Falcon Tenders reveals names of design collaborators
Falcon Tenders, co-founded by Mark Pascoe, has revealed a raft of collaborations with some big names in superyacht design, which it says will bring innovation, sustainability and beauty to the fore.
The collaboration list includes multi-award-winning designer Tim Heywood, Uros Pavasovic and David Weiss of Designova, and naval architect Patrick Banfield. The company says its aim is to produce a range of designs exclusive to Falcon Tenders that deliver on all fronts.
“We have a small, dedicated team at Falcon Tenders, rather than a large factory that is mass-producing,” says Pascoe. “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.”
“Some owners want absolute luxury with Bentley-inspired interiors and others are all about speed,” says Mark Smith, director at Michael Leach Design, the company responsible for Falcon Tenders’ first limousine model which, at at 10.5m, has been pitched at the upper end of the large tender 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,” Smith says. “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.”
Falcon Tenders’ limousine model and matching open tender design will make their international debuts at the 2021 Monaco Yacht Show.