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.
A buzz surrounding a covered Axopar grew inside the hall at the Dusseldorf boat show. When the veil was finally removed, show-goers were treated to a new model that might just change the game for the Finnish builder.
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