Every X-Yacht benefits from the clean crisp lines that Scandinavian designers are renowned for. It is relatively simple to draw an eye catching design.
The real skill lies in achieving those same lines without unduly compromising comfort or practicality.
X-Yachts achieve this so successfully partly because the hull and deck designers sit next to the interior and system designers.
Furling lines and halyards that run beneath the deck not only improve the visual impact of a yacht they offer safety benefits too.
The X-Yachts mainsheet system improves safety by making the loads easier to manage, and security because the trimmer can remain on the high side.
A sprayhood that sits flush when folded and is easily raised or lowered is extremely valuable. All these features require careful planning and attention to detail to provide a seamanlike result.
While the styling may be contemporary, the joinery skills employed in constructing the yachts have been handed down through the generations.
The boats are durable and easy to live with because the team use high quality materials and work to an agreed set of measurements chosen for their ergonomic advantages.
The satisfaction felt when steering an X-Yacht is the result of many choices taken throughout the design process to ensure that the yacht remains naturally balanced.
Our mast and keel locations make the boat easier to sail upwind quickly, and allow a rudder that provides more feel. The mast and keel positions we use are possible because the weight of tanks and batteries is centrally located.
The loads placed on the rig and deck gear are considerable aboard an X-Yacht because they can carry larger than average sail plans. Industry leading suppliers like Andersen, Harken, Reckman and Spinlock provide reliable components that are easy to use, easy to maintain, and the correct size.
Lower specification items are cheaper to fit but compromise the design goals of a yacht.
The ‘holistic’ approach that X-Yachts favour results in great boats that our clients love. Many of our new boats are sold to existing owners; consequently a considerable proportion of all used X-Yachts are offered for sale through our brokerage network.
These boats are painstakingly prepared prior to sale, maintaining not only the standard of the fleet but also high residuals for owners.