Xtenders, Almere, Netherlands-based Superyacht tender builder has unveiled their latest 9.3m custom limousine. Truly reflecting the custom nature of superyacht industry, the custom tender combines all the advantages of a luxurious limousine and an open day boat. The Xtender 9.3 is designed by Denis Popov, company’s head of design and is built for an 83.5 m Feadship yacht. Weighing only 3200 kg, the 9.3m limousine tender is made entirely out of pre-impregnated carbon fiber. The lightweight design allows for a single engine with bow thruster set-up that enables it to reach a top speed of 39 knots.
Xtenders collaborated with Structeam, a composite-technology specialist and Vripack, a Dutch leading yacht design, naval architecture and engineering studio to engineer the vessel. The most innovative feature of the Xtender 9.3 custom limousine that defines tender’s functionality is its two separate actuated roofs. Thus, the storage height of the tender can be lowered to 1.55m which allows it to go through the Feadship superyacht’s garage door that has 1.65m clearance.
The two actuating roofs can be set in three different positions with a touch of a single button. One setting raises the coachroof and the Bimini to create a fully functional limousine with two separate decks. Besides that, using a concealed pantograph mechanism, one can raise the Bimini above the aft deck to reveal a versatile tender with two open decks. Lastly, in order to fit the tender into the yacht’s garage, the total storage height of the tender can be lowered to 1.55 m by dropping both roofs into the hull.
The Xtender 9.3 custom limousine by Xtenders can accommodate 12 people including crew members. The aft deck comes with a folding transom and two removable benches that are ideal for leisure and water sport activities. Additional luxury features include LED lighting, climate control, panoramic roof and a multimedia system.