X-Yachts Xc45

The ultimate mile-eating machine

The first Xc ever launched and nominated European Yacht of the Year, built with vacuum infusion for enhanced stiffness and optimal weight distribution remains the global benchmark for comfort. The greater displacement allows for a heavier keel to be fitted. The large fuel and freshwater tanks and the heavy battery bank are all strategically located low and central in the yacht for excellent weight distribution. The Xc 45 has the most important and remarkable X-Yachts quality feature, the galvanized steel hul-keel girder frame. Lowering the centre of gravity optimises the stability and allows for a well proportioned sail plan. The Xc 45 can make short work of any long passage.

The Xc range has been know as the ‘Next Generation’. Meaning more spacious swimming platform, enlarged hull port lights, improved storage and functionality in the interior. highly optimised hull shape offers exemplary performance in a range of wind conditions, on all angles of sail.

Charter one of our Xc45 and sail the Greek islands, one of the best sailing arenas in the world.

Comfort & Safety

Who said that true sailing performance comes only with plain unfriendly interiors.
The X-Yachts design superiority hides behind the vacuum infusion technology on the hull construction, the carbon frame over the keel and the right weight distribution of all the fittings which let room -weight wise- to include all the necessary premium materials to create the feeling of a five star hotel, but this time on board.

The 3 cabin layout,  with two generously sized WCs/showers on a 45ft yacht is delivering lots of space everywhere, making living on board a truly relaxing experience. Ideally this yacht will comfortably accommodate 6 adults but if wished can sleep another one adult and one child in saloon area (check Layout & Accommodation details below).

The well-proportioned saloon gives the yacht a spacious feel, but well positioned hand rails and good furniture placement ensure it is always safe and easy to move around no matter the heel angle. The deeper hull sections permits an upgraded interior volume and walking around in the accommodation area  feels truly comfortable.

Everything in the interior is a beautifully crafted in the known all time classic X-Yachts way.

The standard full teak bathing platform creates a perfect area for relaxing as well as easy access from the water or dinghy. In this way you can take full advantage of the swim stops or the overnight stays on one of the endless safe anchorages of the Greek archipelago.

The  cockpit space on board the Xc45 is not only designed to be functional and safe while at sea but also creates a luxurious outdoor living space. The twin wheels ensuring that the cockpit area is spacious and uncluttered.

A deck shower is fitted as standard. The high back rests not only offer protection while at sea but also create a comfortable seating area on the fitted cockpit cushions

The standard sprayhood and full width bimini offer an excellent protection against the sun.

The swimming platform, covered with real teak deck delivers endless relaxing time when anchored just a few centimeters above the sea surface. Getting out of the water is a piece of cake for all the family

The toughened glass coachroof windows flood the interior with natural light. In addition to the large flush skylights, each aft cabin has an open-able portlight in the cockpit which combined create optimal ventilation, a great benefit in the Greek sunny climate.

Once on board you easily realise that all those small details that make a huge difference on the overall experience have been thought for you, before you need to.

The Xc45 incorporates 40yrs design experience of the Danish boat yard. A boat you feel sure to spend time on with your friends and family, even when the weather conditions are not ideal.

The vacuum infused epoxy, full sandwich hull saves important weight and it maximises strength and stiffness. All saved weight is used to increase the yachts’ stability enabling the crew to have a more relaxed time and to feel more safe and comfortable. The enclosed cockpit contributes in this direction as well.

The steel frame is bolted to the inside of the hull and takes all the loads from the keel and mast. This keeps the yacht stiff, strong and safe. In the same aspect the lead bulb are encapsulated in a reinforced epoxy e-glass shell.

Sailing Performance

Sailing Performance, on Every Angle

Any boat can go well downwind with a decent sailplan and hull shape. The challenge for the Danish X-Yachts designers was how to achieve a big smile on the face of the skipper any time all directions of sailing are included in the route. And they did a pretty good job as you will realise from the first moments behind helm.

The Xc45 converts the Greek archipelago into a sailing arena waiting for you to explore it. The feeling of the boat fully honors the X-Yachts traditionally recognised performance design experience, leaving the skipper always in control and relaxed. The instruments show a steady velocity-made-good and miles logged per hour unimaginable, compared to any other conventional yacht out there. Seaworthiness at its best in real life conditions, no matter what those are.

Flexible Sailplan, Easy to Handle

We have engineered the sailplan of the Xc45 to be a perfect match to the sailing characteristics of the hull, offering a user-friendly and relaxing experience to the local Greek conditions. So all boats are fitted with:

  • Main sail, tri-radial design, with three reefs, handled by a single line reefing system
  • 108% Jib, tri-radial design, sheeted to tracks, adjustable from cockpit.
  • Stay sail, with inbuilt inner forestay (anti-torque luff) , for use when the wind picks up, very easy to set up or completely get it out of the way, even on the go when windy.
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker for light wind broad reaching, with a sleeve for easy dropping, even single handed
  • Optionally a Code Zero, to get you going when close reaching in light wind conditions

Ultimate Sail Design

All X-Yachting tri-radial sails have been thoroughly engineered up to every small detail, in order to perfectly match the X-Yachts sailing philosophy and honour the true sailing performance of each boat separately. Countless hours of work have been dedicated locally in Greece, from our globally  recognised partners Quantum Sails and their talented sail designer and race winning sailor Pat Tahtatzis to design, test and execute this important challenge and the result is in one word: “Perfect!”


3 Cabins / 2 WCs / Sleeps 6 adults + 2 adults or 2 children

The layout includes the master bow cabin with a double bed and an ensuite WC with shower, the aft cabins share a full size double bed. The aft head has an independent entry door from the saloon area so that it can be shared from both aft cabins.  So 6 adults can comfortably sleep without any compromise.

If the team is up for it, another two adults can sleep in the saloon area in the two sofas. This feature is often used by couples with one child/teenager or so or young friends.


  • Main sail, tri-radial design, with three reefs, handled by a single line reefing system, 61m²
  • Jib, tri-radial design, sheeted to tracks, adjustable from cockpit, 45m²
  • A2 Asymmetrical spinnaker for light wind broad reaching, with a sleeve for easy dropping, even single handed, 158m²
  • Code Zero with furling system, to get you going when close reaching in light wind conditions, 121m2

Main equipment

  • Full bimini top, Spray-hood
  • Cockpit cushions
  • All lines hidden under deck
  • Flush hatches
  • Full teak deck on cockpit, bathing platform, side decks and coachroof
  • Aft huge locker for storing empty luggage, drinks etc
  • 6pcs winches, longitudinal track for the genoa, adjustable from cockpit
  • Carbon steering wheels
  • Rod rigging
  • Generator


  • Raymarine gps/plotter
  • Raymarine Wind/Speed meter & Wind meter
  • A/C
  • VHF at chart table
  • Handheld VHF for use in the cockpit
  • Remote control for the autopilot (as an option)


  • Full set of high quality cutlery and cooking set
  • ENO Gas stove
  • Horizontal and front opening fridge
  • Coffee machine
  • Hot water boiler
  • Extra fresh water tank (total capacity 735lt)
  • Sea water supply for water saving in kitchen


  • Inflatable high quality dinghy & Optionally electric outboard engine (3hp equivalent). Set up takes less than 5min.
  • Electric air pump for the dinghy (which is stored in the front sail locker deflated).
  • Snorkelling equipment for everyone on board
  • Ergonomic high-tech Lifejackets for everyone on board
  • Certified full kit of safety equipment such as life raft,life lines, fire extinguishers, flares

Technical Specifications

Designer X-Yachts Design Team
Length Overall 14.50 m 47’7″
Waterline Length 12.76 m 41’10”
Beam (max) 4.32 m 14’2″
Draft – Deep 2.2m 7’3″
Ballast – Std 5965 kg 13151 lbs
Displacement – Light 13220 kg 29145 lbs
Engine Diesel 53.5 kW 80 hp
Fuel Tank – Std 440 ltr 116 gal(US)
Water Tank Std 615 ltr 162 gal(US)

Rod rigging

Deep 2,65m keel

Full top bimini

Carbon helms

Stainless steel winches

Spare gps plotter. iPad with Navionics

Remote gas valve. Gas detector alarm

Bow thruster for extra safety