Discussion in 'Tenders & Dinghies' started by orion, Apr 6, 2005.
What a beauty
that is a gorgeous vessel!
It actually works very well, it's of course a matter of beeing a bit gentle aswell.
I don't suppose you would be looking for any warranty when the drive failed in a short time after delivery using that much power then.
The boat has over 1500 hours on the engine clocks since delivery in 2006. As far as I know, it's not my boat, the drives have been changed once. Otherwise they seem to cope with the tourqe.
Wanny see cool tenders. Have a look in the latest posting in Yacht Renderings & Plans on this forum.
Also have a look in our blog to get a idea on the process of design developemnt in 3D
what about a cobalt great for a big wake.
One of "Lady Marina's" tenders
"Lady Marina" has her port-side tender in the water at the yacht club.
Maybe I've just spent too much time in the Monterey and San Francisco Bay Areas, but being on the coast isn't always warm. Even while living on Maui there were still plenty of cool and cold nights spent on the beach. I don’t do cold very well so I like the idea of a tender that:
• has an enclosed area for the cold and windy days
• is well ventilated for the hot days
• is well light for the evening and gray days
• has an easily accessible cabin for the tired and crowded days
• can be used as a dive platform for the adventurous days.
Besides, who hasn’t been generously pelted with sea spray in even moderate winds and who wants to go to dinner on shore after it looks like you just pissed in the wind.
I particularly like the RIB 38 Explorer but I was surprised to see that it weighs 4 tons. 4 TONS! And I thought RIBS were supposed to be light.
I’ve seen a lot of tenders on this post, but if you have recommendations that meet the above criteria, that would be great. (Particularly if they’re available for sale in the US.)
When I spec'd our 35' RIB (under construction) I specifically asked them to beef up the lamination schedule so that the boat would be heavier/sturdier. A tender being towed behind a yacht lives in the worst environment imaginable (actually a rudder might live a harsher existence) and is often towed in sea conditions which it would never otherwise see.
Also, the 38 Explorer has tons of curb-appeal but I would say probably too many bells and whistles (i.e. retractable hardtop, teak decks) for my taste; As much as I hate to admit it, the tender is often the last piece of equipment to get serious attention upon arriving at a port/anchorage. Therefore, I prefer the K.I.S.S. philosophy (Keep it simple, stupid) of design for these types of boats. Our new boat has no teak, no stainless (all powder-coated aluminum) and minimal electrical components with moving parts. Don't get me wrong, you shouldn't sacrifice comfort or luxury, I just prefer simple maintenance.
Oops, that's RIB "35" Explorer.
Ken, is your RIB 35 being made by RIB Unlimited?
I agree with you about the teak deck and chrome, but I really do like the hard top convertible idea. But then again, 35' of tender is a lot of tender for most yachts.
I have light brown/reddish hair and “fish belly white” skin, or so I was told by the dark tanned crew I used to sailboat race with. I’m always the guy with the perpetual nose, hair part and ear tips pealing so I like the idea of a fast, stable, safe, fun, sexy, warm, shaded--can get dirty but looks good all dressed up RIB. (It sounds like I’m talking about a luxury SUV.)
Yeah, the RIB 35 Explorer is quite sexy and I liked its design a lot better than many of the vintage or more specifically built superyacht tenders…and maybe that’s because I just don’t know better. (Besides, they just wouldn’t make that good of dive platforms.)
I found a list of RIB manufacturers on another website so I’ll just have to go check out what they all have to offer.
It's being built by HBI (Hard Bottom Inflatables)
It's got seating in the shade as well as the sun. Most importantly, it's got seating for the full complement of guests that we can carry on the mother ship.
Pavo by Nor-Tech
Reverse bow limo tender hmm..
"pimp My Wally"
Mad bling, Orion.
multi purpose tender
Ready for a new idea?...
A landing craft tender that doubles as a utility trailer??
And I guess this is who builds them..
Funny thing, If I'm not mistaken they are in the ex Seascape - ex Queenship site by the Fraser!
Saw these at the Tobay show last fall. Pretty cool little craft if you have the right use for them, maybe hunting or for a bayman. They had one oufited for PD use. Makes sense for someplace like Fire Island where off-season ferry service is sparce or non-existant or for rescue work on the bay. Can't see them as a tender though or a use-every-day boat.
Yes, It is a cool idea but use as a megayacht tender.... well I have my reservations.
Where would you park the towing vehicle onboard?
The thought of having turf on the decks instead of teak does appeal for about 2 secs till the thought of all that dead grass from being washed with deck acid comes to mind.
It looks like a great boat with it's ability to be loaded at home taken to the beach, run to where you need to go and just drive ashore on your quad bike. An excellent platform for hunters and campers enabling all the mod cons and home comforts to be dragged along with you.
The tow vehicle could be the ATV!
I know, I know...maybe not the most appealing thing on a mega yacht but a fun thought.
Better suited to a expedition yacht then?
Limousine tender Chameleon 3200
What do you think about a limousine tender with only 1,8 storage height but 2m headroom?
I attach a picture of it below