The X4³ is the second model in a new range, aimed at the discerning sailor and his crew. It utilises advanced, proven technology and build techniques which only incorporate first class components, enabling the exploration of new uncharted horizons in comfort. Designed to complement both the existing two ranges, Xperformance (Xp) and Xcruising (Xc), X models 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 hull is made using vacuum infused epoxy sandwich lamination technology to ensure maximum strength and safety. The X4³ offers sailors a substantial keel weight and sail plan making it a dream to sail into wind and waves. Eleven fixed hull and deck port lights and twelve openable deck hatches ensures maximum interior ventilation and light. Six 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.
The X4³ was conceived as true dual-purpose yacht. The guiding principle is that the X4³ should be 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.