19 May 2014

The Lynx Effect - YXT

One man’s vision to improve an owner’s experience by creating a new support vessel, the YXT, has come to fruition. Yachting enthusiast and head of LYNX Yachts, Slim Bouricha, says the YXT project has been on his mind for more than five years. “I always felt that owners of yachts from 35 to 60 meters, as well as large sailing yachts, deserved to get more out of their yachts during their precious vacation time,” he says.
It took Bouricha several years to perfect the concept of the 24m YXT – a unique, purpose-built, pocket support vessel that will basically extend an owner’s existing yacht. “The challenge was to get the most efficient utility tool and a versatile recreational platform fitted in a vessel that would cost less to acquire and operate than upsizing an existing or a new build yacht,” he says. YXT tender launched Built by LYNX Yachts and designed by the renowned Diana Yacht Design, the YXT allows owners and guests to enjoy far larger tenders and toys without cluttering the decks of the main yacht. When the tenders are launched the deck of the YXT can act as a beach club equivalent in size to that found on a +70m yacht. Down below the YXT can be configured as extra accommodation for guests, staff or crew. Alternatively the lower deck can be utilised as a spa, gym and recreational area or simply as extra storage space. According to Fraser Yachts broker, Vassilis Fotilas, the YXT would also be ideal as a sailing yacht and regatta bystander. “The YXT can be easily customised to meet the various needs of each owner.” YXT launched 2014 YXT hull No. 1 launched last month and is available for sale. Clients can also order a new YXT and customise it to meet their specific needs. “Today, LYNX Yachts is really proud of what the YXT it is offering to yacht owners, and this was made possible thanks to a great cooperation with Diana Yacht Design and Fraser Yachts.” Bouricha is confident YXT hull No. 1 will catch the attention of yacht owners and captains. “We feel it will certainly revolutionise the superyacht market.” YXT one
YXT tender
Builder: LYNX Yachts LoA: 23.99m Beam: 6.9m Draft: 1.45m Engines: 2x 847kW CAT C18 ACERT Speed: 12.5 and 16 knots cruising / max Design: Diana Yacht Design