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£139,000 tax paid

High spec, sport-keel X-43 Modern

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelX-Yachts X-43 Modern
DesignerNiels Jeppesen
Boat NameMagix
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingKilmelford, Argyll, United Kingdom


LOA12.93m (42'0")
LWL11.45m (37'0")
Beam3.97m (13'0")
Draft2.5m (8'0")
Hull ConstructionGRP
EngineVolvo Penta D2-55 (55hp)
Keel TypeFin Keel

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    Well-equipped 2005 X-Yachts X-43 with ‘Modern’ 3-cabin, 2-heads interior layout and 2.5m sport keel. UK VAT-paid and offered for sale ready to go.


    The X-Yachts X-43 is a modern cruiser racer from the board of Niels Jeppesen; a designer with over 2 decades of experience producing robust, stylish and comfortable performance yachts. A well-proven design with 169 hulls produced over a 7 year production run the yachts have proved immensely capable whether they are cruising or racing around the cans.

    With her third owner the X-43 MAGIX has been based on the west coast of Scotland for the last 10 years with her current owners enjoying the attributes of a performance cruiser which allows you to passage plan at 7kts. Wintered ashore annually during the current ownership she has enjoyed professional maintenance any upgrading. Reluctantly offered for sale as her owners look to downsize she is offered with a comprehensive inventory including highlights such as:
    • Modern interior layout
    • 2.5m sport keel
    • Topsides vinyl wrapped 2019
    • Volvo Penta D2-55, 55hp
    • Flex-o-Fold three blade, bronze folding prop
    • Raymarine autopilot system
    • Raymarine E80 classic MFD’s above and below decks.
    • Raymarine 2kw Radar scanner
    • Raymarine instrumentation for Depth, Speed, Log and Wind
    • Raymarine repeater instruments
    • Raymarine DSC VHF with Commandmic in cockpit and at chart table
    • Mastrvolt battery management display
    • Mastervolt battery charger
    • Mastervolt inverter
    • Pressurised hot and cold water
    • Eberspacher cabin heating
    • Harken self-tailing winches
    • Carbon Membrane / Hydranet sails manufactured by Owen Sails in 2013
    • Electric anchor windlass
    • 6 Person liferaft.
    • Tender with outboard

    Lying afloat on her swinging mooring the X-Yachts X43 MAGIX is available for immediate viewing by prior appointment.


    This was another trendsetter for the marine industry and represented the start of a new generation of yacht design. Her hull lines were created by a pure downscaling of the stunning IMX 45. The X-43 was smoother, heavier and stiffer than the competition. All the boats were fractionally rigged and all featured built-in hull portlights

    Production Years: 2003 — 2010 – Number Built: 169



    RCD Status:
    • The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean”

    Hull Construction:
    • GRP moulded hull.
    • Polyester sandwich laminate construction
    • Divinycell foam core
    • Galvanised steel structure framework internally
    • Plywood bulkheads
    • Topsides finished with vinyl wrap over original blue gelcoat (2019)
    • Underwater hull finished in white antifouling applied spring 2022

    Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • GRP moulded deck incorporating coachroof and self-draining cockpit
    • Polyester sandwich laminate construction
    • Additional strengthening in way of high load fittings.
    • White gelcoat finish to moulding
    • Laid teak decking to finish side deck, coachroof top forward and cockpit

    Keel & Rudder:
    • 2.5m bolt-on ‘Sport’ Iron fin keel
    • Stainless steel keel bolts
    • Full depth spade rudder


    • Volvo Penta D2-55
    • 55hp
    • 4 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled marine diesel engine
    • Volvo Penta saildrive
    • Single lever morse control

    Maintenance & Performance:
    • Engine last serviced October 2021
    • Hull diaphragm last replaced 2013 for 2014 season
    • Saildrive output shaft and seals replaced 2019
    • Cruising speed under engine 7kts

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • Volvo Penta saildrive
    • Flex-o-Fold three blade, bronze folding prop
    • Jeffa rod linkage steering system
    • Emergency tiller

    • Raymarine P70 control head (2016)
    • Jeffa rod drive unit


    Voltage systems:
    • 12VDC onboard power system
    • 230VAC shore power system

    Shore Power:
    • Extension lead to connect to shore power
    • Single 16amp connection
    • Hardwired RCD protected system
    • Ring main, battery charger and immersion heater

    Battery Banks:
    • Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC, lead acid
    • Domestic Battery 1x 12VDC, 110Ah, gel

    • Single engine driven alternator

    • Mastervolt Invertor
    • 12VDC – 230VAC

    Battery Charger:
    • Mastervolt IVO Smart charger
    • 230VAC-12VDC, 30 amp

    Battery Monitoring:
    • Mastervolt Battery Monitor BTM-I

    • 12VDC auxiliary charging socket at chart table


    Fresh Water:
    • Pressurised hot and cold water system
    • Mixer tap in galley
    • Mixer taps in both heads, pulling out for use as showerhead
    • Hot water provided via calorifier tank, heated from engine cooling water or 230VAC immersion heater

    Bilge Pumps:
    • Manual bilge pump
    • Electric bilge pump


    • Single diesel tank
    • Alloy tank
    • Approximate capacity 135ltrs

    Fresh Water:
    • Single fresh water tank
    • Approximate total capacity 280ltrs

    • Insulated tank
    • Heated by engine cooling water
    • 230VAC immersion heater

    Holding Tank:
    • Single holding tank for aft heads
    • Plastic tank
    • Approximate capacity 40ltrs

    Tank Monitoring:
    • Gauges for fuel and water tanks


    On Deck:
    • Plotter – Raymarine E80 Classic
    • Radar – Raymarine 2kw scanner, mounted on mast spreader
    • Depth – Raymarine ST60
    • Speed – Raymarine ST60
    • Wind – Raymarine ST60
    • Wind Close Hauled – Raymarine ST60
    • Repeater – Raymarine ST60 Graphic

    Below Decks:
    • Plotter – Raymarine E80 Classic
    • Repeater – Raymarine ST60 Graphic

    Communications Equipment:
    • DSCVHF – Raymarine RAY240E system with commandmics in cockpit and at chart table.
    • VHF Loud Speaker in cockpit
    • Navtex – Furuno NX-300


    • Galley Stove – 3 burner, grill and oven gas cooker, gimbal mounted
    • Fridge – Built-in top loading fridge with ice box. Isotherm compressor and chiller plate
    • Double stainless steel sink
    • Mixer tap

    • 2x Jabsoc manual marine toilets
    • 2x mixer taps, extending for use as shower
    • 2x wash hand basins

    • Eberspacher diesel fired blown air heating system
    • Thermostatic cabin controller
    • Outlets in cabins, saloon and aft heads

    • Pioneer radio/cd/MP3 head unit
    • Speakers in saloon

    • Overhead LED lighting throughout
    • Reading lights in saloon and cabins
    • Low level red lighting at through saloon


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Furniture of light teak veneered plywood with solid teak trims
    • Corrian worktops in galley
    • GRP moulded heads compartments
    • GRP moulded headlining
    • Vinyl panels to cover hull sides in cabins

    Accommodation Finish:
    • Master double cabin forward with en-suite heads
    • Saloon, converting to an occasional double berth
    • Linear galley
    • Nav station
    • Aft heads
    • Port and starboard aft cabins with additional pipecots in each

    Description of Accommodation from Forward:

    Forward (Master) Cabin:
    • Double V-berth forward
    • Locker running the length of the berth outboard, overhead with shelf above
    • Standing room aft of bunk
    • Shelved locker outboard to starboard
    • Bench settee outboard to port with double hanging locker aft
    • En-suite heads accessed to starboard side aft

    Forward Heads:
    • Located within forward cabin, aft to starboard
    • Manual marine toilet outboard aft
    • Countertop outboard forward with inset wash hand basin
    • Vanity unit outboard overhead with locker beneath countertop

    • Located to starboard side
    • Wrap around U-shaped saloon settee outboard
    • Fixed saloon table with bottle storage in central section
    • Bench seat inboard of table
    • Table drops down to convert saloon seating into double berth
    • Shelf wrapping around backrest of settee outboard
    • Bookshelf and storage lockers outboard of settee overhead
    • Storage lockers beneath saloon seating and outboard of settee backs

    • Linear galley on port side.
    • Double stainless steel sink forward
    • Gimbal mounted galley stove towards aft end
    • Top loading fridge beneath aft section of worktop
    • Selection of lockers and shelves above worktop outboard
    • Selction of lockers and drawers beneath galley worktop

    Nav Station:
    • Located to starboard side aft of saloon
    • Forward facing chart table with dedicated navigators seat
    • Chart storage within table top
    • Storage drawers beneath chart table forward
    • Storage tray type lockers outboard of chart table
    • Ships switch panel and instrumentation mounted outboard of chart table overhead

    Aft Heads:
    • Located to port side, aft of galley
    • Manual marine toilet located outboard forward
    • Countertop aft with inset wash hand basin
    • Vanity unit outboard with locker beneath countertop

    Port and Starboard Aft Cabin:
    • Symmetrical aft cabins
    • Double berth aft, extending inboard beneath cockpit sole
    • Pipecot above bunk outboard
    • Standing room forward of bunk
    • Locker outboard with hanging and shelf space


    • Keel stepped, triple spreader, 7/8th fractionally rigged sloop
    • Silver anodised alloy mast and spars.
    • Stainless steel rod standing rigging
    • Standing rigging serviced and replaced as required 2017
    • Profurl roller reefing system on forestay, with drum mounted below deck
    • Full battened, slab reefing mainsail
    • Rod kicker
    • German mainsheet system
    • Navtec hydraulic backstay tensioner
    • Ball bearing mastfoot blocks for leading lines aft
    • Spinlock rope clutches for lines lead aft
    • Frederiksen genoa track and car system
    • Frederiksen mainsheet track and car system
    • Lazyjacks

    • Primary Winches – 2x Harken 560TC, four speed, self-tailing.
    • Secondary Winches – 2x Harken 48, two-speed, self-tailing
    • Cockpit Halyard Winches – 2x Harken 48, two-speed, self-tailing

    • Mainsail – Carbon Membrane, fully battened, slab reefing, two reefs. Owen Sails 2013
    • #2 Genoa – Carbon Membrane, roller reefing. Owen Sails 2013
    • #3 Genoa – Hydranet, roller reefing. Owen Sails 2013
    • Spinnaker #1 – All purpose. North Sails
    • Spinnaker #2 – Heavy Weather. North Sails
    • Asymmetric – Doyle Sails

    • Stainless steel pulpit rail, step through style for bow too mooring
    • Stainless steel stanchions mounted along gunwale
    • Two tier stainless steel guardwires
    • Guardwire gates port and starboard
    • Stainless steel quarter rails
    • Guardwire gate across transom
    • Stainless steel mooring cleats mounted on gunwale forward, midships and aft
    • Stainless steel grabrails running along edge of coachroof.
    • Moulded GRP cockpit coamings, topped with laid teak decking panels
    • Primary and secondary winches mounted on cockpit coamings
    • Halyard winches and rope clutches for lines lead aft located to port and starboard sides of companionway
    • Bench seating on port and starboard sides of cockpit forward
    • Cockpit lockers beneath aft end of bench seats port and starboard
    • Removable stainless steel framed cockpit table with folding teak topped leafs in cockpit
    • Mainsheet spanning width of cockpit immediately forward of pedestal
    • Pedestal with stainless steel grabrail over top, housing stainless steel instrument pod.
    • Bench seat across transom with lockers beneath
    • Outboard storage bracket on port quarter rail
    • Sugar scoop style transom with fold down, stainless steel boarding ladder

    Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
    • Mainsail cover – stackpack with mast boot
    • Sprayhood
    • Cockpit tent

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Bower Anchor – Bruce stainless steel anchor on chain rode.
    • Kedge Anchor – Fortress alloy anchor with chain and warp rode
    • Windlass – Lofrans Project 1000 Electic windlass
    • Mooring Warps – Selection
    • Fenders - Selection

    Tender & Outboard:
    • Inflatable dinghy – Honwave dinghy with hard transom
    • Outboard – Honda 2hp, 4-stroke.


    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.

    Navigation Lights:
    • Masthead tri-colour and anchor light
    • Steaming light
    • Navigation lights

    Life saving:
    • Liferaft – RescYou 6 person canister raft, next service due 2023
    • Horseshoe buoy
    • Danbuoy
    • Gas Detector – GD900

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying Kilmelford, Argyll, Scotland.

    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: Mark Cameron
    Tel: Mobile: +44 (0)7988 763254
    Email: mark@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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