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.


  • LOA 8.5 m
  • Beam 3.2 m
  • Draft 0.52 m
  • Height for storage 1.9 m
  • Hull weight 440 kg
  • Weight 2500 kg
  • Drivetrain Yanmar 8LV + Hamilton jet HJ274
  • Number of engines 1
  • Power 370 hp
  • Max. speed 41 kn
  • Capacity 12 people incl. crew

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

Custom carbon solas arch

Xquip boarding step

Shock mitigation seats

WASSP multibem sonar system