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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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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New Listings

Forbes Horton Yachts is pleased to offer a variety of Sail & Power Vessels new to the brokerage market. We may be dodging blizzards these days, but the sun filled weekends of summer are not far off!  Whether you have weekend jaunts to St. Michaels in mind or are aiming to win the next Bermuda race we are here to make it happen regardless of your experience level.


“Noble”
2003 Hinckley WhisperJet 44
$475,000

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“Coqueta”
2001 Sabre 36
$197,500

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“Excalibur”
1986 Passport 40
$139,000
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“Gutsea”
2001 Beneteau 331
$69,000

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“Vera”
1990 Canadian Sail Craft 34
$58,500

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X-Yachts Xc-35 Named Boat of the Year!

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As predicted, the Xc-35 from X-Yachts has won over the critics on both sides of the Atlantic and has been awarded the prestigious Sail Magazine award for the best monohull 31-40ft.  The Xc series has filled a niche in the market in that it is ideally suited for those who like sailing fast without leaving comfort at the dock.  The Xc series is best described as a cruising boat with an attitude.  We have the only stateside Xc-35 in front of our Annapolis office and she will not be here long.  Here are what the critics are saying about the Xc-35…

“The new Xc 35 from X-Yachts is the smallest in the company’s line of cruising boats. The design work is by Niels Jeppesen, and he is a favorite designer of mine. My take is that the 35 is a hot rod-style family cruising boat. I like everything about it from the shapely stem profile to the traditional rake of the transom. This is a good-looking boat.”-Robert H. Perry

Read more:  http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1496-xc-35.html

“Construction quality, as on all boats produced by X-Yachts, is outstanding, with an emphasis on strength and security, thanks to a steel grid in the hull that carries the mast and keel loads. All in all, our judges deemed this an exceptional offering for cruisers looking for quality and performance in a boat less than 40 feet long.” –Sail Magazine

read more: http://www.sailmagazine.com/best-boats/best-boats-2015-xc-35