Lynx Yachts created its YXT series (short for Yacht X Tender) with oodles of deck space for watertoys, as well as interior space for overflow guests. An experienced cruiser is among the latest customers to catch on to the concept. He’s commissioned a YXT 24 Evolution, which will tote a number of toys made for adventure above and below the water.
Call her a shadow boat, a support boat, or a tandem cruiser. The YXT 24 Evolution can serve all of these purposes, while offering buyers a chance to personalize the layout. Measuring 89’6” (27.3 meters), this particular yacht will serve a shadow role. While Lynx Yachts won’t say what the mothership is, it does say she’s larger than this.
Filippo Rossi, sales and marketing manager for the shipyard, says the owner is “a true watersport lover.” Given the activities he enjoys pursuing, “lover” is an understatement. Kite surfing, scuba diving, sailing; you name it, he pursues it every chance he gets.
He’ll pursue these activities with his YXT 24 Evolution come delivery in late 2019. Lynx Yachts is dedicating stowage space inside the beach club for dive bottles and kite-surfing gear, for example. In addition, for more spirited fun above the water, he’ll have a catamaran, similar to the one in the illustration above. She’ll stow on the expansive aft deck, along with a knuckle-boom crane to launch and retrieve her. The same crane will handle other toys, too. With 23’2” (7.1 meters) of beam, the yacht certainly offers good space.
The YXT 24 Evolution won’t just hold toys, though. The owner has requested one guest stateroom as well as two crew cabins, the latter housing four people. Darnet Design is working with the owner on the layout and decor. (No details are available on the decor, however.) For practical purposes, the crew cabin will sit near a laundry room. An extra refrigerator area, meanwhile, will hold extra delicacies and beverages for the owner’s primary yacht. And, also for practical purposes, the XYT 24 Evolution will have a beach club.
With engineering by Diana Yacht Design, the support yacht should see a 12-knot cruise. She should also see a 1,400-nautical-mile range at 10 knots. Power comes from twin MANs.