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.

 

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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.

11 fixed hull and deck port lights and 12 open able deck hatches ensures maximum interior ventilation and light.

6 well sized self-tailing winches for halyards, genoa and main sheet.

All X-Yachts normal features including encapsulated lead keel, hydraulic backstay adjuster, discontinuous rod rigging and Spectra halyards are standard.

INTERIOR

Over the past two years, interior designers and carpenters have been striving to reach an ‘expression’ for the X6, normally only seen on larger super yachts. The X4 interior will be incorporating inspriation from the evolution of this design process.

New stylish bookshelves, located behind the nav station and recessed into the bulkhead separating the owner’s and sail’s cabin add to excquisite interior detailing.

The surface finish will be O-Tech veneer for the first ten boats whilst the standard is a darker T-Tech veneer.

The owner’s cabin is large and spacious thanks to an increased hull beam.

SAIL PLAN

For more details on the X4 and X6, please contact us. 

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.

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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.

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A Journey to X-Yachts

new x-yachtNo, 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.

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Keel & Bottom Prep
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