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YXT announces construction of Yxt 20m support vessel

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YXT Yacht X Tender – part of Lynx Yachts - is pleased to announce the “on spec” build of the YXT 20m model, ready for delivery this coming summer 2016. The decision to produce the 20 meter vessel was taken given the market's enthusiastic response to the YXT 24, first launched in 2014.

The steel support vessel YXT 20m features a large 45 square meter deck, large enough for tenders and the other toys requested by the owner of the mothership. The YXT 20 differs from the 24 in having a more traditional bow, not reversed, and is without the stern mounted beach club. The YXT 20's interiors were designed by Franck Darnet of Franck Darnet Design. The yacht was conceived as a support vessel for superyachts ranging from 30 to over 70 meters. The YXT is propelled by two 715hp Cummins diesels giving her a range of 900 nautical miles. This unit is listed by Fraser yachts with an asking price of € 1,950,000.

Layout
The smallest member of the YXT “shadow boats” fleet will have a four member crew whose quarters include a galley, crew's lounge and two twin cabins with baths, storage and laundry rooms, plus two large storage boxes with on-deck hatches, easy to access from the crew quarter as well, that can be used for (upon request) refrigerators, wine storage or as makeshift berths, depending on the final destination of the yacht.

Support equipment
Hoisting out is one of the primary activities requested of all support vessels. The YXT 20 is equipped with two cranes. The primary covers the deck area while the secondary the stern and also serves as the gangway. Each crane has a lifting capacity at a five meter extension of 1.7 tons and has a full 360° slew.

Interiors
Guest zone and dinette: marine grade plywood walls with a natural wood finish, Hi-Mac ceilings, wall to wall carpeting. Furnishings are in natural wood veneer marine grade plywood. Any guests area is previewed.

Crew's Quarters
Walls, ceilings and floors are in white finish laminate marine grade plywood. Furnishings are in wood finish veneer marine grade plywood with wood detailing and HI-MAC.

YXT 20 twin storage dimensions and volumes
Hold: 5m x 5m, 25m2
Available volume: apx. 30m2 with standing headroom
Length: 5m
Width at deck level: apx. 5.5m
Centerline headroom: 1.8m/1.95m
Lateral headroom (for storage only): 1.25m
Available storage volume: 28m3

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The YXT range - 20 to 36 meter steel displacement shadow boats/support vessels
The 20m to 36m production range was conceived with a completely different philosophy and vision in respect to traditional Lynx Yachts. President Slim Bouricha strongly believes in the use and diffusion of this type of vessel; he does not consider the shadow boat to be just a short lived trend but a boat that every owner will sooner or later consider useful. This explains the yard's investment in producing YXT yachts both in series and “on spec”, conforming to very precise choices in construction, transport, material and operating costs. Following the success of the first 24 meter model, the yard has decided to build two additional models: the first in the 20 meter range will be launched this coming summer. Further details on the third unit will be released later this year.

YXT support vessel range - general characteristics
Support vessels created to accompany the mothership, supplying additional storage, large tender transport, laundry and ironing, submersibles, water toys, helicopters, etc., or as support vessels for race boats. They double, if not triple, the space available for owners, allowing them to bring everything they desire on vacation with them, including their favorite car or helicopter. Depending on the boat's configuration and final use, the YXT also means extra space for guests or the possibility to include, just for example, a professional galley, spa or gym.

 

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