The Perfect Cruising Companion Dear Fellow Yachtsmen, We are proud to introduce the Xc 50; a continuation of the new Xc line which sets new cruising standards for connoisseurs and dedicated sailing enthusiasts alike. The Xc 50 delivers a long-distance cruising experience beyond all expectations. Drawing on our wealth of experience, it represents the third in a family of innovative new generation cruisers, that use the best transferable features from our racing and performance yachts. Throughout the entire design process, our ambition has been to create the optimum characteristics for long-distance cruising. Our working philosophy has stressed the importance of reaching each new destination in the most relaxed and pleasurable way. We all have an idea of the perfect sailing lifestyle, our own nautical heaven. Whatever your dream is, the Xc 50 will take you there in style and comfort: The perfect cruising companion. Our best wishes for a memorable and enjoyable cruise. X-Yachts Design Group
3 bladed folding propeller
Main fuel tanks
Cast iron fin keel
Lead keel bulb
Additional bow thruster batteries
Retractable bow thruster
The Xc Qualities Deeper hull sections High stability 30 years of know-how
One of the main differences between the Xperformance line and the new Xcruising line is the hull design. The Xc line, with its deeper hull sections, provides a greater interior volume for tanks, and other essential cruising equipment; a feature which also provides smoother sailing in all weathers. The Xc 50 is designed and developed for long-distance cruising, incorporating the most significant X-Yachtsâ€™ qualities: powerful main engine in a well-insulated compartment, with a 3-bladed folding propeller; large fuel and fresh water tanks, all strategically located low and central in the yacht for optimum weight distribution; an immensely strong steel hull girder frame, taking the loads from the composite lead/cast iron keel as well as from the keel stepped mast, and the discontinued rod rig.
Xc 50 hull lines
Typical Xperformance hull lines
Deeper V-shaped forward sections Deeper V-shaped midships
Hidden Talents POWERED BATHING PLATFORM
The design brief for the Xc 50 follows very much the same lines as for the Xc 45,
PRACTICAL LIFERAFT STOWAGE
but of course we have refined and improved some details to integrate them
OPTIONAL STERN ANCHOR
effectively onto a larger boat. The Xc 45 has life raft storage in the transom; this was extremely well received, as was the powered bathing platform and the stern anchor arrangement. The Xc 50 will feature an extra storage compartment in the port side of the transom; which can either house flammable material like portable diesel cans or can accommodate a hinged stern anchor system. Neatly hidden behind a similarly side-hinged door, on the starboard side, is a liferaft ready for launch. Optional stern davits make launching, and recovery, of the yachtâ€™s tender simple.
Safe and enjoyable ocean passage-making demands a very flexible sail plan, that has easily adjustable head sail areas. Fitting a 140% overlapping Genoa,
Hydraulic backstay Selftailing winches
Xc 50 DIMENSIONS (Preliminary) Hull length 14.99 m LWL 13.28 m B MAX 4.55 m Draft standard 2,35 m Draft shallow 1,95 m Ballast standard keel 6065 kg Displacement light 15,850 kg ENGINE / TANKS Engine diesel 82 kW Water tank standard 800 Ltr Fuel tank standard 600 Ltr
ft ft ft ft ft lb lb 110 HP 211 (us) Gal 159 (us) Gal 49.18 43.57 14.93 7.71 6.40 13,371 34,943
SAIL AREAS (Standard) Mainsail 70.9 m² Genoa 106% 58.3 m² Self Tacking Jib 94% 51.7 m² Asymmetric spinnaker 212.1 m²
brings the tack point clear of the forestay.
763 628 556 2,283
ft² ft² ft² ft²
· An asymmetric spinnaker can be flown from the A-frame bowsprit, which
or 90% Self Tacking Jib.
· Headsails are either 140% overlapping Genoa, 108% overlapping Genoa
· Optional inner forestay and heavy weather Jib.
’in-boom’ furling mainsail.
are led to the cockpit from both luff and leech reefing points; or optional
· Mainsail is either standard conventional ‘slap reefing’; where reefing lines
provide that flexibility.
coupled with an optional inner forestay that does not require runners, will
The Xc 50 sail plan has been developed with long distance cruising in mind.
Discontinuous rod rig
X-Yachts Quality Comes Standard State-of-the-art design programmes and 3D modelling is used to maximise interior space. Heating system piping is smoothly routed,
Retractable bow thruster
Immensely strong, heat galvanised, keel
ensuring maximum efficiency, whether air
girder to take all the loads from the keel,
or water based.
mast & rig. All the keel bolts pass through the keel girder, and there is a central hoist
Holding tanks hung below the sheer line
point for a single lifting strop.
mean that they can be self draining.
Solid engine beds for
Plumbing system is
both the main engine and
generator (optional) minimise noise and vibration.
Hull is laminated using the same technique which is
Ring frames and hull liners
Freshwater tanks, batteries and fuel tanks
used for the X-Yachtsâ€™ offshore performance yachts:
add strength and ensure a
are all centrally located and mounted as
Biaxial E-glass fabrics; Vinylester resin; PVC foam
low as possible to improve her sailing
core; and solid laminate around the keel, rudder and surrounding all through-hull passages.
Galley equipped with two
Bulkheads are either
Wooden curved battens support the
sprayed white, or
mattresses in all cabins for comfort
satin varnished, teak
refrigerators, three jet oven, microwave (optional) and Corian速 countertops.
Thirty years of experience and painstaking attention to detail, Engine compartment, which accommo-
All wooden interior furniture is
Gas locker accommodates two
dates both main engine and optional
constructed using the highest
6 kg tanks, of various shapes so
generator, are well sound insulated using
grade marine teak plywood.
that gas bottles can be sourced
high density rubber, foam insulation, and aluminium plating.
wherever you sail.
mean that the Xc 50 is filled with the little details experienced sailors notice.
A No Nonsense Deck Plan HIGH STABILITY
The Xc 50 has higher stability than our traditional models;
overlapping Genoa. However it has been cleverly designed
despite the reduction in draft of approx 10% compared to the
to make her â€˜stifferâ€™ than you would expect and the sails easy
performance cruiser range. Displacement is higher to accommo-
managed by a short handed crew. The standard specification
date all the extra weight from a bigger engine, generator, larger
includes all the features X-Yachts clients admire and have come
tanks, and greater battery capacity. Generally she has a higher
to expect: stainless steel self-tailing winches, high quality blocks,
specification than an equivalent Xp, so the length and beam at
discontinuous rod rigging, hydraulically adjustable backstay, and
the waterline has also been extended and weight added to the
smooth running single line reefing.
keel bulb. All this makes the Xc 50 a very easy and safe yacht, and enables her to carry more canvas.
Halyards and control lines run under the deck to feed two halyard winches, which can be electrically powered. The mainsheet runs
The sail plan is designed to allow her to reach maximum hull
below the side decks to the cockpit winches, next to the helmsman,
speed in approximately 9 knots true wind speed using a 140%
and these too have the option of electric power. 17
Control at the Helm TWIN WHEELS CENTRAL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER ERGONOMIC ARRANGEMENT
The helmsmanâ€™s position provides excellent sight lines forward whilst sailing and manoeuvring. The central instrument console ensures a good view of the navigation instruments, and doubles as a secure handhold for use at sea. The throttle and engine control panel are mounted in a starboard cockpit recess, for safe and reliable handling. Every detail is designed to maximise the skipperâ€™s control at the helm and to help a shorthanded crew work safely. Three cockpit lockers, two forward and one aft of the steering wheels, provide ample storage for lines, fenders and cruising equipment. For halyards and control lines, a dedicated locker is integrated in the cockpit sole next to the companionway. Washboards are spring loaded and slide with minimal effort into a recess under the deck. Pushpit seats offer great views from the aft quarters.
Spray hood folded down into zipped canvas bag. 20
Raised conventional spray hood in strong canvas.
Optional wind shield with integrated spray hood.
Optional bimini offers protection rain or shine.
Choose Your Own Interior CHOICE OF LAYOUTS EXTENDED GALLEY OR ADDITIONAL SHOWER STALL
The interior joinery of the Xc 50 is crafted in high grade marine teak. Panel effect bulkheads use recessed thin teak battens, to create a modernist/cubist environment. The bulkheads are either painted white or use the same high grade teak as the furniture. You are free to choose.
CB2 · A1 (CB2) Two aft cabins, one head in port side and a ensuite head compartment for starboard aft cabin. Main cabin with medium galley. (A1) Owners berth centrally with master head.
The Xc 50´s planned for delivery in 2010 have been specified with the forward berth on the centreline. This version includes a head/shower compartment, where a washing machine can be installed in the shower compartment. The accommodation comes with two aft cabins; either two heads or with ensuite to starboard. The later version enjoys an enlarged galley. CB1 · A2
The Xc 50 will be offered with an enlarged sail cabin to accommodate one freeboard hung
(CB1) Two aft cabins, ensuited head compartment for starboard aft cabin. Main cabin with enlarged galley.
pipe-berth, toilet, washbasin and wardrobe. This version will have a head/shower compartment
(A2) Owners with berth to port and master head forward. Extended sail cabin to allow; hung pipe-berth, toilet, washbasin and wardrobe.
The sofa arrangement on this cabin’s starboard side can either be; a short version having a
forward of the owners cabin, which has the double berth positioned to port. wardrobe in both ends; or have a 200 cm sofa with just one wardrobe (version A3).
Traditional or Contemporary Style LIGHT AND SPACIOUS
The interior of the Xc 50 comes with white surfaced structural bulkheads and recessed teak stripes
for a modern, panelled look as standard, or alternatively a teak veneer also with recessed battens.
The galley, nav station, sofa fronts, lockers, shelves, wardrobe fiddles and grab rails are all made of high quality teak. The cabinetry is assembled and hand-finished by our specialist joiners using a satin varnish.
Enlarged galley version
Head compartment for port aft cabin
Flexible Galley Options SAFE CATERING UNDER PASSAGE
The galley has plenty of drawers and cabinets to store food, crockery and other kitchen
equipment. The chef will appreciate the gimballed gas oven with three jets, an optional
PLENTY OF STORAGE
microwave oven, and two refrigerators; one top loading and the other front loading. Corian速 worktops with teak fiddles add a touch of glamour. The splashboard and numerous handholds make it a functional and seaworthy galley.
Step into the Office FLEXIBLE MEDIA OPTIONS
It seems that as time moves on navigation stations have become more like the yacht’s office.
The master chartplotter is normally located in the yacht’s centre console on deck. However,
PRACTICAL SEAWORTHY DESIGN
it could be straightforward to connect a monitor, which could also double as the TV for the saloon, if mounted on a swing arm. PC keyboard, printers and a hard drive can be integrated into the office furniture. The yacht’s electrical main switch board is located outboard, with all the major fuses and connections housed in a sealed waterproof GRP box.
Owners berth centrally with master head.
Ownerâ€™s bunk situated centrally. Private bathroom including space for a washing machine.
A Place to Relax SPACIOUS AND COMFORTABLE ENSUITE HEAD WITH SEPARATE SHOWER CHOICE OF TWO LAYOUTS
The forward cabin is large, with plenty of wardrobe space, drawers, freeboard cabinets and shelves. The berth features flexible laminated battens beneath the mattress to allow air to circulate and maximise comfort. The various deck hatches and the port-lights offer excellent light and ventilation. A choice of two ownerâ€™s cabin layouts is offered: A version with a centreline berth and private bathroom including space for a washing machine, or a version with a berth to port and a forward bathroom; with access to the forepeak crew cabin.
A2 Owners with berth to port and master head forward. Extended sail cabin to allow; hung pipe-berth, toilet, washbasin and wardrobe. 30
This brochure is not contractual. All descriptions, illustrations etc. are indicative. X-Yachts A/S reserves the right to modify or improve the specification without prior notice. February 2010
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