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YXT 24 New Build Has Arrived!

on November 23, 2017

Another Successful Monaco Yacht Show for Lynx Yachts

on October 18, 2017

Lynx Yachts - Adventure 32

on September 20, 2017

Press release: YXT 24 sold

on May 17, 2017

Lynx Yachts acquires Nijkerk shipyard

on March 27, 2017

A successful debut of YXT20 at 2016 Monaco Yacht Show 2016

on October 6, 2016

YXT 20m – UNIT #1 LAUNCHED

on July 28, 2016

YXT 20m support vessel – Work in progress on the first unit

on May 15, 2016

YXT 20 support vessel on spec build announcement

on May 12, 2016

Press release: YXT 24 sold

on May 17, 2017

Nijkerk, THE NETHERLANDS. Lynx Yachts is thrilled to announce the sale of another YXT 24. The second model of this groundbreaking 24m superyacht support vessel to be built by the Dutch shipyard, it is expected to be delivered to her owner in the summer of 2018, ready to be displayed at the Monaco Yacht Show 2018.

This YXT 24 has been purchased by an American entrepreneur who enjoys making the most of life and the great outdoors. This is a client with a very discriminating taste for beautiful design and architecture. A lover of watersports like surfing, wake boarding and jet-skiing, the owner was searching for a vessel that would support him on his quest for action and adventure at sea; that would not only be a way to reach remote beaches, pristine bays and beautiful surf breaks, but also be a comfortable home away from home and a place to store his various tenders and toys. The YXT 24 was designed to be a platform for exactly this.

Originally conceived as a sophisticated support vessel to accompany the mothership, supplying additional storage and transport large tenders and toys, Lynx Yachts’s YXT – Yacht x Tender – is also a reliable and rugged yacht in its own right. This YXT 24 will feature one well-appointed double cabin with a pullman and ensuite, as well as accommodation for four crew members in two double cabins. Frank Darnet Design will do the interior design.

What makes this YXT 24 particularly special is its strength as a platform for sport, exploration and adventure. The stern will feature a full-beam teak tiered step, creating almost a mini viewing arena, where guests can sit and watch each other surfing or doing tricks in the wake. With a spacious lazarette accessible from the swim platform and 75sqm of deck space, the yacht will have plenty of room for the storage of equipment, tenders and toys, including the owner’s personal Land Rover Defender, enabling him to explore on land as well as at sea.

“It has been a pleasure to work with this client,” says Filippo Rossi, sales and marketing manager at Lynx Yachts. “His passion for yachting and for the sea is infectious. He knows exactly how he wants to use his YXT and this has helped us to adapt the vessel for him. At Lynx Yachts, we are committed to detail and quality. Everything we do is centred on the user experience, meaning that this will be a fantastic yacht, completely tailor-made to suit the needs and wishes of this client. We are really proud of this project; it shows the true flexibility of the YXT platform and the levels of customisation we can achieve.”

This exciting sale follows on from the opening of Lynx’s new shipyard in Nijkerk earlier this year, further underpinning the dedication of this innovative yard to building dependable, seaworthy vessels for modern yachtsmen and women.

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For more information, interview requests or images, please contact Caroline Hillier on caroline@aquamarine-consultancy.com or +44 (0)7775 841 381

Notes for the Editor

Lynx Yachts was founded in 2011 by Slim Bouricha, a businessman with considerable shipbuilding experience, when he was unable to find a yacht that matched his needs. The first yacht launched was the fully custom Heliad II (34m) in 2013, with the YXT Division YXT One (24m) hitting the water in 2014. Following the success of the first units, both already sold, during the summer 2016, the yard launched the 20m YXT, while the fully custom line was augmented in the course of the year to include four new design options: Gentleman, Classic, Adventure and Custom.

Lynx Yachts acquires Nijkerk shipyard

on March 27, 2017

Nijkerk, THE NETHERLANDS. Dutch shipbuilder Lynx Yachts has announced that it has acquired a shipyard in Nijkerk. Less than an hour away from Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport, the Nijkerk facility reinforces the dynamic superyacht brand’s commitment to meet the growing demand for dependable, seaworthy vessels in the 30m to 50m range.

“Lynx has always taken pride in maintaining the tradition of high quality Dutch yacht building,” says Slim Bouricha, founder and president of Lynx Yachts. “We are dedicated to becoming the Dutch builder of choice for not just custom yachts between 30m and 50m, but also innovative yacht support vessels with our YXT range. Moving to our new production facility in Nijkerk is just one more milestone in our journey.”

Officially opened on 23 February 2017, the state-of-the-art Nijkerk shipyard boasts a quay length of 70m. With capacity for up to three in-build yachts simultaneously, the new facilities promise to be a world-class platform for Lynx Yachts’ range of vessels.

“This is an exciting step for us at Lynx Yachts,” says Filippo Rossi, sales and marketing manager for the yard. “This move signals that we are really shifting up a gear, having had an overwhelmingly positive response from the market to the yard’s commercial activities. The new production facility is part of our continuous effort to deliver value to our clients.”

Founded in 2011, the yard benefits from decades of experience thanks to Bouricha and his talented team. The addition of Rossi to the company in January 2016 has seen Lynx Yachts continue to go from strength to strength. Production is split into two divisions: the fully custom line division that includes displacement motoryachts from 25m to 50m in steel and aluminium, and the YXT – Yacht x Tender – division that currently includes displacement aluminium shadow boats and support vessels from 20m to 36m.
At the heart of Lynx Yachts is a passion for detail and a commitment to the utmost quality. Working closely with some of the industry’s most skilled designers and naval architects, as well as an expert in-house team, Lynx Yachts is able to push the of superyacht design, creating innovative, reliable vessels that meet the exacting standards and specific needs of their owners in a way that has not been done before.

“We want to create a whole new way of yachting and build yachts that will stand the test of time,” Bouricha explains. “The attention to detail that goes into every aspect of our builds is unparalleled. As a result, these are legacy projects; yachts that will truly be the custodians of the next generation.”

A successful debut of YXT20 at 2016 Monaco Yacht Show 2016

on October 6, 2016

YXT20 successfully debuted at 2016 Monaco Yacht Show. A pletora of media, brokers and industry professionals visited the first unit of this 20m support vessel.
Here a sneak-peak of one of the interviews that our Sales & Marketing Manager Filippo Rossi run for the CNBC TV.

YXT 20m – UNIT #1 LAUNCHED

on July 28, 2016

-UNIT #1 LAUNCHED
-WORLD DEBUT AT MONACO YACHT SHOW 2016

YXT – Yacht X Tender – a division of Lynx Yachts – announces the technical launch of YXT 20m hull #1 on July 14th. This first unit of the model YXT 20 is ready to debut during the next Monaco Yacht Show (28th September to the 1st October 2016) where it will be on display at the tender area – Quai Jarlan Tender Show QJ – along the Designer’s Galley.

This support vessel – built on-spec in Holland like all YXT vessels – is to be delivered for Mediterranean use, primarily in Southern France.

This unit features a large 45 square meter deck, large enough for tenders and the other toys requested by the owner of the mothership: the yacht was conceived as a support vessel for superyachts ranging from 30 to over 70 meters.

YXT 20 has a white livery, giving her a fresh 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 stern mounted gangway davit, allows to use the transom beach area 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 YXT 20’s interiors design is by Franck Darnet of Franck Darnet Design. The unit is propelled by two 715hp Cummins diesels giving her a range of 900 nautical miles.

LAYOUT

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 container accessible from the main deck. 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 primary characteristic of every support vessel: 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. The davits have a lifting capacity of 1.7 tons with a 5 meter reach and 360° slewing.

INTERIORS

Guest area and lounge: bulkheads and overheads in natural wood veneer marine grade plywood, parquet flooring. Furnishings in natural wood veneer marine grade plywood

CREW QUARTERS

Bulkheads in natural wood veneer marine grade plywood, parquet flooring. Furnishings in white laminate veneer marine grade plywood with wood trim.

YXT 20 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

The YXT range – 20 to 36 meter steel displacement shadow boats/support vessels The 20m to 36m production range was conceived with a completely different philosophy and vision in respect to traditional Lynx Yachts. President Slim Bouricha strongly believes in the use and diffusion of this type of vessel; he does not consider the shadow boat to be just a short lived trend but a boat that every owner will sooner or later consider useful. This explains the yard’s investment in producing YXT yachts both in series and “on spec”, conforming to very precise choices in construction, transport, material and operating costs.

YXT support vessel range – general characteristics Support vessels are designed to accompany the mothership, supplying additional storage, large tender transport, laundry and ironing, submersibles, water toys, helicopters, etc., or as support vessels for race boats. They double, if not triple, the space available for owners, allowing them to bring everything they desire on vacation with them, including their favorite car or helicopter.

Depending on the boat’s configuration and final use, the YXT also means extra space for guests or the possibility to include, just for example, a professional galley, spa or gym.

YXT 20m support vessel – Work in progress on the first unit

on May 15, 2016

- Completely on-time and on-schedule
- Trail launch this June, delivery to client at the end of July
- Public presentation during the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show 2016

Following up on the March press release announcing the construction of the YXT 20 support vessel, Yacht X Tender, a division of Lynx Yachts, is pleased to announce that construction of the first unit of 20 meter vessel is proceeding perfectly according to schedule. The support vessel, built on-spec in Holland like all YXT vessels, is presently in the painting phase, having completed all the system and power plant installations. Differing from the 24 meter unit delivered in 2014 and presented to the public, during the MYSof the same year, with it’s grey livery, the YXT 20 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 metersof 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. Layout 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).

YXT 20m support vessel – Work in progress on the first unit

on May 12, 2016

– “On spec” construction exploiting the success of the YXY 24 model

– Steel construction with 45 square meters of deck, two cranes, a 25 square meter holdand 30 cubic meters of total storage

– Estimated delivery date by summer 2016

YXT Yacht X Tender – part of Lynx Yachts – is pleased to announce the “on spec” build of the YXT 20m model, ready for delivery this coming summer 2016. The decision to produce the 20meter vessel was taken given the market’s enthusiastic response to the YXT 24, first launched in 2014.

The steel support vessel YXT 20m features a large 45 square meter deck, large enough fortenders and the other toys requested by the owner of the mothership.

The YXT 20 differs from the 24 in having a more traditional bow, not reversed, and is without thestern mounted beach club. The YXT 20’s interiors were designed by Franck Darnet of Franck Darnet Design. The yacht was conceived as a support vessel for superyachts ranging from 30to over 70 meters. The YXT is propelled by two 715hp Cummins diesels giving her a range of900 nautical miles. This unit is listed by Fraser yachts with an asking price of € 1,950,000.

Layout
The smallest member of the YXT “shadow boats” fleet will have a four member crew whose quarters include a galley, crew’s lounge and two twin cabins with baths, storage and laundry rooms, plus two large storage boxes with on-deck hatches, easy to access from the crew quarter as well, that can be used for (upon request) refrigerators, wine storage or as makeshift berths, depending on the final destination of the yacht.

Support equipment
Hoisting out is one of the primary activities requested of all support vessels. The YXT 20 is equipped with two cranes. The primary covers the deck area while the secondary the stern and also serves as the gangway. Each crane has a lifting capacity at a five meter extension of 1.7tons and has a full 360° slew.

Interiors
Guest zone and dinette: marine grade plywood walls with a natural wood finish, Hi-Mac ceilings,wall to wall carpeting. Furnishings are in natural wood veneer marine grade plywood. Any guests area is previewed.

Crew’s Quarters
Walls, ceilings and floors are in white finish laminate marine grade plywood.Furnishings are in wood finish veneer marine grade plywood with wood detailing and HI-MAC.

YXT 20 twin storage dimensions and volumes
Hold: 5m x 5m, 25m2
Available volume: apx. 30m2 with standing headroom
Length: 5mWidth at deck level: apx. 5.5m
Centerline headroom: 1.8m/1.95m
Lateral headroom (for storage only): 1.25m
Available storage volume: 28m3

The YXT range – 20 to 36 meter steel displacement shadow boats/support vessels
The 20m to 36m production range was conceived with a completely different philosophy and vision in respect to traditional Lynx Yachts. President Slim Bouricha strongly believes in the use and diffusion of this type of vessel; he does not consider the shadow boat to be just a short lived trend but a boat that every owner will sooner or later consider useful. This explains the yard’s investment in producing YXT yachts both in series and “on spec”, conforming to very precise choices in construction, transport, material and operating costs. Following the success of the first 24 meter model, the yard has decided to build two additional models: the first in the 20meter range will be launched this coming summer. Further details on the third unit will be released later this year.

YXT support vessel range – general characteristics
Support vessels created to accompany the mothership, supplying additional storage, large tender transport, laundry and ironing, submersibles, water toys, helicopters, etc., or as support vessels for race boats. They double, if not triple, the space available for owners, allowing them to bring everything they desire on vacation with them, including their favorite car or helicopter.Depending on the boat’s configuration and final use, the YXT also means extra space for guests or the possibility to include, just for example, a professional galley, spa or gym.

Lynx Yachts - Adventure 32

on May 12, 2016

Nijkerk, THE NETHERLANDS. Ahead of this year’s upcoming Monaco Yacht Show, Lynx Yachts is delighted to reveal its new model, the Adventure 32. The first in the Adventure Series, this tough and robust 32.2 metre yacht is the shipyard’s response to the market’s increasing appetite for long-distance displacement hull vessels with large decks for tender and toy stowage.

“We are targeting a visionary kind of client with contemporary tastes,” says Filippo Rossi, Sales & Marketing Manager at Lynx Yachts. “Someone who is hungry for new experiences and eager to explore the world. The Adventure 32 has been designed with a hull for unrestricted navigation, yet with all the available deck space she will be equally at home in the Med.”

The fully custom yacht, with a hull constructed of steel and a superstructure of aluminium, will not exceed 200 gross tonnes, impacting positively on both fuel costs and the environment. Two Caterpillar C18s will enable a top speed of 15 knots with a cruising speed of 13.5 knots. Maximum range will be 2,700 nautical miles at an economical 11 knots, with 2,000 nautical miles achievable at cruising speed.

The Adventure 32 takes her styling inspiration from Lynx’s YXT Series, soon to be followed with the Adventure 24 and Adventure 38 in the Adventure Series, sporting clean lines with a contemporary profile design. The forward wheelhouse and rigid, high bulwarks above the and the strong vertical plumb stem bow, enable this yacht to take heavy seas in her stride. The main salon boasts chic dark floor to ceiling windows whilst a large strip of glazing in the hull gives accommodation in the lower deck plenty of light. A long transom stern and symmetrical balconies either side of the wheelhouse complete her unique look.

At 60 square metres, the main deck provides plenty of external space for the stowage of tenders and toys, whilst a slightly higher level stepped up offers generous room for a large sun pad and social seating arrangement. With tenders and toys launched, the aft deck becomes an extensive beach club with easily accessible swim platform. The sociable bridge deck offers more seating, both aft and forward, a dining table for eight and a bar. The high wheelhouse gives the captain great visibility, while aft of this is an indoor/outdoor lounge. The Adventure 32 has options for two layouts providing accommodation for eight guests and eight crew or 10 guests and 10 crew respectively.

“The Adventure 32 is another fantastic example of what Lynx Yachts is all about – she embodies our values of top quality Dutch construction, excellent sea-keeping qualities and uncompromising style and comfort. It’s an approach to yacht building you would expect from a team who are sailors at heart with a true passion for the sea,” Rossi concludes.

For more information, interview requests or images, please contact Caroline Hillier on caroline@aquamarine-consultancy.com or +44 (0)7775 841 381

Another Successful Monaco Yacht Show for Lynx Yachts

on October 18, 2016

Nijkerk, THE NETHERLANDS. When it comes to the superyacht industry, there is no event quite like the Monaco Yacht Show. A meeting place for clients, shipyards, designers, suppliers and everyone in between, its energy is inspiring and it is always a hub of news, launches, collaborations and announcements. With 125 yachts on display and attendance higher than it has ever been at 36,400 people, the 27th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show was no different and it was an especially exciting one for Lynx Yachts.

This year we unveiled the brand new Adventure 32 model at our stand. The first in the Adventure Series, our team created this 32.3m yacht as a response to the growing popularity of long-range displacement hull vessels. The concept was really well-received by potential buyers and the wider industry. Clients increasingly want to explore the world and embark on new experiences, and with its cruising range of 2,000nm at 11knots, external stowage space for tenders and excellent balance of sea-worthy and luxury features, the Adventure 32 really lives up to its name. Environmental and efficiency issues within the industry were also important topics of discussion at this year's show, and both are always key considerations for us at Lynx. The Adventure 32 will not exceed 200 gross tonnes, something that will positively impact on both the management costs and environment.

Visitors to our Lynx stand were also able to see scale models of the shipyard's celebrated YXT series. This groundbreaking range received significant interest from not just potential clients, but also naval architects, engineers and captains within the industry who were excited by the limitless potential of the YXT platform. Originally conceived as a sophisticated support vessel to accompany the mothership, supplying additional storage and transport large tenders and toys, the YXT – Yacht x Tender – is also a reliable and rugged yacht in its own right. One of the scale models on display represented the YXT 24, the second of which was sold to an American client earlier this year and is expected to be delivered in the summer of 2018, ready to be displayed at the Monaco Yacht Show 2018.

This was certainly another inspiring, busy and successful Monaco Yacht Show for us at Lynx Yachts. Thank you to everyone who came and visited the stand, met with our team and helped make it such a strong event. The year ahead is going to be an exciting one for the shipyard and we look forward to sharing even more news in the coming months.

Credits image: Tom van Oossanen

YXT 24 New Build Has Arrived!

on November 23, 2016

Lynx Yachts is excited to share that the YXT 24 hull has arrived at Nijkerk shipyard in the Netherlands, ready for its nine months of work. The steel hull and aluminium superstructure is in place and everything is on schedule for her to be presented at MYS 2018. Plus, the client has visited the yacht and is very happy with progress so far.