Xc 45

Yacht Summary

  • Manufacturer: X-Yachts
  • Model: Xc 45
  • Build Number: 12
  • Build Year: 2009
  • Lying: Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Price: £375,000 (VAT Paid)
  • Dealer: X-Yachts Great Britain
  • Contact: Stuart Abernethy
  • Phone: +44 (0) 23 8045 3377
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Xc 45

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Xc 45, build number #12, commissioned 2009. Blue hull with 2.20m L-shaped keel. Standard aluminium mast, mainsail stack pack system and furling jib. Teak in cockpit, side decks and coachroof. Below decks she has three cabins, with two heads, classic layout with U-shaped galley and owner's berth forward, centrally located. High specification with generator, watermaker, bow-thruster, freezer & diesel heating.

Owner's Comments

In 2008, with 2 years to go before my retirement, my wife and I decided it was time to give up racing, sell our Swan 42, (after 12 happy years,) and look for a comfortable fast cruising boat for the next stage of our sailing life. After two Swans over 19 years and a Swede 38 before that, we really appreciate quality, performance and good manners in a yacht. We decided that 45 - 46ft was the right size for our needs - big enough to be fast and comfortable, with plenty of stowage and good water and fuel reserves, but small enough to be sailed short-handed in any conditions.

X-Yachts Xc 45 seemed to fit the bill, so after an impressive sail-trial and two visits to the factory in Denmark, we placed our order and had the pleasure of choosing everything to make her just as we wanted. Since we were planning more long-distance cruising, we opted for for a generator, water-maker and washing-machine, deep-freeze and hot-air heating. We went for a high-quality sail wardrobe from Doyle Sails American loft using their Stratis sail-cloth, (just as good as North's 3DL).

To help with being short-handed, we also specified a retractable bow-thruster which works well and makes manoeuvring safe and simple. The 75hp engine, with saildrive and three-bladed Flexifold prop allows cruising at 7.8 - 8.0kts all day with 8.5kts flat-out with a clean bottom.

A modern 45ft yacht these days has the space down below of a 50 footer just a few years ago, so we have lots of room - perfect for the two of us with " his and her's" heads and plenty of storage, and when we have friends or family joining us, there are two respectable guest cabins.

The owners' cabin is huge, and forward of it is a large locker accessed from the deck which happily swallows up our 3.2m dinghy and all the fenders. The Xc45 is a very good sailing boat, with a big easily-handled rig and excellent fittings and gear. Rod-rigging and hydraulics come as standard and all running rigging is Dyneema, ensuring sparkling performance that will satisfy owners who are more used to racing yachts.

She is built to a very high standard and makes an outstanding fast cruising boat.

We have cruised extensively in Perseverance, covering the Channel and Northern France, South Brittany down to La Rochelle, Ireland and Scotland up to the Western Isles as far as Skye, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. In 2014 we sailed to the Baltic and cruised from Haderslev in Denmark all the way to the Stockholm Archipelago and back. Perseverance spent the winter at the X-Yachts factory stored under cover, and in 2015 we cruised North to the West coast of Sweden and the Gotenburg Archipelago, before bringing her Back to the UK.

Standard Specification

DesignerX-Yachts Design Team
Hull Length13.86 m45'6"
Waterline Length12.76 m41'10"
Beam (max)4.32 m14'2"
Draft2.20 m7'3"
Ballast - Std5,965 kg13,151 lbs
Displacement - Light13,220 kg29,145 lbs
Engine Power55 kW75 hp
Fuel Tank - Std440 ltr116 gal (US)
Water Tank - Std615 ltr162 gal (US)


Exterior Details


  • Built in sandwich construction with vinylester and polyester resin and structural compressed foam
  • Bi-directional E-glass strategically positioned for strength and weight optimization
  • Solid laminate in high stress areas around keel, rudder and through hull fittings
  • Hull moulded in female moulds for highest quality surface finish
  • Steel frame - hot-galvanized, high strength, laminated into hull to absorb all loads from keel, mast and rigging
  • Single point hoist for easy and safe lifting and launching of yacht
  • Bathing platform incorporated in transom port with mechanical hoisting and lowering system with LED light.
  • Bathing ladder in stainless steel mounted onto bathing platform
  • Continuous stainless steel rail protection mounted on sheerline
  • X-Yachts style hull recessed portlights
  • Custom Blue hull, with white X-Yachts stripes in gel coat. Professionally restored during 2015.
  • Copper Coat bottom treatment from new, factory applied.


  • Built in sandwich construction with vinylester and polyester resin and structural compressed foam
  • Bi-directional E-glass strategically positioned for strength and weight optimization
  • Teak, vaccum applied, 9 mm nominal thickness on side deck, coach roof, cockpit sole, seats and bathing platform
  • Bulwark with teak capping incorporated in deck/hull design
  • Anchor locker - drained with space for 50 m anchor chain
  • Sail locker, water tight on foredeck.
  • Gas locker for 2 x 3 kg gas bottle located in starboard side of aft deck
  • Space for a 6 man life raft (530x325x800 mm) in stb side transom locker
  • Gas springs fitted to all cockpit lockers
  • Halyard locker recessed into cockpit sole.
  • Cockpit table with space for navigational instruments and compass
  • Cockpit cushions 6 cm thick in white vinyl with navy piping.
  • Stainless steel A-frame
  • Lights in boom over cockpit table - Halogen
  • Fairleads for moorings on bow

Sail Handling

  • Genoa winches, full stainless steel, self-tailing, ANDERSEN 58ST
  • Mainsheet winches, full stainless steel self-tailing, ANDERSEN 46ST
  • Halyard winches, full stainless steel self-tailing, ANDERSEN 46ST, port is electrical.
  • Harken 10” bi-handle with lock winch handles
  • X-Yachts mainsheet system led under deck to winches placed in easy reach of helmsman
  • Mainsail track in front of sprayhood for uncluttered cockpit and space for optional Bimini
  • Furling forestay drum attached to bow fitting. Furling line led back to cockpit for easy handling
  • Gennaker equipment including 2 spectra sheets, 2 Ronstan spinnaker blocks, 2 Ronstan cleats and 2 Wichard shackles
  • Removable inner forestay package incl. turnbuckle, tack point and halyard with jammer and halyard block, chain plate on deck and mast chain plate - no runners


  • Doyle Sails UK
  • Mainsail - 2009 - Stratis Membrane Sail - 3 reefs, 5 full length battens, Ronstan trackless ball bearing cars with stack pack system. Condition - good. Serviced March 2016.
  • Jib - 2009 - Stratis Membrane Sail - 108% overlap, vertical battens, UV strip. Condition - good. Serviced March 2016.
  • Inner Jib - 2009 - Dacron Sail with piston hanks, custom deck bag. Condition - good
  • Storm Jib - 2009 - Heavy weight Dacron with piston hanks. Condition - very good, never used in anger...
  • Asymmetric - 2009 - Masthead with snuffer sock - Condition - very good.

Mast & Rigging

  • Fractional triple spreader, tapered silver anodized aluminium mast stepped on steel frame, specially designed for Xc 45
  • Silver anodized boom with double line reefing and internal boom outhaul with control on boom, telescopic vang and outer purchase block system
  • Mast steps to goosneck.
  • Split backstay fitted with single Navtec 10 integral backstay adjuster on starboard side and turnbuckle on port
  • Discontinuous rod rigging throughout with rod turnbuckles
  • Spectra halyards led back to cockpit for easy handling
  • Mast head burgee halyard.


  • Keel consists of antimony hardened lead bulb bolted and glued to cast iron fin for high strength, low centre of gravity and comfortable sailing performance
  • Keel protected with epoxy and fibreglass
  • Standard draft of 2.20m

Hatches / Portlights / Ventilation / Sprayhood

  • 12 mm smoked Plexi glass washboard with integrated storage system, spring loaded requiring minimal efforts to stow away
  • Coach roof port lights, openable, chrome-polished, aluminium framed for maximum ventilation and light
  • Deck hatches, flush mounted, openable - on foredeck and coach roof for ventilation and light
  • Ventilation dorades in stainless steel mounted on coach roof with stainless steel protection bar
  • Sprayhood in blue canvas with sturdy stainless steel tubing and hand grab rails

Guard rail / Anchor / Stainless Steel Fittings

  • Lifeline gates - mounted at each side at max beam
  • Aft pushpits in stainless steel with teak battened seats, stowage for ready to launch MOB module and integrated LED stern Nav light
  • Bow pulpits in stainless steel with integrated LED navigation lights
  • Anchor 25 kg Delta with 50 m x 10 mm galvanized chain
  • Electrical anchor winch 1500 W - 24 V on deck
  • Mooring cleats in stainless steel mounted fore, aft and amidships, including stainless steel protection rails (6 pcs)
  • Pad eyes for safety harnesses mounted in cockpit
  • Bow fitting in stainless steel with 2 anchor rollers for standard anchor, forestay attachment and tack attachment point for optional asymmetric spinnaker
  • A-Frame in stainless steel with teak planking and attachment point for optional asymmetric spinnaker, designed to fit around standard bow fitting
  • Outboard motor davit, custom design for Xc 45.
  • Flag pole, teak with bronze bushing
  • Fire extinguishers, dry powder of 2 kg each, fitted throughout the yacht
  • Fenders, white air-filled with lanyards and X-Yachts logo
  • Mooring ropes, polyester 20 m x 14 mm
  • Optional - liferaft and horseshoe rings.
  • Blue canvass wheel and cockpit table covers.



  • Floorboards of 20 mm marine plywood with imitated teak and Gaboon inlay stripes and inspection hatches to access bilge
  • Companionway steps are curved unvarnished teak and part of forward engine compartment openable door
  • Handrails by entrance and alongside coach roof portlights in main cabin
  • Blinds and flyscreen throughout on Oceanair skylights
  • Bulkheads with teak surfaces, polished and varnished to satin finish
  • Large double central berth with heads to port and seat to starboard.
  • Saloon table to port, long sofa (also sea berth) to starboard and dedicated chart table aft.
  • Symmetrical double aft cabins with freeboard shelves and lockers
  • Cool box, GRP top opened 140 litres with 100 mm insulation, built in Isotherm SP accumulator plate cooled by water cooled Danfoss compressor
  • Waste bin mounted under sinks
  • Gas stove, ENO with 3 jets, oven and grill is gimballed
  • Fridge, Isotherm 85 L front opened with ASU start-up technology and Danfoss cooling compressor fitted



  • Main engine Volvo 75 HP diesel with Sail-drive freshwater cooled. Alternator charging capacity 60 A @ 12V and 80 A @ 24V
  • Special engine room sound insulation ensures low noise level
  • Folding propeller, 3-bladed bronze for S-drive.
  • New said drive gaiter fitted 2014.
  • Diesel Tank capacity - 440 litres
  • Engine Hours - 1430 hrs running. 23/12/15


  • Seacocks and through hull fittings are made of composite material and flush mounted
  • Fresh water in stainless steel tanks (615 l) below saloon sole. VDO analogue tank level gauge, inspection hatch and deck fill
  • Hot water tank Isotherm 40 l mounted in service compartment behind main engine. Tank can be heated either by main engine or an immersion heater connected to shore power
  • Holding tank, 60 l with tank level watch fitted with self-draining outlet and deck outlet (2 pcs)
  • Pressurized freshwater system supplies hot and cold water to galley and heads
  • Central bilge incorporated in keel structure
  • Electrical bilge pump with sensor and manual ON/OFF or automatic switch at navigation station
  • Manual bilge pump mounted in cockpit
  • Deck shower fitted at bathing platform with hot/cold freshwater
  • Separate head/shower bilge pump
  • Seawater pump at anchor locker to rinse deck incl. hose/fittings
  • Heating system - Eberspacher D5 with 6 outlets
  • Baby Nova washing machine mounted inside locker in owners heads


  • 24V DC system throughout the yacht
  • 12V DC system for main engine installation
  • AGM batteries 360 Ah @ 24V are securely mounted under main cabin sofa
  • Separate engine spiral-cell battery (55 Ah, 12V)
  • Shore power installation with 10 Amp shore power inlet socket mounted in cockpit. The 230V AC distribution box with ground fault circuit breaker and 230V AC socket mounted at nav station
  • Combined charger inverter 24V/1600 W/40A including remote control unit, mounted incl. 4 x 220V sockets mounted one in galley, chart table, owners cabin and owners toilet
  • Additional 12 V stainless steel socket mounted in cockpit for outside use
  • Red night light mounted in main cabin x 3
  • Watermaker, Dessalator D100 - 52 hours running. 23/12/15 (100 litres per hour)


  • Raymarine ST290 base pack including 1 graphic display mounted in garage at companion way, 1 speed transducer, 1 depth transducer and 1 wind transducer with 1 ST290 wind display mounted at garage at companion way
  • Raymarine autopilot with 24 V S3G linear drive mounted to quadrant with control panel mounted at centre consol behind cockpit table
  • Raymarine VHF Ray 240E mounted in cockpit
  • Raymarine E80 chartplotter fitted at centre consol in the cockpit. Raystar 125 GPS antenna mounted on deck
  • Computer based plotter at chart table, running Seapro software.
  • Raymarine radome 45 cm - 2 kW mounted on first spreader and connected to Raymarine E80 plotter
  • AIS 250 mounted at chart table
  • Furuno NX300 at chart table
  • Multimedia centre, CD/DVD/MP3/USB stick fitted in main cabin near navigation station. One set of loudspeakers (2 pcs) mounted in main cabin.
  • Bose cockpit loudspeakers
  • TV mounted on main bulkhead.
  • Computer with screen mounted, connected to Raymarine system.


  • Max Power, retractable Bow thruster Compact Retract 24V
  • Fisher Panda generator 4000i, 2 kW fitted in service compartment behind main engine. Fuse box upgraded to 32 A. Airconditioning runs via generator or shore power. 230V AC distribution panel upgraded to handle both shore and generator power including 4 AC groups with automatic fuses
  • 3 x 230V AC sockets fitted in owners head, one in galley, one in owners cabin

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.