UK-based designer and builder, C-Boat is pleased to present their new C-17M yacht tender, based on a development of the C-15M tender, featuring similar specifications, including the same propulsion package. In addition, the C-17M yacht is a slightly larger providing even better sea-keeping but a slightly lower top speed thanks to a more generous beam. Keeping the same specification and construction methods as the C-15M tender has resulted in the C-17M being extremely light and agile.C-Boat C-17M yacht tender
The C-17M yacht offers the ability to enclose the central deck space, either to add heat and use during the winter months or add Air Conditioning to make a more desirable space in the tropics.
The glazed superstructure was inspired by the armadillo exo-skeleton. The brief was to create an enclosed space that could be heated when cold but also had the ability to open up to give the feel of an open day boat.
The armadillo framework is constructed using carbon nomex sandwich allowing for a minimal sleek structure, made up of three segments (shells) with the central one fixed, and two rotating front and back. The shells are made up of carbon surrounds supported internally by a random lattice of carbon strips, layed up over a mould. This adds a cool funky look, but more importantly supports the glass. The Carbon lattice reduces the largest distance of unsupported glass and thus reduces the thickness of the glass needed, and therefore the weight, which is one of the main drivers for this approach.
The mechanism to open the shells is a simple rotation; the front and the back shells rotate towards the centre and then sit above the fixed central shell. Hidden arms controlled by rams control the shells rotation.
Inside the armadillo, is generous side bench seating, which can be adapted to form a comfortable dining area. Forward is the helm station with twin passenger buckets on the starboard side with the single helm on port. Between the bucket seats is a central opening into the generous light interior.
The aft end of the C-17M yacht is totally dedicated to sun worshipping. The engine box is covered by what C-Boat is calling the “Sun Saucer”, the raised sides adding some security whilst bombing around the ocean and catching rays.‘Sports Boats up to 45 feet’ award for Windy 31 Zonda Yacht Tender at Motor Boat of the Year 2012Riva Iseo Yacht Tender, winner of the Perfomance and Superboats Award at 2012 London Boat ShowSea Ray 250 SLX Yacht Tender awarded for innovation at the 2012 Miami Boat ShowCrownline Bowrider 235 SS Yacht Tender debuted at 2012 Dusseldorf Boat ShowTender for Motor Yacht Berkut by TENDER Shipyard SAS Tags: CBoat, tender, Yacht