Xcinquemila X-Yacht XC50 Special Build

by Paulus Snoeren
(On the way to the yard)

The Interior Layout Design (Courtesy of X-Yachts)

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.

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Oct 20, 2013
Sea Berths?
by: Dick McClary

With 3 double berths this yacht caters well for living in harbour, at anchor and day-sailing. But on a long offshore passage, off-watch crew may well have trouble in finding somewhere comfortable to get some sleep.

The forward cabin will be untenable and in anything of a seaway, the aft-cabins only marginally less so.

But if the double berths in the aft cabin are divided by a lee-cloth, then the resulting inboard berths will be OK.

Similarly the saloon seats will be good providing they're fitted with lee-cloths, but in a yacht of this size it's a shame to use the living accommodation in this way.

A couple of dedicated sea-berths would be a much better arrangement.

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s/v DreamChaser, Hughes Northstar 40 Ketch

by Cap'n Rick
(Texas, USA)

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.

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Aug 08, 2015
by: Fred D Hollands

After eight years in the Canadian Navy, I have learned the value of single berths per person. It offers a world of privacy that is not able in any other arrangement. It is amazing the amount of roll a boat can produce and the berth can easily hold a person in place.
I wonder if people who want big wide suites, big wide open areas have any real idea of how hard it is to hold on or I should say stop moving if you have too much open space?

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