The Xc45, a light displacement aft-cockpit sloop, was designed by Niels Jeppesen and built in Denmark by X-Yachts.
Underwater Profile: Bulb fin keel & spade rudder
Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)
Length Overall: 45'6" (13.9m)
Waterline Length: 41'10" (4.3m)
Beam: 14'2" (12.8m)
Draft: 7'3" (2.2m)
Rig Type: Fractional sloop
Displacement: 29,145lb (13,220kg)
Designer: Niels Jeppesen
Builder: X-Yachts (Denmark)
Year First Built: 2008
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 20.4
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 43.4
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 177
4. Comfort Ratio: 30.7
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 1.9
1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 20.4 suggests that, in the right hands, the Xc45 will have enough performance to leave most other sailboats of similar waterline length well astern.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 43.4 means that the Xc45 will stand up well to her canvas in a blow, helping her to power through the waves.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 177, tells us the Xc45 is clearly a light displacement sailboat. If she's loaded with too much heavy cruising gear her performance will suffer to a degree.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 30.7 suggests that crew comfort of a Xc45 in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a moderate bluewater cruising boat - a predictable and acceptable motion for most seasoned sailors.
5. The Capsize Screening Formula (CSF) of 1.9 indicates that a Xc45 would be a safer choice of sailboat for an ocean passage than one with a CSF of more than 2.0.
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