€150,000 tax paid

Modern-layout X-40 with 2.40m Sport keel

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelX-Yachts X-40 Modern
DesignerNiels Jeppesen
Boat NameEx Officio 2
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingMarbella, Spain


LOA12.19m (39'0")
LWL10.71m (35'0")
Beam3.8m (12'0")
Draft2.4m (7'0")
Hull ConstructionGRP
EngineYanmar 3JH4E 40hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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    Great spec X-40, perfectly configured for effortless performance cruising or racing. 2-cabin, 2-heads ‘Modern’ layout plus optional 2.4m draft ‘Sport’ keel.


    Hull No.131 of 140 X-Yachts X-40’s launched and featuring the 2.4m lead-bulbed ‘sport keel’ and ‘Modern’ 2-cabins, 2-heads layout, EX OFFICIO II is a fantastic example of this classic performance cruiser from X-Yachts in Denmark. Her specification highlights include:-
    • 2.4m L-shaped ‘Sport’ keel
    • X-Yachts applied epoxy system
    • Faired-in through-hull fittings
    • 40hp Yanmar engine with 2-balded feathering racing prop
    • Modern 2-cabin, 2-heads interior layout
    • Huge sail wardrobe of racing and cruising sails including spinnakers and Code Zero
    • Harken 3-speed racing winches
    • German mainsheet system
    • Raymarine instruments with plotter, autopilot and mast-repeaters
    • Holding tanks
    • Additional water tankage
    • Tender and outboard
    • Liferaft and safety equipment


    A replacement for the exceptionally popular X-412. The X-40 is part of the second generation of X-Yachts’ Performance Cruisers. The hull model was made by extending the IMX 40 by 100mm, modifying the bow rake and adding a cruising oriented deck layout and teak interior. The X-40 has proved to be as competitive as the IMX 40, and rates more favourable in both ORC and IMS. ”Sirena”, owned and sailed by Denmark’s Peter Buhl, has won many major races in Denmark as well as the 2005 X-Yachts Gold Cup in Arendal, Norway.

    Production Years: 2004 — 2010
    Number Built: 140


    Niels Jeppesen established a reputation as the designer of high-performance sailing yachts prior to forming the company. In the ’80s, he was known in racing circles as the designer of successful IOR, IMS, and other rule–based hotrods. The firm’s production yachts enjoy the same reputation for performance, along with the addition of comfortable accommodations, and quality construction methods. The first production model was the 412, which was followed by a bevy of boats ranging in size from 32 to 61 feet, though X-Yachts primary market is 32 to 44-footers. In 2000, the company introduced the IMX 40, an IMS racer that accumulated an impressive number of wins on the circuits in Europe. Historically, X-Yachts has built 250 to 300 boats per year.

    In 2004, the company revised its entire product line prompted by the success of the X-43, a performance cruiser introduced in 2003. That yacht incorporated a number of evolutionary design features and deck arrangements borrowed from predecessor models,” a more plumb bow and narrower shape forward, for instance, coupled with proportionally longer waterline length. Frank said the new models reflect evolutionary updates in styling, interior layouts, cabinetry, deck layouts, and new keel and rudder profiles designed to enhance performance.

    As a consequence, potential buyers began deferring purchases in anticipation of changes to other models, so the company accelerated the design process, eliminated some outdated models, and introduced new 46, 40, and 37 foot models, all of which were instant successes.

    Based on a test sail of the X-332 Sport that took place shortly before the company discontinued production of that model, we had great expectations for the X-40. Despite sailing on the Chesapeake Bay in less than ideal conditions, she performed as well as advertised. For openers, we sailed with a borrowed mainsail that was 18″ short on the hoist and 12″ short on the foot. Thankfully, our test boat carried the standard 135% jib.

    Sailing on flat water with the windspeed ranging from 0 to 6 knots, she managed to produce 5 knots of boatspeed on the GPS while pointing to within 35 degrees of the apparent wind, and duplicated that performance when we eased sheets. Though she had no stores aboard, we sailed with a crew of roughly 2,000 pounds. Few production boats in this size range will duplicate that performance. We consider this a fair test of her ultimate performance, since most modern boats will sail to their designed hull speed in 10 knots of wind, and can be reefed when the wind pipes up.

    Extract from review by Practical Sailor - 2004



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

    Hull Construction:
    • Hull and deck are laminated in a sandwich construction consisting of isophthalic polyester resins and biaxial E-glass fabric surrounding a compressed Divinycell® core.
    • Additional reinforcements of biaxial E-glass are laid in high stress areas around the keel and rudder.
    • The hull-deck joint is secured with polyester resin and through-bolted.
    • X-Yachts installs a steel frame constructed of hot-galvanized steel that absorbs the loads from keel, mast, and rig.
    • Structural bulkheads are constructed of marine plywood in thicknesses of 1/3″ to 7/8″ that are bonded to both hull and deck.
    • Matt-sanded hull with three-layer epoxy treatment by X-Yachts, finished with antifouling (sprayed) (March 2022)
    • Faired hull-throughs

    Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Deck built in sandwich construction with structural foam and bi and uni-directional E – Glass cloth, white gelcoat
    • Exposed deck surfaces finished in white gelcoat and non-slip finish
    • Teak to the cockpit sole and seat bases.

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Sport keel 2.40m with heavy bulb draft made of antimony hardened lead bulb bolted and glued to cast iron fin
    • The rudder blade is constructed of biaxial fiberglass and Divinycell®.
    • The rudderstock is solid aluminium, tapered at the ends to reduce weight, but strengthened by three welded wings. Upper rudder bearings are rollers, lowers are self-aligning.


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Yanmar 3JH4E 40hp inboard diesel engine.
    • Yanmar Saildrive gearbox.
    • Single lever gear/throttle control.

    Service & Maintenance:
    • Date of last engine service – last serviced Spring 2022
    • Engine hours: approx. approx. 900 hours as of Spring 2022

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • Large diameter hide covered stainless steel ‘Destroyer’ helm wheel.
    • Flex-o-Fold 2-bladed feathering propeller.
    • Emergency steering gear


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

    Battery Banks:
    • 1x 12vDC engine start battery
    • 2x 12vDC 140 Amp gel batteries (2020)

    Charging / Inverter:
    • Victron Phoenix 12v/220v 50Amp automatic battery charger
    • 1,000w inverter

    • 12vDC engine-mounted alternator

    • 220vAC shorepower (2020)


    Fresh Water:
    • Pressurised hot and cold water supplied via 12vDC pressure pump
    • Hot & cold pressurised water to galley, heads, shower and transom shower.
    • Hot water heater with 19 litre insulated tank and 220vAC immersion heater.

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


    • 150 litres stainless steel fuel tank.

    Fresh Water:
    • 180 litres stainless steel freshwater tank.
    • Additional 100L neoprene water tank under fore cabin bunk

    Holding tank:
    • Black water holding tanks for forward and aft heads.

    • Raymarine ST60+ speed transducer and log display
    • Raymarine ST60+ depth transducer and depth display
    • Raymarine ST60+ forward looking wind transducer including transponder box
    • Raymarine ST60+ multi-display
    • Raymarine C70 chart plotter with Raystar 125 GPS
    • Raymarine mast instrument display, with remote control
    • Raymarine ST6002+ autopilot with SP10 course computer and Jefa drive, with remote control
    • Suunto F116D magnetic compass, 115 mm (black)

    Communications Equipment:
    • Raymarine 240E DSC-D VHF radio (full function handset)
    • Raymarine 240 VHF cockpit loudspeaker, with on/off switch and volume control
    • iCom portable VHF


    • Gimballed gas stove with two burners and oven
    • Twin stainless steel sink with hot & cold water supplies.
    • Top loading 125 litre refrigerator with Isotherm 12vDC compressor.

    • 2x Jabsco manual flush marine heads
    • Hot & cold pressurised water supply to the wash basins and showers.

    • Pioneer multimedia receiver/radio, bluetooth
    • Bose 131 waterproof loudspeakers (2 x in saloon + 2 x in cockpit)


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • The Modern interior layout has a double berth in the fore cabin with a hanging locker and deck hatch.
    • The heads with a shower, WC and wash basin is positioned forward of the saloon on the starboard side with a door from the saloon, deck ventilation hatch.
    • The saloon area provides a comfortable and light place to relax with a U-shaped sofa to starboard with a central bench seat surrounding adining table with and combined cabinet.
    • The linear shaped galley area is positioned to the port side of the saloon and provides for a stainless steel gimballed combined gas oven and stove, twin bowl stainless steel sink with a mixer tap over. The galley also has a top opening refrigerator plus cupboard draw and shelf space and worktop.
    • To the starboard side aft there is the navigation area with a stool and chart table.
    • The double aft cabin is to starboard with a large day heads and shower opposite to port.

    Accommodation Features:
    • Blue Alcantara upholstery, immaculate; fitted canvas covers (white)
    • All woodwork is hand-rubbed and varnished teak
    • Opening cabinets on full length of sides of fore and aft cabin
    • Teak cutting boards for kitchen sinks
    • Blue Alcantara upholstery, immaculate; fitted canvas covers (white)
    • Red night lights in saloon
    • Fitted waterproof carpet
    • Fitted sheets (2 pairs) for both cabins
    • Custom-made wine-storage rack under sole
    • Saloon table cover (felt)
    • Fore cabin bunk cover for racing
    • 12vDC ventilation fans



    • Aluminium anodised mast and boom from John Masts
    • Keel-stepped mast with 3-sets of swept-back spreaders
    • Stainless steel rod standing rigging
    • Removable self-tacking jib track, with cars, mountable on Genoa tracks (Ronstan)
    • Carbon fibre spinnaker pole
    • Foldable mast steps
    • Dyneema backstay + original rod backstay
    • J Lift racing forestay
    • Profurl B35LSR42 furling forestay
    • Wichard Jyb’Easy + Custom boom collar
    • Harken full-beam cockpit mainsheet track with German mainsheet system
    • 2 x Harken halyard deflectors by pit winches
    • Custom-made removable cam cleats for boom vang and spinnaker foot control
    • Carbon anti-chafe protection pads in cockpit
    • Stainless steel anti-chafe edge covers on pit
    • Gottifredi Maffioli racing lines (unsheathed and/or tapered)
    • Selden control lines for Code 0 mounted on port guard rails
    • Velcro-mounted winch-handle pouches in cockpit
    • Lazyjacks

    • 2x Harken 48.3 carbon self-tailing racing primary winches
    • 2x Harken 44.2 2-speed self-tailing mainsheet/spinnaker winches situated most aft in the cockpit.
    • 2x Harken 44.2 2-speed self-tailing winches position on the cabin roof either side of the companionway.


    • Carbon Main, half-batten (Kakitsis, 2017)
    • Carbon-Kevlar Heavy Main, full-batten, with taffeta, three reefs (X-Voiles, 2011)
    • 3Di Light-Medium J1, 135% (North, 2017)
    • Fusion MR 7600 Medium J3 (Quantum, 2017)
    • Heavy J4 (Banks, 2016)
    • Windseeker (Quantum, 2017)
    • S1, 0.50 (North)
    • S2, 0.75 (North)
    • S3, 0.90 (North)
    • S3 heavy, 0.95 (Banks)
    • Trysail
    • Storm main

    • Dacron Main, full-batten, two reefs (Diamond/North)
    • Kevlar training Main, half-batten (SailLoft)
    • Self-tacking jib (Banks, 2016)
    • Carbon-Kevlar Genoa (SailLoft)
    • Code 0, furling (Banks, 2016)
    • Jib top (SailLoft)
    • Dacron Genoa OneSail

    • Stainless steel pushpit and pulpit, matching stanchions with double rail stainless steel guard wires.
    • Gas-spring cockpit lockers
    • Hot/cold water shower in cockpit Bathing ladder.
    • Wichard 6 mm padeyes in cockpit and on deck
    • Wooden bracket for outboard motor mounted on aft guard rail
    • Bathing ladder
    • Folding wooden deck passerelle
    • X-Yachts strap and galvanized shackle for central hoist
    • Combined steam and deck floodlight at mast
    • Telescopic cockpit table, removable

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Deck recessed Quick anchor winch (1000 W – 12 V), with remote control and chain counter
    • Delta stainless steel primary anchor, with 60 metres of 8 mm chain
    • Secondary anchor
    • Warps and fenders

    Covers & Canvas:
    • Spray hood with three windows, folding flush with cockpit
    • Custom-made cockpit cushions (Sunbrella): grey with blue piping
    • Full deck cover, boom cover (with X-40 class logo)
    • Stackpack with lazyjacks
    • Spinnaker pole cover
    • Boom vang cove
    • Winch and wheel covers
    • Deck awning on booms + light awning; both Sunbrella

    Tender & Outboard:
    • Inflatable dinghy (3.5 x 1.5 m – 4 persons) 2020
    • 2.5hp outboard engine 2020


    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 raft and all necessary safety equipment, including 406Mhz EPIRB (2020 certified)

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying: Marbella, 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: Jonas Renlund – Grabau International (Marbella)
    Tel: +358 408 098688
    Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

    Grabau International offers the details of all vessels in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or warranty the condition of any vessel and the details do not constitute a part of any contract. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. All vessels are offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Grabau International provides professional yacht conveyancing and legal transfer of title for all yachts as per the ABYA Code of Practice with all deposit payments and final balance payments processed through secure dedicated client accounts solely for that purpose. Our dedicated client accounts are written in trust at Natwest Bank and we are fully insured.

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