Every yacht owner needs a chase boat or an adventure RIB to give them just a little more excitement. Why wait for the mothership to haul anchor when you can be heading off over the waves in complete luxury to the next adventure
Article by ONBOARD Magazine
Scout’s luxurious models make the ideal chase tender. The flagship 530 LXF, 425 LXF and 380 LXF are all built on the carbon fibre epoxy-infused, double-stepped fuel efficient hull. The Epoxy-infusion process utilising Carbon/E-glass (a process used frequently in the aerospace industry) provides a Class A finish, with more stability in the hull while reducing the overall weight in the boat. The 530 LXF has an LOA of 53’ 5” and the beam sits at a stable 14’ 8”. The beam is extended to an even wider 17’ 6” when the electronically-actuated dual beach platforms are engaged port and starboard. Standard features include a Seakeeper 6 gyro stabilizer; a unique glass helm enclosure with electronically-sliding windows port and starboard, a Fischer Panda 15kW generator; 16,000 BTU air conditioner/heaters in both the cabin and helm area; an electric sliding sun roof.
For more details Tel: +1 843 821 0068
or visit www.scoutboats.com
WILLIAMS JET TENDERS EVOJET
The world’s leading jet tender specialist has revolutionised the industry with tenders that blend power, luxury, and practicality, including the EvoJet 70. Specifically created for parent yachts exceeding 40m, the EvoJet 70 is capable of carrying 13 guests. Every detail has been considered for this semi-custom tender, which sees Williams offer the unique proposition of delivering semi-customisable tenders with shorter lead times and no compromise on quality. The striking tender has multiple boarding options and an innovative foldout walk-through transom. Powered by a 250hp Yanmar 4LV diesel engine and utilising Williams’ renowned jet pump, its proven Deep-V hull gives remarkable comfort and access to those remote coves and hard-to-reach areas. One of the most admired features is the optional folding carbon fibre T-Top.
For more details Tel: +44 (0)1865 341134 or visit www.williamsjettenders.comt
LEKKER BOATS THE NEW LEKKER 41
The Dutch brand LEKKER Boats, well known for its fast sailing ‘sloepen’ presents a completely new model/ the LEKKER 41. This adventurous vessel can conquer the most extreme weather conditions, has an incredible speed performance of 52 knots and achieves the highest level of functional design. The characteristic straight axe bow at the front of the boat creates even more stability and cuts through the high waves like a knife. Every 41 is custom built, there is spacious comfort for 16 people and inside you can bunk up with 4 people.
For more details Tel: +31 6 41 28 08 3 or visit www.lekkerboats.com
Axopar are one of the fastest growing European boatbuilders and have captured increasing market share over the past few years. Since 2014, Axopar have infiltrated the marine market with their reputation of creating exciting, functional and innovative boats with excellent handling and performance. With one of the most fuel-efficient hulls for fast motorboats, Axopar is an excellent fit to be one of the first of many vessels across the globe to be installed with a twin CXO300 configuration. Designed from a blank sheet of paper by an experienced team from the racing automotive world, the CXO300 diesel outboard engine offers 25% better fuel efficiency compared to a gasoline outboard, a service life that is three times your average outboard, and highly competitive performance, including 479 lb.ft torque (650Nm) at 2250-3000 RPM. This partnership is a match made in heaven and delivers excitement and tremendous handling capabilities.
For more details Tel: +49 171 2 391 791 or visit www.bootepolch.de
With 25 years’ experience of building beautiful bespoke craft for the discerning client that deliver on performance
as well as aesthetics – such as T/T Scout and the award-winning Titian tender and 9.5m limousine. Cockwells are a family-run business, a reputable brand and a growing company that is globally respected. With more than 100 employees, they are one of the largest and most well established tender builders in the industry. Whether you require a luxury limousine, a high- performance sports boat, a modular utility craft, a semi-custom crew RIB or a chase vessel such as the all new Duchy 45, the tenders are the ultimate piece of kit for busy owners and crew. Pushing the boundaries of construction, electronics and engineering, they fuse advanced techniques and modern materials with ingenious design and exquisite craftsmanship to create unique tenders that perfectly complement your mothership, your distinctive personality and your lifestyle. The ongoing investment in infrastructure and superyacht- standard facilities keep Cockwells ahead of the curve in terms of creative problem-solving. If you seek exacting standards, exemplary client service, comprehensive after-sales care and absolute peace of mind talk to Cockwells.
For more details visit www.cockwells.co.uk
VAN DIEMEN LXC36
When space matters, the Van Diemen convertible chase tender delivers. Patented convertible technology is incorporated into the Luxury Convertible 36 (LXC36), which has electric windows and opening roof that take any position at the touch of a button. The LXC36 converts from open to enclosed in under a minute for a dynamic boating experience. Unmatched in versatility, the roof is raised seamlessly overhead when desired to embrace the ocean air and provide perfect shade. In inclement weather, the Van Diemen LXC36 provides private luxurious comfort for 13 guests, with the electric windows rising to meet the descending roof for shelter from the elements. When stowed or towed, the roof and windows are fully lowered providing low profile security and cover for the interior. The vessel’s transom door can be lowered to extend the aft deck boarding and entertainment area.
For more details visit www.vandiemenmarine.com
ROAM has been developed in collaboration with a well-reputed team of naval architects and designers to offer the utmost expedition and adventure vessels. Every boat is tailored to the individual client requirements making each one totally unique. Having fun on the water is all well and good but at the end of a long day you need the reassurance that you can get back home quickly and safely. With ROAM tenders you will be ready for anything! The boats have been designed to provide a safe, comfortable, dry and fast experience in the harshest of conditions, whilst been elegantly styled and finished to offer the perfect combination of luxury and performance. The tenders offer a deep V hull and well protected seating. The ROAM range currently includes a series of smaller, 4.5 – 6m fully inflatable outboard ribs, the ROAM Inflatable Landing Craft, a D RIB range from 8 – 10m.
For more details Tel: +44 2380 016 363 or visit www.roamboats.com
The new XO DFNDR 9 is a true pathfinder, enabling continuous exploring even in unknown waters. Combining a deep-V hull that is manufactured from the best military grade aluminum on the market with an ultra- light aluminum superstructure, this multi-purpose chase boat has everything you need to fully explore the rough seas. The DFNDR 9 is first and foremost amazingly good to handle on heavy seas and works ideally in sport fishing and professional use alike. As a chase boat, it will take you to the hidden treasures of remote waters, places that are unreachable for big superyachts and boats that simply do not possess the same kind of durability and character.
For more details Tel: +358 40 043 1240 or visit www.xoboats.com
TECHNOHULL OMEGA 47
When cruising in comfort at high speeds is highly ranked in superyacht owners’ priority list for their chase tender, Technohull, the Greek luxury high performance RIB manufacturer, offers the perfect match. Omega 47, the brand’s flagship, delivers cruising speeds that are usually reserved for super-lean race boats. Thanks to Technohull’s Dynastream hull design technology, which has been developed after extensive research, Omega 47 displays a delicate balance between high performance and user friendliness. Her hull design ensures a safe and easy to handle ride, while her premium construction quality makes her one of the best built boats in her class. Omega 47 is, beyond doubt, a breathtaking luxury RIB that combines top notch performance with superyacht comfort and finish. Featuring a full walk-around deck, with deep bulwarks and all-around gunwale, she creates a sense of absolute safety. At the same time, offering many different options for deck layout to better match superyacht tender needs, she showcases real flexibility and a rare degree of luxury and comfort. On the plus side, the Omega 47 features a top-class cabin that offers the best you can get from a high performing 47-footer. The stylish interior with yacht quality woodwork, fine upholstery and sophisticated lighting solutions allows for relaxation and comfortable overnight stay.
For more details Tel: +30 2292 0 26719 or visit www.technohull.com
The Lomac GranTurismo range – with its 14.0, 12.0, 10.5 and 8.5 models (also in the Cruiser version) – satisfies the needs of an international clientele that pays attention to design, performance and safety, but also and above all to onboard comfort. Perfect as luxury chase boats, performing and elegant at the same time, they are totally customisable: from the colour of the tubulars and cushions to the colour of the gelcoat used for the hull and deck, to the on-board accessories such as awnings and handrails. Each unit becomes unique according to the taste and personality of each customer. The design and the water lines bear the signature
of Federico Fiorentino, a talented Milanese designer with extensive experience in luxury and racing boats who has been collaborating with the Lombard shipyard for about ten years.
For more details Tel: +39 02 51 800 538 or visit www.lomac.it
PRJ SHADOW CAT 40
The PRJ Shadow Cat 40 is the answer to chase tender challenges. Decades at sea have led superyacht Captain Pedro Camargo to innovate this 40-foot catamaran power boat with optimised onboard space, shallow draft, stability, performance, and easy towing. The first thing mariners notice is the electric extending bow ramp. With a button, the 33-inch wide platform lowers in the water at anchor, underway, or to the dock or beach for loading. Perfect for diverse tasks, the Shadow Cat 40 can house personal watercraft, scuba diving gear, fishing equipment, paddleboards, and beach toys. The customisable cockpit modular design allows for removable tables and seats under a 130 square-foot carbon- fibre hardtop. Up to 12 guests fit in comfort in 215 square-feet of deck and cockpit area. Lighter construction allows for smaller, more economical engines that deliver a speed of 32 to 35 miles per hour with two 400 horse power Mercury Verado motors.
For more details Tel: +1 954 999 9890 or visit wwww.PRJBoats.com
Q NAUTIC Q52
The Qnautic Q39 is currently the most impressive RIB in its class on the market. Every detail of this model has been carefully considered, resulting in a superb RIB with exceptional properties in terms of speed, safety, comfort and luxury detailing. The Q39 is based on a GRP monohull crew boat for offshore wind farms, which in turn builds on a basic design pioneered by the Norwegian coastguard. The boat was developed with a simple yet exacting brief: to be capable of safely transporting 12 people to and from offshore wind farms at high speeds in any and all conditions. The design and quality of each element exceeds industry standards, and have been proudly realised by Dutch craftsmen.
For more details Tel: +31 255 820240 or visit www.qnautic.com
Classic motorboats made of wood are something quite special. They testify to a sense of style and independence, in fact we would even go so far as to say: grandeur! Sometimes you want a little more protection or privacy. Based on the closed water taxis in Venice, Graf have a hardtop variant coming up. The interior equipment can be designed to suit the customer’s wishes. The hardtop has a panorama glass sliding roof and side windows. The frame construction is of course wooden. The sliding roof can be retracted automatically to make it easier to board the boat or to enjoy the sunshine. The helmstand in the middle not only gives the coxswain a better overview, it also creates space for a communicative get together. Whether as a classic bathing boat or as a tender: leisure fun and practicality on the one hand and elegance and exclusivity on the other merge to form a perfect unit.
For more details Tel: +49 (0)8263 383 or visit www.graf-bootsbau.de
TROPIDA GENESIS 31
GENESIS 31 is the new 9,60 model from TROPIDA. The Greek company, launched its new model in June 2021. GENESIS31 combines the uncompromised performances with luxury and comfort. The innovative bow design by Takis Samartzis with the two bow steps and the Antidive System, and the genius hull geometry by Adam Younger gives GENESIS31 not only max speed up to 68 knots using 2×300 outboards and over of 75 knots with 2×450 engines, but at the same time offers stability but, dry and safe navigation even on rough seas. On the deck the spacious bow sundeck for two, the sleeping area underneath, the centre console with nautical toilet in it, the wet bar behind the two anatomic reclined height adjustable helm seats, the U shape aft sofa, the two extra folding seats at the sofa, provide accommodation for 10 passengers. GENESIS31 offers a unique and innovative electro-hydraulic T-Top (Bimini). Pushing a button, the T-Top height changes from 1,70m to 1,98m, depending on the speed of the boat.
For more details Tel: +30 210 6022460 or visit www.tropida.gr
Based on the successful hulldesign for the Norwegian Sea Rescue Society and Hydrolift sporty high speed heritage, the P-42 CHASE offers a unique blend of seaworthiness and elegance. The boat can be built as a luxury tender for pure passenger transfer, as a chase boat for rougher conditions or even as a good combination of both. The propulsion is based on Kongsberg waterjets with possibility for a diesel electric hybrid system. Outboard engines are also an option. Regardless of configuration the passengers will be granted a smooth and safe ride with this craft that is tailormade with passion in every detail.
For more details Tel: +47 90888025
or visit www.hydrolift.com