Compass Tenders have been building custom tenders since 2004, however, it was orders made for some of the most iconic superyachts in the industry between 2012 and 2020 which has seen the boat building and design team reach international acclaim.
Recent deliveries include: two tenders styled by Reymond Langton Design, two tenders for a Luca Dini Design, and two 10m custom tenders for Feadship’s 110m MY Anna.
Particularly notable amongst Compass’ past constructions are the 11m limousine and 11m sport tender for Feadship’s 99m Madame Gu, an 11.6m limousine tender for Lurssen’s 91m Lady Lara, and four tenders for Lurssen’s 123m Al Lusail – including two 11.2m limousines.
Company Founder and CEO, Richard Faulkner, attributes the company’s success to its ability, and indeed flexibility, when it comes to working with other exterior designers and the exacting standards of their clients.
“We often work with the exterior stylist of the mother ship on the design of the tender. Ensuring that design characteristics of the larger superyacht are echoed in the tender, the result is a completely unique vessel that, quite literally, operates in perfect partnership. We pride ourselves in our versatility and capability to fulfil an owner’s requirements. In some cases, it’s a small fleet of tenders required to match various requirements, but our approach is the same – create a united aesthetic whilst ensuring optimum performance and usability.”
Compass encourages owners, captains and project managers to start thinking about their tender requirements at the earlier stages of the design process. By identifying in advance what space is available and type of craft that is going to be required, bespoke designs can be developed which can not only be stowed aboard with space optimised down to the millimetre, but be delivered without delay; ready to serve the owner on their first ventures out to sea.
Upon delivery, Compass provide their clients with a thorough handover procedure full training and familiarisation is offered to the crew. The company also boasts a robust aftercare service, attending to any warranty requirements and supporting the Captain with an on-going maintenance programme with technological and performance enhancements when appropriate.
The Compass Tenders shipyard and design offices are located on the River Hamble in the UK - perfectly positioned for sea trials on the Solent - and the workshops span in excess of 25,000 square feet, enabling the construction of several vessels side by side.