Compass Tenders have been building custom tenders for some of the world’s most iconic superyachts since 2004.

Compass Tenders is an expression of owner & CEO Richard Faulkner’s lifelong passion for boats and the sea. What started 30 years ago as a small yacht building and repair premises on the River Hamble in the UK, is now a facility encompassing in excess of 25,000 square feet, and a company which employs a highly-skilled workforce of over 90 people.

Since Compass Tenders was formed, Richard and his team have worked with many world renowned designers, captains and build managers, each of whom have called upon Compass Tenders’ expertise and technical resources to build tenders for their owners and clients. The company has now constructed and delivered over forty bespoke, custom-build tenders, for a wide spectrum of uses.

By offering unparalleled design, build quality and finish, together with exceptional customer service, 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.

As a company, Compass Tenders welcome the opportunity to collaborate with international stylists and designers whom clients may already use for their marine projects, creating a custom tender that pairs perfectly with its superyacht mothership or meets specific owner requirements.

In recognition of our innovative designs and exceptional build quality, Compass Tenders have been the winner of the ShowBoats Design Award on two occasions and as a team, we are immensely proud to be recognized as one the leading tender builders in the world.

Compass Tenders award


Company Owner and Director

Richard Faulkner has built and repaired yachts at his workshops on the River Hamble for over 30 years and in 2004, he founded Compass Tenders.

A keen yachtsman himself, Richard’s expert understanding of yacht design, composite materials and construction, has lead Compass Tenders to become one of the leading tender builders in the superyacht industry.

Compass Tender Portraits. 19th May 2022.


Company Owner and Director

Nicola Frape

PA to Richard Faulkner and Ed Wingate

Ed Wingate


Katharine Dominy


Phil Lambert


Emma Gould