Luxury starts here
Quality and innovation without compromise is the back bone of Vikal, delivering the world’s most luxurious bespoke tenders for a global market of discerning superyacht owners
Superyachts, the epitome of luxury and sophistication on the water, have long captured the imagination of travellers and ocean enthusiasts. Yet, hidden within the grandeur of these floating palaces lies a secret to their seamless operation and enhanced experiences – the superyacht tender.
These smaller vessels play a vital role in complementing the superyacht experience, providing transport, exploration, and water-based adventures for owners and guests. Designing a superyacht tender is therefore just as precise a process as the mothership, ensuring each element of the space and platform hits the right balance of functionality and luxury.
The Vikal ‘Q Branch’ gadgets and features
Having delivered tenders for iconic superyachts such as Octopus, Topaz, and Al Mirqab, Vikal International has redefined the standards of luxury tenders with a flair for world-first features that elevate the yachting experience to new heights. The Australian company has firmly established itself as a trailblazer in this field, with its innovative approach likened to a ‘Q Branch’ for superyacht owners. Each Vikal tender is not just a vessel but a canvas for innovation, showcasing cutting-edge technology and futuristic designs. With an unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of possibility, Vikal International is at the forefront of a new era of superyacht tenders, where imagination meets reality.
Selecting your custom superyacht tender
While superyachts are designed to offer the utmost comfort and indulgence, their size and draft often limit their access to shallow waters or tight anchorages. This is where the superyacht tender steps in, serving as a versatile and agile companion vessel that enables owners and guests to explore secluded bays and coastal environments unreachable by the main yacht. Selecting the ideal superyacht tender is a critical decision, as it can significantly impact the overall yachting experience. Many yacht owners prefer to opt for custom-designed tenders to perfectly complement their superyachts’ aesthetics and operational requirements. Vikal International stands at the forefront of this bespoke approach, delivering tenders that not only harmonise seamlessly with the mother yacht but also boast world- first innovations that captivate the imagination.
“Meritocracy is alive and well, and perhaps this is why owners still choose Vikal,” reflects Gunnar Vikingur, who founded the company and delivered its first tender for Coral Island in 1992. “While many owners’ representatives look to their backyard, we challenge buyers to look for value, even if it is further afield.”
According to the expert team behind Vikal International, there are a number of primary questions to consider when making this decision. These are some of the essential points that must be addressed before the tender can then be fitted with the custom innovations that Vikal has made its name for over the past 25 years.
Location and activity preference
The ideal tender should align with the owner’s preferred cruising destinations and desired water activities. Vikal International works closely with clients to customise tenders that cater to diverse preferences, whether it’s embarking on thrilling adventures in remote locations or indulging in leisurely coastal explorations. Each tender can be tailored to match the owner’s unique vision, ensuring a truly unique and personalised on-water experience.
Optimising the use of space
The effective utilisation of onboard space is crucial in the design of any superyacht tender. Vikal International prides itself on creating tenders that optimise every inch of space, providing ample room for guests, crew, and equipment without compromising on comfort or style. Cleverly integrated storage solutions and multi-functional seating arrangements enhance the overall functionality of the tender no matter the task that lies ahead. The question of space also extends to the mothership, ensuring that the tender is well-designed with consideration for storage capacity in the relevant tender garage whether an existing yacht or for any new build yacht.
A tender’s design should cater not only to the needs of the owner and guests but also to the essential requirements of the onboard crew. Vikal International recognises the crew’s vital role in the superyacht experience, and their tenders are equipped with functional designs that support crew efficiency and safety. Ergonomic layouts, quick deployment systems, and easy access to equipment all contribute to a seamless tender operation.
The budget is a critical consideration when choosing a superyacht tender. Vikal International offers a diverse range of options, ensuring that exceptional craftsmanship and innovative features are accessible to a wide clientele. Bespoke tenders with lavish customisation or more cost-effective models without compromising on quality, Vikal caters to various budgetary preferences.
Once all of these requirements have been met, Vikal International will then collaborate closely with the owner, captain, and designer to curate the perfect bespoke tender for the mothership. Vikal has a proven track record of embracing challenges given to them by owners to come up with ground breaking new solutions.
For those seeking the epitome of luxury and adventure on the high seas, Vikal International’s superyacht tenders promise an unrivalled journey into a world of bespoke craftsmanship, Bond-like innovations, and unforgettable moments on the water.