A BESPOKE BUILD
Compass Tenders combine technical excellence with elite craftsmanship. Each vessel is hand-built by our highly qualified and experienced team. Compass Tenders is the first choice for discerning superyacht owners, who know that the specific requirements for their individual tenders will not only be met, but also built to the highest standards and quality.
Founded in 2004, Compass Tenders is an expression of owner & CEO Richard Faulkner’s lifelong passion for boats and the sea. Today, the company’s facilities on the River Hamble in the UK encompass some 25,000 square feet, and they employ a highly-skilled workforce of over 100 people.
Often collaborating with the design house of the superyacht, the result is a completely unique tender that perfectly echoes the style and characteristics of its mothership.
Compass Tenders have now constructed over 65 bespoke tenders for a wide spectrum of uses. Operated throughout the world’s oceans and ports, their tenders are built and equipped to cope with the most challenging conditions.
Each tender is designed and built to fulfil its own distinct purpose, lovingly crafted with superior attention to detail. Quality and performance are paramount, ensuring a Compass-built tender is noticed for both its luxury look and its high-speed seakeeping.
The production and operations team is headed by Katharine Dominy, who joined Compass Tenders in 2008, and consists of over 80 boat-building professionals. All aspects of a tender’s construction are undertaken on site by our elite boat builders, composite specialists, electrical experts, fabricators, fairers, joiners, painters and technical engineers.
Compass Tenders has longstanding team members working across the admin, purchasing and operational departments, with clients appreciating the consistency and reliability this offers.
Compass Tenders is committed to progressing British boatbuilding expertise and runs a very successful apprenticeship programme, many of whom chose to remain with the company once qualified.
Compass Tenders has constructed over 65 bespoke tenders for a wide spectrum of uses. Operated throughout the world’s oceans and ports, these tenders are built and equipped to cope with the most challenging conditions.
The design and build teams align both the latest technological advancements and engineering methods with traditional composite techniques with exceptional expertise.
The attention to detail applied to all aspects of a Compass construction is unrivalled. Using only the highest-grade materials for every component, clients are assured of superyacht-standard results.
Concept to Water
Whether beginning with simply an idea, concept sketch or existing design plan, Compass Tenders’ in-house design team can turn a client’s vision into a workable design than can be built, achieving the highest standards of construction and performance.
From initial design through to construction, fit-out, sea trials and handover, Compass Tenders take great pride in every step of the process. Providing extensive after sales support, whether that’s sourcing spare parts, making on-site visits, or giving general maintenance advice, the Compass Tenders team ensure every vessel remains in pristine condition. An on-water work of art.
The bespoke nature of the design and build process makes everything possible.