Compass Tenders has celebrated the delivery of its 50th hull, marking a signifcant milestone for the company since its formation back in 2004. The 50th tender by Compass was one of a pair delivered to the 99.95 metre Feadship superyacht Moonrise, making the launch an even more significant event.
The first, a 9.9 metre landing craft tender, is designed specifically for versatility. Powered by Yanmar 8LV 320hp engines, the boat has a top speed of 34 knots, a fuel capacity of 500 litres and a range of 130 nautical miles.
The tender features an expansive sun pad aft, a central bench seat behind the helm console and deep-cushioned forward seating. Unique to her design is the fold-down passerelle from the bow that not only facilitates smooth embarkation to and from the beach, but also has an affixable swim ladder for easier access to the water. The tender can be boarded from the aft or via teak steps on either side with, guests assisted by a handrail.
Naval architecture was penned by Patrick Banfield while Kirsten Schwalgien Design worked in collaboration on the styling and elegant, monochromatic finishes.
The same team was behind the second Compass built tender delivered to Moonrise; an 11.6 metre chase tender. Constructed in high tech composites and epoxy resin, the chase boat is sleek and stylish. Aft sunpads allow guests to enjoy the sunshine, while further seating forward of the helm console offers the perfect spot to feel the chase boat’s thrill of speed and power as it cuts through the waves.
A pair of Yanmar 8LV 370hp engines propel the vessel to a top speed of around 40 knots, allowing a total of 15 guests to be transported safety and in style.