“I recently had a tender installed on my Yacht 45. The fit is absolutely perfect and I couldn't be more pleased. I did quite a bit of research and there is simply nothing out there in it's class like the Skipper 10' for the perfect fit on the Yacht 45.
It has a complete center console with a 30HP auto tilt engine and it will seat 4. It's truly a little boat in and of itself. It's design is just a bit narrower and at 10’ it is completely contained on the platform. I was very concerned that the tender would impede getting on and off the boat, but there is plenty of room at the aft door if the tender is installed with the bow on the starboard side.
The install went flawlessly and they have a great system for strapping it down securely. The install group told me it was one of the cleanest installs they have done due to the good and sturdy design on the Y45.“
Steve Leham - Skipper 10'
Hypalon vs. PVC
Sport Tenders International sells and services high quality inflatable tenders. We are experienced in the nuances of both Hypalon and PVC tubesets. One question we get frequently is “ why should I spend more money on a Hypalon tubeset?” This is a very good question and worth talking about.
In order to give you a little background on both, we decided to do some research ourselves so that you can see what the industry says. According to Boatstogo.com:
PVC: This is known for being less expensive. However, it won't last as long in the direct sunlight as Hypalon before it starts to fade out. It does not tolerate sunscreen and insect repellent as well as Hypalon.
Hypalon or CSM Pro: This is known to last significantly longer than PVC when exposed to extended periods of sunlight. It also will hold up better to fuel spills, sunscreen, insect repellent and even exhaust fumes.
Overall, Sport Tenders International suggests Hypalon tubesets on your yacht tender. In fact, we believe in it so much we built our own Skipper 10’ and Skipper 11’ to come equipped with Hypalon tubes. We feel that the quality is superior and worth the investment. After all, you want the best boating experience possible and Hypalon will provide that for you for a longer time on the water.
Come see our fine display of Skipper inflatable yacht tenders at our Fort Lauderdale showroom. Contact Skip to inquire about your sales or service needs.
Tender Care Boats LLC
2211 SW 31st Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Showroom: (954) 888-8877 Fax: (954) 467-8822