Since the day we received our new Skipper 10 custom dinghy I have been waiting to write this letter expressing our appreciation for the personal service and wonderful finished product we received from Tender Care Boats. We have been sending pictures and personal notes as we have enjoyed "KNOT HIS", named by your own Tera Toft, for the past few months. The reason for the delay in writing is because I wished to see if the early satisfaction carried over into daily use of the dinghy. After repeated enjoyable days of fun on the water I can report that the on water use of "our little yacht" has been a delight. She performs responsively and each time we go out people are pointing and asking where we got such a lovely little craft. When we go into a restaurant it is not uncommon to return to people on the dock admiring her.
Every aspect of building this custom product was completed with personal contacts from you and your staff to ensure that we were getting the boat just as we specified. The attention to detail was evident from the start. The receipt of pictures as construction proceeded allowed us to feel that we were involved in every stage of completion. The delivery of the boat was on a truck with a specially designed cradle and the driver was certainly knowledgable in seeing that his instructions were followed until the boat was carefully unwrapped and lifted from his truck.
I certainly encourage new owners to go for sea trials after completion. We were unable to do this, however your quick response to questions made new operation an easy process.
In summary, I can state that we are obviously satisfied with all aspects of our experience with Tender Care Boats. Please feel free to use this letter of thanks,for a well done project, to inform others of our experiences with Tender Care Boats.
Best wishes to all,“
Fred Wilkerson - Skipper 10’
Why are Yacht tenders so popular and what are the benefits of ownership?
Skip Reisert has been serving the marine industry for over 35 years. We have seen and experienced the rigid inflatable industry evolve since its inception. Many boats models and segments have been created, but there isn't another type of boat out there with as many uses than a rigid inflatable.
Rigid inflatable boats are most known for being versatile boats with several types of uses. Recreational, commercial, military, lifeboats, safety and rescue. A rigid inflatable is also good for ferrying passengers, wakeboarding, tubing, diving, snorkeling, and much more than just being a yacht tender on a much larger vessel. Here in Fort Lauderdale, we mostly see them as a tender on yachts or mega yachts.
Rigid inflatables have a reputation for cutting through the water easily because the shape of the hull makes it much better in rough water conditions to allow for a smoother, softer ride, even in the worst of conditions. If you are looking for a boat that provides stability in nearly all situations, this is the type of boat you want. And if you have kids, it is a very safe boat, and they are virtually unsinkable.
Here are 11 other benefits of rigid inflatable boats:
- It does not capsize easily
- The rigid construction makes it stable even at high speeds
- They remain buoyant even when they have taken on water
- Because the tubes are compartmentalized from each other, there is little danger of it sinking in the event that one tube section malfunctions
- Can be used in all types of water from calm lakes to rough seas
- It can be easily maneuvered, even by inexperienced drivers
- Resistant to low-impact collisions because of the Hypalon tubes surrounding the hull
- Lightweight and easy to trailer
- Fuel efficient
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