Skip to main content

What You Need to Know About Tenders

Small Boats, Big Decisions


5 Tender Considerations

❶ Size and Weight ➤

❷ Lifting and Towing ➤

❸ Built for Fun ➤

❹ Fuel for Thought ➤

❺ The Right Look ➤

Smart boaters know the right tender can make cruising much more enjoyable.

There’s a lot to be said for doing your homework when buying a boat. Giving careful thought to the way you’ll use her and the needs of your guests makes for happy times on voyages of any length. But after all that effort, some owners drop the ball when it comes to choosing a tender. Big mistake. The right small boat can make cruising much more fun, opening up a world of potential activities and destinations, whether you’re in a secluded anchorage or a crowded harbor. The wrong choice can turn your yacht into a bobbing Devil’s Island replete with restive inmates. Here are five considerations to think about when you’re looking to fill the chocks.

This article originally appeared in the September 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.