Differing from the 24 meter unit delivered in 2014 and presented to the public, during the MYS of the same year, with it’s grey livery, the 65′ YXT Support Vessel has a white livery, giving her a fresher and more marine aspect. This color scheme also emphasizes the gamma’s production philosophy: created for carrying extra toys and gadgets, the vessel’s use is closer to the fun and leisure aspects of seagoing.
A further modification is the addition of a stern mounted gangway crane, allowing the transom mounted beach area to be used to carry tenders and jet skis. The stairs and the first four meters of deck are completed in teak, underlining the yachting style of the YXT 20.
The trial launch of the YXT 20 is planned for the middle of June, with routine sea trails immediately following. Two weeks after completion of the trails, the yacht will be delivered for use in the Mediterranean, primarily in Southern France.
Public debut will be at the Monaco Boat Show, September 28th to October 1st, 2016, with the yacht on display on the quay hosting the luxury maxi tenders.
Built in steel, the YXT 20 support vessel has a spacious 45 square meter deck and additional toys requested by the owner of the mother ship. Compared to the 24 meter model, the YXT 20 has a more traditional bow and the stern beach club is fixed not folding. The interior is designed by Frank Darnet Design.
The most compact member of 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 boxe with hatches that give onto the main deck that can also be used for refrigerators, wine cellars, or when necessary, as extra berths (depending on the final destination of the yacht).
The primary characteristic of every support vessel: the YXT 20 features two davits – the primary located on the main deck, the secondary, which also serves as the gangway, at the stern. The davit’s have a lifting capacity of 1.7 tons with a 5 meter reach and 360° slewing.
Guest area and lounge: bulkheads and overheads in natural wood veneer marine grade plywood, parquet flooring. Furnishings in natural wood veneer marine grade plywood
Bulkheads in natural wood veneer marine grade plywood, parquet flooring. Furnishings in white laminate veneer marine grade plywood with wood trim.
YXT 20m storage dimensions and volume
Hold: 5m x 5m, 25m2
Available volume: apx. 30m3 with standing headroom Length: 5m
Width at deck level: apx. 5.5m
Centerline headroom: 1.8m/1.95m
Lateral headroom (for storage only): 1.25m
Available storage volume: 30cbm
I have been sailing all my life, from dinghy racing to Trimaran Orma 60 and currently I am racing on the J 145 Double Take in the Pacific Northwest. As a Business and Marketing student I am working for a Yacht brokerage in Seattle: Swiftsure Yachts. As a sailor I believe that the journey matter even more than the destination. “A ship is safe in a harbour, but that’s not what a ship are made for.”