Find out aboard this $2.5 million luxury limousine used to ferry VIP passengers between their superyachts and shore

Kate Duffy, Sam Tabahriti, Abby WallaceApril 30, 2022, 3:33 PM IST

  • I boarded a $2.5 million tender that is used to ferry people between superyachts and shore.
  • The tender is narrow and has a low ceiling so it can be stored on large yachts and ships.

The 10.6-metre-long Miss Wonderly, built by British builder Falcon Tenders, was the smallest vessel at a luxury yacht event in central London last week.

The 10.6-metre-long Miss Wonderly, built by British builder Falcon Tenders, was the smallest vessel at a luxury yacht event in central London last week.

Miss Wonderly, a Falcon Tenders boat.Kate Duffy/Insider

Miss Wonderly has a price tag of just under £2 million ($2.5 million), Falcon Tenders CEO Mark Pascoe told Insider.

Miss Wonderly has a price tag of just under £2 million ($2.5 million), Falcon Tenders CEO Mark Pascoe told Insider.

The stern of Miss Wonderly, a Falcon Tenders boat, with her engines exposed.Sam Tabahriti/Insider

The vessel is used as a tender to transport owners, passengers and VIPs between shore and their superyacht, Pascoe said, and provides “the smoothest, quietest and driest luxurious ride possible”.

The vessel is used as a tender to ferry owners, passengers and VIPs between shore and their superyacht, Pascoe said, and offers the "the smoothest, quietest and driest luxurious ride possible."

The stern of Miss Wonderly.Sam Tabahriti/Insider

The tender is designed for very short journeys, with the main purpose of moving passengers between ship and shore. “That’s it, it’s a canoe,” said a worker on the boat.

The tender is designed for very short journeys, with the main purpose of moving passengers between ship and shore.

Miss Wonderly on a cruise on the River Thames in London.Images by Mark Lloyd

Miss Wonderly is narrow and has a low ceiling, making it easier to store on ships and large yachts. Pascoe said it would be suitable for superyachts over 80 meters in length.

Miss Wonderly is narrow and has a low ceiling, making it easier to store on ships and large yachts.  Pascoe said it would be suitable for superyachts over 80 meters in length.

Inside Miss Wonderly, a Falcon Tenders boat.Kate Duffy/Insider

The limo-style boat is the company’s first plug-in hybrid model.

The limo-style boat is the company's first plug-in hybrid model.

The stern of Miss Wonderly, a Falcon Tenders boat, with her engines exposed.Sam Tabahriti/Insider

The dinghy battery can power the boat up to eight knots for an hour, or about 10 miles. Then the diesel engine starts.

The dinghy battery can power the boat up to eight knots for an hour, or about 10 miles.  Then the diesel engine starts.

Miss Wonderly is the hybrid model of the tender.Sam Tabahriti/Insider

Pascoe said the price difference between hybrid and diesel models is around £250,000 ($311,000). Pricing for a diesel model starts at £1.4 million ($1.7 million), he added.

Pascoe said the price difference between hybrid and diesel models is around £250,000 ($311,000).  Pricing for a diesel model starts at £1.4 million ($1.7 million), he added.

Standing on the stern of Miss Wonderly, a Falcon Tenders boat.Kate Duffy/Insider

Everything about Miss Wonderly is bespoke – the interior is designed to the customer’s personal taste, Pascoe said.

Everything about Miss Wonderly is bespoke - the interior is designed to the customer's personal taste, Pascoe said.

Inside Miss Wonderly, a Falcon Tenders boat.Kate Duffy/Insider

The boat has air conditioning, leather seats and a glass ceiling. I felt like I was in a limo.

The boat has air conditioning, leather seats and a glass ceiling.  I felt like I was in a limo.

Aboard Miss Wonderly, a Falcon Tenders boat.Kate Duffy/Insider

Pascoe said some buyers were interested in Miss Wonderly at the London event, and said buying a boat like this is “very rarely an impulse buy”.

Pascoe said some buyers were interested in Miss Wonderly at the London event, and said buying a boat like this is "very rarely an impulse buy."

Miss Wonderly’s helm, a Falcon Tenders boat.Kate Duffy/Insider

Towards the end of the London showcase, Miss Wonderly cruised down the River Thames in central London.

Towards the end of the London showcase, Miss Wonderly cruised down the River Thames in central London.

Miss Wonderly on a cruise on the River Thames in London.Images by Mark Lloyd