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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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