LINX 30 - the prototype model from the brand-new range LINX Tenders launched to great acclaim at Palma International Boat Show at the end of April 2022. Offering exceptional stability, high speed performance, lightweight carbon composites and a fully customisable deck configuration, the tender features state-of-the-art foil-assisted catamaran hulls - providing 30-40% improved fuel efficiency. The LINX created interest from press to brokers and private boat buyers at a packed show and new orders are already in development.
The first tender built by leading Palma composites specialists BM Composites, the LINX is also the very first superyacht tender to be designed and built in Mallorca. Highly regarded local naval architect Tià Simó of Bravo Yacht Design was involved in the project from design conception to sea trial and worked to a tight brief, balancing the client´s demand for stability, high performance, and a strictly controlled weight limit. The LINX was commissioned by an expedition mega yacht who also specified key features including a beach landing system, a folding hardtop for garage stowage inside the mothership and a WASSP sonar integration. The explorer vessel often navigates in uncharted waters and the LINX tender will serve as a scout by transmitting topographic data of the seabed back to the mothership via the integrated multi-beam sonar system.
The prototype LINX 30 was built in lightweight composites, using the new Prime 37 Infusion Resin system and Corecell Marine Foam from Gurit. The hull is a high tech tour de force, displacing 3.5t, including 430lt of diesel and covering 130 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 25-knots. BM Composites' manufacturing facility has been approved as a CE certified shipyard and the LINX 30 as a CE certified C-Class boat.
The hardtop in its deployed position projects over the helm console and forward sunbed seating areas providing a dayboat option, while a folding mechanism ensures the tender will fit perfectly in the vessel´s garage. The beach landing bow door allows guests to walk directly onto the beach without a splash, while the hull sits perfectly stable on the sand. LINX 30 has a comfortable layout for 12 passengers with electric WC.
A large proportion of design time went into fluid dynamic testing of the hull shape and foil configuration, generating an exhilarating ride combining speed and longitudinal stability with a wave-dampening effect generated by the foils. Mark Branagh, MD of BMComposites explains “By reducing drag, the foil improves seakeeping and gives up to 40% more speed for the same power and fuel consumption”. The LINX has a large, fixed foil between the two hulls and two trim tabs right aft providing the lift which maximises the fuel saving benefits.
The tender is fully customisable – deck layout, helm console, engines, and propulsion system can all be designed to the client´s specifications. LINX 30 can be configured as a dayboat with a forward dining area and extended awnings, a sport fishing boat by integrating a full cabin for the helm console, or even as a weekend boat by closing the forward deck. The prototype has two Hamilton waterjets run by two Yanmar 4LV250 inboard engines capable of a top speed above 40-knots, but other propulsion systems such as straight shaft, Z drives, outboards can also be mounted. In an interesting shift, new clients are also interested in solar powered and electric versions of the tender.
Mark Branagh concludes, “The attention to detail that has gone into our first tender has been incredible and we are extremely proud of the impeccable finish. The client and the crew love both the ergonomic styling of the boat and the performance it delivers, combined with the most exceptionally stable ride. We are confident we can appeal to both the superyacht and the dayboat tender markets, as the combination of unique technology, innovation and functionality is what really sets LINX Tenders apart from the crowd.”
The details of all vessels are offered in good faith but we cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. Any buyer should instruct their agents, or their surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to sale, price change, location or withdrawal without notice.
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