Introduction of the X4⁹



At the end of June, X-Yachts introduced the new X4⁹. And so far, the interest for this boat has been huge; 5 boats were sold during the first month after the announcement - indicating that this model seems to have hit a soft spot.

The X4⁹ is offered at an introduction price of  479,900 Euros for the 10 first models. Included in this price is X-Yachts standard Quality Package representing a value of 75,500 Euros . For more information about this package, please contact us.

The X4⁹ will be launched and introduced for the first time on Boot Düsseldorf in January 2018.

Read all about the X4⁹

"V I X E N" Arrives

The first X-Yachts Xc-38 on the Mid-Atlantic is unloaded in Baltimore harbor.  Notice something missing?  X-Yachts are so well designed, that they are able to utilize a single point lift for launching. Keep your eyes out for "V I X E N" cruising along Chesapeake.



 
 

Congratulations X-Yachts Xp44's!

 

t Draconis

 2nd place at the 2017 Transpac Honolulu Race

  Sitella

2nd place at the Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge

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2001 TAYANA 52


To say that this Tayana 52 is cruise ready is an understatement.  This shoal draft 52 has received the utmost care and her knowledgeable owners have made significant and thoughtful upgrades throughout. Her 3 cabin aft cockpit layout provides comfortable sea berths offshore and an interior built for extended stays thanks to the cockpit arrangement.  Her teak interior glows and she has one of the most purposeful galleys found aboard.  Give the listing a careful reading and you will see that she is the perfect choice for a cruising couple looking to scratch Caribbean cruise off of the bucket list.  Highly Recommended.  $325,000
  • Northern Lights Gen Set
  • Reverse Cyle AC
  • Bow Thruster
  • Water Maker
  • Furling Sails
  • Preferred Aft Cockpit


X-Yachts X4 wins Cruising World's 'Best Full-Sized Cruiser Under 50 Feet!'



THE WINNER OF THE 2017 BEST FULL-SIZE CRUISER UNDER 50 FEET.

Winner: X-Yachts X4

Many sailors believe that sizewise, the sweet spot for cruising boats lies somewhere between 40 and 50 feet. That was certainly the case in the 2017 Boat of the Year contest, where five strong competitors — the Catalina 425, Dufour 460 Grand Large, Elan Impression 45, Hallberg-Rassy 40 MK II and X-Yachts X4 — constituted the fleet’s single biggest class. When it came to deciding which was the best, the judges certainly had their work cut out for them.

As previously noted, the panel was duly smitten by the Catalina 425. The French builder Dufour has also found much success in the BOTY competition; its 382 was named Best Midsize Cruiser for 2016. This year the company entered a larger yacht, the Dufour 460, which also drew praise from the judging team.

Tim Murphy said: “The boat is part of a series that includes the Dufour 500 and 560, and there’s a definite theme among all of them. The design writ called for a boat intended for coastal cruising and social cruising, with the ability to make passages but not for long-term living aboard. And there are some interesting innovations. They have a pop-up galley in the stern with a grill, sink and fish-cleaning platform. They’re aiming at a whole lifestyle, I think. Down below, they’ve inverted the traditional layout of a cruising boat by putting the galley all the way forward. It was unusual, but it really worked. And it was pretty darn nice to sail. It’s kind of the middle boat in this grouping; some of the others have extreme features off to the sides. There are a lot of good things going on here.”

Good things were also happening aboard the 45-foot Elan Impression. “Elan’s E and S lines are performance-oriented, while the Impressions are dedicated cruising boats,” said Murphy. “There are four boats in this line, all designed by the renowned British designer Rob Humphreys. They’re different from the performance lines, with a single rudder, not twin rudders; a keel-stepped mast, while the others are deck-stepped; and with the mainsheet controls up on the coachroof, not in the cockpit, so you can have a proper bimini. It’s a fairly good value compared to its competitors, too.”

Speaking of the competition, Carol Hasse was enamored of the Hallberg-Rassy 40 MK II. “The joinery down below is exquisite,” she said. “The handholds and fiddles are exactly where they should be. There’s an amazing amount of standard safety gear. There’s no boat in the fleet that is more highly attuned to what is really seaworthy.”

Murphy concurred with that assessment. “As far as the fit and finish down below, this is bar none the one that I would most like to live in,” he said. If there was a strike against the Swedish-built yacht, it was that the MK II version was really an updated version of a popular 40-footer that’s been in production for nearly a decade, with more than 150 units already built.

The 41-foot X-Yachts X4, manufactured in Denmark, was the final boat in the class. “It’s in between the company’s Xp series, which is very directly performance-oriented, and their Xc series, which is cruising-oriented,” said Murphy.

“It has, I believe, the best structure of all the boats in this category,” he continued. “It’s a galvanized steel grid frame in the bilge of the boat. It gives the boat incredible stiffness. It’s also built with epoxy, which is the best resin you can build boats out of. They paid strict attention to the weight of the boat. I think they’ve largely hit their mark of providing more cruising comfort than their full-on performance boats do. And yet during our sea trials, it was clear they’d kept it a really nice sailing boat.”

Hasse agreed: “It was a lovely boat to sail, an effortless helm.”

Ed Sherman dug a little deeper. “It’s a quiet boat,” he said. “The construction level is very high. I loved the steel grid concept, and the fact that the boat could be lifted by one single eye that’s actually part of the frame and is pretty much an X-Yachts signature trademark. It speaks to the integrity of the build and the weight balance, because they literally just hook that one eye and yank it up.

“The thing we need to balance out,” he added, “is which side of the fence does it lean on? More toward the racer or the cruiser? In my opinion, it’s more toward the racer, but I also like it as a cruiser/racer. It’s a very versatile boat.”

When the final votes were tallied, Sherman’s colleagues readily agreed by naming the X-Yachts X4 the year’s Best Full-Size Cruiser Under 50 Feet.

All The Way Around!

Xp 44, GarliX, completes the World ARC!



All the way around!
Congratulations to Xp44, Garlix on completing the World ARC!
You may remember when X-Yachts reported back in 2015 on the sailing yacht Garlix, the Xp44, who had just completed the World Cruising Club ARC rally and was getting ready to head off on an adventure of a lifetime taking part in the World ARC.

The Round the World Rally saw 24 yachts set off from St Lucia on a epic cruise together around the world making stops at Colombia, Panama, Galapagos, French Polynesia, Suwarrow, Niue, Tonga and Fiji, Vanuatu, Australia, Mauritius, Reunion, South Africa, St Helena and Brazil before heading back up to the Caribbean.

We are delighted to report that after an amazing 15 months Garlix is now back in St Lucia and has finished the rally along with all the other yachts.

Owners Jens and Dagmar have said they have had a wonderful time on their trip and are currently in St Lucia having a well earned celebration with the other yachts. If you want to know more about their journey they have written a blog which is online at http://sy-garlix.de
However, their trip isn’t over yet! Garlix and her crew only have a short stop over in St Lucia before heading up to Tortola to prepare for ARC Europe . Starting on  7th May ARC Europe will seeing them back to Europe and back to where the adventure began.

 






The Brand New X4

X-Yachts unveils the second model in its newest range of performance cruisers

X4 is the second model to be launched by X-Yachts in the brand new range, X. The first model in this range to be designed was the X6 which is set to launch in May 2016.
Designed to complement both the existing two ranges, Xperformance (Xp) and Xcruising (Xc), X models will offer both excellent sailing capabilites and a modern spacious interior. The new ‘X’ models will include innovative design features above and below deck, the latest build technologies and the use of exceptionally high quality materials. By introducing this range, X-Yachts continues sharing the passion for “Superb Sailing Pleasure”.

The X4 will be sailing by mid-Summer 2016 and be present at a wide variety of Autumn boat shows.

EXTERIOR

The hull is made using vacuum infused epoxy sandwich lamination technology to ensure maximum strength and safety. The X4 offers sailors a substantial keel weight and sail plan making it a dream to sail into wind and waves.

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Buying a Bluewater Boat

Thinking about purchasing a bluewater sailboat? Check out our article in Latitudes Magazine on choosing the perfect one.

https://issuu.com/worldcruising/docs/latitudes_usa_4_-_2015_web/31?e=8544992/31966528

K A T A N A

" K A T A N A "
/kəˈtɑːnə/


noun
1. a long, curved single-edged sword traditionally used by Japanese samurai.

X-Yachts Xp44  " K A T A N A "  is here.
If you sail the Chesapeake, you may catch a glimpse of her transom this summer. For a closer look, join us at the Annapolis Sailboat Show this Fall.

 

A Journey to X-Yachts

No, you are not looking at Sir Richard Branson's SpaceShip. This is a photograph of a brand new X-Yachts Xp44 (& her excited owner) shown in the spotless X-Yachts Production facility in Haderslev, Denmark. She is currently aboard a 7 Star Transport Ship en route to her new home in Annapolis, MD.

Below, New X-Yachts are in various stages of completion.

Xc Grid System

Xc Winches



Keel & Bottom Prep



Thanks to all those who visited us at last weekend's Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show!

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The Yacht (broker) Life

Interested in learning about the exciting life as Yacht Broker? Listen to this podcast of Andy Schell of 59 North, Ltd. interviewing Forbes Horton in our Annapolis office.

http://59-north.com/sailfeed/2015/3/30/forbes-horton

This Island Packet 36 Estero is equipped with the finest and most modern cruising equipment available. One look and you will be amazed! Too much gear to list! Call today!

"Awaken"

2010 Island Packet Estero

https://youtu.be/h0SZwMJ0ZmE

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"Liberty"

2012 Jeanneau 50 Deck Salon



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Hinckley Little Harbor WhisperJet 44 Cruising on the Chesapeake Bay

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Spring Snow

The beautiful Selene 53, "Bella" doesn't mind a little Spring showers snow during her survey & sea trial!

New Listings

Forbes Horton Yachts is pleased to offer a variety of Sail & Power Vessels new to the brokerage market. We may be dodging blizzards these days, but the sun filled weekends of summer are not far off!  Whether you have weekend jaunts to St. Michaels in mind or are aiming to win the next Bermuda race we are here to make it happen regardless of your experience level.




"Noble"
2003 Hinckley WhisperJet 44
$475,000




"Coqueta"
2001 Sabre 36
$197,500





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X-Yachts Xc-35 Named Boat of the Year!


As predicted, the Xc-35 from X-Yachts has won over the critics on both sides of the Atlantic and has been awarded the prestigious Sail Magazine award for the best monohull 31-40ft.  The Xc series has filled a niche in the market in that it is ideally suited for those who like sailing fast without leaving comfort at the dock.  The Xc series is best described as a cruising boat with an attitude.  We have the only stateside Xc-35 in front of our Annapolis office and she will not be here long.  Here are what the critics are saying about the Xc-35...

“The new Xc 35 from X-Yachts is the smallest in the company’s line of cruising boats. The design work is by Niels Jeppesen, and he is a favorite designer of mine. My take is that the 35 is a hot rod-style family cruising boat. I like everything about it from the shapely stem profile to the traditional rake of the transom. This is a good-looking boat.”-Robert H. Perry

Read more:  http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1496-xc-35.html
“Construction quality, as on all boats produced by X-Yachts, is outstanding, with an emphasis on strength and security, thanks to a steel grid in the hull that carries the mast and keel loads. All in all, our judges deemed this an exceptional offering for cruisers looking for quality and performance in a boat less than 40 feet long.” –Sail Magazine
read more: http://www.sailmagazine.com/best-boats/best-boats-2015-xc-35

X-Yachts XC 35 Sailing on the Chesapeake Bay

We had a great 2014 Annapolis Sailboat Show last week. We placed 3 new orders for  2015 X-Yachts and are excited to have an XC 35 right here at Bert Jabin's Yacht Yard. She is available for tours, test sails and purchase. Take a look at how she gently slices through the waters of the Chesapeake Bay on a test sail last week.

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Xc 35 Review

Read this review of X-Yachts XC 35 from Bob Perry of Sailing Magazine and then come visit us next week at the Annapolis Sailboat Show to review this vessel for yourself. The Annapolis Sailboat Show will take place October 9-13 at City Dock, Annapolis. See you there!