he adventure starts on the big boat. A yacht carries you to far-flung waypoints and sets the scene for making lifetime memories. Once you drop the hook outside that must-see port of call or anchor in teal waters off a deserted, white-sand beach, it’s time to explore the coast or head ashore for dinner and some cultural immersion. The mothership’s faithful companion, the tender, stands at the ready to launch into the nuance of a destination. And choosing a tender is as personal as building the big boat. Here are seven vessels, from stylish and speedy to bold and super-size, for your consideration on the journey.