The largest of the latest generation Xp yachts, the Xp 50 is set to debut in 2012, elevating the range to the next level of comfort and performance.
The Xp 50 takes the hugely successful design concepts implemented in X-Yachts’ latest generation Xperformance range to new heights.
As a development of the well-received Xp 44 and Xp 38 models, the Xp 50 builds on X-Yachts’ extensive experience of producing fast, competitive 50-footer performance cruisers with modern lines that ensure a slimmer upright waterline for lower surface area, additional topside flare for power, and forgiving sections that offer pleasant sailing ‘in the groove’.
In line with her Xp 44 and Xp 38 sisterships, the Xp 50 maintains a similar sail area/displacement ratio for optimum performance across the wind range. Designed with the latest VPP optimisation programs, the Xp 50 is built using
a hi-tech epoxy infusion process with directional laminates for improved stiffness and strength, as well as a carbon keel structure frame for maximum safety yet minimum weight. By reducing the structural weight of the hull to a
figure more typical of a 45-foot yacht, the Xp 50 designers have been able to increase the proportion of weight in the keel for increased stability and performance, as well as allowing for extra tank volumes and systems for comfort.
The Xp 50 is designed to be a true dual-purpose racercruiser, with a clutter-free and adaptable deck layout that will prove a pleasure to sail both short-handed and fully crewed. The bow options include a removable carbon bowsprit, fixed tack point, or robust steel anchor roller, allowing the flexibility to set large asymmetric and code sails for racing or cruising as well as to anchor with ease.
Below decks the foredeck conceals a self-draining anchor locker with electric windlass, and a large separate sail locker with optional crew berth.
Running aft, all control lines are hidden underdeck to powerful winches, with a ‘Maxi’ style mainsheet system further reducing the need for lines on deck and creating a clean layout. Increased purchases on adjustable systems offer ease of adjustment, with inhaulers for upwind tuning.