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The Xc range was launched in 2008 with the Xc 45, which was named European Yacht of the Year. 10 years on, 300 Xc yachts have been delivered and more than one million nautical miles sailed. Today the Xcruising line encompasses the Xc 45 and the Xc 50.
All Xc models are based on the same principles of moderate hull shapes with increased displacement to allow for larger engines, batteries, tanks and anchoring gear. The Xc yachts also share deep sections, and a forward ‘V’ shape to minimise slamming and make for a comfortable motion when going through waves, either under power or sail. Designed for long-distance passages, the Xcruising line features extensive teak decking, and a wide choice of windscreen, sprayhood and bimini options.
Epoxy infused, oven-baked hulls
The Xc models are built using epoxy infusion in the hull. X-Yachts hulls are post-cured or “oven-baked” to improve structural properties of the composite. Epoxy resin has higher mechanical and thermal stability than traditional polyester resins.
The Xcruising range leads the market with the highest quality deck fittings and choice of comfort features.
For the Xcruising range X-Yachts created a new collection of hull forms with increased interior volume and deeper hull sections, which allow for generous accommodation but also offer high stability, sparkling sailing performance and a smooth motion in choppy conditions. The composite lead/cast iron keel is encapsulated in reinforced epoxy e-glass shell to guarantee a perfect keel section and avoid corrosion. Flush mounted skin fittings and a folding propeller reduce drag, ensuring the Xc making the most of the conditions.
Sail handling is designed to be stress-free whether short-handed, single-handed, or sailing with a full complement of friends and family. The Xc 45 and Xc 50 have the option for an additional inner forestay to set a smaller, balanced sailplan in stronger breezes. Single line mainsail reefing is fitted as standard, with the option for in-boom furling. Besides a furling genoa the Xc yachts also offer an anchor A-frame which allows modern furling cruising spinnakers to be set, or asymmetric sails with a simple snuffer device for dousing.
Down below there are a number of options. The Xc 45 model may feature a long sofa with a forward-facing navigation station, or a larger heads with separate shower and two armchair-style seats in the saloon. Large tank volumes, a folding propeller and powerful engine in a soundproofed compartment add to the enjoyment of life at sea.