X-Yachts – Xp 50

X-Yachts-DenmarkThe Xp 50 is a high-performance cruiser-racer which offers impressive pace and ease of handling. The longer waterline length of this model allows additional cruising features to be incorporated, as well as increased straight-line speed.

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In line with the rest of the Xp range, the 50-footer utilises epoxy infusion build processes for improved stiffness with reduced weight, a carbon keel structure for maximum safety and ultimate stability, and a precision-moulded composite keel with iron fin and lead bulb giving a high ballast ratio.


X-Yachts - Xp 50Exterior
Form meets function with the Xp 50 deck layout, which balances clean lines and minimalist style, with usability, safety and security. Attractive teak decking is fitted as standard, with the option to extend the teak to include side decks and coach roof. The stylish finish is complemented by concealed passages for halyards, sheets and trim lines, together with flush fittings and details such as the folding Nomen mooring cleats.Ergonomics for both cruising and racing have been carefully considered, with the centre console functioning as a handy foot chock for crew sitting on the cockpit benches, whilst the width of the bulwark varies along the length of the yacht to improve the comfort of a ‘hiking’ race crew and ensure aesthetically pleasing lines.

X-Yachts - Xp 50Hatches and windows
The Xp 50 deck hatches, portlights and windows are carefully selected for a flush fitting. Advanced design hinge mechanisms on the opening coachroof windows ensure there are no fittings or bolts visible from the outside, yet allowing ventilation and increased light down below.


X-Yachts - Xp 50Cockpit furniture
The inventive optional cockpit table folds neatly away into its own recess in the cockpit sole, enabling a swift change from functional sailing area to stylish entertaining zone. Additionally, there is a designated recess for the sprayhood framework and canvas, a specially designed ‘garage’ for the washboard, and a built-in halyard bin for rope tails for a clutter-free, safe and smart cockpit and coachroof area that is a pleasure to sail or relax in.


X-Yachts - Xp 50Multi-function transom
The optional folding transom creates a secure stern area or a teak-topped swim platform with telescopic swim ladder. Liferaft storage is also integrated into the cockpit sole while there is ample additional storage easily accessible in the cockpit lockers. Adjustable foot-chocks ensure the helmsman may enjoy a perfect steering position, with a sense of security as well as a clear view forward during manoeuvres and close sailing situations.


X-Yachts - Xp 50Pedestal options
The Xp 50 offers a choice of four pedestal options to customise the twin composite wheels and ensure every skipper has their preferred information at their fingertips. In addition, displays can also be mounted on the mast bracket and/or the companionway instrument housing for ease of viewing by all members of crew.


X-Yachts - Xp 50Innovative Bowsprit
The Xp models were conceived as true dual-purpose yachts. The guiding principle is that the Xp 50 should be highly competitive when sailed with a full crew and also easily handled by a couple or family. It should be optimised for racing under major handicap rating systems, but equally suited to a relaxed weekend cruise or a longer blue-water passage. Key to this adaptability is the multi-functional bowsprit, which offers four variations. The standard fixture is a GRP cowl with integrated anchor fitting. This allows for asymmetric ‘Code’ sails and similar to be flown from a fixed tack point, whilst ensuring the steel anchor roller with electric windlass are easily accessible. Two other popular options are a carbon bowsprit in either white painted finish or clearcoat black, with the additional option of an integrated anchor fitting. The sprit enables a full sail wardrobe of asymmetric spinnakers and reaching Code Zeros to be carried, particularly when racing under IRC. The anchor fitting is neatly concealed under the sprit. A fourth option of a plain GRP cowl is offered, particularly for boats which may race under ORC. In addition to all of the above, a symmetric spinnaker pole can be carried for further flexibility.

X-Yachts - Xp 50Interior
The Xp 50 interior is available in a three cabin layout with twin shower and single shower options, which both benefit from exemplary use of light and space. The innovative Xperformance sliding chart table allows the navigator to be seated either forward or aft-facing, or for the chart table to be slid aft to increase the side berth seating. There is also a fixed chart table option which includes additional storage drawers, with both featuring an easily accessible electronics control panel and deep bookshelves above.




X-Yachts - Xp 50Aft Facing Chart Table

The Xp 50 interior is available in a three cabin layout with twin shower layout. The innovative Xperformance sliding chart table allows the navigator to be seated either forward or aft-facing, or for the chart table to be slid aft to increase the side berth seating. Chart table area features an easily accessible electronics control panel and deep bookshelves above. The secure galley is arranged in an indented ‘U’ configuration for safe working at sea. A gimballed three-jet gas cooker and cool box are fitted as standard. Options include an 85-litre front-opening fridge and microwave oven. The comfortable saloon includes ample seating in a sociable ‘U’ shape, while the saloon table also incorporates concealed bottle storage.

X-Yachts - Xp 50Fwd Facing Chart Table

The single shower optional layout creates a more spacious saloon but still has the convenience of an aft heads, together with a fixed chart table, ideal for entertaining. The Xp 50 offers an exceptionally generous owners’ cabin forward with ample storage in two large wardrobes. Symmetrical aft cabins each feature double bunks and hanging lockers, with optional shelves or pipe cots available at the freeboard.


X-Yachts - Xp 50Sailplan & Extended Specs

The Xp 50 comes with two rig choices, a standard alloy mast or an optional carbon mast and boom. Both are designed in close co-operation with leading rig development companies and sailmakers, for strength, low-windage and exceptional control

Hull Length 14.99 m 49’2″
Waterline Length 13.31 m 43’8″
Draft – Shallow 2.35 m 7’9″
Draft – Deep 3.0 m 9’10”
Air Draft(not including Windex) 23.83 m 78’2″
Ballast – Std 5600 kg 12346 lbs
Engine Diesel 55 kW 75 hp

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