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    Gala V360

    2023 Gala V360

    US $260/motooltip info icon
    Racine, Wisconsin
    12ft - 2023
    Offered By: Racine Riverside Marine, Inc.
  2. Brig F330

    2013 Brig F330

    NORTH MIAMI, Florida
    11ft - 2013
    Offered By: Blu Bros Yachts
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    Zar Formenti Imagine 130

    2024 Zar Formenti Imagine 130

    US $10,338/motooltip info icon
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    43ft - 2024
    Inflatable Boat Pro
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    Nimbus T11

    2023 Nimbus T11

    Price Drop: US$10,000 (Aug 8)
    US $3,671/motooltip info icon
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    41ft - 2023
    Offered By: TheOne Marine
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    Zar Formenti ZF-2

    2022 Zar Formenti ZF-2

    US $308/motooltip info icon
    Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
    12ft - 2022
    Offered By: Inflatable Boat Pro
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    Grand Inflatables S420

    2022 Grand Inflatables S420

    US $248/motooltip info icon
    Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
    14ft - 2022
    Inflatable Boat Pro
  7. Maverick Yachts Costa Rica 32 Custom Carolina Picnic Boat

    2018 Maverick Yachts Costa Rica 32 Custom Carolina Picnic Boat

    Price Drop: US$20,000 (Jun 4)
    US $2,523/motooltip info icon
    Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
    32ft - 2018
    Offered By: Heritage Yacht Sales
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    ZAR Mini RIB 15 Tender

    2023 ZAR Mini RIB 15 Tender

    US $288/motooltip info icon
    Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
    15ft - 2023
    Offered By: Inflatable Boat Pro
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    Williams Jet Tenders 385 Turbojet

    2015 Williams Jet Tenders 385 Turbojet

    Price Drop: US$2,000 (Jul 18)
    US $260/motooltip info icon
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    13ft - 2015
    Inflatable Boat Pro
  10. Century 21 Coronado

    2001 Century 21 Coronado

    San Diego, California
    21ft - 2001
    Offered By: Big Bay Yachts
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    Grand Inflatables G850

    2023 Grand Inflatables G850

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    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    28ft - 2023
    Inflatable Boat Pro
  12. Grand Inflatables S370NL

    2020 Grand Inflatables S370NL

    Jacksonville Beach, Florida
    12ft - 2020
    Olympia Yacht Group, Inc.
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    Wally Tender 45 Express

    2005 Wally Tender 45 Express

    Price Drop: US$20,000 (May 16)
    US $2,945/motooltip info icon
    Newport Beach, California
    45ft - 2005
    Offered By: Chuck Hovey Yachts, Inc.
  14. HCB 39 Speciale

    2019 HCB 39 Speciale

    US $4,431/motooltip info icon
    North Palm Beach, Florida
    39ft - 2019
    Offered By: American Yacht Group
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    Saxdor 320 GTO

    2023 Saxdor 320 GTO

    Price Drop: US$10,000 (Sep 29)
    US $2,743/motooltip info icon
    Riviera Beach, Florida
    32ft - 2023
    Offered By: TheOne Marine

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Tender boats

A tender is a boat that "tends to" a larger boat, transporting people and/or supplies to and from shore. Tenders are typically used for yachts that are too big to dock at a marina and must anchor offshore; however, larger recreational boats could also have a tender boat, usually referred to as a "dinghy". While most tenders today have at least one engine, there are many types of tender boats - from rowboats to high-end rigid inflatable boats (RIB).

How are Tenders built?

The original tender boat was a small wooden boat, often without an engine. Nowadays, tender boats are often V-hulled fiberglass boats or RIBS that are powered by an outboard engine(s).

What type of engines power Tenders?

Tender boats are most often powered by outboard engines; however, some tenders are as simple as rowboats, but that is not common. Typically, the larger the "mothership", the larger the tender will be and the more power it will have.

Optional equipment for Tenders

Since tender boats are used for primarily one purpose - to transport people and supplies - they tend to be fairly basic and without a lot of bells and whistles. Seating and storage are the most important features of a tender and may be customized and upgraded, depending on the type of tender an owner has. The brand and number of engines can be customized based on the type of tender boat, as well.

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Tender boats are small, trailerable vessels generally used for time-honored endeavors. They have a rich legacy as vessels that are sought-after due to their medium-depth draft and narrow beam, qualities that make these vessels exceptionally great for tender for larger boats and day cruising. The typical number of individuals that can be housed on the tender boats is 8 passengers, while the highest limit encompasses 20 visitors and crew members. Models with more power can accommodate motors up to an impressive 1,656 horsepower, while lighter-weightmodels may have as modest as 6 horsepower engines on them (although the average engine size is 150 HP).

Among the 1,190 tender boats currently available for purchase on YachtWorld, there is 784 newly built vessels and 406 previously owned and custom yachts, all of which are listed by expert brokerages primarily in: United States, United Kingdom, France, Spain and Italy. During the preceding 30 days, YachtWorld has registered the listing of 61 tender boats available for sale. These vessels have an average length of 16 feet, varying from the shortest at 7 feet to the longest listed vessel measuring 60 feet. They are built by a wide assortment of yacht building companies and their hull types include RIB, deep vee, planing, modified vee and other designs.

The best tender boats

Some of the most widely-known, masterful builders of tender boats as of today include: Highfield, Williams Jet Tenders, Northstar, AB Inflatables and Whaly. These builders manufacture tender boats with outboard, outboard-4S, inboard, inboard/outboard and electric propulsion systems, available in gas, diesel, electric, LPG and other fuel systems. In the previous month, a noteworthy observation was the significant viewership garnered for tender boats on YachtWorld, particularly for the top 5 brands: Boston Whaler, Polycraft, Wally, Whaly and Williams Jet Tenders.

Tender boats pricing

Tender boats for sale on YachtWorld are available in a range of prices from $1,690 on the more reasonably-priced side up to $1,670,390 for the most advanced boats. Keep in mind the cost of ownership when considering your budget and the listing price of a yacht for sale.