[dropcap]D[/dropcap]utchCraft shipyard unveiled the first unit of its DC25 full electric, carbon fiber tender at Boot Düsseldorf 2020. It has a modular deck design that allows for fast and easy changes between operational modes such as superyacht tender, dive boat, sport fisher, toy carrier and family cruiser.The key features of the new DutchCraft 25 are robust and practical design, capacity, flexible layout, range and ease of use. The boat has an efficient V-shaped hull form and simple one-level deck with a number of seating options. Almost the entire space is open, except for the helm station, covered by a hardtop, while a front glass protects the driver from possible strong wind. Another unique layout feature is the proprietary hinged bow door design. Guests can walk directly to and from the beach via the foredeck, without the risk of getting wet. High sides give an enhanced sense of safety and protection, while the transom opens to create a spacious swim platform from which to dive or sunbathe. When the deck is cleared, there is enough space to transport a land vehicle, a pair of jetskis, provisions or accessories.Additional padded benches convert the DC25 into a comfortable guest shuttle with space for up to 12 passengers. The boat is perfect for diving fans; there is a custom rack module for up to eight dive sets, complemented by a back-to-back bench layout and storage for two Seabob underwater scooters. For showers, rinsing and wash-downs, the freshwater tank has ample capacity. The aft area of DutchCraft’s electric tender is large enough to carry several motocross bikes or stand up paddleboats, a compact submarine or a 5-meter sailing dinghy.“We are happy to unveil our innovative tender – designed and built in the Netherlands – at an event as strong as Boot Düsseldorf,” commented DutchCraft Marketing Coordinator Floris Koopmans. “For DutchCraft, as a young brand it is very important get acquainted with our target audience and there’s no better way to do it than to present the product at its best.”DutchCraft explored the opportunities and the challenges involved in the evolution from combustion engines to hybrids or fully-electric drivetrains. This transition led to a totally new approach to the design of a superyacht tender. The low and compact drivetrain frees up deck space, which DutchCraft optimized by implementing a modular deck system.The boat is able to cruise fast at 32 knots for up to 75 minutes, which is more than enough to deliver guests from a superyacht to the shore and back several times, or even to go waterskiing. At the same time, it can cruise for up to six hours at six knots, allowing peaceful exploration of hidden bays or islands, for a day trip with no fumes or noise.
A limousine version of the DC25 is currently in development.