Xtenders, manufacturer of the lightest high-end superyacht tenders on the market, accepted the challenge to supply the 112ft Baltic sailing yacht Nilaya with a 6.3 meter tender under 650kg, within the limits of the super yacht lifting equipment capacity. The challenge was agreed by a performance contract where Xtenders was to be penalized for every kg exceeding the 650kg, without compromising on quality and horsepower.
Herbert Dercksen, CEO of Xtenders explains why they took the challenge.
‘Xtenders are constructed out of pre-preg carbon fibre, using the most advanced autoclave technologies that gives the maximum advantage of carbon fibre properties. This allows us to build the high-end lightweight superyacht tenders without compromising on quality.’ Dercksen said.
The 6.3M Xtender was delivered with a custom foldable console, a carbon fibre wake-board pole, two suspendable seats, an outboard 115 HP Yamaha engine, all within the required limits with a full operational weight of 623kg.
‘The tender is state-of-the and driving it is truly phenomenal. People at Xtenders pay attention to every possible detail. They see a challenge in everything where others say it is not possible. The service of Xtenders is excellent, from start-to-end.’ said yacht Nilaya’s captain.
Xtenders is the Holland based manufacturer of the lightest, high-end and tailor-made fully autoclaved carbon fibre constructed superyacht tenders.
We are pioneer and world leader in manufacturing the most innovative, durable, fuel saving and carbon footprint reducing yacht tenders in the industry. Our basic proposition Ribs have settled in the marine industry for decennia. Most tenders these days are conventionally built out of polyester or aluminum, i.o.w. Glas Fibre Reinforced Plastics (GFRP).
We apply advanced construction technologies developed to build as light weight and strong as technology allows us today. Xtenders are constructed out of autoclaved pre-preg carbon fibre, a construction method used in the aerospace industry and Formula 1 racing.