Boat or dinghy? The new Zodiac X10 arrives


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Zodiac - X10CC - Full Render
Zodiac – X10CC – Full Render

Called X10 CC, Zodiac’s new boat-the largest it has ever built-is born after several years of research and development, which seeks to surpass the“semi-rigid boat” concept that has always been attached to the French shipyard’s name. This boat is not a dinghy, but it is also not a rigid-hull boat, and yet it manages to mix the merits of both types by taking the best from one and the other.

Zodiac moves toward larger boats

There can be no lack of Zodiac’siconic tubulars aboard the X10CC, which on board the new vessel serve to provide navigational stability and protect against shocks, accompanying the step hull. The desire behind this project, also made clear by the yard’s marketing director Fanny Revert-Ciavattini, was to pander to the demands of a market that wants increasingly larger and more habitable boats, in all segments. Thus began a study-which lasted nearly four years-that led to the birth of the X10CC as we see it today.

What the newcomer, which is close to 10 meters in length, looks like

Zodiac - X10CC - Moored
Zodiac – X10CC – Moored

The X10CC is 9.99 meters long, 3.80 meters wide and weighs 3,500 kg. It is capable of accommodating up to 20 people on board and has an impressive 760-liter fuel tank capacity. The freeboards are very high, and amidships there is a large area to devote to the console, served by three seats and protected (if desired) by a very rigid hard-top. On board we find a very well protected aft area, where above the two outboards with a maximum installable power of 900 horsepower (2 x 450) dominates the rack for fishing rods.

Zodiac - X10CC - Detail
Zodiac – X10CC – Detail

The cockpit can be had in a more sporty “single-bench” configuration, which leaves a lot of free space to move around, useful for example for those fishing, or with two benches with fold-down seating and the center table. A kitchen cabinet is built into the console seat, to which drawers and the refrigerator can be combined. In the bow, on either side of the walkway, there are two sundecks with cupholders, one abutting the console and the other at the far bow. If desired, two additional backrests and an additional table can be provided. For those who always want some shade on board, you can choose the bimini pack (only if you install the hard top), which with six carbon poles and two tarps covers the entire surface of the boat from stern to bow.

Zodiac - X10CC - Cabin Render
Zodiac – X10CC – Cabin Render

The real treat of this boat is found by accessing the below-deck compartment from the tambour located to the left of the console. In fact, once we disembark, we discover a large cabin with a full-beam bed (very large) and even a separate bathroom (without shower), a real convenience for those who also want to use the X10CC to spend a weekend at sea. The shipyard states that in tests with two 400-horsepower Mercury outboards, the boat’s fuel consumption was around 3 liters/nautical mile and the maximum speed reached with seven people on board was 60 knots.

Zodiac - X10CC - Bathroom Render
Zodiac – X10CC – Bathroom Render

You can configure it directly online

Zodiac - X10CC - Stern Render
Zodiac – X10CC – Stern Render

The boat can be configured directly online from Zodiac’s website at a starting price of 166,800 euros plus VAT, excluding engines delivery and assembly costs. Different customizations can be chosen, from the color of the tubular (black with white details, gray with orange details, white with black details) to the color of the upholstery (hunter green, gray, and beige). The standard equipment is already very attractive, but it is by fitting a hard-top, refrigerator and bimini that the X10CC turns into the perfect weekender for those who do not want to give up having a sport boat. Optional features include a 12-inch Garmin multifunction and the Fusion 8-speaker plus sobwoofer audio system. The price of the “full-optional” version including two 300-hp Mercury engines is 337,534 euros including VAT.

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