The luxury of speed, space and style
The Xcruising yachts have been created with a distinctive hull design that includes deeper sections to provide a greater interior volume for accommodation, tanks and other essential cruising equipment, and a deeper V-shape midships and forward for improved heavy air handling. A medium to heavy displacement and high keel weight guarantees maximum stability, however X-Yachts’ performance pedigree ensures that every Xc yacht is responsive and rapid in all conditions.
The Xc 50 is designed for sailors who want to explore their horizons. She shares the deep, wide hull style that gives her smaller sisters their excellent sea-keeping abilities, but with an extended length that gives particularly elegant lines. There are three recessed port-lights on each side, integrated dark grey waterlines, and a recessed decorative sheer stripe.
Clean and uncluttered
The overall impression of the Xc 50’s deck is clean and uncluttered, with flush mounted, opening deck hatches and stainless steel dorades for optimum ventilation. Halyards are fed underneath the deck and teak surfaces are fitted as standard. A recessed locker in the foredeck provides storage for anchor gear including 50 metres of chain.
All sail handling is controlled from the cockpit. Halyards, reefing and control lines are led back to twin winches on the coach roof, which may be electrically powered. The German-style mainsheet is led to dedicated winches within easy reach of the helmsman, which also have the option of being electric. Both the standard furling forestay and the optional self-tacking jib make sail handling simple.
The mainsheet track has been moved out of the cockpit, onto the coach roof, allowing ease of crew movement from stern to companionway. The optional stainless steel davits enable quick and easy launching of the yacht’s tender from the transom. The anchor locker provides space for the standard 50 metres of chain, as well as additional sail bag storage.
Classic style and ample space
The transom features many of the Xc yachts’ most defining features. A positively raked transom gives the Xc 50 a distinctive classic look, whilst also creating a spacious aft deck by connecting the side decks, which is highly practical for cruising and ensures crew safety in heavy seas.
To access the swimming platform, the transom hinges down into a horizontal position, whilst the aft deck is lowered to create a walkway, effortlessly deployed by a combination of electronically operated supports and springs. Also integrated into the platform is a convenient bathing ladder and shower unit.
The Xc 50 features an additional compartment in the port side of the transom to house flammable material such as portable fuel cans, or a hinged stern anchor system. Neatly concealed behind a side-hinged door on the starboard side, is a liferaft ready for launch. It can hold charter regulation six-person canisters, operated by a launch mechanism under the helmsman’s seat which, when needed, can be deployed easily and rapidly.
An optional integrated stern anchor davit allows skippers to lower and deploy up to 50m of warp with ease via a remote control.