The X-342, a fractionally rigged performance cruiser, was designed by Niels Jeppesen and built in Denmark by X-Yachts.
Underwater Profile: Fin keel & spade rudder
Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)
Length Overall: 33'6" (10.2m)
Waterline Length: 26'8" (8.1m)
Beam: 10'9" (3.3m)
Draft: 6'1" (1.9m)
Rig Type: Fractional sloop
Displacement: 9,200lb (4,173kg)
Ballast: 4,300lb (1,950kg)
Designer: Niels Jeppesen
Builder: X-Yachts (Denmark)
Year First Built: 1988
Year Last Built: 1994
Number Built: 105
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 20.6
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 46.7
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 217
4. Comfort Ratio: 20.9
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 2.1
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1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 20.6 suggests that, in the right hands, the X-342 will have enough performance to leave most other sailboats of similar waterline length well astern.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 46.7 means that the X-342 will stand up well to her canvas in a blow, helping her to power through the waves.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 217, tells us the X-342 is a moderate displacement cruiser, which means she'll carry all your cruising gear without it having a dramatic effect on her performance. Most of today's sailboats intended for offshore cruising fall into this displacement category.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 20.9 suggests that crew comfort of a X-342 in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a coastal cruiser with moderate stability, which is not the best of news for anyone prone to seasickness.
5. The Capsize Screening Formula of 2.1 tells us that a X-342 would not be as good a choice of sailboat for ocean passage-making, owing to the increased risk of capsize in strong winds and heavy seas when compared to a sailboat with a CSF of less than 2.0.
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