One owner, X-46 Modern with carbon fibre rig, updated electronics and versatile 3-cabin, 2-heads interior layout.
FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:
X ELISA is a well maintained and lightly used example of the popular X-46 from X-Yachts. She is hull nr. 28 of the 75 boats built and she is now available from her first and only private owner since new.
X-ELISA boasts many specification highlights including:-
• Blue painted hull
• Nordic Mast carbon fibre mast and boom
• Carbon fibre spinnaker pole
• “Modern” three cabins two heads layout
• 2.70m sport draft keel
• Teak laid on cockpit floor
• Antiskid painted deck
• Rod rigging – replaced 2019
• Recently preplaced Garmin and Raymarine instrument package including mast-mounted repeaters
• Led lights
• Tender with outboard engine
Just two months after the launch of the all new X-43, came the unveiling of the X-46. The hull was developed by adding 30 cm to the stern of the IMX 45 hull model. The X-46 features a large sail storage cabin but otherwise is identical to the concept of the X-43.
Production Years: 2003 — 2010
Number Built: 75
Hull Length: 14.01 m
The worthy recipient of this year's BOTY award for Best Performance Cruiser Over 45 Feet is the sleek and slippery X-46.
In select pockets of the sailing world-Mount Desert Island in Maine, say, or Bristol, Rhode Island, or Port Townsend, Washington-one finds an extraordinary confluence of marine artisans. On the Jutland peninsula of Denmark, you’ll find such a community. That narrow strip between the Baltic and North seas is home to Paul Elvström’s sail loft; the hardware makers Andersen, BSI, and Frederiksen (now Ronstan); and the builders of Dragonfly catamarans-innovative engineers and sailors and craftsmen all.
One of the cornerstones of this community is X-Yachts. Founded in 1979 by a trio of racing junkies, Birger Hansen and brothers Niels and Lars Jeppesen, X-Yachts has grown from a builder of small IOR competitors to one of the world’s best-regarded creators of luxury performance sailboats, having launched well over 4,000 boats. Throughout the yard’s history, its directors have maintained an unwavering focus on the segment where cruising and racing meet. While their designs over the years may have oscillated back and forth across that line, none has ever strayed very far from it.
Last fall, Cruising World’s Boat of the Year judges sailed the X-46, a recent launch in X-Yachts’ Performance Cruising category. Our outing was in light air, conditions in which this boat was perfectly happy. In 8 to 10 knots true, we slipped to windward at 7.5 knots and effortlessly broke the 8-knot barrier as we eased sheets to a reach.
On deck, everything about the boat bespeaks performance. The German-style double-ended mainsheet leads from the gooseneck through blocks and under the deck back to the cockpit, giving a clean, efficient appearance. Some of the judges wondered what you’d do if you lost a tail into that conduit, but Michael Frank, the U.S. importer for X-Yachts, described a simple way to snake a messenger line to retrieve it. Such details as a recessed spray hood and a recessed headsail furling drum contribute to the deck’s clean lines.
Focal point of the cockpit is a giant, 66-inch wheel. While some judges found it excessively large, it brings the spokes close to the gunwales for optimal visibility, grants the leverage for fingertip steering, and avoids the complication, friction, and expense of twin wheels. The Jefa draglink system contributed to the most butter-smooth helm in this year’s 26-boat BOTY fleet.
Under power, the X-46 rated among the quietest quarter of the fleet, thanks in part to a saildrive transmission but also to ample insulation around the engine space.
The X-46’s interior is sumptuous, with pleasing details everywhere you look. The grain in the high-quality teak is carefully matched throughout; battens under bunks promote ventilation and comfort; a single lifting eye at the boat’s midpoint simplifies hauling and shipping. The boat is available with either a three- or four-cabin layout. If you prefer a U-shaped galley to a portside in-line galley, as our judges did, the four-cabin version offers that.
Like other X-Yachts, the structure of the 46 stands out. The boat’s backbone is a massive galvanized-steel grid that picks up all the rig, keel, and machinery loads, rendering the vessel uncommonly stiff. Biaxial glass over Divinycell orients the laminate strength where it’s needed.
If poetry in motion is what you’re after, get thee behind this wheel.
Tim Murphy, July 3, 2006, Cruising World
• CE Certification Directive 94/25/CE (Category "A" Ocean)
• GRP sandwich hull construction
• Blue painted topsides – painted 2014
• Hot-galvanised high-strength steel bottom frame absorbs the loads from keel, mast and rig. It also includes the central hoist attachment.
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• GRP sandwich deck and superstructure construction
• Teak in cockpit seats, floor, coamings, and bathing platform
• Antiskid painted on side decks
• Antiskid painted at central part of deck house
Keel & Rudder:
• Sport Keel of 2.70m
• Additional lead window for increased stability.
Engine & gearbox:
• Volvo Penta – D2 – 55/S 55HP diesel engine mounted on rubber suspension with S-drive installation Sail Drive 75HP 55kw
• The engine is run with freshwater cooling system.
Propulsion & Steering:
• 2 blades folding propeller.
• Large diameter hide-covered stainless steel helm wheel
• 12V DC system X-Yachts’ main switchboard includes 27 automatic fuses, 3 analogue meters, one for monitoring actual voltage of service- and engine battery bank and two for monitoring actual level in fuel and water tanks.
• The shore power installation consists of a 10-amp shore power inlet plug in the cockpit. A 10A fuse box is located in the aft locker.
• 2x 12VDC service batteries – 2019
• 1x 12vDC engine start battery – 2019
PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS
• Hot and cold pressurised water system with stainless steel of approx. Mixing water taps are fitted in both heads and in the galley.
• Shower with hot / cold freshwater mounted in aft cockpit
• Prepare hull for water maker retrofit
• Approx. 200-litre aluminium fuel tank with VDO analogue tank level gauge, deck fill, separator incl. filter and shut off valve.
• Approx. 380 litre capacity incl. VDO analogue tank level gauge.
• Holding tank with self draining outlet and deck outlet for front toilet
• Holding tank with self draining outlet and deck oulet for aft toilet
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
• Raymarine RC435 chartplotter
• 4x Garmin 20x20 display at the mast – 2019
• Raymarine i70 digital multi display display on the steering column
• Raymarine i50 analogic wind dislpay on the steering column
• Raymarine p70 autopilot on the steering column
• Garmin GNX Keyboard in the cockpit - 2019
• Simarad RD68 VHF with DSC
• Furuno Navtex RX300
• Eno stove with 2 jets, oven and grill
• Isotherm front opening fridge 49L
• 2x Jabsco manual heads
• Internal lighting: led lights
• Hi-Fi with 2 loudspeakers mounted in the saloon
Summary of Accommodation:
• X-46 Modern 3 Cabin version with loose chairs rather than fixed saloon bench
• The yacht’s wooden interior is teak in hand polished satin finish. All carpentry is carried out in accordance with best yacht practice, and the numbers of visible screws have been reduced to a minimum. Flooring freshly painted 2023.
• The modern inner liner has integrated dome halogen spotlights and Oceanair units in the hatches.
• All windows are equipped with curtains except for the aft cabin windows, where white push button blinds are supplied. The floorboards are made of laminated teak and allow access to the bilge whereas the companionway steps are shaped teak.
• Loose saloon chairs supplied instead of island seat.
• Upholstery - Main Saloon seating: Vence Beige 212, Cabins berths: Aron Beige 511, Chart Table seat: White Sky
• Sailing pipe cots in both aft cabins
• Nordic Mast carbon fibre mast and boom
• Three spreaders swept back mast
• Lazy jacks mounted on mast and boom
• Inner forestay with deck reinforcement for wire innerstay and Kevlarcheck stays
• Tuff luff forestay
• Padeyes aft for check stays
• Mast reinforced and mounted with nose forestay, fastening and checkstays and halyard exit
• Carbon spinnaker pole
• Adjustable positioning of spinnaker pole on mast
• Foldable mast steps x4
• Mast jack
• 2x Harken 64 three speed self-tailing winches
• 4x Harken 48 two speed self-tailing winches
• Blue Fenix Sails full batten mainsail – 2018
• Blue Feniz Sails furling 105% genoa – 2018
• Elvstrom Code0 – older than 2018
• Genoa 4 Quatum
• Spinnaker 3
• Teak seats on aft pushpits
• Removable cockpit table with teak top and hinged leafs with GRP bottle box
• Gates in lifelines with pelican hooks
• Teak foot support in cockpit at helm position
• Teak foot support in centre of cockpit
• Stainless steel folding swimming ladder
• Folding passerelle
Anchor and windlass:
• Stainless steel anchor
• Electric windlass
• Spare Ammiragliato anchor wich line
Sprayhoods, Covers & Canvas:
• Winter cover
• Lazyjack with lazybag
• Jib socket
• Steering wheel cover
• Custom cradle
Tender and outboard engine
• 2hp outboard engine
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.
Lying San Giorgio di Nogaro, Italy
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Lead Broker: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)
Tel: +39 333 74 89 281
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