€355,000 tax paid

Very high spec performance cruising X-50

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelX-Yachts X-50 Modern
DesignerNeils Jeppesen
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingCopenhagen, Denmark


EngineVolvo D2-75 75hp
Engine Hours1800
Fuel Capacity400l
Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeFin Keel
Drinking Water Capacity491l


Huge spec X-50 Modern, perfectly configured for effortless warm waters cruising. 3-cabin, 3-heads layout plus standard 2,70m draft keel and anodised alloy spars.


XPENSE is a gleaming and beautifully-maintained Scandinavian-owned example of the very popular Danish performance blue water cruising X-50. Offered with the desirable ‘Modern’ layout which allows for three good sized double cabins, plus three ensuite heads, XPENSE is ideal for longer periods aboard with family and friends.

Fitted out to a very high cruising specification, XPENSES’s highlights include:-
• Standard 2.70m draft keel for optimum windward performance
• Volvo 75hp diesel engine with saildrive and 3-bladed folding prop
• Retractable bowthruster
• Standard anodised aluminium triple spreader rig
• Fully-battened mainsail system with Harken low-friction battencars and stackpack with lazyjacks for effortless sail handling.
• Harken electric winch package
• North and Velman carbon, spectra and 3DL sail wardrobe including gennaker, spinnaker, Code 1 and storm jib
• Carbon spinnaker pole
• Inner forestay for storm jib
• Teak decks
• White gelcoat hull
• Teak interior joinery with leather upholstery throughout
• Fischer Panda 6.5kw diesel generator
• Inverter
• HFL air-conditioning throughout
• Eberspacher diesel heating throughout
• Schenker 12vDC watermaker
• Raymarine electronics package including plotter, radar and AIS
• Navigation PC with chart software
• SSB with pactor modem
• Iridium satellite phone system

Now offered for sale as her owner has bought larger, XPENSE can be found fully serviced and winterised in Southern Spain, making her conveniently located for Med’ sailing, heading back North or across to the Caribbean.


XPENSE was delivered to her first owner in Italy who sailed just 300Nm aboard her before my purchase in 2009. Having fitted the boat out for an Atlantic crossing, I then sailed XPENSE with the 2009 ARC, placing 32nd overall out of 159 cruising entries. Returning to Europe the following year, I then enjoyed local cruising around Denmark until 2013, after which I returned to the Western Mediterranean where XPENSE now lies. I have now decided to offer XPENSE for sale as I have recently taken delivery of a larger performance yacht.


With her beautiful lines and open transom, the X-50 will turn heads while cruising under sail or lying on her mooring. Two independent steering positions provide added safety and will allow the helmsman clear view ahead, even with a full race crew on the rail. The X-50 has driver appeal, is responsive at the helm with maximum control and balance and she is very, very fast.

The deck has been kept clear of ropes by leading the mainsheet and other controls under the deck and coachroof on both sides to dedicated winches. The throttle and engine control panel are at hand for quite and easy manoeuvring into the marina and the elegant folding cleats are further examples of exquisite details that make the difference.

Below decks, the X-50 is pure X-Yachts refinement – from first grade teak veneers, laminated curved edges around the navigation station and pantry to teak floorboards with inserted décor lines – a yacht built to fulfil the owner’s desire for elegance. Details such as recessed seals on lockers, smart and practical door restraints, high quality seals on the fridge and stainless steel hingers are further examples of X-Yachts’ well-known craftsmanship and technical innovation.



RCD Status:
• CE Certification Directive 94/25/CE (Category "A" Ocean)

Hull Construction:
• White gelcoat - vinylester and isotalic polyester resin sandwich and biaxial E-glass fabric
• Bottom treatment, 3*epoxy/2*anti foul (International Trilux)
• Integrated galvanised steel girder system, accepting loads from the keel and rig (laminated to bulkheads)
• Stainless steel protection rail on rounded sheerline
• Latest antifouling including full bottom preparation with 3x coats of primer

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• Teak in cockpit seats, floor, coamings, bathing platform, coachroof, deck

Keel & Rudder:
• Steel keel with bulb encapsulated and faired in GRP – 2.7m draft
• GRP rudder blade – rudder replaced 2013


Engine & gearbox:
• Volvo Penta D2-75C 75HP diesel engine, S-Strut.
• Volvo Saildrive gearbox – diaphragm replaced 2014
• Fresh water engine cooling via raw water intake and heat exchanger
• Soundproof compartment with lights and Rule in-line blower electric fan extraction, hot air to port cockpit rope locker

Maintenance & Performance:
• Engine hours: approx. 1,800 as of Autumn 2019
• Date of last engine service – annually with new water pump in most recent service

Propulsion & Steering:
• 3-blade folding propeller
• Jefa 1100 mm SS tandem spoke wheels
• MaxPower VIP150 retractable bowthruster – serviced 2018
• MaxPower bowthruster control
• Emergency steering gear


Voltage systems:
• 12vDC domestic system with 220vAC via shorepower, generator or inverter
• X-Yachts DC fuse panel
• DC switchboard
• Analogue VDO Marine Solutions

Battery Banks:
• Victron battery charging monitor.
• 1x 12vDC engine start battery - 2018
• 1x 12vDC generator start battery - 2018
• 3xx 12vDC 220Ah deep cycle service batteries joined in parallel to supply 660Ah @ 12vDC - 2018

Charging & Inverter:
• Mastervolt 12/2000 2000W Mass Sine Inverter
• IVO 100 Amp battery charger
• Mastervolt Mass Inverter Charger Control panel

• Fischer Panda 6.5kw diesel generator
• Fischer Panda Manual Remote Control
• Additional soundproofing generator compartment with light and automatic electric fan + in soundproof container
• Generator hours: approx. 400 as of Autumn 2019
• Date of last generator service: annually

• Volvo Penta Alternator 110AH smart charger (max 115A) with internal regulator

Other Electrical:
• Marinco 220vAC shorepower socket and intake plug, various wharf plug connectors
• AC fuse panel, with 3-way power source (shore/generator/off)
• Wiring "tinned" to reduce corrosion
• All fuses are automatic circuit breaker type
• All cables terminated in a "dry" GRP box at chart table
• 6x 220vAC plugs within interior


Fresh Water:
• Hot and cold pressurised water system
• Jabsco water constant pressure pump
• ATI Boat Boiler with 220vAC heating element powered by shorepower or generator
• Shower with hot/cold freshwater at cockpit, push button white shower head.

Bilge Pumps:
• 12vDC automatic electric bilge pump with manual override at chart table
• Manual bilge pump in cockpit

• Schenker 12vDC reverse osmosis watermaker producing approx. 60lph
• Watermaker overhauled with new membranes fitted
• Watermaker laid up 2018

Grey/Black Water:
• Black water discharges to holding tanks or to sea.
• Grey water discharges directly to sea.


• Fuel capacity – approx. 400 litres in 3x tanks plus day tank
• Jabsco Diesel Refuelling transfer Pump

• Fresh water capacity – approx. 491 litres on stainless steel tanks

Holding Tanks:
• 2x holding tanks


In cockpit:
• Raymarine System including:
• 5 x 20-20 mast displays
• Raymarine autopilot control at helm
• Vertical mast head unit – replaced - 2018
• Forward depth transducers’
• 4x ST60 repeaters mounted in cockpit
• 2x ST60 repeaters at helm
Raymarine E120 chartplotter radar display at helm with AIS
• Radar mounted on mast

At chart table:
• NMEA at chart table
• ST60 multi repeater and ST60 wind display in forward cabin
• Raymarine autopilot control at helm
• Furuno Navtex System
• Laptop including Raymarine software
• X-Yacht Suunto magnetic compass

Communications Equipment:
• Raymarine DSC VHF
• AIS 2 handset in at chart table one at wheel, extra speaker in cockpit
• ICOM 801 SSB radio with pactor modem, double antenna
• Integrated Iridium satellite phone antenna at pushpit


• Upgraded stove with 3-burners, oven and grill
• Isotherm 85 litre front opening ASU refrigerator with ice box
• Further Isotherm fridge/freezer at galley
• Pressurised hot & cold fresh water supply to galley with twin stainless steel sinks
• Pressurised salt water supply to galley sink

• 3x manual marine heads
• Hot & cold pressurised showers and sinks in all heads

Heating & Ventilation:
• HFL Coolmaxx Aircon compact 220vAC air conditioning system with 10,000 BTU units in main saloon and aft cabin spaces plus 6,000 BTU unit for owner’s cabin forward.
• Eberspacher D5 diesel fired hot air cabin heating with 6 outlets throughout interior

• Internal lighting: LED
• Red floor-level night lighting in saloon and aft heads

• LCD TV with masthead amplified aerial
• Radio with CD/DVD
• Bose FreeSpace 4 bass and loudspeaker system in the saloon
• Bose 131 cockpit spewakers


Summary of Accommodation:
• ‘Modern’ cabin arrangement.
• Up to 9 berths in three double cabins, plus additional pullman pipecots in both aft cabins and occasional settee berth in saloon.
• Each accommodation cabin is serviced by an ensuite heads with shower.
• U-shaped saloon seating to port with linear galley opposite to starboard.
• Forward facing chart table aft of saloon to starboard.
• Large forepeak locker for sail storage.

Accommodation Finish:
• Interior joinery finished in teak with hand polished satin finish
• Beige leather upholstery in saloon and accommodation cabins
• Teak & holly sole boards
• White cloth curtains
• Lee cloths for aft cabins
• Teak cutting boards in galley
• Skyscreens for deckhead hatches


• John Mast anodised aluminium keel-stepped mast with 3-sets of swept back spreaders and fractionally rigged
• Discontinuous SS rod rigging – 2007 – inspected annually
• Rig unstepped and fully serviced 2013
• Harken low friction mainsail track with battencars
• Mast steps at mast base for easy attachment of halyard
• Navtec hydraulic backstay and vang with control panel in cockpit
• Spinnaker equipment with carbon fibre spinnaker pole
• Full gennaker equipment with sheets, tack, orbit blocks, foot blocks and additional jammers
• Full-battened mainsail system with stackpack and lazyjacks
• Ronstan Frederiksen mainsheet traveller control
• Underdeck halyards (10mm) and control lines leading to the cockpit.
• Spinlock jammers
• Underdeck German mainsheet system
• Reckmann RS 2000 - 30 UD Genoa underdeck furler system for X50 with twin groove luff profile and SS feeder
• Ronstan Frederiksen genoa cars adjustable under load, purchase system led to cockpit
• Ronstan Frederiksen genoa cars and tracks
• Removable inner forestay for hanked storm jib with underdeck reinforcement

• Harken electric self-tailing genoa winches
• Harken electric self-tailing mainsheet winches
• Harken manual self-tailing halyard winches

• North Sails Spectra fully-battened mainsail with 2x reefs – 2009
• Velman carbon/taffeta laminate fully-battened racing mainsail – 2007
• North Sails 3DL 108% racing genoa with battens – 2012
• North Sails Spectra 108% furling genoa with battens – 2007
• Velman carbon 135% genoa – 2007
• Velman gennaker with carbon snuffer – 2007
• North Sails 1.5oz symmetrical spinnaker – 2009
• North Sails Code 1 reacher- 2010
• North Sails storm jib – 2010

• Stainless steel guardrail stanchions with twin guard wires
• Outboard bracket
• Carbon fibre ensign pole
• Exit Engineering passarelle
• Stainless steel crash bars at each helm with navigation instrument mounts
• Salt water deck wash pump
• Cockpit table stowed in cockpit sole
• Cockpit recess below hatchway stowing halyard and control line tails
• Liferaft locker

Anchoring & Mooring:
• Standard SS anchor bow roller fixture
• Lofrans Project S3 low profile electric anchor capstan 1500w,
• Lofrans wired handset remote controller
• 25kgs primary anchor with 60m stainless steel chain
• Kedge anchor with 20m chain and 50m warp
• Fenders and warps

Srayhoods, Covers & Canvas:
• Sprayhood with stainless steel frame
• Twin biminis (forward and aft areas of cockpit) with covers for when
• Stackpack for mainsail
• Helm covers

Tenders & Outboards:
• 2.60m inflatable tender


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.

• Liferaft 8-man – last serviced 2018
• 2x Horseshoe buoys
• Gas alarm plus electric solenoid switch
• Tricolour

Viewing arrangements

Lying Copenhagen, Denmark

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment

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Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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