X-Yachts introduce the all-new Xp 44 performance cruiser-racer

X-Yachts Design Group has unveiled plans for their most innovative performance cruiser design yet: the Xp 44.
The Xp 44 represents the latest development in X-Yachts’ world-beating performance cruiser range: the Xperformance line.
The philosophy behind the Xp 44 was to offer a significant step forward in the production cruiser-racer market, combining contemporary developments in performance yacht design with X-Yachts’ signature high-quality engineering.
The new Xp 44 will have significantly higher stability
The latest techniques in both design and construction have been utilised to achieve significant weight savings compared to the previous model, the trend setting X-43, which the Xp 44 replaces.
Of all the structural weight saved, around 1250 kg has been used to increase the weight of the large T-bulb, while the other weigh savings have been used to reduce the overall displacement of the yacht by an additional half a tonne.
The consequence for the Xp 44 design is a 15% reduction in displacement relative to its length whilst absolute stability has increased by 20%.
The Xp 44 will be very competitive under both IRC and ORC. Building on the unrivalled reputation of X-Yachts, the Xp 44 features a new carbon/composite keel grillage, providing an even greater ratio of strength and stiffness to weight. Further weight reduction together with increased rigidity is made possible through use of the latest epoxy E-Glass vacuum infusion processes.
The new Xp 44 becomes a clear market trendsetter
Innovative design features throughout ensure that the Xp 44 will be a pleasure to sail both in racing and cruising mode. An optional carbon bowsprit allows for asymmetric and Code sails to be flown, either in conjunction with or without the removable anchor roller. Additional details such as a ‘pop-up’ cockpit table which fits flush to the deck, optional folding bathing platform, and customizable wheel pedestal instrument mounts offer comfort and convenience in an ergonomically designed cockpit.
It is the general belief, that Xp 44 will set new standards for how to perceive the ultimate combination of thrilling and comfortable fast cruising and competitive racing.
High level of quality
Teak veneered bulkhead and interior details are X-Yachts normal high-standard, as well as some remarkable new interior details such as the total new idea of a sliding navigation table/seat enabling the main cabin layout to be perfect for navigation as well as for social life.
Both the interior and exterior of the Xp 44 will introduce 40 new features, which will set her apart.
Launch and price
The Xp 44 wil make her debut early in 2011 and the first series of 10 units are being offered for an introduction price of € 284,000 (ex VAT).

Xp 44 DIMENSIONS (Preliminary)
Hull length: 13.29 m 43.60 ft
LWL: 11.89 m 39.01 ft
Beam: 4.07 m 13.35 ft
Standard draft: 2.30 m 7.55 ft
Performance draft: 2.65 m 8.69 ft
Ballast standard: 3,850 kg 8,488 lbs
Displacement light: 8,650 kg 19,070 lbs
Engine diesel: 30 kW 40 HP
Water tank standard: 400 Ltr 106 Gal (US)
Fuel tank standard: 200 Ltr 53 Gal (US)
SAIL AREAS (Standard)
Mainsail: 59.6 m2 642 ft2
Genoa: 106% 47.2 m2 508 ft2
Spinnaker: 170 m2 1830 ft2

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