Saturday, April 19, 2014

YXT ONE Launch

Another type of megayacht support yacht entered the market earlier this week as YXT ONE was launched by Lynx Yachts in Zaandam, Holland. She is the first of a series of purpose built pocket support yachts. The "Yacht X Tender or YXT" series is aimed at acting as a support vessel to megayachts between 30m (98ft) and 70m (229ft).

At only 24m she can carry a host of toys and large tenders while freeing up space on the main yacht and eradicating the problems associated with towing. At anchor the YXT acts as a large beach club and depending on the custom configuration below decks she offers a sauna, spa, gym or extra accommodation for guests, staff or crew.

She is also an ideal support vessel for large sailing yachts often hampered by the lack of large tenders and space for recreational areas like spas, saunas and gyms. She was built in Holland by Lynx Yachts with naval architecture and designed by Diana Yacht Design. The possibilities for an owner to configure a YXT to his/her specific needs is huge.

Lynx Yachts is a young and dynamic shipyard. Following the successful delivery of Heliad II a 33m (108ft) Twin Screw Canoe Stern megayacht also designed by Diana Yacht Design. the team decided that the build had been such a pleasant experience for all involved that they should try to repeat itso soon after came the contract for YXT hull number one.

No comments:

Post a Comment