Superior Yachts Admirals Tender

Classic-looking dayboat built in Taiwan to a Dutch design

Boat reviews should never start at the stern, but an exception has to be made for the Admirals Tender – this boat really does have a shapely behind.

The inward curvature along the final run of the topsides – otherwise known as the tumblehome – gives the hull a truly classic look.

The Tender’s method of propulsion is a conventional shaftdrive, offering speeds of more than 20 knots if fitted with the 110hp Yanmar engine.

A galley is found just beside the helm unit, and there’s lots of seating and space to move around 20ft-long cockpit.

Forward is a useful cuddy with sitting headroom and an infill if you want to bunk down on the 6ft 8in-long V-berth.

A sea toilet is tucked under the central portion and it was pleasing to find deep, fiddled shelves to supplement the seat lockers.

The ride comfort around the 12-knot mark is good, but if you push on in a breeze, you might be subjected to some annoying spray.

Tested August 2009

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  • Overall score:


  • Elegant lines, a massive cockpit and engine options


  • Spray can senak up the sides at higher speeds

Price as reviewed:



The Admirals Tender looks great and it's beautifully finished


Displacement: 1.95 tonnes
Top Speed: 22 knots
Cabins: 1
Fuel Capacity: 44gal (200lt)
Beam: 8ft 3in (2.50m)
Cruising Speed: 12 knots
Water Capacity: 11gal (50lt)
Air Draught: 4ft 3in (1.30m)
RCD Category: C
Length Overall: 28ft 0in (8.50m)
Engines: single Yanmar 110hp diesel
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