When you own a Land Rover Defender, or similar off-road vehicle, you no longer need to leave it at home when you go cruising. The YXT 24 from Lynx Yachts can carry one, as the owner of this hull proves. Simultaneously, the adventure vessel can carry a host of other toys, plus provide extra space for guests.
Netherlands-based Lynx Yachts created the YXT 24 as a way for owners, especially newcomers who are more adventurous, to expand and extend fun on the water. She’s part of a series of smaller and larger support yachts, to 118 feet (36 meters), in fact. Capt. Vincent Grandmaison, who runs the YXT 24 Evolution pictured here, believes the shipyard is on the right track. “This type of program is definitely oriented towards the new generation of very active owners, who are increasingly joining the market,” he says. “From an operational point of view, it is also a big improvement for the crew. Having a dual yacht operation brings additional comfort, versatility, redundancy, time efficiency, and much more.”
With naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design and interior design by Darnet Design, this support yacht measures 89’6” (27.3 meters). In anticipation of robust cruising, the team engineered her for a 1,400-nautical-mile range at 10 knots with Caterpillar power. In addition, they laid out deck areas for versatility.
For instance, you’ll find 807 square feet (75 square meters) of alfresco area on the main deck. It’s capable of holding the Land Rover Defender and a handful of watertoys, too. But, equally important, it becomes a giant lounge when the toys are launched via the dedicated crane. The owner can therefore use it for parties, lounging with family and friends, or even games. He requested a basketball hoop, mounted on the superstructure. In general, since the YXT 24 is semi-custom, other owners can keep a helicopter, a personal sub, and/or other toys back here.
Inside, the owner requested a guest suite (above), two crew cabins, a galley, a cozy skylounge open to the wheelhouse, and a gym where other yachts include a beach club. The gym occupies 258 feet (24 square meters), made even more inviting since the transom opens up to form a huge platform. Therefore, the owner and guests can finish a workout and jump straight into the sea to cool off.
Check out more of Lynx Yachts’ YXT 24, with a 23-foot (7-meter) beam, and imagine the possibilities for yourself. Click any of the images immediately above to see more.
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