Tender of the month: The X-Craft Elite 8.0

X-Craft is a company passionate about delivering the best in luxury performance RIB’s and superyacht tenders. With every X-Craft built in the Netherlands, they proudly strive to create tenders that are able to withstand the roughest of conditions in absolute comfort without making any compromises to its performance capabilities.

X-Craft Design Studio works closely with the best Naval Architects and other designers to bring this philosophy fully into every aspect of X-Craft with their designs that offer a fantastic balance between style, functionality and performance.

Ride quality is scrutinized throughout design, sea-trial testing and experience obtained over the last 30 years. Regardless of this extensive experience, the company still continue to pursue research and testing and are determined to set new benchmarks in the industry.

One of the boats proving this determination is an 8.0m tender, a gem of the X-Craft Elite series with a length of 8.00 metres, width of 2.65 metres and an overall clearance of 1.70 metres. This custom built Elite in particular is beautifully finished with natural teak decking and engraved logo, Orca Hypalon tapered tube (Military grey fabric impression), Oyster White ergonomic steering console, tinted windscreen and stainless handlebars, making sure X-Craft boast nothing but sophistication, quality and performance (@45kts). Also fitted with Steyr SE 306-300 HP diesel engine, Hamilton HJ241 water jet propulsion, Vinylester hull and a 250 HDPE litre fuel tank, X-Craft ensure the continued success and progression of the Elite series.

Other features on this Elite 8.0 include:

· Flush removable boarding poles in carbon fibre
· Pressure relieve valves
· Anti-slip boarding pads #4, rubbing strake and grab lines.
· Double tube padding at bow
· Storage compartment supported by gas struts to be closed with a flush and in molded lock
· High End audio system with subwoofer and amplifier
· Stainless steel raised bolster to guide anchor/mooring lines(with integrated navigation light

X-Craft also offer fully custom projects, including the custom 10 metre ender, the 10DER, a completely new superyacht tender with the combination of a state of the art deep-V hull (by Adam Younger) and a stunning modern exterior design (by Van Geest Design and X-Craft Design Studio). The first of the series will be handed over to the captain of a 74m superyacht, and will be fitted with a water sports towing post aft and removable carbon fibre wakeboard post.

This design has a distinctive and sleek appearance and, as with all X-Craft tenders, is created to lend itself to only the most comfortable of experience at sea, providing a sure, safe and dry ride. The custom 10DER easily accommodates up to 12 guests and 2 crew in both open air and sheltered seating. She is powered by twin 285 HP diesel engines, pushing her to speeds that surpass the minimum speed requirement easily.

Together with some of the most talented craftsmen in the boatbuilding industry and top suppliers in the Dutch Maritime industry, X-Craft ensure that they bring their customers an exclusive RIB or superyacht tender complete with impeccable design, innovation, performance and luxury.

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