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 new build tender facility encompassing in excess of 35,000 square feet, and the company employs a highly skilled workforce of over 90 people.
Compass Tenders has worked with many world-renowned designers, captains and build managers, each of whom have called upon Compass Tenders’ expertise and technical resources to design and build tenders for their clients. To date, the company has delivered more than 65 custom-built tenders for a wide spectrum of uses.
By offering unparalleled design, build quality and finish, together with exceptional customer service, clients can 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 operational needs.
In recognition of our innovative designs and exceptional build quality, Compass Tenders has received multiple Boat International design awards and various other accolades. We are immensely proud to be recognised as one the leading tender builders in the world.
Company Owner and Director
A keen yachtsman himself, Richard’s intrinsic understanding of yacht design and construction has steered Compass Tenders to become the superyacht industry’s preeminent tender builder.
Inspired by design and driven by a desire to create the most beautiful and high-performing craft imaginable, Richard’s eye for excellence is evident in every tender Compass deliver.
Head of Operations
Head of Design
Production & Warranty
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