Just when we thought innovation was absent from the under-20-foot tender market, our editors discovered Rendova boats. The new, modern-looking XT 15 is built for comfort, safety, and a dry ride. A closed-cell foam collar provides cushioning and flotation, while the deep-V hull is laid up with carbon fiber, Kevlar, and vacuum-infused E-glass for strength. This Rendova design has plush seating for eight, and an innovative “beach door” opens in the bow so you can step ashore easily. The XT 15 can accommodate a 70-horsepower outboard.
To showcase its Prestige line of motoryachts and express cruisers, French boatbuilder Jeanneau welcomes select guests to its impressive factory in Les Herbiers in western France. Prospective boat buyers, dealers, and a few lucky journalists got a glimpse of the entire boatbuilding process from the design and engineering studios to the yard where the boats are loaded for truck delivery. Oh and there was a really nice lunch with a little champagne as well!
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