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Catalogue excerpts

rowing up on the Danish coast, brothers Lars and Niels Jeppesen were keen sailors, and inspired to enter the yachting industry by the local boatyard, Nimbus – at that time world leaders in sandwich construction. When X-Yachts was founded in 1979 by the Jeppesen brothers, together with their friend Birger Hansen, sandwich construction was their natural choice, as it offers the lightest construction allowing as high a proportion of the yacht’s total weight as possible to be placed in the keel – a key principle to creating a stable and enjoyable sailing yacht which is still at the core of their designs...

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“Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into aesthetics” Adapted from F.A. Porsche

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The making of an Xp 44 The Xperformance range has once again seen X-Yachts raise the bar for cruiser-racer design and construction very element of an X-Yacht bears the hallmark of quality. Each detail of our yachts is designed in-house to give the sailor a truly superior sailing experience, and we are proud that every boat to leave our yard in Haderslev, Denmark, carries with it a reputation built on three decades of high manufacturing standards, world-renowned safety credentials, intelligent design, and elegant craftsmanship. The Xp range includes our newest models and most cutting-edge technological...

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STRUCTURAL wARdRobeS The structural composite wardrobes are designed as part of the Xp 44’s internal building blocks, thus saving weight on duplicated structures and enabling the Xp 44 hull to be amongst the lightest production 44-foot hulls. hULL foRM The lines of each Xp model are designed using Velocity Prediction Programs for superb performance and handling, together with the characteristic X-Yachts elegance. T-bULb keeL hULL SheLL & LIneR The weight saved throughout the construction of the Xp 44 hull is put back into the deep lead T-bulb keel, enabling the Xp 44 to carry a larger sail plan...

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The Xp difference The Xp 44 is built using technologically advanced materials and cutting-edge techniques trength, stiffness and a high ballast to weight ratio are key to creating yachts which offer superlative sailing pleasure and performance. X-Yachts is now the biggest production builder of high-tech yachts, using a vacuum infusion process. Every gram of weight saved in the Xp 44’s hull and deck allows a greater amount of ballast to be added to the T-bulb keel for improved stability, which is particularly important when sailing short-handed. It also enables the yacht to carry a higher aspect...

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Furthermore, the process also supports our ideals as a family company, as it is a responsible and healthconscious solution for our build team. It also reduces VOCs released into the environment, leaves no styrene residues in the hull, hence resulting in no styrene exposure for sailors and no odour. Sandwich construction X-Yachts are formed of a sandwich construction, incorporating carbon into high load areas. The Xp 44 is made up of: a tough, UV and saltwater-resistant gelcoat outer; an outside skin of glassfibre laminated with ultralow viscosity epoxy; a high elongation M-foam core; then an inner...

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Stability is a key principle behind the Xp 44’s design and build, resulting in dynamic sailing in all conditions -Yachts are designed by sailors, for sailors. Every X-Yacht is designed to perform superbly in all conditions and in all sail configurations. However, many of the very same factors which make the Xp models race winners, also ensure that they are enjoyable fast cruisers. Ballast ratio During the Xperformance design process Velocity Prediction Programs were utilised to optimise each yacht’s hull shape. This confirmed to the design team that it was key to slightly reduce the overall displacement...

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Foils The keel and rudder of the Xp 44 are precision engineered for performance, responsiveness and durability or a truly enjoyable sailing experience a yacht should be responsive and reward the helmsman’s expertise, yet sail smoothly ‘in the groove’. X-Yachts were able to draw on over 30 years of designing performance hulls when they created the Xp range, and the Xp 44 offers both sparkling performance and reassuring ease of handling. As with all the Xp range, the Xp 44 was designed from the outset to carry two keel options, a standard draft of 2.30 m with 3,850 kgs of ballast, and a deep draft...

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STeeRIng ConTRoLS The steering system translates the Xp 44’s power into a responsive sailing experience. The rudder is fitted with high quality selfaligning roller bearings for reduced friction, maximum ‘feel’ and precise steering. Twin composite wheels are also designed for optimum responsiveness, with reduced moments of inertia compared to conventional steel or aluminium wheels. Heavier metal wheels dampen or reduce the ‘feedback’ felt by the helmsman due to increased inertia of the wheel not in use. The series connected steering cables are linked to the rudderstock via a large quadrant, onto...

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T-bULb The Xp models carry a ‘T’ bulb keel. Until recent years this foil shape was more usually seen on custom racing yachts, but it also offers many benefits to a performance cruiser. Keels work on the same principles as an aeroplane wing: higher pressure on the leeward side generates lift, while the foil also prevents the yacht from slipping sideways. The problem for designers is that at the tip of a keel water escapes around to the low pressure side, creating vortices and turbulence which in turn create drag. A keel bulb reduces this effect. Meanwhile, above decks, the Xp models carry high...

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Underwater profile rag is the enemy of performance. Every X-Yacht is designed to achieve the smoothest underwater profile possible to slip through the waves for both a competitive edge and pure sailing pleasure. Through hull fittings Every through-hull penetration in an Xp 44 is recessed and faired into the hull surface. It might not sound like much, but with an Xp 44 sporting 18 essential fittings, from speedo’s to seacocks, every millimetre counts. Each fitting is recessed, filled and faired for minimum turbulence and drag, unlike conventional surfacemounted fittings which cause increased resistance...

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