Tenders/ Small Boats for Sale
Small, but Mighty in Every Way
It is a common misconception among the world today that bigger is better. The boating world has exploded with boats ranging in size from small skiffs all the way up to super mega yachts and each one certainly has their place, but as the boats on the water become larger and larger, one thing is certainly true, there is always a need for a tender or smaller boat to make the journey across the seas safer for all. Tenders and small boats for sale today are not given the same attention as the larger yachts, but it is always a good idea to understand all forms of boats available within the industry.Read More
Function of Tenders
The tender is one of the most important safety measures that a yacht can have. The act of taking the yacht out into the deep ocean may seem harmless as the modern yachts tend to have all the updated technological features needed to call for help should an emergency happen. However, even with the most sophisticated equipment onboard, there is always a need for an emergency vessel waiting just in case help does not arrive quick enough.
A tender is not merely a one note style of vessel. Apart from being a capable rescue and emergency boat, it provides an additional service to the larger yachts that are too large to pull into some of the smaller ports and therefore, must anchor at sea. The tender can easily be deployed from either the onboard tender locker or via crane from the deck of the ship and deposited in the water to allow passengers to get to shore while at anchor.
No Longer Just Small Boats
Most tenders are little more than the inflatable raft variety, but that has been changing in recent years as the yachts available have begun to be larger vessels. The standard tender has changed from the rigid inflatable style to become actual vessels in some cases. The typical tender for the average yacht is no more than around 10’ in length, but today, some tenders can be up to 60’ (as can be found on Gamefisherman’s 254 Mothership) in length.
In addition to the recreational yacht, commercial fishermen have adopted the larger boats. These are designed as a home base for the fisherman with sizes ranging from 94’ all the way to 254’. The tender utilized on this style of vessel is a full fishing vessel that is easily deployed from the aft deck of the larger yacht to allow the fishing crew to enjoy longer excursions at sea without having to head back to shore for more supplies or to sleep at night. The concept might sound strange to some, but it remains one of the best methods for maximizing the time allotted to fishing.
Some Tender Brands Available
Tenders are an essential tool for any yacht owner and it pays to invest in a brand that can facilitate the expected needs of any excursion. Some of the brands available for tenders and smaller boats on the market include…
- Boston Whaler
- Chris Craft
- Grady White
- Hacker Craft
- Hell’s Bay
- Jupiter Marine
- Palm Beach
Tenders range in price from the low thousands, but can go up depending on the style, type, and even brand of the tender of choice. Other companies which do not technically offer tenders do specialize in custom angler boats, such as HydraSport. It is not uncommon to find such vessels being utilized for tender purposes.
Looking for Tenders and Small Boats for Sale?
Even tenders and smaller boats are often in need of an upgrade, and when it is time Vessel Vendor is here for you. We are not your average online boat classified site in Florida, but the site that can truly make your boating dreams a reality.
Vessel Vendor maintains an inventory of all styles of vessels, including many tenders and small boats for sale. We have grown to become the number one online boat classified site in Florida primarily due to our commitment to providing the best boats on the market to customers throughout the area.
When visiting us online, be sure to check out our many boat reviews and boat education resources as well. At Vessel Vendor, we not only want to help you buy and sell your boats easily, but want to ensure that all of our users are able to make educated decisions for their perspective vessel purchase. If you have any questions, please contact Vessel Vendor through the appropriate online form. We look forward to hearing from you, and happy sailing.
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