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|Merk||Ultra Lite Tenders|
Ultra Lite tenders are purposefully designed to be a true yacht tender for trawlers,
yachts, sailboats, catamarans, and sportfishing boats. These tenders provide a high
quality alternative to the inflatable boat. Many people looking for a rigid craft end
up using various flats boats or skiffs to fill this need. We enlisted the services of
Ocean 5 Naval Architects to help us design two initial boats a 3 Meter boat ( 10 ft.)
and a 3.8 meter boat ( 12.5 ft. ).
The envelope dimensions and weight are similar to corresponding RIB
specifications. The boats are designed to be very stable, have a good ride with a fine
entry and to have good load carrying capabilities. The boats feature recessed motor
mounting wells to increase flotation aft and keep the motor out of contact with the
mother ship. Generous gunnels and a flat foredeck make easier access from docks
and are comfortable to ride.
The CAD designs were sent to a tooling manufacturer who produced female molds
on large five axis milling machines. The manufacturing process utilizes the latest in
vacuum resin infusion methods to produce a very light and strong boat.
We designed a custom extrusion to use as a rub rail which is as soft and large as
possible and will protect the mother ship from dings and abrasions.
The boats are manufactured in Stuart, FL USA.
The ULT tenders were designed by Ocean 5 Naval Architects and are currently available in two different sizes. The ULT300 is 10 ft. and the ULT 380 is 12.5 ft. They are rigid boats designed as yacht tenders with excellent load carrying capabilities, stability, and efficient operation. The construction consists of a high performance gel coat exterior, advanced woven composites (Kevlar and E glass), structural foam coring throughout and is manufactured using a vacuum resin infusion process with vinyl ester resins . The vinyl ester resins prevent osmosis and blistering and the vacuum infusion process insures the lightest strongest boat possible. All hardware points are reinforced.
Standard features include a fine entry with multiple chines to promote stability and a large delta plane to promote easy planing, Seadeck topsides for comfort and a good nonskid surface. There are stainless steel tie downs, one in the bow and two on the transom. There are stainless steel lifting eyes inside the boats for davits or cranes. Custom EPDM extruded rub rail provides for maximum protection to the mother ship. Bench seats are on seat rails allowing repositioning or removal for special tasks. There are three sets of recessed deck cleats . Texiline storage bags with bungeed handles provide dry storage under the gunnels. Fuel lines run to the cuddy to allow a forward fuel tank for better weight distribution. All boats come with a collapsible paddle.
Compared to an inflatable tender the rigid boat has MANY advantages. It will last longer than any hypalon or vinyl boat which tends to deteriorate fairly quickly from UV rays. It will not leak as most inflatables slowly lose air over time or quickly lose air after contacting a reef or barnacle at a dingy dock. Inflatable boats have flexible tubes that create parasitic drag . The rigid boat is much more efficient with much better running surfaces meaning faster planing with lower horsepower than any inflatable. The ULT tenders are designed to the approximate dimensions of comparable inflatable tenders.
The ULT 380 will plane easily with a 700 lb payload and a 20 HP motor.
The Ultra Lite 380 can accept up to 25 hp Maximum
Tohatsu and Mercury Engines are Available In Stock; 20 and 30 HP
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.