Impressive
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Simplicity of handling

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The Xp 44 combines impressive performance with simplicity of handling, appealing to all the family. This model was the first of the Xperformance line 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 sail, under both ORC and IRC handicap systems. Key elements of the hull design include 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.

She was a dream to helm. The control from the low-profile rudder felt spot-on and power was communicated well.

Toby Hodges, Yachting World

Exterior

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, while 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.

Exterior

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.

Pedestal options

The Xp 44 offers a choice of four pedestal options to customise the twin composite wheels and ensure every skipper has their preferred information at their fingertips. In addition, displays can also be mounted on the mast bracket and/or the companionway instrument housing for ease of viewing by all members of crew.

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 and also easily handled by a couple or family. It should be optimised for racing under major handicap rating systems, but equally suited to a relaxed weekend cruise or a longer blue-water passage.

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

Interior

The Xp 44 interior 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.

Interior

360 asteen kokemus

Xp 44

Sailplan

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.

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Suunnittelija X-Yachts Design Team
Length Overall 14.25 m 46'9"
Rungon pituus 13.29 m 43'7"
Waterline Length 11.89 m 39'0"
Leveys 4.07 m 13'4"
Syväys- vakio köli 2.30 m 7'7"
Syväys - syvä köli 2.65 m 8'8"
Kölin paino - Vakio 3850 kg 8488 lbs
Paino - kevyt 8650 kg 19070 lbs
Moottori 30 kW 41 hp
Polttoaine säiliö 200 ltr 53 gal(US)
Vesi säiliö 350 ltr 92 gal(US)

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Sailing World – Boat of the Year

Winner 2014

Midsize Cruisers (41-45 Feet)

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