For the Top 100 set especially, what constitutes a tender is a wide-open field. A 282-foot length and a 47-foot beam do provide many options for carry-aboard auxiliary boats, to say nothing of chase or shadow boats. And as it turns out, the world’s biggest yachts feature quite a fleet of attractive smaller boats that are practical, but also stylish and fun, and, in many cases, would make wonderful primary boats for a day cruise. Here is a sample of newer “tenders” of all kinds: traditional, RIBs, chase boats or muscle boats that have been spotted or are about to be seen in the company of spectacular yachts.
Austin Parker | Carbon Craft | Cherubini | Cigarette | Deep Impact
Hinckley | Hodgdon Yachts | Hornet Marine | Novurania | Pascoe International
Pirelli PZero | Protector | Royal Tender | StanCraft | Wider