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.
When it comes to testing engines, Capt. Bill Pike has walked the walk. From pods to Liquefied-Nitrogen Gas powered boats, you name it he's reviewed it. Now see what he has to say about his first electric outboard test.
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