“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'
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