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The ideal choice for sport, design, and performance

The Xp 44 combines impressive performance with simplicity of handling, appealing to the whole family. This model was the first in the Xperformance range to be launched, and was named Sailing World’s ‘Yacht of the Year’ in 2014.

A highly optimised hull shape offers exemplary performance in a range of wind conditions, on all angles of the sail, under both ORC and IRC handicap systems. Key elements of the hull design includes reduced upright beam and wetted surface area. While the transom shape ensures that as windspeed builds and the boat powers up, the overall waterline length increases for additional speed.

X-Yachts has developed an online web-configurator for the Xp 44, enabling you to design your own version of this luxury performance yacht. Configure your own dreams.


The Xp 44 deck layout has been designed for ease of sail handling and manoeuvres whether racing or cruising. Standard features include a below deck furling drum (with furling line led back to halyard winch), low friction racing blocks, large self-tailing winches, and adjustable jib cars and tracks. There is also the option of powered winches.

All halyards and trim lines are concealed below deck and led aft to self-tailing coachroof winches. The main-sheet is led along the boom to the gooseneck, down to deck-recessed blocks, then below the side decks to dedicated winches, within easy reach of the helmsman for safe, stress-free short-handed sailing.


Hatches and windows

The Xp 44 deck hatches, portlights and windows are carefully selected for a flush fitting. Advanced design hinge mechanisms on the opening coachroof windows ensure there are no fittings or bolts visible from the outside, yet allowing ventilation and increased light down below.

Cockpit furniture

The inventive optional cockpit table folds neatly away into its own recess in the cockpit sole, enabling a swift change from functional sailing area to stylish entertaining zone. Additionally, there is a designated recess for the sprayhood framework and canvas, a specially designed 'garage' for the washboard, and a built-in halyard bin for rope tails for a clutter-free, safe and smart cockpit and coachroof area that is a pleasure to sail or relax in.

Multi-function transom

The optional folding transom creates a secure stern area or a teak-topped swim platform with telescopic swim ladder. Liferaft storage is also integrated into the cockpit sole while there is ample additional storage easily accessible in the cockpit lockers. Adjustable foot-chocks ensure the helmsman may enjoy a perfect steering position, with a sense of security as well as a clear view forward during manoeuvres and close sailing situations.

Innovative Bowsprit

Innovative Bowsprit

The Xp models were conceived as true dual-purpose yachts. The guiding principle is, that the Xp 44 should be highly competitive when sailed with a full crew, but also easily handled by a couple or a family. The boat should be optimised for racing under major handicap rating systems, but equally suited to a relaxed weekend cruise or a longer blue-water passage.

The key to this adaptability, is the multi-functional bowsprit, which offers four variations. The standard fixture is a GRP cowl, with integrated anchor fitting. This allows for asymmetric ‘Code’ sails and similar to be flown from a fixed tack point, whilst ensuring the steel anchor roller with electric windlass are easily accessible.

Two other popular options are a carbon bowsprit, in either white painted finish or clearcoat black, with the additional option of an integrated anchor fitting. The sprit enables a full sail wardrobe of asymmetric spinnakers and reaching Code Zeros to be carried, particularly when racing under IRC. The anchor fitting is neatly concealed under the sprit.

A fourth option of a plain GRP cowl is offered, particularly for boats which may race under ORC. In addition to all of the above, a symmetric spinnaker pole can be carried for further flexibility.

Optional carbon Bowsprit without anchor

Standard GRP cowl with integrated anchor fitting

Optional GRP cowl for ORC racing

Optional white painted carbon bowsprit with integrated anchor fitting


The interior in the Xp 44, is offered in a three cabin layout, which benefits from exemplary use of light and space. Ample natural light from the flush-mounted hatches and opening portlights, creates a welcoming space throughout. A choice of high quality interior finishes, allow owners to create an interior that is both elegant and practical, with high quality fittings.

The secure galley is arranged in an L-shaped configuration, for safe working at sea. A gimballed two-jet gas cooker and cool box are fitted as standard. Options include a three-jet cooker with oven and grill, 65-litre fridge and microwave oven.

The saloon table also incorporates concealed storage for bottles and similar items, and is completely removable to facilitate crew movement and sail storage whilst racing.

Xp 44


The Xp 44 comes with two rig choices, a standard alloy mast or an optional carbon mast and boom. Both are designed in close co-operation with leading rig development companies and sailmakers, for strength, low-windage and exceptional control.


Designer X-Yachts Design Team
LOA (including bowsprit) 13.88 m 45'6"
Hull Length 13.29 m 43'7"
Waterline Length 11.89 m 39'0"
Beam (max) 4.07 m 13'4"
Draft - Std 2.30 m 7'7"
Draft - Deep 2.65 m 8'8"
Air Draft (not including Windex) 20.89 m 68'6"
Ballast - Std 3850 kg 8488 lbs
Displacement - Light 8650 kg 19070 lbs
Engine Diesel 30 kW 41 hp
Fuel Tank - Std 200 ltr 53 gal(US)
Water Tank - Std 350 ltr 92 gal(US)


Sailing World – Boat of the Year

Winner 2014

Midsize Cruisers (41-45 Feet)

Xp 44 in the media




Als het Deense X-Yachts met een nieuwe reeks uitkomt wordt daar reikhalzend naar uitgekeken. Varen nam de uitnodiging voor een testvaart in de Engelse thuisbasis van X-Yachts wat graag aan. Voor verdere evaluatie werd het schip gevolgd tijdens de IRC Nationals, die half juli in Cowes werden gevaren.

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