HOUSE BOAT MAGAZINE ARTICLE
RIB tenders are somewhat the SUVs of the boating world: boringly utilitarian and indistinguishable. But like some luxury automotive brands, Argos Nautic offers an adrenaline-fueled, head-turning alternative. Its 305 Yachting delivers lithe, pulse-quickening performance in a sumptuously comfortable 10' package.
Like all Argos Nautic tenders, the 305 Yachting is a distinctive-looking boat. Designed by Patrizio Facheris, it radiates the sophisticated Italian styling the naval architect is known for. But appearance is only half the equation.
The 305 Yachting's athletic performance is due to its advanced hull form. With a 40 hp outboard, it reaches plane in three seconds and has a top speed of 31 knots. It carves effortlessly through turns, yet provides a surprisingly dry, seakindly ride.
The layout of the 305 Yachting belies its size. Spacious for four adults, passengers have generous leg and elbow room. Ample storage has been cleverly designed into the boat.
"All our boats are custom-made, so each is strikingly different," said Juan Mestre, Argos Nautic sales and marketing director. "They're built for discriminating owners who appreciate quality and uniqueness."
The 305 Yachting is ideal for cruising couples and families on mid-sized yachts, sailboats and sportfishers. Compact and lightweight, it fits into most garages and is easily hoisted onto davits or deck.
No two Argos Nautic 305 Yachtings are quite the same. Owners select from an impressive palette of textures, colors and patterns to create a one-of-a-kind boat. Whether it matches its mothership or an up-to-the-minute fashion trend, it makes a bold statement. Prices start at $25,000.