May 27, 2013

Project: XL Marine 43 Tender

XL Marine presents the new Tender project based on the hull of its top seller and first produced 43 model.  As is paramount in the XL Marine models the 43 Tender follows on the input of traditional US and Italian open boat lines, but here this 2005 founded boat builder located in Rome Italy gives a boost to its creativity side.  See the option as in the second picture for opening side bulk heads for example to this. Criteria for the the XL Marine 43 Tender is a full walk around flush deck which bring new input to its runabout sport cruiser spirit.  The standard exterior layout features a center console helm which can be ordered with a hard top, large settee and dinette to fore, and a two by lounge sun pads at aft.  Inside the Italian builder has not given ideas of what it features but I can speculate that a shower head, small galley and double berth can be featured.  Still as XL has shown in the past years customization is very important in all its models, all the 43's are in fact different to the others with a half a dozen layouts being available, and the company declares it again for this new entry level project.  The XL Marine 43 Tender can be powered by twin diesels I imagine to a similar output to those of the standard 43.  But here again unlike the 43 delivered in fifteen units so far XL Marine can also put surface drives propulsion units and allows max speeds up to fifty knots.

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