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’
What Size Yacht Tender is Right For You?
Did you know both the Skipper 10’ and Skipper 11’ tenders fit on the davit, crane or swim platforms of many yachts starting at 42-feet? The most commonly used tender size is 10’ for most smaller yachts. The Skipper 10’ fits the smaller yacht size specifications nicely. However, every yacht is different, and Sport Tenders International will need to consult with you to determine if your vessel is the right size.
As you know, tenders are usually fitted in one of three places on a yacht (on the swim platform, deck or in the garage). Depending on which location is best for you, we can ensure the Skipper 10’ or Skipper 11’ are perfectly nestled in the right place to make sure your yachting experience is the best possible.
Based on a Yachting Magazine article titled "Choose the Right Tender," some yacht owners are misinformed when they are looking to purchase a tender. In an effort to get answers, Yachting Magazine interviewed Sport Tenders International owner Skip Reisert. Here’s what Skip had to say.
"It’s a much more technical sale than people expect," said Skip Reisert, owner of Sport Tenders International in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. "Someone tells a yacht owner he can fit a 13- foot tender on his yacht, but that tender becomes 14 plus feet when the outboard is trimmed to a chock height."
If you are in the market for a yacht tender, contact Skip Reisert at Sport Tenders International to get some great advice on what tenders will fit your yacht. There are many key components that only an expert will be able to identify and save you lots of time and struggles as you go through the purchase process.
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