Xtenders 8.5m SOLAS

T/T Dilbar

The story

The Xtender 8.5m SOLAS is the largest SOLAS compliant tender ever built for a superyacht, so it will come as no surprise that two of these tenders are used aboard the largest superyacht in the world by volume: M/Y Dilbar. Besides rescue craft, these tenders are rugged, versatile boats capable of fulfilling a variety of roles including day-to-day operations and expeditions as well as guest transfers.

Full carbon construction allows for an extremely strong, yet lightweight boat. This brings the boat into the realm of many yachts constrained by crane capabilities that in the past would have had to opt for a smaller vessel. Even the SOLAS safety arch at the stern, responsible for self-righting the boat, is constructed from carbon to keep weight down to a minimum. The hull design ensures stable ride characteristics and a well thought out layout with an exclusive finish to the highest standard makes every trip in this tender a perfect experience.

Xtenders 8.5m SOLAS


  • Design Xtenders
  • Engineering Xtenders
  • LOA 8.5m
  • Beam 3.2m
  • Height for storage 1.9m
  • Hull weight 440kg
  • Weight 2400kg
  • Drivetrain Yanmar 8LV + Hamilton jet HJ274
  • Power 370 hp
  • Max. speed 41knts
  • Capacity 12 people incl. crew
  • Ce Category B

Standard options:

  • GPS + Chart plotter
  • VHF
  • Instrumentation control package
  • Sound system with radio & speakers
  • Vinyl upholstery package
  • Deck Shower
  • Watertight storage lockers
  • Anchor
  • Fenders
  • Navigation lighting
  • Shore power connection & battery charger
  • Bilge pump system
  • Hydraulic steering


  • Extended navigation interface

    Extended navigation interface

  • Custom carbon solas arch

    Custom carbon solas arch

  • Xquip boarding step

    Xquip boarding step

  • Shock mitigation seats

    Shock mitigation seats

  • WASSP multibem sonar system

    WASSP multibem sonar system