1996 X-YACHTS IMX-38

€45,000 tax paid

ORC optimised and extensively updated

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelX-Yachts IMX-38
DesignerNiels Jeppesen
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingAncona, Italy


EngineVolvo MD-2030 29hp
Engine Hours300
Fuel Capacity120l
Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeFin Keel
Drinking Water Capacity120l


Fully ORC-optimised and updated example of the famous one design IMX 38, COS I XTY8 is a perfect boat for competitive racing or easy fun sailing without breaking the bank. Fully serviced and with a huge sail wardrobe for all conditions.


Purchased by her current owner in 2011, this late model (hull no.73 of 92 built) fully ORC-optimised example of the hugely successful and extremely competitive IMX-38 offers blistering performance and outstanding value for money. Comprehensively upgraded and refitted in her current ownership, her highlights include:-
• Overhauled engine with very low hours
• Replacement rudder bearings and bushes
• Overhauled and re-wired mast
• Replacement standing rigging
• Navtec backstay adjuster with textile stay
• Extended carbon spinnaker pole
• Huge recent sail wardrobe with carbon and Kevlar laminates
• Upgraded B&G/Simrad navigiation instruments including plotter, autopilot and mast-mounted 20/20’s

Extremely well maintained and carefully sailed, COS I XTY8 offers a very inexpensive entry into competitive racing or even just fast cruising.


The good looks of the X-382 were obvious from the moment she emerged from the production mould. She was so appealing that the idea was born to create a new racer/cruiser that would perform well under the dominant IMS international handicap rule.

Production Years: 1992 — 2000



RCD Status:
• Our understanding is that the yacht is exempt from the EU’s Recreational Craft Directive as she was first placed into use prior to June 1998

Hull Construction:
• White GRP hull laminated in vinylester resin, hand laid-up with a foam-cored sandwich construction.
• Solid laminate around deck fittings with embedded alloy plate
• Solid laminate at all through-hull fittings, keel frame and rudder fittings
• Galvanised steel matrix transferring rig and keel loads

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• GRP deck laminated in vinylester resin, hand laid-up with a sandwich construction.
• Exposed deck surfaces finished in white gelcoat and non-slip finish
• GRP non-slip, cockpit sole and seating and bathing platform.

Keel & Rudder:
• Ballast fin keel with iron fin and lead bulb
• GRP rudder blade with aluminium rudder stock and low-friction needle bearings
• Rudder bushing and bearings replaced 2012


Engine & gearbox:
• Volvo MD-2030 3-cylinder naturally aspirated diesel engine producing 29hp
• Fresh water engine cooling via raw water intake and heat exchanger
• Single lever gear/throttle control
• Saildrive gearbox

Service & Maintenance:
• Engine hours – approx. 300 as of March 2018
• Date of last engine service – May 2017
• Heat exchanger serviced and water pump replaced – November 2016

Propulsion & Steering:
• Wheel steering with large diameter hide-covered helm wheel
• 2-bladed folding propeller


Voltage systems:
• 12vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC starting circuit and 220v AC via shorepower or inverter

Battery Banks:
• 1x 12vDC 80Ah engine start battery – 2015
• 2x 12vDC 80Ah service batteries – 2017

Charging / Inverter:
• Mastervolt chargemaster 12/220v automatic battery charger
• Inverter 300w

• 12vDC engine-mounted alternator


Fresh Water:
• Pressurised hot and cold water supplied via 12vDC pressure pump
• Hot & cold pressurised water to galley, heads and shower.

Bilge Pumps:
• 1x 12vDC electric bilge pump with manual override control
• 1x manual bilge pump.


• 120 litres stainless steel fuel tank

Fresh Water:
• 120 litres PVC fresh water tank


In Cockpit:
• B&G Zeus T8 chartplotter – 2015
• Chart software upgraded 2018
• Simrad autopilot with hydraulic drive – 2005
• 3x Simrad jumbo repeaters at the mast – 2015
• Simrad wind transducer – 2016
• Speed and depth transducers
• 2x steering compasses

At Chart Table:
• Simrad GoFree Wi-fi hub – 2015

Communications Equipment:
• Simrad VHF with DSC - 2015
• Handheld Simrad VHF- 2015


• Gimballed gas stove with two burners and oven
• Sink with hot & cold water supplies

• Jabsco manual marine heads
• Hot & cold pressurised water supply with shower

• Hi-fi with speakers


Summary of Accommodation:
• The interior layout has two removal berths in the forepeak which can be left open. A roomy one piece one piece moulded head is between the forepeak and the bow cabin.
• The main cabin offers a practical solution to the cruising with a large well thought out galley equipped with an oven, a deep sink with pressure water and plan ty of storage space for food. Opposite to the galley is possibly the largest ice box yet to be seen on a yacht of this size.
• Aft of the galley the living accommodations have been equipped to suit the needs of the offshore race with a practical bench seats port and starboard in the saloon. The hinged seat backs also fold up to form a comfortable sea berths.
• Amidships in the saloon is a large leaf table which has deep storage bin and is mounted on a sturdy stainless steel hoop for easy removal.


• Three spreader aluminium mast – checked 2017
• Mast rewired 2011
• Shrouds replaced 2017
• Diagonals replaced 2008
• Harken genoa furler
• New jib tracks, old genoa tracks available
• Rod vang
• German mainsheet system with full width cockpit track
• Carbon fibre extended spinnaker pole – ORC optimised
• Harken spinnaker pole track on mast – 2017
• Spinlock XS clutches - 2017
• Navtec hydraulic adjuster for Spectra backstay – replaced 2013
• All running rigging from 2015/2016

• 2x Harken 44ST 2-speed self-tailing cockpit winches
• 2x Harken 48 3-speed primary winches
• 2x Harken 44ST 2-speed self-tailing control line winches at companionway

• Quantum carbon mainsail - 2015
• Montefusco carbon mainsail – 2013
• Spydertech Kevlar mainsail – 2009
• Hood Sails Dacron fully-battened cruising mainsail
• Quantum carbon light jib - 2015
• Spydertech Kevlar genoa – 2008
• Montefusco light jib
• Montefusco medium jib – 2014
• La Veleria carbon Kevlar heavy jib – 2008
• Spydertech Kevlar light jib – 2008
• Quantum 0.50oz spinnaker – 2015
• La Veleria 0.75oz spinnaker - 2015
• Montefusco 0.50oz spinnaker - 2014
• 3x Hood Sails 0.50oz spinnakers with 1x sock – 2008

• Hot and cold shower in the cockpit
• Bathing ladder

Anchoring & Mooring:
• 12vDC electric anchor windlass
• Bruce 15kgs anchor with 60m of 6mm chain

Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
• Awning
• Mainsail cover
• Cockpit cover


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, 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 owners specific needs.

Life saving:
• Liferaft to be serviced in 2018
• RINA inspected until end in 2022

Viewing arrangements

Lying Nr. Ancona, Italy

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Saturday by prior appointment

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Lead Broker: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)
Tel: +39 333 74 89 281
Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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