Finding the Right Tender for Your Boat, by Chris Caswell (continued)
Skipper 11 Yacht Tender
This 11-footer was created specifically to fill a need for a compact yacht tender, and it is truly a mini-yacht from the teak decking to the custom colors and trim. Built in the U.S. by a long-time dealer for yacht RIB tenders to meet the needs of his customers, it has achieved a cult-like following in short order since it includes the best features of many competitors. Available with either outboard power up to 30 horsepower or a 90-horsepower inboard Rotax waterjet, the Skipper 11 can fit on most yacht transoms as well as in many yacht garages. With a two-person bench seat behind an offset console plus forward seating, it is designed to carry five persons or a capacity of 1,350 pounds. Standard features include an under-seat cooler, outboard power tilt and trim, double rubrail, stainless steel lifting eyes, and color-matching upholstery.
Skipper Tenders, 954-467-8877; skippertenders.com