New 20m vessel features a 45sq m deck, large enough for tenders and other toys requested by the owner of the mothership. The yacht was conceived as a support vessel for superyachts ranging from 30m to 70m-plus.

Dutch boatbuilder Yacht X Tender, a division of Lynx Yachts, has completed the technical launch of YXT 20 hull #1. The new support vessel touched the water on July 14. She will be on display at Monaco Yacht Show 2016.

Built on spec, the 20m tender is to be delivered for Mediterranean use, primarily in Southern France, the builder says.

This unit features a 45sq m deck, large enough for tenders and other toys requested by the owner of the mothership: the yacht was conceived as a support vessel for superyachts ranging from 30m to 70m-plus, the boatbuilder explains.

A stern mounted gangway davit, allows for using the transom beach area to carry tenders and jet skis. The stairs and the first four meters of deck are completed in teak.

The yacht is propelled by two 715hp Cummins diesels giving her a range of 900 nautical miles.

The layout

The newest addition to the YXT “shadow boat fleet” has a four person crew quarters with two twin cabins with baths, galley, storage and laundry rooms, plus one large storage container accessible from the main deck.

The builder says it can also be used for extra refrigerator appliances, wine cellars, or when necessary, as extra berths, depending on the final destination of the yacht.

Davits and support equipment

The YXT 20 features two davits. The primary is located on the main deck, the secondary, which also serves as the gangway, at the stern. These have a lifting capacity of 1.7 tonnes with a 5m reach and 360° slewing.

Franck Darnet of Franck Darnet Design pencilled the interiors of this vessel.

The YXT line comprises steel displacement shadow boats/support vessels ranging 20m to 36m.