Xtenders 8.3m Explor. RIB

T/T Dragonfly

The story

Two tenders were built for this client and were meant to facilitate a wide variety of water sport activities such as diving and kitesurfing in the most remote regions of the globe. A flexible interior that can be transformed into multiple layouts was created to suit each particular activity. Four shock mitigating seats located ahead of the 375 horsepower engine soften the ride when the tender is travelling at an eye wateringly quick top speed of 45+ knots.

This tender is very robustly designed with remote and adventurous operating locations in mind and custom reinforcements were defined together with the client.

By installing a jet drive we were able to minimize the tenderĀ“s draft whilst maximizing its operating area. Integrating a removable bimini and folding console made it possible to store the tender in the low-profile tender bay.


  • LOA 8.3 m
  • Beam 2.6 m
  • Height for storage 1.55 m
  • Hull weight 230 kg
  • Weight 1250 kg
  • Drivetrain Steyr MO-265 K43
  • Number of engines 1
  • Power 256 hp
  • Max. speed 46 kn
  • Cruise speed 28 knots
  • Water capacity 40 l
  • Capacity 12 people incl. crew
  • Construction Pre-preg Carbon Fibre

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