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2006 X-YACHTS X-55

€445,000 tax paid

Completely refitted X-55

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelX-Yachts X-55
DesignerNiels Jeppesen
Boat NameIl Colore del Vento
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingLa Spezia, Italy


LOA16.76m (54'0")
LWL14.46m (47'0")
Beam4.57m (14'0")
Draft2.9m (9'0")
Hull ConstructionGRP
EngineYanmar 4JH4-HTE 110hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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Michele Antonini
Broker - Grabau International Italia

+39 333 74 89 281

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    Launched 2007. Huge spec, completely refitted, and very well presented X-55 with carbon rig and Park Avenue boom. Almost every possible option ticked including generator, watermaker, air-con, heating, bowthruster, electric winches and so on.


    IL COLORE DEL VENTO is a beautifully-presented example of ‘European Yacht of the Year’ winning X-Yachts X-55. Professionally maintained, freshly refitted and fitted out with a huge specification for fast and comfortable cruising and competitive club racing, IL COLORE DEL VENTO ticks pretty much every possible box.

    Launched in 2007, during her short life, IL COLORE DEL VENTO has been used for a combination of family cruising and club racing with friends, where she has proven to be hugely competitive with numerous line honours and overall wins. Sold from Grabau International to the present owner, this lovely example of X-Yachts X-55 is now ready for the new owner.

    Her specification highlights include:-
    • 3-cabin, 3-head layout plus additional crew cabin/head forward
    • 2.90m medium draft keel option
    • Nordic Masts carbon fibre mast with carbon Park Avenue boom
    • Recently replaced sails inventory
    • Harken electric winch package
    • Yanmar 110hp engine
    • 3-bladed folding prop
    • Retractable bowthruster
    • 24vDC domestic system
    • Kohler 6.5kw generator
    • Spectra watermaker
    • Reverse-cycle air-conditioning
    • Eberspacher diesel heating
    • Fridge and fridge/freezer
    • Electric heads
    • Holding tanks
    • Complete B&G Hercules H3000 instrument package with mast-mounted 20/20’s
    • Raymarine radar plotter
    • Recently added GPS chart plotter in the cockpit
    • Marine PC
    • Teak decks
    • Sprayhood and bimini
    • Carbon passarelle

    The yacht has had just two owners since new with the most recent embarking on a comprehensive refit from 2020-2023, including:
    • New 10mm teak deck – 2020
    • New seacocks – 2020
    • Mast, boom and spinnaker pole re-painted – 2021
    • Standing rigging checked – 2021
    • Backstay replaced – 2021
    • New running rigging – 2021
    • New Mastervolt inverter – 2022
    • New battery banks – 2022
    • Flooring freshly re-painted – 2023


    Elegant, fast and comfortable, the X-55 is the yacht designed to fulfil your dreams and enhance your passion. The keywords are speed, style and innovation, without compromise. Pure aesthetic pleasure with exceptional performance; designed by craftsmen and top sailors to enable you and your family days of relaxation and pleasurable cruising, whilst taking the ambitious racing sailor first over the finish line.

    A sheer delight to sail. With the extremely light cable steering, it is possible to steer her lightly and sensitively with one hand while sitting on the side deck; the view of the telltales on the head sails are perfect from either helm position.

    Safety and strength are of vital importance to our naval engineers. All X-Yachts are built in accordance with the European CE-Certification and fulfil the standards of the ABS Hull Certification. The core feature of X-Yachts is the legendary hot-galvanised high-strength steel bottom frame: just ask any X-Yacht owner.

    The long foredeck and the short distinctive coach roof make the deck layout look clean, elegant and timeless. We pay attention to detail and some of the notable features that emphasis this are the newly designed flush curved deck hatches as well as the anchor launch system, allowing you to anchor easily in every bay whether you wish to stop for a swim or stay overnight.

    The X-55 gives you the feel of being in complete control behind the large steering wheels, while the yacht, with her harmonious hull lines, is gliding smoothly through the water. All control lines are led back under deck to the two halyard winches mounted on the coach roof, and a dedicated halyard cockpit locker has been integrated in the cockpit floor. The neatly recessed sprayhood is easily unfolded.

    The functional cockpit offers ideal conditions for handling the yacht, as well as relaxing while at sea or in port. Harmony of form and function is the defining feature of an X-Yacht, guaranteeing you the pure pleasure of sailing. Ample storage facilities are provided in the two large cockpit lockers at the rear. For safety reasons the cockpit compartment fits a life raft, and all lines are led under deck. Elegant cleats and the under deck Genoa furler are further examples of exquisite details that make all the difference.

    The detailed workmanship, the carefully selected teak veneers and the furniture fittings built to the highest standards, all mirror the ambitions and attitude of X-Yachts. In the spacious saloon with plenty of natural and artificial light, and the perfectly equipped galley, you and your guests can enjoy a relaxing dinner after a pleasant day on the water.

    The gracefully curved, unvarnished teak steps of the companionway descend to the elegant saloon. Fashionable shaped handrails and convenient furniture edges provide security as you move about below deck, or you can sit in comfort at the large and beautifully crafted dining table surrounded by a sofa. The comfortable nav station is designed to accommodate all navigational instruments and communication equipment.

    The modern approach of having the wood grain running horizontally, and the vertical ventilation corner posts, are examples of attractive Scandinavian styling pioneered by X-Yachts innovative in-house interior architects. Only the best choice of yachting materials are used; for example the floorboards made of 20 mm Honeycomb with outer panels of teak plywood, and the Oceanair blinds integrated in the deck head sealing panels.

    The forward owner’s cabin, with its large double berth and ample storage space, provides you with the luxury X-Yachts strives for; whilst the aft cabins, with separate heads, allow your guests or crew to retreat into their own comfortable quarters to relax and enjoy life on board.

    The X-55 is the proud winner of the title “European Yacht of the Year 2007”. A member of the jury said: “The X-55 is one of the few boats in the market that satisfies both the regatta sailor and the long-distance cruiser.”

    Production Years: 2005 — 2012 - Number Built: 34


    “Despite the best attempts of many imitators, there’s no doubt that X-Yachts still retains its long-held reputation as undisputed leader of the cruiser-racer segment. Each new model remains faithful to the company’s well-established principles but somehow manages to add a little extra to the pleasure of sailing.

    The new 55 is now the top end of X-Yachts’ production range. Beyond that length, the Xs are built as semi-customs, tailored to meet their owners’ specifications, as were the imposing X-73 and the recent new generation Mediterranean cruiser the IMX 70. However, in terms of philosophy, aesthetics and design, the 55 is an X-Yacht through and through. In fact, it’s one of the best models in the entire range. “
    Fare Vela Magazine



    RCD Status:
    • The yacht is built to CE Boat Category A-ocean, with “Det Norske Veritas” as the Notified Body.

    Hull Construction:
    • Hull and deck are built in a sandwich construction of vinylester and isolatic polyester resin and biaxial E-glass fabric.
    • Core material is 25-30mm compressed Divinycell with a density of 80-120kg/ m3.
    • Solid laminate is used around the keel, rudder and throughhull fittings for maximum strength.
    • X-Yachts integrated galvanised steel girder system, accepting loads from the keel and rig, laminated to hull and bulkheads.
    • White gelcoat topsides with dark X-Yachts stripes.
    • Latest antifouling including full bottom sand preparation – 2023

    Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Teak on cockpit sole and seats – recently replaced
    • Teak on side decks – recently replaced
    • Teak on central part of coachroof – recently replaced
    • GRP instrument console over sliding hatch for instruments

    Keel & Rudder:
    • The keel consists of an antimony hardened lead bulb with a cast iron fin for high strength and low centre of gravity.
    • The keel is protected with a layer of GRP and faired with polyester filler for improved effectiveness.
    • GRP balanced rudder blade


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Yanmar 4JH4-HTE 4 cylinder turbo-charged diesel engine producing 110hp
    • Yanmar reduction gearbox
    • Freshwater engine cooling using raw water inlet and heat exchanger.
    • Water-cooled exhaust system in reinforced rubber hose through silencer and appropriate fitting.
    • Single lever throttle/gear control

    Maintenance & Performance:
    • Engine hours – approx. 1,000 as of 2023 on the counter.
    • Counter replaced in 2019 with approx. 1,300 hours reported. Total engine hours approx. 2,300
    • Date of last engine service: Engine serviced annually
    • Overhaulled 2023

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • Twin Jeffa carbon fibre helm wheels
    • 3-bladed Flex-O-Fold feathering propeller
    • MAX Power VIP 150 24vDC retractable bowthruster with control at helm pedestal
    • Emergency steering gear


    Voltage systems:
    • 24vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC start circuit and 230v AC via shorepower, generator or inverter

    Battery Banks:
    • 1x 12vDC 55Ah engine and generator start battery - 2018
    • 8x 12vDC 120Ah service batteries joined in parallel and series to supply 4810h @ 24vDC – 2022

    • Kohler 6.5kw 220vAC diesel generator
    • Generator hours – approx 460 as of 2023
    • Date of last generator service – serviced annually

    Charging / Inverter:
    • Mastervolt MASS Combi 24/2000 – 60A combination battery charger inverter - 2022
    • Mastervolt battery monitor with inverter control, at nav station

    • 12vDC engine-mounted alternator for charging start battery
    • 24vDC engine-mounted alternator for charging service bank

    Other Electrical:
    • X-Yachts’ main switchboard includes 30 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.
    • A 24 V DC system runs throughout the yacht. All cables are terminated in a "dry" GRP box fitted behind the electrical panel.
    • 12vDC sockets
    • 220vAC shore power system with 220vAC ring main and power sockets internally


    Fresh Water:
    • 24vDC pressure system with pressure pump and accumulator tank
    • Hot water supplied via engine cooling with 40 litre calorifier or via 230vAC immersion heater element from shore power
    • Hot & cold pressurised water to galley, heads and shower at stern platform

    • 24vDC Spectra Newport 700 MkII reverse-osmosis watermaker producing approx 110 litres per hour

    Bilge Pumps:
    • Manual bilge pump in cockpit
    • High capacity electric bilge pump with manual override at DC panel
    • 4x 24vDC shower drain pumps

    Gas System:
    • Gas locker in separate drained compartment

    Other Plumbing:
    • Saltwater anchor chain washdown in bow locker


    • The fuel tank capacity of 400 litres in two aluminium fuel tanks
    • VDO analogue tank level gauge, deck fill, separator incl. filter and shut off valve.

    Fresh Water:
    • 550 litres fresh water capacity in 2x stainless steel tanks
    • Analogue water tank gauges at chart table

    Holding Tanks:
    • Holding tanks for each heads
    • Tanks discharge directly overboard or via deck evacuation point.


    On Deck:
    • B&G H3000 Hercules system with wind, speed, depth and rudder angle transducers with displays at companionway
    • 5x B&G H3000 20/20 multi-repeaters at mast
    • B&G H3000 ACP 2 Gyro rate autopilot
    • Suunto lit steering compass at helm pedestal
    • Recently added GPS chartplotter in the cockpit

    At Chart Table:
    • Raymarine E80 colour GPS radar charplotter with closed array radar scanner side-mounted on mast
    • Marine PC with LCD screen at chart table with GPS and plotter functionality
    • D-Link Wi-Fi access point

    Communications Equipment:
    • Simrad RS82 VHF with DSC
    • Second station for VHF in cockpit


    • Twin stainless steel sinks with single lever mixing tap.
    • Techimpex 3-burner stove with oven and grill
    • Isotherm 24vDC water cooled freezing, top opening box
    • Isotherm 24vDC 85L fridge, front opening

    • 1x Tecma 24vDC electric heads for master cabin heads
    • 2x Jabsco manual marine heads for guest cabins with electric valves
    • 1x Jabsco manual marine crew cabin heads
    • Heads showers in all heads with automatic temperature control and electric pump out

    Heating & Ventilation:
    • HFL 220vAC reverse-cycle air-conditioning system
    • Eberspacher Hydronic diesel-fired hot air/water heating system with outlets in all cabins
    • Ventilation consisting of opening skylights, dorade and opening portlights
    • Samsung LCD TV in saloon with DVD
    • Sony CD/Radio with speakers
    • Pioneer stereo system with speakers in saloon and 2 x waterproof speakers in cockpit


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Aft cockpit layout with three double cabins, each with ensuite heads, plus further crew cabin in forepeak with ensuite heads and shower. Flooring freshly re-painted.

    Accommodation Finish:
    • The yacht’s wooden interior is teak in hand polished satin finish. All carpentry is carried out in accordance with best yacht practice.
    • The honeycomb-cored floorboards are made with 4 mm teak surfaces and allow access to the bilge, whereas the companionway steps are laminated curved teak with no lacquer for improved grip.
    • White synthetic stone counters in galley and heads
    • Teak fiddles between galley and seating area and also galley area facing chart table
    • Blue leather upholstery in saloon dinette and chart table
    • White leather upholstery to starboard saloon settee
    • Mattress covers in blue cloth
    • Two additional dining chairs in saloon
    • Oceanair blinds for deckhead hatches and side-ports


    • Nordic Mast carbon fibre mast, keel-stepped, fractional-rigged with 3-sets of swept-back spreaders – black
    • Nordic Mast Park Avenue carbon fibre boom – black painted 2021
    • Rod standing rigging – 2007 – rig removed and professionally checked 2012 and 2021.
    • Backstay replaced 2021
    • Rod vang with multi-purchase block & tackle adjustment
    • Jib/genoa tracks adjustable from cockpit
    • Spinnaker equipment consisting of: Slider and freely adjustable block system for mast end fitting and operation of spinnaker pole, extra long carbon spinnaker pole with deck shoes.
    • Spinnaker uphaul and downhaul
    • Tackline for gennaker
    • Spectra sheets and guys
    • Navtec hydraulic backstay
    • Lazyjacks and stack-pack bag
    • German mainsheet system with full cockpit width mainsheet traveller
    • Low-friction batten-car sliders for mainsail on mast-mounted track
    • Reckman sub-deck furler for genoa

    • 2x Harken 74.2 2-speed electric self-tailing primary winches – serviced 2023
    • 2x Harken 70.2 2-speed self-tailing mainsheet winches (electric on port side)
    • 2x Harken 53.2 2-speed self-tailing halyard winches (electric on starboard side)

    Sail Wardrobe:
    • OneSail Triradial Laminate in Carbon Sport Lite Skin main - 2020
    • OneSail RFJ Triradial Laminate in Carbon Sport Lite Skin furling jib - 2021
    • Millenium Sails carbon laminate mainsail – 2013
    • Millenium Sails carbon laminate genoa – 2013
    • Millenium Sails carbon racing jib – 2013
    • Millenium Sails gennaker with sock – 2014
    • Millenium Sails symmetric spinnaker - 2007

    • Double lifelines with gates in lifelines each side amidship and on transom.
    • Midships boarding gates
    • Carbon fibre passarelle
    • Cockpit table

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Anchor launch system - mechanical operated deck recessed anchor launch system
    • Lofrans 24vDC electric anchor windlass with chain counter – serviced 2023
    • Anchor with chain
    • Kobra spare anchor with 100m chain
    • Fenders and warps

    Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
    • Sprayhood
    • Bimini
    • Sunshade
    • Wheel covers
    • Stackpack mainsail cover
    • Cockpit cushions

    Tender & Outboard:
    • Zodiac 340FR dinghy
    • 8HP Yamaha outboard (outboard storage bracket in starboard lazzarette)


    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.

    • AIS
    • Safety equipment as per Italian Certificato di Sicurezza

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying La Spezia, Italy

    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: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)
    Tel: +39 333 74 89 281
    Email: michele@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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