Fledgling builder DutchCraft has presented a fully electric 8.04 metre carbon fibre tender.
Set to make its debut at Boot Dusseldorf in January 2020, the DutchCraft 25 has been designed and engineered in-house. It is the second model presented by the builder, following the 17 metre DutchCraft 56, which made its debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September.
The tender’s design is focused on flexibility and features a modular deck design. This allows the boat to be used for a variety of uses, such as a sport fisher or a dive boat. Furniture and fixtures, including padded benches, allow the tender to be used as a guest shuttle for up to 12 passengers.
When the deck is cleared, there is enough space to transport a land vehicle or a pair of Jetskis. There is also a custom rack module capable of carrying up to eight dive sets, as well as storage for two Seabobs.
The stern bulwark converts into a swim platform and a hinged door design at the bow allows guests to walk directly onto the beach without getting wet.
DutchCraft sales and marketing manager Floris Koopmans said: “With a clear remit to give owners the flexibility and fun they desire from life on the water, backed up by robust and practical design, the DC25 is a natural addition to our offering. There is nothing else like it in the size category; the sheer capacity and range of uses is phenomenal.”
The tender is fully electric and has a 75 minute cruising time at 32 knots or six hours at six knots.
Koopmans added: “At DutchCraft, we believe electric propulsion will be key in a future that cares about ocean preservation. We are committed to investing in this positive movement, and the technology that we have developed for the DC25 is a step in the right direction.