Be a winner before the start line
A highly-optimised X-Yachts hull shape offers exemplary performance in a very different way compared to any other fast sailing boat. Key elements of the design include reduced upright beam and wetted surface area, increased overall waterline, exceptional stiffness and high stability. This stability is achieved with a high ballast ratio, which is based on the additional weight in the bulb keel in combination with the lightweight hull structure thanks to epoxy infusion build processes and the well thought weight distribution of all equipment on board. Innovative set of deck and rig features, such as carbon bowsprit to set asymmetrics, rod rigging and the safety of the keel structural frame come to compose what we call the X-factor.
X-Yachts has a long history of building race winning designs. They retain all the qualities of a yacht ready to compete at races with all serious rivals.
All models boast an unparalleled record in international racing results. A good recent example is the 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race with 4 Xp44s in the top11 boats (overall IRC results).
Uncompromised performance at all angles of sailing and the whole spectrum of wind conditions, is at the heart of the design for all X-Yachts. This performance comes in a very forgiving way, without expensive penalties on IRC/ORC rating, combining simplicity of handling with joy of sailing fast. All yachts come with superb race sail wardrobes for both offshore and inshore racing. The sailplan is engineered, designed and executed by Quantum Sails and their well-known sail designer Pat Tahtatzis. Workmanship throughout is nothing less than exquisite.