modifications will have been made to increase guest comfort, efficiency of use and visual aesthetics. Once a crew have become used to a particular tender’s characteristics and how this works in practice in all applications, it is often a difficult task to replace ‘like for like’ once the tender starts deteriorating due to its age. This is a view shared by a large number of experienced yacht crew we have spoken to.
It is with this in mind that lead to our latest service of ‘Superyacht Tender Refurbishment’. This bespoke service not only preserves a crew’s familiarity and confidence with their tender but also provides a cost-effective solution compared to a new purchase which often has a punishing lead-time from the point of order. In addition, we hear all too often that the main refit shipyards simply are not interested in performing this type of work and so tend to set a very high price. Refurbishment also has obvious green credentials for the environment.