Fast Sophistication

Perfect for fast double handed cruising, or fully crewed racing

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The Xp 55 is the flagship model in the Xp range, and raises the bar for performance sailing yachts. This model offers an unbeatable sailing experience combined with luxurious levels of comfort.

Since its launch in 2013 it has impressed reviewers and sailors alike, with test reports praising the boat for its ‘dinghy-like feel’, fast pace, and the ability to sail the boat rapidly and easily double-handed.

2017 sees new exterior styling and an entirely new interior.

It is a pleasure to be at the helm of this yacht and feel its response... The balance and subtle trim of the sails is directly passed on through the wheel.

Hans Brouwers, Nautique


The Xp 55 deck layout has been designed for ease of sail handling and manoeuvres whether cruising or racing. Standard features include a below deck furling drum (with furling line led back to one of the four cockpit winches). The longitudinal genoa tracks are supplied with adjustable genoa cars. All halyards and control lines are concealed below deck and led aft to the four large self-tailing winches supplied as standard.

The mainsheet is attached to a single pad-eye at the cockpit floor and lead aft via the mast/halyard channels below deck, where it may be easily handled using the cockpit winches. For racing purposes, a windward tweaker block system can be deployed for both genoa sheets as well as the mainsheet to enable very narrow sheeting angles.


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

Innovative Bowsprit

Innovative Bowsprit

The Xp models were conceived as true dual-purpose yachts. The guiding principle is that the Xp 55 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.

Interior Luxury

Interior Luxury

The Xp 55 features three spacious cabins, a generous galley, a choice of double or triple heads, and two owners' cabin layouts.

The elegant Xp 55 interior includes new optional brushed oak wood furniture with walnut floorboards and new fixtures and fittings throughout. Teak furniture with teak and holly floorboards is standard.

To port the saloon features a large U-shaped sofa with ample seating for up to eight people, a table with central bottle storage, an upholstered central seat, and a long, comfortable sofa to starboard.

The freeboard on both port and starboard accommodates deep shelves with custom-designed stainless steel book brackets, and hull portlights. Spacious storage cupboards are fitted adjoining the moulded deck liner, while finishing interior touches include Ocean Air blinds and screens.

Xp 55


The Xp 55 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
Length Overall 17.23 m 56'6"
Hull Length 16.76 m 55'0"
Waterline Length 14.87 m 48'9"
Beam (max) 4.77 m 15'8"
Draft - Shallow 2.50 m 8'2"
Draft - Std 2.85 m 9'4"
Draft - Deep 3.20 m 10'6"
Ballast - Std 6500 kg 14330 lbs
Displacement - Light 16800 kg 37038 lbs
Engine Diesel 81 kW 110 hp
Fuel Tank - Std 465 ltr 123 gal(US)
Water Tank - Std 600 ltr 159 gal(US)


​European Yacht of the Year

Nominated 2015

Performance Cruiser


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