For many superyacht owners the phrase “only the best will do” is certainly something to live by. So when it comes to ordering a tender (or multiple tenders) for a superyacht, UK-based Compass Tenders is on the short list of companies to consult. Compass Tenders offers unparalleled design, build quality and finish, combined with exceptional customer service. Their clients are able to confidently request specific requirements for their individual tenders, knowing that they will be achieved and built to the very highest standards.
In order to meet and maintain those high standards, Compass Tenders has turned to ALEXSEAL® to provide the coatings systems for some of their latest builds. Their clients include some of the largest and most well-known superyachts in the world and many of those clients are repeat customers.
Recently, Compass Tenders delivered two ALEXSEAL-finished custom tenders to accompany Damen Shipyard’s 69 meter (226’) Sea Axe support yacht. The first unit is Compass’ 10.5M Landing Craft which features an articulating bow ramp and removable davit which facilitate the retrieval and launching of gear and water toys such as beach picnic supplies, diving equipment, kayaks and jet skis. The second tender, a 9M DRIB was built specifically for the owner’s private use and offers comfort and flexibility in transport of guests and supplies. Both tenders have been finished in ALEXSEAL Snow White with a Super Jet Black railing. These innovative tenders are powered by jet drives providing a shallow draft for easy launch and stowage within their motherships.
Another custom Compass Tender was recently finished in ALEXSEAL Light Ivory for the superyacht Dilbar. Measuring in at an impressive 156 meters (511’), Dilbar is currently one of the top 5 largest yachts in the world and was delivered to her owner by premier superyacht builder, Lürssen in the summer of 2016. Dilbar boasts over 3,800 square meters (41,000 sq. ft.) of living space which actually makes it the world’s largest superyacht by volume, but number four in overall length.
Compass Tenders owner and CEO, Richard Faulkner explains, “Compass Tenders was established to specifically provide luxury tenders for the superyacht world, offering the highest standards of design, build quality and finish, we bring together a unique blend of expertise and finesse in our final product.” ALEXSEAL is proud to provide the world’s most discerning builders and owners superior coatings that will provide years of durability and beauty.