Lynx Yachts explains the rapid rise of yacht support vessels

5 May 2017 • Written by Chris Jefferies

With flexible deck configurations and broad scope for customisation during the build process, it’s hardly surprising that more and more superyacht owners are waking up to the many benefits of owning a support vessel.

The YXT series from Dutch custom yard Lynx Yachts is one of the foremost examples of this, with the YXT 24 capable of carrying two tenders and a pair of Jet Skis, as well as a luxury car below decks. Meanwhile the more compact YXT 20, which was launched in the summer of 2016, has a wide range of deck layout options, suitable for carrying anything from a tender or a sailing boat to a selection of water toys.

The YXT 24 made its public debut at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show

The yard, based in Nijerk, believes that superyacht support vessels represent the new shape of yachting. With this in mind, Lynx Yachts has plans for an even larger model, the YXT 36, which can also double up as a helicopter landing pad when needed.

But the benefits of owning a superyacht support vessel reach beyond the confines of the vessel itself. When considering an upgrade, many superyacht owners find themselves reluctant to break through the 500GT barrier and incur the extra regulation that comes with it — not to mention the increased draught of a larger yacht, which can make remote, shallow bays off limits.

With a superyacht support vessel, owners can upgrade their yachting experience for a fraction of the cost, as well as expanding their accommodation capacity, since the YXT 24 boasts two luxurious cabins, ideal for hosting four more guests, while the crew area allows your staff to be increased by four as well.

Meanwhile, the flexibility of having two vessels in your fleet makes for seamless provisioning, as there’s no need for the mothership to make a detour to pick up more supplies.

The YXT 20 is available in a wide range of deck layouts

Built from aluminium to CE Category A standards, the YXT range is both rugged and seaworthy, so you can be sure that your superyacht support vessel will stand the test of time.

To learn more about the supreme Dutch quality available from the fully custom shipyard Lynx Yachts, e-mail: or call: +31 20 5708 923.