2003 X-YACHTS IMX-45

€140,000 tax paid

High spec, well-maintained IMX-45

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelX-Yachts IMX-45
DesignerNiels Jeppesen
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingNr. Valencia, Spain


EngineVolvo D2-55 55hp
Fuel Capacity90l
Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeFin Keel
Drinking Water Capacity145l


High spec IMX-45 from 2003 with both racing and cruising inventories for optimum dual-purpose usage making her the ultimate ‘go-faster’ cruising boat, or just perfect for competitive regatta racing campaigns.


Originally launched in July 2003, 78 DE MAYO is configured for both competitive regatta racing and also comfortable family cruising with a large inventory of equipment for both disciplines. Benefitting from annual servicing and plenty of recent expenditure, she is the ideal ‘one boat does all’.

Her specification highlights include:-
• Blue hull
• New Synthetic Flexitec teak deck June 2019
• Carbon fibre mast and boom
• Extensive race and cruise sail wardrobe include North 3DI sails
• Carbon fibre helm wheel
• Harken winches including electric halyard winch
• NKE instruments including 20/20’s at mast and new B&G chart plotter at chart table
• Up to 10-berths in 3 cabins including saloon and fold-out pipecots in twin aft double cabins


The IMX 45 was introduced on the back of the success of IMX 40, but also incorporated features that made her appeal to a wider audience such as an interior crafted in teak, an optional anchor locker and below deck headsail furler. Production started in the spring of 2002 and 24 yachts were launched, eight of which participated in the “Copa del Rey” in Palma, Mallorca.

Production Years: 2002 — 2004
Number Built: 24


“I wouldn't buy a boat that I didn't think we could win with," says Richie Shulman, who bought a new IMX-45 last year, won his class at Block Island Race Week, and was the overall winner of the Marblehead Halifax Ocean Race. "I looked at everything before I decided on the IMX-45," he says. Shulman is picky because he's used to winning, and he's used to cruising in comfort, having campaigned and cruised a Swan 44 and 51. Want a stamp of approval for a racer/cruiser? Shulman's buying decision, backed up by two impressive wins, should do…”

…As with all X-Yachts, the IMX-45 has as its backbone an H-frame assembly of galvanized steel girders, glassed into the hull and tying the keel, hull, and mast together. The structure is strong enough to also anchor the single lifting point for the entire boat, which means the IMX-45-all 20,000 pounds of it-can be lifted by a polyester strap, led through a small access hatch in the cabintop. Few boats this size can boast this feature. The hull is a vinylester resin sandwich with biaxial and unidirectional E-glass and a Divinycell foam core, except around the H-frame and the rudder stock, where the laminate is solid glass. Molded into the topsides are the three X-Yacht trademark stripes as well as a marking line to indicate exactly where the bottom paint ends and the topsides begin…

…The interior space belies the IMX-45's racy attributes. It's roomy, feels comfortable, and is put together like a cabinetmaker's dream. The overhead is a solid sheet of fiberglass; all deck-mounted hardware is installed from above into steel plates with tapped screwholes. The main cabin has the nav station to port and a J-shaped galley to starboard. The nav station is far enough away from the companionway to stay dry and sports a drop-down panel designed to hold an opened laptop securely. The electrical panel is top shelf; easy to get at and as cleanly put together as you're likely to see. The engine is accessed by removing the companionway stairs and access panels in each aft cabin…

Sailing World – February 2004



RCD Status:
• Our understanding is that the yacht is compliant with the EU’s Recreational Craft Directive and is categorised ‘A’.

Hull Construction:
• Blue GRP hull laminated in vinylester resin, vacuum-bagged 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
• Antifouling Hempex race June 2020

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• GRP deck laminated in vinylester resin, vacuum-bagged with a sandwich construction.
• Exposed deck surfaces finished in white gelcoat and non-slip finish
• Synthetic Flexitec teak decks and cockpit with white caulking effect – June 2019

Keel & Rudder:
• Ballast fin keel with iron fin and lead bulb
• GRP rudder blade with aluminium rudder stock


Engine & gearbox:
• Volvo Penta D2-55 4-cylinder naturally aspirated diesel engine producing 55hp
• Fresh water engine cooling via raw water intake and heat exchanger
• Single lever gear/throttle control
• Saildrive gearbox

Service & Maintenance:
• Date of last engine service – serviced annually
• Last service: June 2020

Propulsion & Steering:
• Jefa wheel steering with large diameter carbon-fibre helm wheel
• 2-bladed folding propeller


Voltage systems:
• 12vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC starting circuit and 220v AC via shorepower or 600W inverter

Battery Banks:
• 1x 12vDC engine start battery – October 2019
• 2x 12vDC service batteries – October 2019

• 12/220v automatic battery charger

• 12vDC engine-mounted alternator

Shore Power:
• 220vAC shorepower


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

Bilge Pumps:
• 2x 12vDC electric bilge pumps with manual override control
• 1x manual bilge pump.


• 90 litres aluminium fuel tank

Fresh Water:
• 145 litres stainless steel fresh water tank


On Deck:
• NKE wind, speed and depth transducers
• NKE jumbo x6 mast-repeaters with remote control
• NKE autopilot with remote control
• NKE equipment serviced and recalibrated 2020
• Steering compass
• Radar scanner with backstay mount (note – This unit is untested and is not warranted upon sale)

At Chart Table:
• B&G GPS chart plotter – 2019
• DGPS receiver
• NKE repeater

Communications Equipment:
• VHF with DSC


• Gimballed gas stove with three burners and oven
• 12vDC top opening refrigerator – re-gassed September 2020
• Twin stainless steel sinks with hot & cold water supplies

• 12vDC electric marine heads
• Hot & cold pressurised water supply with shower

Heating & Ventilation:
• Diesel fired hot air cabin heating system

• CD radio with speakers


Summary of Accommodation:
• The interior layout has a double berth in the forepeak plus a large hangling locker.
• The single heads with shower is located aft with door access to the saloon.
• The main cabin offers a practical solution to the cruising with a large full-length settees to port and starboard with a central table complete with folding leaves. Outboard to port and starboard are stowage lockers and shelves.
• Aft of the saloon area to port is a forward-facing chart table with seat.
• Opposite the chart table to starboard is a L-shaped galley with sink, stove and top-opening refrigerator.
• Aft are two mirrored double cabins with hanging lockers and removable pipe-cots

Accommodation Finish:
• Teak interior joinery
• Teak and holly soleboards
• Moulded headlinings
• Cream curtains
• Deckhead hatch blinds
• Padded vinyl hull sides in accommodation cabins
• Blue Alcantara upholstery


• Nordic Masts 3-spreader white-painted carbon fibre mast – last time checked in 2013
• Nordic Masts white-painted carbon fibre boom – last time checked in 2013
• Stainless steel rod standing rigging and three spreaders – 2003 – last time checked in 2013
• Reckman below-deck genoa furler
• Harken race foil with separate forestay (used once only)
• Adjustable backstay with magic wheel
• Ronstan ball-bearing battencar system
• Enerpac mast jack (removable)
• 12:1 adjustable genoa cars
• 12:1 adjustable mainsheet track in cockpit with German mainsheet system and fine adjust
• 2:1 main halyard
• Halyards in Dyneema SK78 Gottifreddi – 2017
• Carbon fibre spinnaker pole with adjustable mast track
• Rod vang
• Halyard sock – September 2020

• 2x Harken 2-speed self-tailing primary winches
• 2x Harken 2-speed self-tailing mainsheet/spinnaker winches
• 1x Harken 2-speed electric self-tailing halyard winch at companionway
• 1x Harken 2-speed self-tailing control line winch at companionway
• Winches serviced – June 2020

• North Sails 3DI race mainsail with 1x reef – 2015
• Advanced Sails Pentex cruise/regatta mainsail with sliders and 2x reefs – 2015
• Elvstrom Dacron cruise furling genoa - 2018
• North Sails 3DI G1 light/medium race genoa – 2015
• North Sails 3DI J3 race jib (18 knots+)
• Technique Sails Dacron J4 regatta/cruise jib (25 knots+)
• Medium self-tacking jib
• Heavy self-tacking jib
• Elvstrom Sails S2 spinnaker – 2016
• Quantum Sails S2 spinnaker – 2014
• North Sails S2 spinnaker – 2010
• North Sails S5 spinnaker – 2008
• Elvstrom Sails A1+ gennaker - 2012

• Removable transom seat with locker stowage (creates an open cockpit when removed)
• Removable wood cockpit table
• Hot and cold shower in the cockpit
• Bathing ladder
• GRP passarelle with teak treads

Anchoring & Mooring:
• Lewmar 12vDC electric anchor windlass with remote control
• Anchor with 30m of chain and 40m warp
• Stainless steel retractable mooring cleats
• Sheet anchor

Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
• Sprayhood with stainless steel frame
• Bimini with stainless steel frame
• Awning for use at anchor with lazy-bag mounting system with zippers
• Stackpack for mainsail with lazyjacks
• Halyard bags - 2020
• Wheel cover
• Cockpit cushions


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.

• LED navigation lights – 2018
• White masthead light

Life saving:
• 8-man liferaft – serviced July 2020
• 8 x life jackets
• Cable cutter
• 6 Flares - 6 Rockets 2 smoke canisters
• Gas alarm
• Life lines

Viewing arrangements

Lying in Oropesa, Spain

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: Lucio Pellegrini– Grabau International Palma (Spain)
Tel: +34 675 236 174
Email: lucio@grabauinternational.com

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