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X - Yachts - the famous three stripes

Every sailor know them, the three stripes at the waterline, the highly distinctive feature of X - Yachts.

Three young Danish sailing enthusiasts, Birger Hansen and brothers Lars and Niels Jeppesen were passionate about the 1/4 tone class and wanted to do better than anyone else. With the X-79 yacht , The Danes won everything within sight. The X-79 was quickly turned into a small series, and just under 470 units were build and sold up to 1994.

They has produce around 5,000 yachts. X- Yachts has office in Haderslev, Denmark and Hamnle-le-Rice in Hampshire, England.

We will present you Xcrusing line and one of their model Xc- 42.

Today the Xcruising line encompasses five models -Xc 35, Xc 38, Xc 42, Xc 45 and Xc 50 and are all based on the same principles - a moderate hull shape with increased displacement, allowing for larger engines, batteries, tanks and anchoring gear. They share deep sections, and a forward "V" shape to minimise slamming and make for a comfortable motion when going through waves, either under power or sail. Designed for lonf-distance passages, the Xcruising line features extensive teak decking, and a wide choice of windscreen, sprayhood and bimini options.

Xc-42 Cruising freedom

The XC 42 offers multiple options including an adaptable sail plan that ensures superb pace on al angles, with options including an inner forestay (without runners).

She may fly either a 140% overlapping genoa or smaller 108% genoa, 90% selftacking jib, or asymmetric spinnaker, for relaxing sailing on long bluewater passages and short stopovers, sailing with two crew or a full complement of guests. Sail area my be easly adjusted thanks to a furling forestay and slab-reefing mainsail, or optional in-boom furling.

Anchoring and mooring are also stress-free, thanks to a bow thruster, electric windlass, large bow locker, and optional stern davits for a tender.

The Xc - 42 is offered in two spacious three-cabin layouts, with either a forward-facing or central navigation station, and either a compact WC or extra generous wetroom-style heads, both accessible from the mail saloon.

New interior styling points include full LED lighting, both above and below decks. Thanks to new larger hull portlights there is also increased natural light in the saloon and cabins. The galley features new fixtures and fittings, including automatic soft-close drawers, adn space for appliances such as a microwave and etc.

The exterior of the Xc 42 also benefits from some updates, including optional teak on the side decks and coachroofs as well as new hull and canvas colour choices. The bathing platform has increased in size, and the standard wheels now incorpate "crachbars" with an option for integrating the throttle and bow-thurester controls.


Xc 42 Dimensions

LOA (including anchor roller)            13.44m                    44.1ft

Hull Length                                          12.81m                 42.03ft

LWL                                                       11.37m                 37.30ft

Beam MAX                                              4.10m                  13.45ft

Standard draft                                       2.10m                    6.90ft

Ballast                                                   5,160kg              11,376lbs

Dispacement (light)                          11,400kg              25,133lbs



Engine diesel                                                40kw                     55hp

Fuel tank                                                       250Ltr                    66 Gal (US)

Water tank                                                    520Ltr                    137 Gal (US)



Mainsail                                                           53 m2                570 ft2

108% Genoa                                                43.5 m2                468 ft2

140% Genoa                                                56.6 m2                609 ft2

Self- tacking jib 94%                                   36.1 m2                389 ft2

Spinnaker (asymmetric)                           158.2 m2              1,703 ft2


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X-yacting (2018)

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