Yacht Summary

  • Manufacturer: X-Yachts
  • Model: X-40
  • Build Number: 68
  • Build Year: 2006
  • Lying: Marina Muiderzand, Netherlands
  • Price: Sold
  • Dealer: X-Yachts Netherlands
  • Contact: Nanno Schuttrups
  • Phone: +31 (0)36 536 9057
  • Email:


The ultimate X-40 for shorthanded sailing, with push-button sailing for the mainsheet and re-wind genoa winches. This X-40 offers a full specification and has been maintained with love and attention.

Owner's Comments

We have bought this X-40 from its first owner back in 2011, at which point she was hardly used at all. We immediately proceeded with fitting electrical (re-wind) winches and had all the technical installations performed professionally as we wanted to be able to sail the boat singlehanded and without fuss.

In preparation for a trip to the Baltic in 2018 a lot has been renewed and upgraded. and we also had the (already spraypainted dark blue hull) re-painted again in International Perfection Pro, which really makes her look as new again!

Except for last winter when we decided to continue sailing, the winter storage has always been inside a heated storage.

We like the 2-cabin layout with th huge storage space on port side behind the large toilet/shower to allow for storage of sails, dinghy etc. And the custom option (since new) that saw the forward heads only used for shower is exactly what you want when sailing shorthanded. Overall this X-40 has the ideal lay-out for comfortable cruising at a competitive speed.

We have mixed feelings putting her for sale, but we would like to make one more change of sailing yacht and are now aiming at a slightly larger yacht with twin wheels.

Standard Specification

DesignerNiels Jeppesen
Hull Length12.19 m40'0"
Waterline Length10.17 m33'4"
Beam (max)3.80 m12'6"
Draft2.10 m6'11"
Ballast - Std3,200 kg7,055 lbs
Displacement - Light7,450 kg16,424 lbs
Engine Power30 kW41 hp

Standard X-40 brochure


Exterior Details


  • Hull was originally painted Awlgrip Midnight Blue from yard.
  • Newly painted with International Paint Perfection Pro (as Awlgrip was fading) Finished July 2019
  • New epoxy-treatment (2017)
  • Antifouling International Micron Extra EU grey (yearly maintained during indoor storage)
  • Stainless steel protection strips around the yacht
  • Extra stainless steel protection strips on various “vulnerable“ places such mooring-lines, spinnaker-pole etc.


  • Extra mooring cleats midship
  • Teak in cockpit and side decks in very good condition due to indoor winter storage and regular soft cleaning
  • Teak cockpit table (removable X-Yachts model)
  • Gas springs on cockpit lockers
  • Port side cockpit locker is extra deep and provides for ample storage
  • Sprayhood De Vries in dark blue with white finish inside (2016)
  • Extension for sprayhood to cover most of the cockpit (2016)
  • Cockpit shower
  • Deckwash pump in anchor locker
  • Lewmar electric anchor winch (2011)
  • 30m anchor chain and 30m extra line

Sail Handling

  • Carbon spinnaker pole
  • Gear for asymetric spinaker, with Dyneema sheets
  • Extra blocks and cleats for easy single handed handling
  • All halyards Dyneema (all except main halyard 2017)
  • One halyard for code 0 to top of mast
  • One halyard for spinnaker just above forestay
  • One halyard for jib
  • One halyard for spinnaker pole and/or spare jib halyard.
  • Upgraded Andersen 46 ST halyard winches (port side electric)
  • Upgraded Electric Harken 46ST re-wind winches for genoa sheets
  • Upgraded Harken 46ST winches for mainsail (port side electric)
  • 4 buttons each side of the cockpit for control of all winches at helm station for easy single handed control
  • Lazy jacks


  • Mainsail Elvstrom EPEX Vectran/Technora double taffeta (2018)
  • 108% Jib Elvstrom EPEX Vectran/Technora double taffeta (2017)
  • Elvstrom Code0 73m2 (2012) including Profurl NEX 2.5 furler
  • North Sails gennaker (2008) with snuffer
  • Mainsail cover in dark blue canvas
  • Jib cover in dark blue canvas (2018)
  • Old mainsail and jib by North Sails in tri-radial Soft Norlam cloth (2006, still reasonable condition as only used for total approx. 5.000 nm)
  • Cover for cockpit table and steering wheel

Mast & Rigging

  • Standard 3-spreader aluminium mast
  • Rod rigging
  • Hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Telescopic boom vang with internal spring
  • Ronstan ball bearing cars for mainsail
  • Profurl furling system for jib
  • Carbonfiber spinnaker pole
  • Combined 3-colour/anchor light in top of mast
  • Steaming and deck flood light
  • VHF antenna in top of mast
  • Trilens radarreflector



  • Classic 2-cabin 2-heads lay out, furnishing in teak wood
  • Large heads area situated port side aft (with holding tank for toilet)
  • Large double cabin situated SB aft
  • Extra shower/washing area in owner's cabin. No toilet installed to provide an ideal shower area and hanging space for wet gear if needed.
  • Forward owner's cabin with comfort matrasses (2012) and slatted bed base for maximum sleeping comfort
  • Main cabin with L-shaped sofa on SB side
  • Blue Alcantara upholstery
  • ENO Gascogne stove with oven
  • Danfoss cooling compressor for fridge
  • WEMPE barometer and clock
  • Radio/CD player with high end speakers in saloon (2015)
  • Webasto high capacity heating system (2011) with 5 outlets and Evo MC4 control panel



  • 3 x 145 AGM batteries below sofa on port side ( 2019!)
  • Mastervolt Masterview Easy MKII control system
  • Mastervolt Mastershunt
  • Mastervolt Mass Combi 12/1200/60 charger/inverter (60A, 1200W, 230V)
  • Shore power connection
  • New starting battery ( 2018)


  • Raymarine ST60 base system
  • ST60 speed, wind, CH wind and depth displays above sliding hatch
  • ST60 graphic display in console at steering wheel
  • ST6001 autopilot control panel in console at steering wheel
  • Raymarine S2G autopilot with Jefa drive
  • Raymarine Hybrid Touch Multi E95 plotter at nav station (2013)
  • Raymarine RD418 45cm 4kW radardome in mast (2013)
  • Raymarine AIS transponder (2011)
  • Raymarine 240E VHF at nav station (new 2015) with extra handset for cockpit
  • Raymarine LifeTag system with 2 sensors
  • Furuno satnav receiver at nav station
  • Monitor at nav station, with cabling prepared for connecting a laptop