Boats, portable, plywood, folding, home made, coroplast, easy, low cost, kayak, canoe, pram, utility, fishing, plans,. Li’l longship. 54" cradle boat $50.00. © 2011 jordan wood boats. A ship’s tender, usually referred to as a tender, is a boat, or a larger ship used to service or support other boats or ships, generally by transporting people and/or supplies to and from shore or another ship.smaller boats may also have tenders, usually called dinghies.. for a variety of reasons, it is not always advisable to try to tie a ship up at a dock; the weather or the sea might be.