The X-43, launched in spring 2003, is spearheading the new generation of X-Yachts Performance Cruisers. She appeals to the cruising family and the racing crew alike with her high level of standard equipment including anchor windlass, German mainsheet system, stainless steel anchor, Andersen winches and gas springs on all cockpit lockers and sprayhood.
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: Niels Jeppesen
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 42 ft 5 in
Beam: 13 ft 0 in
LWL: 37 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 8 ft 2 in
Displacement: 18960 lbs
Ballast: 8157 lbs
Dry Weight: 18960 lbs
Engine Option 1: 1x 40 HP
Getting the details right
The cockpit layout will appeal to the cruising family and the racing crew alike. The steering system utilising needle roller bearings, and a direct connection to the rudder, results in making the X-43 feel smooth and responsive on the helm.
She accelerates quickly in light airs and remains stiff in a breeze, making her a comfortable, effortless yacht to sail. Features that contribute to this include a long mainsheet traveller which runs low down in the cockpit.
The double-ended mainsheet system is led back to either side of the cockpit under the side decks, while the halyards and other associa- ted control lines are led under the coachroof, which has an integrated recessed sprayhood, and then back to halyard winches either side of the companionway hatch.
Elegant design features
X-Yachts design department has spent a great deal of time working on details that at a first glance are not evident. Details such as the recessed seals on lockers, clever and practical door restraints, high-quality seals on the fridge, stainless steel hinges and non-slip elegant looking flooring are a few examples.
The interior quality is of usual high X-Yachts standard using the finest teak veneers and with superior finishing throughout.
The beautifully designed hull portlights will make the X-43 stand out, and allow additional natural light into the aft cabins and the saloon for improved comfort.
Comfort and pleasure at sea
The interior volume and layout will allow a family of up to eight members to enjoy their cruising. The engine installation will meet the same requirements as the larger luxury yachts like the X-Yachts 73, which results in the highest standard of noise insulation, with forced cooled air ventilation via sound insulated piping.