Xcinquemila X-Yacht XC50 Special Build
by Paulus Snoeren
(On the way to the yard)
The Interior Layout Design (Courtesy of X-Yachts)
Here is my new sailboat, currently under construction. It's an X-Yachts XC50. The interior layout follows your recommendations for an offshore cruising yacht.
I have done a lot of blue water sailing, hence the experience and suggestions of your site have also been implemented.
Note if one goes to the standard outfit, there are 3 heads. I have had made 2 heads and a long galley. The aft cabin at the galley side is designated as the storage.
The aft cabin at navigation side has its own head and is designated as a wet area, with rough weather in mind.
Sailboat Cruising's notes...
X-Yachts are a Danish company and were established in 1979. Initially they developed racing yachts under the IOR (International Offshore Racing) Rule, notably the X-412, X-512, X-382, X-442, X-362, X-332, X-302, X-612, X-482 and finally in 1999 the X-562.
With introduction of IMS (the International Measurement System) X-Yachts produced the almost unbeatable (in the right hands) IMX-40.
In 2009, X-Yachts moved into the performance cruising market with their Xc range of fast but luxurious cruising yachts, with the Xc45. The range now includes the Xc38, Xc42 and the Xc50.
Paulus, you've made a great choice. We wish you fair winds and following seas.
s/v DreamChaser, Hughes Northstar 40 Ketch
by Cap'n Rick
Great headroom, with a workable galley and ample v-berth and aft berth.
It has an interior walk-through for accessing the aft section and two heads with showers, one at each berth.
The salon is adequate size but can get a little close with more than four or five people.
I also like the simplistic design of the cabinets and lockers - a more modern look without the traditional spindles for fiddles.
I also have plenty of portlight area for good, natural lighting in the salon.
I am a liveaboard and have been quite comfortable with this plan for almost nine years both on the water and at the dock.