Yacht Summary

  • Manufacturer: X-Yachts
  • Model: X-40
  • Build Number: 29
  • Build Year: 2005
  • Lying: United Kingdom
  • Price: £110,000 (excluding EU VAT)
  • Dealer: X-Yachts Great Britain
  • Contact: Stuart Abernethy
  • Phone: +44 7500 947 896
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X-40, build number #29, commissioned Hamble 2005.  White hull blue X-Yachts stripes, with 2.10m standard L-shaped keel. Standard aluminium mast and upgraded furling Reckmann forestay. Teak in cockpit, and with non-slip on side decks and coachroof top.  Below decks she has two cabins, with two heads, classic layout with U-shaped galley and owner's berth forward.   Constantly lavished with upgrades throughout her lifetime.  

Surely the best maintained  X-40 available.

Owner's Comments

I have sailed all my life starting with dinghies in Jersey and on Frensham Pond. Previous boats included a Trapper 300, Sigma 33 and after a spell “ashore” a Starlight 35.
By chance we had an X-412 alongside in Carteret which I admired and discussed with her enthusiastic owner. Having sent for the brochure it was not long before we had our X-40 on order for delivery in April 2005.
We have loved our X-40 over 12 seasons, revelling in her ability to sail to windward, to sail in light airs when others are motoring and to cope easily with strong winds and rather rough seas. We have also found her very comfortable down below.
She is a real sailor’s boat and responds to trimming and tweaking. Our passage times never cease to amaze me.
Based in Jersey we have enjoyed many visits to the adjacent coast of France, participated in some local races and sailed to the Solent on a regular basis. We have also taken our summer holidays on board more often than not to West Brittany. Over the last 12 years we have logged 15,800 nm.
We are attracted to the modern look of the new X4, but found it really hard to sell our X-40. We will be very sorry to see her go, and hope that we won’t miss her too much.

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


Exterior Details


  • Hull and deck are built in a sandwich construction made up of isolatic polyester resin and biaxial E-glass fabric.Further reinforcements are with particular positioned biaxial E-glass fabric in high stress areas. Core material is 15-25 mm compressed Divinycell® with a density of 80-100 kg/m³.
  • The white hull incorporates 3 identical coloured waterlines and a single recessed sheer stripe. The anti slip at the side decks is white.
  • The hot-galvanised high-strength steel bottom frame absorbs the loads from keel, mast and rig. It also includes the central hoist attachment.
  • Continuous stainless steel protection rail around sheer line.
  • 2013 bottom sand blasted off, and new Coppercoat applied.


  • 6 mooring cleats.
  • Gates in guard wires for easy boarding.

Sail Handling

  • Primaries 2 x Andersen 52 ST, (upgraded from standard)
  • Halyards: 2 x Andersen 46 ST, (upgraded from standard), with port winch electrical for main halyard and genoa furling.
  • Mainsheet: 2 x Andersen 46 ST, (upgraded from standard)
  • The furling head stay and drum is placed below deck with the furling line led back to the cockpit for easy handling.
  • Symmetrical/asymmetrical spinnaker handling equipment, with carbon fibre spinnaker pole and mast track.
  • 2010 - new Reckmann RS 2000 furling system installed
  • All halyards, reef lines and control lines are led via deck organisers to the two halyard winches for simple and safe operation from the cockpit.
  • Spinnaker tweakers.
  • 2015 New jib / mainsheet / jib halyard / main traveller lines.
  • 2016 New mainsail outhaul.
  • 2015 Full service of winches / furler / jammers with 11 new cam inserts.
  • 2013 Service of vang system, with new gas struts.


  • All by North Sails:
  • Mainsail 2014 - 3DL Marathon, with full length battens and two reefs. Ball bearing cars. Condition - very good. (Serviced by North sails December 2016, and every year prior).
  • Furling Jib 105% 2010 - 3DL Marathon, with vertical battens. Condition - average. (Serviced by North sails December 2016, and every year prior).
  • Furling Jib 90% 2005 - Heavy Dacron. Condition - Good.
  • Genoa 135% 2007 - 3DL Light/Medium. Condition - very good.
  • Spinnaker S2 2005 - Condition - average.
  • Asymmetric A3 2012 - Condition - very good.
  • Boom cover, heavy duty and lined.
  • Forestay cover replaced 2010.

Mast & Rigging

  • The triple spreader tapered anodised aluminium mast section is specifically designed for X-40. The mast is fitted with furling head stay profile, Windex incl. light, steaming light, tube for additional electrical masthead equipment and track for spinnaker pole.
  • The anodised aluminium boom incorporates an outhaul incl. a purchase system inside the boom and two reef lines for single line reef system. The vang is a telescopic type with an outer purchase block system.
  • 2016 - new Harken Hydraulic Backstay adjuster fitted.
  • Lazy jacks fitted to mast.
  • Deck/steam light on mast.
  • Tricolour/anchor light at masthead.


  • The keel consists of an antimony hardened lead bulb with a cast iron fin for high strength and low centre of gravity. The keel is protected with a layer of GRP and faired with polyester filler for improved effectiveness.
  • Standard 2.10m keel

Hatches / Portlights / Ventilation / Sprayhood

  • Cockpit cushion x 4
  • Gas struts on all locker lids
  • Teak bracket on transom for outboard motor.

Guard rail / Anchor / Stainless Steel Fittings

  • 15kg Rocna anchor in anchor locker, with 45m chain.
  • Electrical windlass, 1000w.
  • 2016 Removable cockpit table.
  • Grab rail mounted in cockpit fwd of wheel, with instrument box.
  • Stainless steel helm, with new leather installed 2014.



  • The yacht’s wooden interior is teak in hand polished satin finish. All carpentry is carried out in accordance with best yacht practice, and the numbers of visible screws have been reduced to a minimum. The modern inner liner has integrated LED spotlights and Oceanair units in the hatches.
  • Custom teak fiddles fitted to all lockers.
  • Lee cloths fitted to saloon berths, and aft cabin.
  • New owners cabin mattress with laminated foam, by Boomer & Hayter Ltd
  • Coir matting fitted under mattresses in both cabins
  • Fitted bed linen by Nauteriors Ltd, Two sets for owners, one set for aft cabin.
  • Removable hanging rail in aft heads for wet gear.
  • Waterproof covers for loo paper in both heads.
  • Handles fitted to floorboard to aid storage.
  • Alcantara in Saloon (Brittany Blue), Aron Blue in owners & aft cabin
  • Hinged pipe berth in aft cabin.



  • A Yanmar – 3JH4 diesel 39hp engine mounted on rubber suspension with S-drive installation and 430 mm folding propeller. The engine is run with freshwater cooling system.
  • 2017 - saildrive replaced/upgraded from SD50 to SD 60, with new saildrive seal.
  • 2017 - full engine service in workshop, and also automatic fire extinguiser installed, raw-water filter installed, new sea cock, alternator upgrade to 80A.
  • 2013 - low friction gear and gas cables installed.
  • Engine hours - "not displayed"
  • Approx. 80-litre aluminium fuel tank with VDO analogue tank level gauge, deck fill, separator incl. filter and shut off valve


  • A central bilge is incorporated in the keel structure, which allows all water to be collected here and disposed of by using the electrical pump (manual switch on the switch board) or the hands operated pump positioned in the cockpit.
  • Hot and cold pressurised water system with plastic fresh water tank of approx. 180 litre capacity incl. VDO analogue tank level gauge. Mixing water taps are fitted in both toilets and in the galley.
  • Additional water tank under owners berth (100L, not used) Total water capacity 280 litres fresh water.
  • Manual and electrical pump for fresh water.
  • A 19 litre hot water tank (80° C) including an immersion heater run with 220 V shore power or heated by a heat exchanger connected to the engine.
  • 2014 hot water tank cleaned, new element, thermostat and anode fitted.
  • 2016 - new skin fittings on all sea cocks installed.
  • 2015 - new ENO cooker with Nerus gas alarm.
  • Gas solenoid switch
  • Seagull water filter in galley with additional tap.
  • Eberspacher heating system with boxed in hot air pipes in lazarette
  • 1 x electrical and 2 x manual bilge pumps
  • Isotherm fridge upgrade, sea water cooled.


  • X-Yachts main switchboard includes 20 automatic fuses, 3 analogue meters, one for monitoring actual voltage of service and engine battery bank and two for monitoring actual level in fuel and water tanks.
  • The shore power installation consists of a 10-ampere shore power inlet plug in the cockpit. A 10A fuse box located in the aft locker. 230V AC distribution box with ground fault circuit breaker and 230V AC plug located at the navigation area. Battery charger, type Mastervolt 12/40A, and heating element in hot water tank are connected to 230V AC distribution box.
  • Galvanic isolator fitted.
  • 2016 - 2 x new domestic batteries (240 Ah total capacity), and engine battery installed.
  • Battery Monitor - Mastervolt BTM I
  • Navigation lights upgraded to LED style.
  • Interior lights upgraded to LED style.
  • Light switches in both heads changed to waterproof style.
  • Smoke detector installed at electrical panel.
  • Red night lights over saloon floor.


  • Pioneer Stereo with speakers in saloon, and new cockpit speakers in 2016
  • Raymarine instruments to include the following;
  • Wind speed/direction, boat speed, depth and compass sensors
  • 3 x ST290 displays mounted on mast.
  • 1 x ST290 display mounted above companionway.
  • 2 analogues mounted above companionway, (wind angle and magnified wind angle)
  • 1 x ST290 display mounted at chart table.
  • Autopilot system T150 with Jeffa drive, and pilot head on binnacle
  • Chart plotter C80 at wheel
  • VHF 240E DSC full function VHF with handset at chart table and next to helm.
  • AIS 650 transit/receive
  • Active radar reflector SEAME at chart table
  • Navtex Nav6 at chart table

Additional Information

  • X-Yachts (GB) Ltd. offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his surveyor to investigate such details. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.