2024 X-Yachts 44' (13.41 m) Xp44
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
The ideal choice for sport, design, and performance. The Xp 44 combines impressive performance with simplicity of handling, appealing to the whole family. This model was the first in the Xperformance range to be launched, and was named Sailing World’s ‘Yacht of the Year’ in 2014.
- Racing Sailboat
- Fiberglass Hull
- HIN/IMO: xxxxxxxxx
LOA: 45' 6'' (13.87 Meters)
Type: Sail- New
Beam: 13' 4''
Draft Max: 8' 8''
Draft Min: 7' 7''
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hull Material: Fiberglass
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The Xp 44 deck layout has been designed for ease of sail handling and manoeuvres whether racing or cruising. Standard features include a below deck furling drum (with furling line led back to halyard winch), low friction racing blocks, large self-tailing winches, and adjustable jib cars and tracks. There is also the option of powered winches.
All halyards and trim lines are concealed below deck and led aft to self-tailing coachroof winches. The main-sheet is led along the boom to the gooseneck, down to deck-recessed blocks, then below the side decks to dedicated winches, within easy reach of the helmsman for safe, stress-free short-handed sailing.
The Xp models were conceived as true dual-purpose yachts. The guiding principle is, that the Xp 44 should be highly competitive when sailed with a full crew, but also easily handled by a couple or a family. The boat should be optimised for racing under major handicap rating systems, but equally suited to a relaxed weekend cruise or a longer blue-water passage.
The key to this adaptability, is the multi-functional bowsprit, which offers four variations. The standard fixture is a GRP cowl, with integrated anchor fitting. This allows for asymmetric ‘Code’ sails and similar to be flown from a fixed tack point, whilst ensuring the steel anchor roller with electric windlass are easily accessible.
Two other popular options are a carbon bowsprit, in either white painted finish or clearcoat black, with the additional option of an integrated anchor fitting. The sprit enables a full sail wardrobe of asymmetric spinnakers and reaching Code Zeros to be carried, particularly when racing under IRC. The anchor fitting is neatly concealed under the sprit.
A fourth option of a plain GRP cowl is offered, particularly for boats which may race under ORC. In addition to all of the above, a symmetric spinnaker pole can be carried for further flexibility.
The interior in the Xp 44, is offered in a three cabin layout, which benefits from exemplary use of light and space. Ample natural light from the flush-mounted hatches and opening portlights, creates a welcoming space throughout. A choice of high quality interior finishes, allow owners to create an interior that is both elegant and practical, with high quality fittings.
The secure galley is arranged in an L-shaped configuration, for safe working at sea. A gimballed two-jet gas cooker and cool box are fitted as standard. Options include a three-jet cooker with oven and grill, 65-litre fridge and microwave oven.
The saloon table also incorporates concealed storage for bottles and similar items, and is completely removable to facilitate crew movement and sail storage whilst racing.
The Xp 44 also introduced the Xp range’s adaptable new sliding navigation station, supplied as standard. This allows for additional seating or a forward-facing chart table. It is also offered with a fixed chart table option and wooden galley.
The three-cabin layout includes symmetrical double aft cabins, a forward cabin with en-suite heads, L-shaped galley (now available in a new wooden finish option as shown above), additional heads accessible from the saloon, and spacious seating area around a removable saloon table. Flush-mounted hatches and stylish LED lighting creates a light and welcoming space, day or night.
The Xp 44 comes with two rig choices, a standard alloy mast or an optional carbon mast and boom. Both are designed in close co-operation with leading rig development companies and sailmakers, for strength, low-windage and exceptional control.
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From an early age, Gregâs father taught him the value of a dollar earned from hard work and shared with him the joys of a life on the water. These two things would form the framework for Gregâs life.
After graduating from NC State with a BA in Communications concentrating in mass media, Greg satisfied a bit of pent-up wanderlust. He lived in different coastal areas of the United States from San Diego to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, surfing, sailing, and working fulfilling yet obligatory jobs in his field of study before defiantly choosing to stick with his love of boating as his lifeâs work.
Greg muses that he is âjoyfully unemployable in any other endeavorsâ, and he works hard every day to help buyers and sellers make the right decisions. Part broker, part counselor, he finds fulfillment in a very demanding work ethic that requires constant attention to the needs of clients as they make changes to their life and lifestyle, moving in or out of boating or making changes to their choices within their boating life. Whether itâs the clean slate of a new build or the acquisition of the perfect pre-owned boat, Greg revels in the excitement and participates joyfully in the range of emotions that are the buying and selling of the single most worthwhile pursuit in this life: boats.
He holds a USCG 100 Ton Master Captainâs license, a Florida Yacht Brokerâs license, and he is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker and member of the Yacht Brokerâs Association of America. As an owner of both power and sailboats, he can be found quite often on the waters of Charleston Harbor and beyond.