iLC – Inflatable Landing Craft
iLC (Inflatable Landing Craft)
Superyacht Tenders & Toys – iLC (inflatable landing craft)
The iLC is an inflatable landing craft that will pack away into a single bag when deflated. Designed to be the most versatile small tender available for all yachts this truly is a boat that performs all roles.
Designed and built in the UK the iLC is available in various sizes to fit a yacht’s requirements. Standard size is 5.5m long. This boat offers a large deck volume and high performance by utilising catamaran hulls. The deck can provide a large, useful area for supplies, dive gear, carrying loads, watersports and help perform general crew duties. It is perfect for beach landings due to its shallow draft and light weight.
The design utilises recent advancements in inflatable materials with a drop stitch floor (the material used for inflatable stand up paddleboards so firm under pressure but when deflated packs down small) and hypalon tubes. Rigging time is approximately 15 minutes out of the bag. The only noninflatable item is the transom which is used to roll the rest of the boat around when stowing.
The boat was originally designed around a specific client’s needs to transport a Quad bike (ATV) from his yacht to the shore, plus to be able to be used for diving, beach barbeques and general crew duties. The expectation is that this will sell well to yachts who need a crew tender but do not have a lot of space for a rigid one on board. For larger yachts this may provide a welcome addition to get guests, crew, supplies and stores ashore.
• Length 5.53m
• Beam 2.76m
• Pack down size: 1.6m x 0.7m x 0.4m (excluding engine)
• Build time: 10 weeks from order confirmation
• Tiller steered engines up to 40hp are able to be offered, giving exhilarating performance
• Any colour combination and design available
This boat is exclusively available through Superyacht Tenders and Toys and has been designed by Guy Whitehouse Yacht Design.
Guy Whitehouse says: “This type of boat is only possible because we are taking advantage of the latest Hypalon fabrics. We are able to design and manufacture inflatable products with genuine “rigid” but inflated structure; the drop stitch is normally inflated to about 8psi. This is not a toy tender but a serious bit of kit.”