On show at the Dusseldorf Boat Show earlier this year, the luxurious £500,000 Cockwells 9.5 tender certainly stood out from the crowd. Built in the Fal estuary in Cornwall specifically for the Monaco Boat Show in September 2013, the 9.5 simply oozes class and quality.

Take a look for yourself by clicking the link below to watch Alex Smith's First Look video:


Cockwells 9.5 tender

Cockwells 9.5 tender - Alex Smith takes a first look at Dusseldorf Boat Show.

Founded in 1996 by Dave Cockwells, who became a boat builder straight out of school, the company only builds three or four boats per year.

The Cockwells 9.5 tender has an enormous cockpit with wraparound seating for 12, plus two crew and beneath the foredeck is room for a heads.

But if you don't quite like what you see, says Alex, let them know: "They promise me they'll build anything."

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And for more on luxury tenders, see: Sexiest Boats: Six of the Best and Top 10 Fantasy Boats.

Written by: Alex Smith
Alex Smith is an ex-Naval officer, with extensive experience as a marine journalist, boat tester and magazine editor. Having raced as a Pilot in the National Thundercat Series and as a Navigator in the inaugural Red Sea RIB Rally, he has now settled in the West Country, where he lives and works as a specialist marine writer and photographer from his narrowboat in Bath.