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        Ways to stow your tender

        By July 2, 2021September 29th, 2021No Comments

        The Riviera model collection has a versatile range of tender storage options. Here we have outlined the different ways to stow your tender.

        Tender Garage  : Typically incorporated in our Sport Yacht Range This style of tender storage is the most seamless as it doesn’t interrupt the profile of the boat .  Although there is a limitation to the size of the tender and  the outboard, this strapless system has benefits for safety.

        Hydraulic Swim Platform:   Most skippers will say this method of storage is the most user friendly. The straps are removed when the swim platform is submerged and the tender is floated away from the cradle ready for use.

        Swim Platform Snap Davit:  The preferred method for smaller boat owners .
        The tender is stored lying on its side and upright  from fittings attached to the swim platform called snap davits.  When released the tender falls 90 degrees upright into the water, landing the right way up ready for use.  To retrieve the tender,  bring it parallel to the swim platform and attach it to the davits pulling the tender 90 degrees up right with the davit locking into place.  A bow line can be used for extra control when dropping and retrieving the tender.

        Bow placement:  Often the preferred option for Flybridge vessels,  fishermen and people who enjoy cockpit entertainment as it frees up valuable space and creates a more versatile cockpit.  It also generally  allows storage for larger  tenders.

        Using a small remote control crane called a davit, the tender is lifted above the bow rail and lowered into the water in the lifting  harness.   In windy or choppy conditions , the bow line can be utilised for extra control.    To retrieve the tender, attach the davit to the stainless O ring and lift the tender above the bow rail and into the cradle.