WORLD LAUNCH OF X-CLASS AND O-CLASS AT SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW
The Ultimate Boat Company (UBC) is proud to announce the much-anticipated world launch of two new high-performance and high-specification craft at the Southampton Boat Show, which will take place at 5pm on Friday 10 September on the Suzuki stand E058.
New 11m X-CLASS - built to explore
Customers can plan their next adventure in luxury and comfort with the new high-performance X-CLASS model. Its innovative and patented hull technology slices through rough water effortlessly and its intuitive handling and exceptional sea-keeping abilities ensure that passengers can relax and enjoy the experience.
The X-CLASS has been designed to be the perfect blend of functionality and high-end specification which gives it a reassuringly purposeful feel. Its advanced hull technology, robust monocoque structure, intelligent ergonomics and superior shock mitigation technology provides a more comfortable environment for its crew and passengers over extended passages.
The fit, finish and detail of the deck and wheelhouse configuration can be tailored to each customer’s bespoke requirements meaning that every X-CLASS is optimised for purpose.
New 13m O-CLASS – built for offshore
This new demonstrator model from UBC is based on a professional operator/crew transfer concept, but it has been upgraded and benefits from a full luxury pack, which includes top of the range electronics, teak decking throughout, insulated cabin and a whole host of other extras.
This offshore high-performance craft has been specifically designed and engineered as a ‘heavy-lift’ commercial vessel. Its intelligent ergonomics and superior shock mitigation technology provides a safer working environment for professional crew at sea for extended periods.
Extra-wide gunwales, incorporating a durable anti-slip coating, make stepping up to a ladder or dockside easier and safer. The spacious ‘best in class’ deck areas are enclosed by high vertical sides which provide enhanced security and confidence for the crew when operating in big seas.
Patented Hull Technology
Both boats benefit from revolutionary and patented hull technology that introduces compression or hydraulic lift resulting in vastly superior load carrying, manoeuvrability, performance and stability – all of which are essential for serious offshore craft such as these.
Hydraulic lift is generated by the ‘Moxham Retaining Rails’ that modify and then manipulate waterflow beneath the craft. The hull improves waterflow across the propellers, increasing grip to achieve superior manoeuvrability and tighter turning with little loss of speed.
It also introduces a major practical advantage by enabling the helm to easily maintain a constant visual on the horizon through its linear transition onto the plane, derived by mitigating stern squat and associated bow lift. Overall, the groundbreaking hull design features deliver intuitive handling, exceptional seakeeping and greater directional stability.
UBC, in conjunction with its parent company ExoTechnologies, is also pioneering a new fully recyclable and sustainable composite material for its high-performance boat hulls.
The material, named ExoMarineTM, the marine variant of DANUTM , has been created as an alternative to glass reinforced plastic (GRP), to combat the growing problem of landfill.
This natural core material comprises a combination of styrene-free resin and sustainable fibres, is stronger and lighter than fibreglass and less brittle than carbon fibre. Crucially, its cost is comparable with traditional materials, and no additional manufacturing or labour costs are required.
These are truly impressive boats, which really do have to be seen to be appreciated. They are both powered by twin Suzuki DF350A dual-propeller outboards and will be on display on the Suzuki berths at the Southampton Boat Show. The Ultimate Boat Company is currently taking advance bookings for exclusive customer experiences at the show and any interested parties should contact: firstname.lastname@example.org