Berth Number: M005
Boat Name: “Miss Wonderly”
Description: Falcon Tenders design intent was to develop an extremely stylish high-quality limousine to bridge the gap between performance and ocean preservation, with completely new lines, exterior and interior finishes and textures using sustainably sourced materials. Seating capacity, ease of launching, crew operation, passenger boarding and stowing of hand luggage have been carefully considered whilst delivering beauty along with performance and the smoothest possible, quiet and dry ride.
Falcon Tenders has been in development for the past three years. To have our first boat built and designed by a prominent studio like Michael Leach Design, and numerous collaborations on the table with a large number of other high profile superyacht designers is a very exciting time for us.
Sustainability is at the core of the Falcon Tenders brand appealing to the younger generation of yacht owners today as well as being relevant to the owners of tomorrow. We manufacture our main structures and small component mouldings using plant-based epoxy resin coming from the latest innovations in bio-based chemistry. The hull and deck of the limousine tender used lightweight foam sandwich construction for a stiff structure. Faired and painted to superyacht standards in high gloss Black Blue and Signal White, all the components are of the highest quality with attention to serviceability and longevity. The edge pressed bamboo veneers used for the main bulkheads in the interior are also sustainably sourced. Our clients demand the finest materials and extremely close attention to detail, and to that end we have sourced fine Scottish leather for the interior sofas from hides reared through a unique blend of animal husbandry and fertile grazing, combined with interesting textures and details from Foglizzo and Alcantara. The stone flooring is manufactured from lightweight 6mm porcelain, giving the appearance of natural stone.
The interior design concept is to create a feeling of relaxation, calm, tranquility and warmth, blending subtle baby cane, metals and pearls Majilite fabrics, with Alcantara headlinings, all complemented with naturally sourced leathers and veneers and stone flooring. The main intention was to give the feeling of a superyacht saloon and not a “water taxi”, as so many limousines resemble. This is exemplified by, the sofas which appear to be free standing rather than fixed bench seating; there are occasional corner tables and what appear to be free standing surround sound speakers creating a lounge feeling; and there are a further eight concealed speakers. In addition, there is a huge central circular skylight feature fitted with compound curved chemically toughened laminated glass creating an amazing feeling of light and space, with blue feature and warm white cluster lighting. Access to the main saloon is via automated compound curved chemically toughened laminated glass sliding doors, fitted with an inflatable seal system to prevent any undesirable wind noise or moisture ingress.
The hybrid technology we have chosen for this tender maintains quiet, smooth and emission-free transitions throughout the port and inshore waters seamlessly changing to combustion power in open waters and automatically back to electric drive when coming off plane and arriving at the yacht. The system can also be isolated to use electric power only for inland waterways such as lakes or canals around Venice. Propulsion is provided by a self-charging, plug-in, hybrid electric system comprising twin Hyundai SeasAll S30 270hp V6 combustion engines and two Huracan Marine 20KW e-motors fitted with automatic clutch coupled to two Femak 20Kw Lithium-Ion batteries that can provide up to an hour of silent, zero-emission running at low speed. A hybrid generator and 11KW Lithium battery electrical system provide silent operation of the air conditioning, Seakeeper, proportional bow and stern thrusters, lighting and other house loads.
Externally the limousine benefits from a large activity platform aft allowing safe stern or side boarding with the addition of side or stern-facing boarding pole sockets, all illuminated at night with a concealed warm white neon LED strip and courtesy lighting. A swim ladder can also be fitted to the stern-facing sockets. The electrically operated one piece engine hatch can be operated locally or from the helm station; this benefits from an inflatable style seal creating a truly waterproof hatch completely resistant to backwash should the vessel slow rapidly. The large hatch area benefits from sustainably sourced natural teak decking laid in a custom design welcoming owners & guests on board, this also houses two crew seats negating the need for the aft crewman to transit the saloon with ropes & fenders whilst owners and their guests are aboard.
The forward helm & cockpit area has a dedicated helmsman’s rotating seat with an ergonomically designed control station, offering total control and comfort either seated for those longer passages or standing for close quarters maneuvers. The main console is coated with a Lanzarote Nextel suede finish avoiding any glare in sunlight or reflections during night passages. This has a custom Foglizzo Razza leather binnacle and matching fully adjustable billet stainless steering wheel. A total of four multifunction displays are installed; this gives the helmsman complete control of all the boat systems, (including AC, gyro stabilisation, generator, lighting, pumps etc.,) to port side, two centrally located (dedicated to monitoring the full hybrid system) and one to starboard for navigation and depth sounding.
There are port and starboard folding bulwark steps with handrails and boarding pole for ease and safety of owner and guest transfers. These are fitted with automated warm white courtesy lighting, leading down the two generously-sized fixed steps to comfortable exterior seating for up to four guests for pleasant harbour transfers before moving into the closed saloon when heading out to open waters. Easy access storage is provided on both sides for guest hand luggage with a large deck locker to easily accommodate safety equipment, life jackets, fenders and mooring lines without disturbing guests during transit. This is also fitted with an inflatable seal keeping any items completely dry.
The outer skin of the limousine is fitted with sections of speckled platinum metal coating to the main window eyebrows and the bow nose cone section. The eyebrows conceal LED neon feature lighting and the main engine room air intakes, with the nose cone housing the LED navigation lights and custom bright white LED day running and night docking lights. The hull is fitted with ten sapphire blue/white P24 under water lights and three to the transom making the vessel truly eye-catching at night. Lifting and launching is designed to be safe and rapid, carried out using four fully custom five axis milled billet stainless steel lifting cleats and twin garage beam cranes.
All components used in construction and assembly are of the highest quality with attention to serviceability and longevity. The tender’s primary and electrical systems are all clearly labelled and corresponding drawings are supplied making maintenance, fault finding and repair straightforward for onsite service engineers and yacht crew. The tender is assembled to best boat building practice and to full superyacht standard. All fixtures and fittings are selected to be the highest quality. Fabrications and stainless-steel items are custom made using 316 (A4-80) grade stainless steel, passivated and mirror polished. Assembly uses A4 grade stainless steel.
Falcon Tenders can satisfy the wildest dreams of any existing, new or future yacht owner. With a team of highly experienced builders, we work closely with designers and stylists to ensure the most boundary-pushing ideas remain practical and can actually be manufactured to the highest quality, on time and within budget.
Future tenders will be sleeker, wilder, more sustainable and ever more ground-breaking with design and technology boundaries being crossed; the only limit is our imagination.
Falcon Tenders is the apex builder of superyacht tenders. It produces custom limousines and open crewed launches for the discerning yacht owner. Crafted with passion, designed to inspire. Falcon Tenders brings heritage boatbuilding to the bespoke yacht tender market.
Falcon Tenders is headed up by Mark Pascoe and Dean Stoneman, both legacy names in boatbuilding and powerboat racing. The finest yacht tenders are designed, developed and manufactured at its 2,300sqm custom composites manufacturing facility in Southampton, UK. Underpinned by British craftsmanship, defined by proven powerboat engineering, large-scale production is paired with the quality finish of a family business.
The highly skilled workforce comprises 150 years’ combined experience in traditional shipbuilding. Collectively, the team has built hundreds of tenders for some of the world’s most impressive superyachts. In fact, Falcon Tenders takes its name from Mark Pascoe’s involvement in the building of two custom tenders for the iconic S/Y Maltese Falcon in 2005.
As a company, Falcon Tenders is motivated by a passion to create something special. Over the past 25 years, the award-winning team has honed techniques and fine-tuned specific skills to build boats that deliver on comfort, performance and owner experience. The result is top tier design combined with bespoke workmanship to produce tenders of unrivaled quality.
Falcon Tenders specialises in building fully-custom yacht tenders built to order in limited numbers. From inception, the brand has collaborated with international stylists to produce a range of designs exclusive to Falcon Tenders that deliver on all fronts.
Working with owners, captains, designers and shipyards, the team welcomes all opportunities to bring any tender project to life. Leveraging in-house resources and industry know-how, all designs can be fine tuned to meet specific owner requirements.
“Most Innovative Superyacht Tender Manufacturer 2021,22&23”