Wood or plastic resembling wood, tenders can be sweet and fun to mess around in.
Tenders can serve as tugs, like this one dock-assisting the three-masted topsail schooner Mystic.
Tenders can hang from davits most of the time, as with this stalwart safely above Newtown Creek.
They can be slung alongbehind as on Pioneer, here anchored in the Hudson. Notice the anchor ball hanging in rigging forward and the anchor rode off the bow.
John B. Caddell, so often featured in this blog, carries a tender. No offense, guys, but given how meticulous you do paint maintenance, I’d imagine the tender paint scheme would conform to the Cutler & Poling uniform. Or do I miss something here?