Yacht Summary

  • Manufacturer: X-Yachts
  • Model: X-43
  • Build Year: 2004
  • Lying: Hamble, Ashore, United Kingdom
  • Price: £159,000 (VAT Paid)
  • Dealer: X-Yachts Great Britain
  • Contact: Stuart Abernethy
  • Phone: +44 (0)23 8045 3377
  • Email:

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Yacht Enquiry or Offer

To discuss your requirements call X-Yachts Great Britain on +44 (0)23 8045 3377 or complete the form below.

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X-43, build number #15, commissioned 2004. Blue hull with 2.20m L-shaped keel. Standard aluminium mast, with in-boom furler for mainsail and furling jib. NEW FLEXITEAK  applied 2017 to side deck, coachroof, cockpit and transom step.  Below decks she has three cabins, with two heads, modern layout with longitudinal galley and owner's V-berth forward.  High specification cruiser, set up for shorthanded sailing.

Owner's Comments

This yacht is rigged for comfortable short-handed fast cruising. The boom-furling fully battened main is run from the cockpit with an electric winch by a person who doesn’t have to be strong. From there the main can be reefed in any position, usually at a batten. It works at any angle up to 45º off the wind. There is no need to go up on deck. One of the mainsheet winches is also electric so that the helmsman can gybe the main unaided.

The boat has an extra water tank, making a capacity of around 400 litres.

The fuel tank is 130 litres. The engine typically uses less than 3 litres an hour, giving a range of more than 40 hours motoring.

She has a heavy Rocna anchor which sets easily and resets when the boats swings with the tide and wind. She has travelled about 18,000 miles in all conditions, to Brittany, La Rochelle, The Hebrides, the West Country and the Baltic .

She is a delight to sail, light and responsive on the helm and easily driven with a quickly adjustable sailplan. With three cabins and two heads she is comfortable for two couples to cruise distance. Three couples is a bit cramped for more than a weekend.

We have owned her from new. She is for sale because we have retired from sailing distance.

Standard Specification

DesignerNiels Jeppesen
Hull Length12.93 m42'5"
Waterline Length11.45 m37'7"
Beam (max)3.97 m13'0"
Draft2.20 m7'3"
Ballast - Std3,700 kg8,157 lbs
Displacement - Light8,600 kg18,960 lbs


Exterior Details


  • All X-Yachts are built in accordance with the European CE Certification and meet the requirements of the CE-directive 94/25/CE (category A –“ocean”) for recreational crafts. One of the requirements, the category defines, is that a yacht must be designed to operate in waves of up to 7 m and winds of Beaufort force 10 or less.
  • 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 15-30 mm compressed Divinycell® with a density of 100 kg/m³.
  • Solid laminate is used around keel, rudder and through hull fittings for maximum strength.
  • The seacocks for the through hull fittings are made of naval brass.
  • Hull gel coat in dark blue with iconic three white X-Yachts stripes.
  • Bottom treatment originally applied when new, and stripped back and replaced 2008


  • New Flexi-teak deck fitted (side decks, coachroof, cockpit and bathing platform). Applied 2017
  • Cockpit table
  • Mooring cleats x 6
  • Gates in lifelines for easy boarding
  • Stemhead fitting w. removable anchor roller

Sail Handling

  • Primaries/genoa: 2 x Andersen 52 ST
  • Halyards: 2 x Andersen 46 ST (port side electrical)
  • Mainsheet: 2 x Andersen 46 ST (port side electrical)
  • The Profurl head stay and drum is placed below deck with the furling line led back to the cockpit for easy handling.
  • Spinnaker pole, aluminium.


  • Furling North Sails Marathon cloth 108% working jib. 2009. Condition - good.
  • Furling North Sails spectra mainsail, fully battened. 2009. Condition - good.
  • Asymmetric spinnaker.
  • All serviced regularly.

Mast & Rigging

  • The triple spreader tapered anodised aluminium mast section is specifically designed for X-43. The mast is fitted with furling head stay profile, LED Tricolour light, steaming light, and track for spinnaker pole.
  • Furlerboom system installed 2009, for easy handling of mainsail, using powered coachroof winch to operate.
  • Solid rod standing rigging, Spectra running rigging.
  • Shackles at ends of mainsheet track to triangulate the mainsheet at rest, stops the boom swinging and groaning at the gooseneck.


  • Standard keel of 2.20m.
  • The hot-galvanised high-strength steel bottom frame absorbs the loads from keel, mast and rig. It also includes the central hoist attachment.
  • 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.

Hatches / Portlights / Ventilation / Sprayhood

  • Liferaft in frame mounted on transom.
  • Jonbuoy man overboard self inflating device.
  • Jonbuoy self-inflating danbuoy
  • A large canvas sprayhood in dark blue on rigid s/s foldable tubes, while not in use housed in a deck integrated recess, covered with a zipped canvas in the same blue colour as the sprayhood.

Guard rail / Anchor / Stainless Steel Fittings

  • The standard anchor winch is a deck recessed Lofrans Project 1000 W.
  • 20Kg Rocna anchor, with 60m of 8mm chain.
  • 50m Anchoralina spool



  • 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 dome halogen spotlights and Oceanair units in the hatches.
  • Centre sofa with gas springs like 46
  • Alcantara upholstery in saloon 4175
  • Cushion infill for saloon table
  • Additional hinged sea berths in each aft cabin
  • Shelf in front cabin



  • Volvo Penta upgraded from new – D2-55 40 HP diesel engine mounted on rubber suspension with S-drive installation and three bladed folding propeller.
  • Upgraded engine control panel with oil pressure and cooling water temp.
  • Mastervolt 90 amp alternator with smart charger and battery monitor.
  • 130-litre aluminium fuel tank with VDO analogue tank level gauge, deck fill, separator incl. filter and shut off valve.
  • Engine Hours - approx 1500 hrs (display stopped reading at 1100 hrs).
  • Full engine overhaul 2016, to include;
  • New Piston rings and oil scrapers.
  • New bigend shells.
  • Injector pump rebuild.
  • Injectors rebuilt and new diesel return rail.
  • New exhaust elbow.
  • Head skimmed and pressure tested.
  • New gaskets all round.
  • Fuel tank emptied and cleaned, pipes blown.
  • New filters.
  • 5-year red antifreeze.


  • Hot and cold pressurised water system with stainless steel fresh water tank of 280 litre capacity and an additional 150 Litres under owners berth. Mixing water taps are fitted in both heads and in the galley.
  • A 19 litre hot water tank (80° C) including an immersion heater run with 220V shore power or heated by a heat exchanger run from Mikuni.
  • Pressurised saltwater outlet at bow for wash down of anchor & chain.
  • Holding tanks for both heads (installed 2012)
  • Diesel powered Mikuni warm air/towel rail heater. Used for hot water instead of engine calorifier. Switch at chart table
  • Shower with hot/cold freshwater at bathing platform
  • Manual and electrical bilge pumps with float switch.
  • Force 10 - 3 burner cooker in galley


  • 12V DC system - X-Yachts main switchboard includes 20 automatic fuses, digital meter for monitoring actual voltage of service battery bank and two analogue for monitoring fuel and water tanks.
  • 3 x 12V 140 amps Gel service - Replaced 2011.
  • 1 x 12V 55 amps engine - Replaced 2014.
  • 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.
  • 40 Amp Mastervolt IVO SMART 12/40 battery charger, replacing standard
  • Battery charger, type Mastervolt IVO Smart 12/35
  • Victron inverter, outlet in locker under the chart table.
  • 2 x 12V sockets for outside use, mounted


  • 2014 Raymarine E120 chartplotter at chart table, set as slave to
  • 2011 Raymarine E90 at wheel. Both are hybrid touch-screen/button operation, i.e. the touchscreen can be turned off in bad/wet weather.
  • Navionics chart updated 2014 covers
  • The whole of Europe,
  • The Baltic, Norway,
  • The UK and Ireland.
  • Various ST60 and ST70 instruments, too many really.
  • Autopilot runs electric motor directly on steering epicyclic gearbox.
  • Raymarine Class B transmitting AIS
  • Emergency VHF aerial in locker.
  • 2011 radar with chart overlay.
  • 6 Raymarine PLBs
  • 4 Kannad R10 AIS PLBs which show alert on any AIS receiver screen within range, not just the parent boat.

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.