Tenders can be an invaluable addition to a larger motoryacht, helping to set lines and nip ashore in secluded bays.

However, there are a few pitfalls that owners need to be aware of, as they are much more like to be involved in an MOB incident when driving a tender. Indeed it is estimated that around 3,000 tenders are currently floating, ownerless, about the oceans.

In the latest instalment of our Pantaenius-sponsored video series, training guru Jon Mendez gives his top tender tips.

Jon explains how to launch a tender, and the equipment you should always pack, even on a short foray to the shore for a coffee or an ice-cream.

We also learn the safest way to climb aboard a tender and pick up a few handy maintenance tips for looking after your tender.

To read Jon’s full guide of tender tips, pick up the February edition of MBY, which is out on Friday (2 January).