Yacht Summary

  • Manufacturer: X-Yachts
  • Model: X4³
  • Build Number: 60
  • Build Year: 2019
  • Lying: Hamble, United Kingdom
  • Price: £420,000 (VAT Paid)
  • Dealer: X-Yachts Great Britain
  • Contact: Stuart Abernethy
  • Phone: +44 (0)23 8045 3377
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X43 , build number #60, commissioned 2019.  Grey hull with 2.20m T-shaped keel. Standard aluminium mast, mainsail and furling jib. Flexiteek in cockpit, side decks and non-slip coachroof.  Below decks she has three cabins and two heads, with L-shaped galley and comfortable owner's "island shaped" berth forward.

She is UK tax paid, at £420,000

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Owner's Comments

Maeve and I took to boat ownership late. As we hit our fifties, we started venturing outside our comfort zone. This led to an attitude of ‘if not now, when’ in doing things. We knew we’d one day own a boat and ‘now’ was not always the right time. As first-time owners sailing short-handed, we decided something around 40 feet would be ideal. Having viewed the production boats a chance meeting with an X-Yacht owner got us looking at and ordering XoXo at the 2018 Southampton boat show.

Working with X-Yachts was a joy and if ordering again, I do not think there is anything we’d change about the options we chose. Luxury choices were an electric main halyard winch, an electric toilet, a bowthruster, Flexiteek decking and the Eberspaecher diesel heating. Each making yacht ownership more enjoyable.

The lead time was relatively short with delivery from the factory, in Haderslev, in April 2019. Once again, the X-Yacht handover was a joy and the snag list short.

Our first voyage was bringing her from Denmark to her new home on the Hamble through the Keil canal (a great 60-mile stretch of water to run in the engine and calibrate instruments) stopping off in the Frisian Islands, The Hague and Ostend before making the long beat up the English Channel to the Solent. On such a voyage you realise how comfortable and fast the boat is always arriving on ETA or earlier guaranteeing a meal ashore.

Initially, we were very much Solent sailors where you find with little effort you are the fastest boat…….unless you encounter another X-Yacht of course. With careful trimming 7 knots of upwind speed in 7 knots of wind is possible.

During both lockdowns access to the boat was a relief. At the end of the second lockdown in 2021, we took off for an around England trip. Aside from victualling the only addition required to the boat was adding the third reef in the main and a heavy-duty headsail. With conditions favourable for a clockwise voyage, we struck west hopping along the coast to Weymouth, Dartmouth, and Falmouth before a weekend break in the Scillies waiting for the weather before literally flying north to Milford Haven maxing out at 12 knots plus. Once again with an ETA of 2 am and an expected night arrival we entered the harbour in daylight and last orders! Covid restricted us from visiting Ireland and technically the Isle of Man. However, after a night of beating up a lumpy Irish sea in a force 6 (X’s do have some limitations), we sought refuge and quarantine in a reluctant Douglas Harbour. The next stage of the journey took us to stunning Scotland and although cold the diesel heater was a toasty comfort. An advantage of a 12.5m yacht, even with a 2.2m draft, is that few harbours are too small. On through the Crinan and Caledonian Canals finally saw us on the east coast for our journey south and home. Inverness, Whitehills, Eyemouth, Blyth, Whitby, Lowestoft, Dover and Newhaven – a mix of locations, some great, some less so but all unique in their own way and with fun memories. Common features all around were lobster pots (one even temporarily stopped us dead in 100m of North Sea water) and wind farms. As the weather finally warmed in late May we found ourselves back in home waters having completed 1,700 miles. Five weeks of exciting sailing (averaging 6.25 knots) with no injuries and no boat breakdowns or damage.

Although we never intended to race her, having ordered North’s cruising sails, we did enter Cowes Week and Round the Island Race in 2021 and 2022. With a new spinnaker and a ‘mamas and papas’ crew, we even managed 4th place in the 2022 Round the Island. Two of the yachts that beat us were fellow X Yachts!

With a lot of bias she is a boat of great beauty – be prepared to hear how lovely she looks on every trip – you’ll never tire of it. Aside from the fact we work hard at maintaining her, the light grey hull and Flexiteek complement the inherently stylish lines of an X-Yacht.

It is with immense sadness we pass her on, but we have bigger ventures in the pipeline that require a new type of boat. ‘If not now, when!’

Standard Specification

DesignerX-Yachts Design Team
Hull Length12.67 m41'7"
Waterline Length11.33 m37'2"
Beam (max)3.99 m13'1"
Draft2.20 m7'3"
Ballast - Std3,700 kg8,157 lbs
Displacement - Light9,400 kg20,723 lbs
Engine Power33 kW45 hp
Fuel Tank - Std200 ltr53 gal (US)
Water Tank - Std340 ltr90 gal (US)


Additional Information

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