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New Tender - Suggestions

Discussion in 'Tenders & Dinghies' started by JohnS, May 7, 2005.

  1. JohnS

    JohnS Member

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    I am looking for a tender. The paramters are as follows:

    Max 800kg all up (crane capacity)
    Length about 5-5.5m
    Preferably an inboard engine (around 200hp but open to suggestions)
    Preferably Jet not propeller
    Not a RIB!

    I have been looking at the Sea Doo Sportster which i like. (also Sugar Sand Tango)

    I have no idea about these boats - but i am looking for something good. Look forward to some suggestions!

    John
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  4. JohnS

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    sounds good guys!

    I am tending towards the seadoo.

    The other plus for going for the sea doo is that an RXP will be along side it! common engineers to attend and perform servicing...

    just thought i should be aware of all options.

    As you say, i am looking for something more fun than just to be used as a tender - it needs to also perform the "water taxi" role to a certain degree.

    Will have another look at the Boston Whaler - but it has an outboard....
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    As you know the RXP shares the same engine as the Sportster 4-Tec. This is an awesome engine, huge amount of power, silent, ecological... just BRILLIANT !!!

    I'm absolutely jetski addicted, and I can tell you you've made a great choice by buying an RXP... Hopefully yours is yellow, just like the Sportster 4-Tec ;)
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    Have you seen this unit? http://www.jetpac.us/

    A bolt on petrol or diesel jet package. I have not seen it in reality, but it seems as a neat thing that can be replaced as easy as an outboarder.

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    looks very interesting!! i would be very interested to see this in action.

    as far as i can see, these things weigh a lot - the 150hp Diesel is 428kg!!

    i will study them... but as far as i can see - this is about twice the weight of a comparable conventional outboard, isnt it??
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    Yes, they seems to be too heavy to lift for you, but in the water they have a bouyancy reducing the weight by 75 % they say. Must be pretty quiet I guess.

    As a tender to a big yacht I think the diesel option is not bad...
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    The yellow model appears to be the 2004 one!! but i agree... they should definately match. i dont think there is any difference between the 2004 and 2005 RXP models (as far as i am aware)!
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    Jet tenders

    Here are two very nice yacht tenders with jetdrive if you want some style & class :cool:

    Comitti Alassio 5,5m
    www.comittigroup.com

    Offshore Construzioni Nautiche Super Classic 16
    www.offshorecn.it
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    Yes the yellow is the 2004 model you're definitely right, but there are no differences between 2004 and 2005. ;)
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    they are both lovely boats Orion!! and they displace about 700kg too. That surprised me - i thought they would be heavier!!
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    I talked to the Jetpac people at the Miami show. They did mention the bouyancy issue. I agree on the diesel propulsion I would not carry a gasoline-powered tender on my yacht.
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    The open launch designs by Maril have a certain charm

    Maril link

    :cool:
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    i have been looking for quite a while for a similar spec tender. you have to take into consideration the full weight (loaded with fuel + other loads and water in the bilges) if you are going to lift the tender to your fly bridge. Also, there will be additional loads if the vsl is moving. Hence even for an Avon 490 tender with outboard, i had to upgrade my crane to 1000 kgs for safe operation in all conditions. I know that Cirrus (www.cirrusribs.com) is going to come out with a carbon fibre boat with light weight (500 kgs), but still not produced as to my knowledge.