OC Tenders’ sailing tenders are back with an updated design, improved performance, and the same convertible concept.
Combining all the functionality of an Offshore Cruising Tender with the fun sailing brings, they’re a tool and a toy all in one. These clever tenders, available in full carbon or standard mode are the perfect intro to sailing for family, friends or the youngest members of your crew, delivering sailing which is as relaxing or thrilling as you choose.
This emissions-free tender option is also light – with models from 58-74kg – and designed to be stable and hardy. Northland’s OC Tenders use high tech materials to build complex, lightweight structures for a cruising tender that’s dry, stable, light and easy to maintain and handle.
OC Tenders‘ sailing tenders come from a pedigree of clever technology. The Northland company was launched by Russell and Karin Carlyon when they realised during a seven year circumnavigation that no one tender on the market contained all the facets they felt were important in a good tender.
Taking Russell’s background as a competitive windsurfer and high performance board builder, they utilised high tech materials to build a complex light weight structure, collaborating with long-term business partner Kevin Trotter from Styrotech CNC.
Together they digitalised Russell’s concept and CNC milled the plugs of the design, creating a cruising tender light enough to be pulled up above the high tide line easily by a cruising couple.
“Cruising tenders should be a dry, stable experience and the tenders we use every day should stand up to the task. For this reason manufacturers of all tenders should take cruiser’s safety seriously. Cruising tenders should have a full rubrail for protection and total flotation. We also believe that maintenance of cruising tenders should be done easily, with materials at hand, in any location on the planet and it should not cost the earth. The maintenance time on your tender should not surpass maintenance time on your main boat. But most of all we know it is possible to have a tender which fulfils most of our cruising needs, not just some. And that is exactly what we aim to do,” says the team at OC Tenders.
See the OC Tenders team at this year’s show to learn more.