Offer a boat as capable of cruising as perform in regatta is the workhorse of shipyard, with the X-99; X-Yachts placed itself into this. Rather than improving the performance of a cruising sailboat, the design is from the outset performance-oriented: high aspect-ratio sailplan with great possibilities of trimming, low wetted surface, weight contained; here are the main ingredients for this boat to efficient in all conditions. The interior contrasts with the plan highly equipped deck layout: everything is simple but the volume provided by the coachroof gives a nice sense of space. We particularly appreciate the bunks all good sized.

This sailboat is recognized as one design in many countries, and the evidence of its success is an exemplary career: it is so far the X-Yachts most sold with 600 units traded in almost 20 years

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Main Features

VersionMk II
Sailboat typeCruising-racing monohull
DesignerNiels Jeppesen
Building years (first/last)1985 / 2004
Number built605
Regulation1ere cat. 4/7/8 pers
ConstructionSandwich fiberglass/polyester, with galvanised steel frame
Appendage typeTrapezoidal keel
Ballast typeCast iron / lead fin
Rudder bladeSingle under hull rudder
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Length over all32.8 ft
Hull length32.6 ft
Waterline length27.9 ft
Beam over all9.8 ft
Draft5.7 ft
Light displacement6570 lbs
Ballast2866 lbs

Rig and sails

Rig typeFractional Sloop
Rig materialMast and boom in Aluminum
Number of rows of spreader2
Spreader angle5.00 °
Spinnaker typeSymmetrical spinnaker
Upwind sailarea670 ft²
Downwind sailarea1186 ft²
Mainsail area347 ft²
Genoa area323 ft²
Working jib area215 ft²
Stormsail area91 ft²
Spinnaker area840 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

41.0 ft

EMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)

14.8 ft

IFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachement)

36.9 ft

JFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)

11.3 ft

LLGenoa hoist measurement (from tack to head)

37.7 ft

LPGenoa perpendicular measurement from clew to luff.

17.0 ft

SLSymmetrical spinnaker hoist measurement (from tack to head)

36.7 ft

SMWSymmetrical spinnaker width

27.6 ft


Ballast ratio43.6 %
Upwind sailarea / displacement224.6 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement398.0 ft²/Ton
HN (French rating)24.0

Auxiliary engine

Type1 x 2001
Engine power1 x 10 hp
Fuel capacity5.3 gal
Fuel typeDiesel
Transmission typeSaildrive
Propeller typeTwo-blade folding propeller


Number of cabin1
Number of berth (max./min.)8 / 4
Number of shower room1
Fresh water capacity9.2 gal
Headroom max5.9 ft
Headroom kitchen5.6 ft
Headroom shower room4.9 ft
Headroom5.6 ft
Chart table dimensions4.0 x 2.1 ft
Table dimensions3.6 x 2.5 x 1.5 ft
Saloon width6.6 ft
Length of berth6.5 ft
Width of berth*2.5 / 2.4 / 2.1 / 1.5 ft
Fore cabin
Headroom4.9 ft
Length of berth6.2 ft
Width of berth*5.2 / 3.8 / 2.4 / 1.0 ft
Aft cabin
Length of berth6.2 ft
Width of berth*2.8 / 4.1 / 3.5 / 3.0 ft
Cockpit length7.0 ft
Cockpit width4.9 ft
Catwalk width1.7 ft
*Widths of the berths are measured from the head and then every 60cm (2ft), corresponding to the elbows, knees and feet.

Based on specification2000

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