Falcon Tenders Reveals Raft of High Profile Superyacht Design Collaborations
Falcon Tenders specialises in building fully-custom superyacht tenders for the discerning yacht owner. The Southampton-based boatbuilder draws on co-founder Mark Pascoe’s 20+ years’ industry experience producing bespoke tenders for some of the most iconic superyachts ever launched.
Now, at the dawn of a new era in customisable yacht tenders, Pascoe and his skilled team of experienced craftsmen reveal a raft of collaborations with some of the biggest names in superyacht design to bring innovation, sustainability and beauty to the fore.
From inception, the brand has collaborated with international stylists. The pool of talent includes legendary and multi-award-winning designer Tim Heywood, visionary creatives Uros Pavasovic and David Weiss of Designova, and naval architect Patrick Banfield. The aim is to produce a range of designs exclusive to Falcon Tenders that deliver on all fronts.
At 10.5m, Falcon Tenders’ first limousine model penned by British studio Michael Leach Design is the ideal accompaniment to superyachts of all sizes. Pitched at the upper end of the large tender market, the Falcon Tenders limousine presents the perfect design for guests looking to comfortably transit from yacht to shore, particularly for 100m+ yachts that anchor further out at sea. Reclaimed teak adorns the exterior deck areas complemented by premium Scottish leather upholstery for a refined interior finish. A matching open tender is also in the pipeline.
“Some owners want absolute luxury with Bentley-inspired interiors and others are all about speed,” says Mark Smith, Director at Michael Leach Design, best known for designing 96m M/Y PALLADIUM, 93m M/Y LADY S and 110m Feadship M/Y ANNA – one of the largest yachts on the charter market. “But whether large or small, primarily the parameters of boat design remain the same, which are comfort, beauty and performance.”
“Having worked on 100m+ yachts, we understand the functionality and diversity that is required for their matching tenders,” he adds. “Interestingly, the Falcon Tenders limousine and open tender are the first boats that we have worked on without the confines of an owner’s brief. Having personally known Mark Pascoe since the 1980s and with the boatbuilding expertise that he and his team bring to the table, we at MLD are very excited to be partnering with Falcon Tenders on their debut models.”
Blending in-house technical expertise with creative vision, Falcon Tenders’ fully-custom yacht tenders are hand-built to order in limited numbers. Speaking on the Falcon Tenders setup, Mark Pascoe commented: “We have a small, dedicated team at Falcon Tenders, rather than a large factory that is mass-producing. One of our biggest assets is the fact we have people with real passion, all of whom have worked in the tender business for 10 years or more. We have the skillset and appetite to do something pretty special, and partnering with the likes of Michael Leach Design, Tim Heywood and all the other designers who have collaborations in the offing is really exciting.”
Falcon Tenders’ limousine model and matching open tender design will make their international debuts at the 2021 Monaco Yacht Show.
"Some owners want absolute luxury with Bentley-inspired interiors and others are all about speed. Interestingly, the Falcon Tenders limousine and open tender are the first boats that we have worked on without the confines of an owner’s brief. Having personally known Mark Pascoe since the 1980s and with the boatbuilding expertise that he and his team bring to the table, we at MLD are very excited to be partnering with Falcon Tenders on their debut models."