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The Xc range was launched in 2008 with the Xc 45, which was named European Yacht of the Year, an honour her smaller sister the Xc 38 also held. 10 years on, 300 Xc yachts have been delivered and more than one million nautical miles sailed. Today the Xcruising line also encompasses the Xc 35, the Xc 42 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.

X-Yachts 40 Years Anniversary Edition!
Following extensive feedback from a large group of Xc owners, as well as our own experience over the last 10 years, 2019 will see the launch of the ‘X-Yachts 40 Years Anniversary’ edition of the Xcs. The ‘Anniversary’ edition of the Xcs  builds upon the success of the Xcruising range with an updated specification implementing improvements from feedback gathered from a fleet of over 300 Xc yachts worldwide.

Epoxy infused, oven-baked hulls
From this edition of the Xcs and onwards, 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.

  • Exterior upgrades include new optional jib self-tacker design, composite bowsprit and new colourways.
  • Interior upgrades include Nordic oak furniture, new bathrooms, updated owner’s cabin and new interior fittings throughout.
  • Systems upgrade highlights include new tank displays showing remaining volume in litres and upgraded ambient lighting.

Xcruising Range

Xcruising Features

Xcruising Features

  • Moderate draft for remote anchorages (extra-low draft available)
  • Folding transom to form a swim platform (motorised on larger models)
  • Excellent cockpit protection, with options including windscreen, sprayhood and bimini
  • Optional ‘A’ frames for asymmetric sails, discontinuous rod rigging, through-deck mast with tapered section
  • Teak cockpit and swim platforms as standard on Xc 38, 42, 45 and Xc 50
  • Generous diesel engine in well-insulated compartment

Xc Qualities

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 42, 45 and 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 42 and 45 models 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.

Xc Qualities

Standard sprayhood, folded into integrated cover

Optional windscreen with integrated spray hood.

Sprayhood, raised for protection