The X-46 is a high range sailboat. She is efficient, comfortable and very well finished. As soon as onboard, the care taken to the boat is really visible: in the cockpit, deck hardware is good quality and well sized; the large helm-wheel (diameter 1,70m) offers comfort and precision. Hull forms are fairly classical and allow a homogeneous behavior; X-46 is particularly impressive upwind. The steel structure integrated to the sandwich hull provides an exemplary stiffness.

Inside the same care is taken for the visible parts: woodwork, choice of materials ... like the for the invisible parts: presence of slatted frame under all berths or a perfectly ordered electric network.

The X-46 was released in four versions of draft: 1.90m – 6.2ft , 2.10m – 6.9ft , 2,40m – 7.9ft or sport with 2.70m – 8.9ft.

See the X-46's specifications on

Main Features

Sailboat typeCruising-racing monohull
DesignerNiels Jeppesen
Building years (first/last)2003 / 2010
Number built75
SuccessorXP 44
CE regulationA-10
ConstructionSandwich fiberglass/polyester, with galvanised steel frame
Appendage typeFin with bulb
Ballast typeCast iron fin with lead bulb
Rudder bladeSingle under hull rudder
RudderSingle helm wheel
Main dimensions
Hull length46.0 ft
Waterline length40.4 ft
Beam over all13.6 ft
Draft7.9 ft
Light displacement22928 lbs
Ballast9921 lbs

Rig and sails

Rig typeFractional Sloop (9/10)
Rig materialMast and boom in Aluminum
Number of rows of spreader3
Spreader anglePushing
Spinnaker typeSymmetrical spinnaker
Upwind sailarea1364 ft²
Downwind sailarea2359 ft²
Mainsail area680 ft²
Genoa area684 ft²
Spinnaker area1679 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

57.7 ft

EMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)

20.5 ft

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

60.5 ft

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

16.8 ft

LLGenoa hoist measurement (from tack to head)

60.5 ft

LPGenoa perpendicular measurement from clew to luff.

22.7 ft

SLSymmetrical spinnaker hoist measurement (from tack to head)

60.1 ft

SMWSymmetrical spinnaker width

30.2 ft


Ballast ratio43.3 %
Upwind sailarea / displacement131.1 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement226.9 ft²/Ton
HN (French rating)33.0

Auxiliary engine

Type1 x D2-55
Engine power1 x 55 hp
Power max (optional)1 x 75 hp
Fuel capacity52.8 gal
Fuel typeDiesel
Transmission typeSaildrive


Number of cabin (max./min.)4 / 3
Number of berth (max./min.)10 / 8
Number of shower room (max./min.)2 / 2
Fresh water capacity100.4 gal
Fridge/cooler capacity26.4 gal
Headroom max6.4 ft
Chart table dimensions3.4 x 2.1 ft
Fore cabin
Length of berth6.7 ft
Width of berth*5.9 ft
Aft cabin
Length of berth6.9 ft
Width of berth*4.4 ft
*Maximal width : at head

Based on specification2004

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