Falcon Tenders – a brand new name in the superyacht sector – has thrown open its doors in Southampton, UK, with the highly respected Mark Pascoe at its helm.
Falcon Tenders specialises in building fully-custom yacht tenders, drawing on Pascoe’s 20+ years’ industry experience producing bespoke tenders for some of the most iconic superyachts ever launched.
The dedicated Hampshire facilities comprise a 2,300sqm purpose-built manufacturing and office complex, and will create new opportunities for a highly-skilled workforce of up to 25 people.
Commenting on the new endeavour, Pascoe, a renowned figure in the performance leisure craft and offshore powerboat markets, said: “I am passionate about building tenders. I believe there is room in this exciting sector to be able to design and produce something quite special to integrate with any superyacht. I have hand-picked an impressive line-up of highly dedicated and skilled craftsmen, many of whom I have known and worked with for a number of years.
“I think we have a uniqueness and can offer all the benefits of dealing with a large production operation, but with the individuality, passion and skill that can only exist in a smaller, family-style operation. This allows a higher quality of workmanship, level of customer service and bespoke design. Our aim is to produce the finest, best equipped, most innovative and reliable tenders on the market.”
Pascoe is joined by international racing driver Dean Stoneman who will partner him in managing Falcon Tenders. Former F2 Champion and F1 test driver Stoneman is no stranger to the water having been crowned P1 Powerboat Champion in 2012. Over the past decade he has built a number of powerboats and fully understands the marine yacht tender business.
Following extensive R&D, the Falcon Tenders team is now working on its first model, an all-new limousine tender. Stoneman is excited about what’s to come: “We are really looking to take our first tender to the next level in terms of design, materials and propulsion. We are working with some superb partners and we are confident that what will emerge later in the year will impress the market.”
Falcon Tenders takes its name from Pascoe’s first two custom tenders, which were delivered to the late Tom Perkins to complement the iconic S/Y MALTESE FALCON in 2005; one of the most complex and innovative sailing yachts to ever hit water. The success of these two award-winning tenders ultimately led to Pascoe overseeing the design, development and manufacture of a further circa 200 tenders, making the MALTESE FALCON a highly significant mascot.
The first model from Falcon Tenders styled by Michael Leach Design is scheduled to make its world debut at the 2021 Monaco Yacht Show. Further information can be found on the website.
Falcon Tenders will be delighted to arrange interviews with Pascoe and Stoneman to provide further information and background on the company, as well as share exciting plans.