€130,000 tax paid

Carbon sandwich IRC/ORC flying machine

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelG-Force X-Treme 37
DesignerReichel Pugh
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingNr.Athens, Greece


EngineVetus M2.18 16hp
Engine Hours502
Fuel Capacity40l
Hull ConstructionCarbon Sandwich
Keel TypeFin Keel
Drinking Water Capacity20l


Carbon fibre sandwich Cat A (Ocean) Certified 25 knot speed machine is only in her second ownership with an extensive sail wardrobe from 2012/2016/2018, and optional carbon steering wheel, B & G electronics & bowsprit flown asymmetric.


From the legendary Reichel Pugh Yacht Designers, AFRICANA offers a fantastic opportunity for highly competitive racing, with both IRC and ORC certifications. She is fully optimised for racing with a carbon fibre hull, deck and matching superstructure, T-keel with lead bulb, carbon rudder plus her Southern Spars carbon mast, boom and fixed bowsprit all add to her high-performance potential. Her extensive performance orientated sail wardrobe (mostly by North Sails but with some from Quantum Sails and Ullman Sails) includes many from 2018 whilst others are from 2016 or 2012 with the total wardrobe comprising sixteen sails. She has had had many other recent updates making her the perfect turn-key race boat.

Her specification highlights include:
• Carbon Hull, deck, rudder and superstructure.
• Southern Spars Carbon keel stepped mast, boom and fixed bowsprit.
• Performance T-Shaped fin keel with lead bulb.
• Extensive sail wardrobe of 16x sails from North, Quantum and Ullman Sails.
• Mitsubishi Vetus M2.18 16hp diesel inboard engine.
• Gori 2-blade folding racing propeller.
• IRC & ORC certifications.
• Replaced Dyneema running rigging.
• Rod standing rigging.
• Optional carbon steering wheel.
• Harken blocks and mainsheet track.
• Lewmar winches.
• B & G electronics with chart plotter, AIS, autopilot and mast mounted electronics repeaters.
• Replaced life raft.
• Solar panel.
• Epirb.
• VHF in cabin plus handheld VHF.
• Replaced electric flush marine heads.
• Coolbox.
• Sink with cold water tap.
• Gimballed gas stove.
• Inverter.
• Anchoring equipment.
• Cradle.


“I am the second owner and having imported her from Cape Town, South Africa in 2018, I have the necessary CE Certification and VAT paperwork. We competed in and came second in the Aegean Rally during July 2018 and came 37th in the Rolex Middle Sea Race in October 2018. I have not had time to enter any other races and have now decided that I wish to do more single-handed racing and which is why I am looking for a different boat.”


“Also known as the carbon beast!

Amongst the first production yachts of its kind, the X-Treme 37 is an extraordinary performer designed by the award-winning Yacht Designers Reichel/Pugh and built using technology previously only used for one-off custom yachts.

This ground-breaking methodology results in a powerful, super-fast, one design race yacht, with uncompromising up and downwind capabilities.

The yacht is designed for maximum thrills and excitement while remaining simple to sail, in both inshore and ocean racing events.

Full carbon, including interior and spars, the X-Treme 37 is at the cutting edge of performance racing!”


“I think I’ll just quote from the Reichel-Pugh press release here: “A high-performance design for inshore and offshore racing. The briefing to the Reichel-Pugh team was to develop a flat-out racer that delivers the thrill of a high-performance design as well as the ability to capture podium positions.”

When I called Reichel-Pugh, I was looking for something a little more specific than that. But I take it that this is a very fast boat that you can race any way you like. There is no mention in the press release of a one-design organization to support this design. The build is by G-Force Yachts in the Netherlands. From my perspective looking at this new design and the Beneteau, we seem to be in an arms race to see who can produce the most high-powered and thrilling ride. Like the name of this boat, X-Treme, these boats are aimed at the extreme end of the sport.

The D/L of this sport boat is 59.63 and that is very light. The L/B is 2.9 and that’s pretty wide. There is a tad bit of overhang aft but I used LOA for my D/L. The sheerline is reversed, meaning it bumps up in the middle but just a bit. I don’t see anything on either the drawings or the renderings to indicate a chine. While the stern is very broad, in order to get crew weight outboard, only one rudder is used but it is very deep and dagger-like and tucked well under the hull. I would sure like to know the reasoning behind that decision rather than using twin rudders. The draft is 8 feet with a T-configured bulb. What I find most interesting about this design is that it goes against the trends of twin rudders and chines.

The interior layout is very basic. There is an exposed head forward across from what looks to be a micro galley. There are port and starboard settee berths aft. That’s it. The engine box is right in the middle of the main cabin area. But as with any extreme type concept, this boat is not designed to be cruised or even slept aboard.

This is a big rig with a SA/D of 37.4, just a bit higher than that of the Beneteau. The spreaders are swept 20 degrees. The mainsheet leads to the cockpit sole just forward of the tiller. The deck is extremely clean and low windage oriented. Short transverse jib tracks allow for very close sheeting angles.

Of course, the biggest difference between the Reichel-Pugh sportboat and the new Beneteau is that the Beneteau has foils. These boats are within three feet of each other in LOA. I think it would be fun to see a race between the two new boats. I’d really like to see the speed difference with the foil on the Beneteau up and down versus the Reichel-Pugh design.”

Article taken from Sailing Magazine review by Robert H Perry 1st March 2017



RCD Status:
• Our understanding is that the boat complies with the requirements of the EC Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) with Boat Design Category: A (Ocean) for a maximum of 8 people aboard.

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

• All carbon, foam core by SP systems.
• Gelcoat topsides, epoxy below waterline.

• All carbon, foam core.
• Epoxy non-slip.
• Hull/deck flush, bonded with carbon.

Keel & Rudder:

• T-shaped performance fin keel.
• High-tensile steel foil with lead bulb.
• Epoxy coated.
• Lead bulb is approximately 1,430kgs.

• Single rudder blade.
• All carbon foil, stock and optional single steering wheel with self-aligning bearing.
• Epoxy coated.


Engine & gearbox:
• Mitsubishi Vetus M2.18 2-cylinder inboard diesel engine producing approximately 16hp at 3,600rpm.
• Indirect cooling.
• Sail drive gearbox.
• Single lever engine control in cockpit by helm position.
• Engine start and warning lights panel located in the cabin.
• Engine hours counter located in the cabin.

Engine Maintenance and hours:
• Engine last serviced – August 2018.
• Engine hours – approximately 502 as at December 2018.

Propulsion & Steering:
• 1x carbon steering wheel (was an optional extra).
• 2-blade Gori bronze folding race propeller.
• 1x emergency steering tiler.


Voltage systems:
• 12vDC primary domestic system.

Battery Banks:
• 1x Engine start battery.
• 2x 108Ah Service batteries.
• Voltage indicator.
• Battery isolator control switch located in the cabin.

• Via the Benton BX-1 12v 3.8Amp automatic battery charger, shore power connection or inverter .

• 1x 12vDC 75Amp engine-mounted alternator.

• 220v inverter.

• 1x 50w solar panel.


Fresh Water:
• 12vDC pressure system with pressure pump.
• Cold water supply to galley.

Bilge Pumps:
• 1x manual bilge pump operated from the cockpit.
• 1x manual bilge pump operated from the cabin.

Gas System:
• Gas locker to supply the single burner stove.


• 1x 40 litre fuel tank.
• Deck fill.
• Fuel gauge located in the cabin.

Fresh Water:
• 20 litre fresh water tank.

• B & G Zeus Z8 colour GPS chart plotter with charts on Navionics.
• Em-trak B400 AIS Class B with electronic charts on C-Maps.
• Helming compass.
• Windspeed and direction indicator.
• Log.
• Autopilot.
• 3x mast mounted repeater displays.
• Depth counter.
• Clock.

Communications Equipment:
• ICOM IC-M412 VHF radio with DSC.
• Handheld VHF radio.


• Single bowl stainless steel sink with cold water tap over.
• Jetboil single burner gimballed gas stove.
• Coolbox.

• 1x replaced electric flush marine heads – May 2018.


Summary of Accommodation:

• Aft cockpit layout with an “Open Boat Style” interior layout.
• Main cabin area combining galley/living area with the open access to the forepeak sail storage area and 4x seating/sleeping berths covered with dark blue water-resistant material to the aft of the boat under the cockpit and saloon area with storage lockers under.
• Navigation area to starboard at midships with open fronted storage lockers below and a carbon countertop.
• Galley area to portside at midships with open fronted locker below the sink and a carbon countertop.
• LED lighting.
• Escape/ventilation Lewmar deck hatch forward of the mast.
• 2x Lewmar portholes.
• The heads is located to starboard forward of the mast and has the replaced electric flush marine heads.


• Keel stepped carbon mast by Southern Spars with two pairs of swept back spreaders
• Carbon boom by Southern Spars.
• Adjustable vang.
• Carbon fixed bow sprit by Southern Spars.
• Shrouds and forestay are stainless-steel rod.
• Adjustable backstay.
• Dyneema running rigging – 2018.
• 2x reefing setup for the mainsail.

• 6x Harken self-tailing winches

• 1x North Sails GPL Squarehead mainsail – 2018.
• 1x North Sails GPL Squarehead mainsail – 2012.
• 1x North Sails GPL jib no.1 – 2018.
• 1x North Sails GPL jib no.2 – 2012.
• 1x North Sails GPL jib no.3 – 2012.
• 1x North Sails GPL jib no.4 – 2012.
• 1x North Sails A1.5 – 2018.
• 1x North Sails A2 – 2012.
• 1x North Sails A3 – 2012.
• 1x Ullman Sails A4 – 2016.
• 1x North Sails A5 – 2012.
• 1x North Sails Code Zero – 2018.
• 1x Quantum Sails Trysail – 2018.
• 1x Quantum Sails Storm jib – 2018.
• 1x North Sails staysail – 2012.
• 1x North Sails delivery jib – 2012.

• Double wire guardrails with stainless steel stanchions.
• Walkthrough pulpit (black coloured powder coated).
• Stainless steel pushpits (black coloured powder coated).
• Harken mainsheet track to the cockpit sole positioned to the aft of the helm position.
• Harken blocks and jib sheet tracks.
• Spinlock jammers.
• Raised foot rests to the port and starboard of the helm position.
• 6x sheet and halyard bags to the cockpit.
• Non-slip strips to the cockpit sole area.
• Open transom with 3x guard wires.
• Steering pedestal with the optional extra carbon steering wheel and grab rail.
• Winter boat cover tent.
• Cradle.

Anchoring & Mooring:
• 1x anchor with approximately 10m of anchor chain and a further approximately 30m of anchor rope.
• Various fenders and mooring warps.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as life rafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.

• Lalizas ISO 9650-1 life raft – October 2018.
• Kannad Safe Pro Epirb with integrated GPS – October 2018.
• 10x Spinlock life jackets each with a personal AIS.
• 2x fire extinguishers.
• Flares.
• Medical kit.
• Horse shoe life buoy.

Viewing arrangements

Lying: Nr Athens, Greece.
Available to view strictly by appointment.

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment.

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

Lead Broker: James McNeil – Grabau International (UK)
Tel: +44 (0)7979 907210
Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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