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The Next Chapter: Explore the Upgraded X4⁹ MkII by X-Yachts

X-Yachts unveiled its new X-Yachts X4 ⁹ at boot Düsseldorf 2024, showcasing a host of enhancements aimed at elevating the sailing experience. This refined model boasts a refreshed aesthetic with an updated hull, a redesigned rudder, reduced weight, increased cabin luxury, and heightened overall performance.

Since its inaugural introduction in 2018, the X4⁹ MkI played a pivotal role in solidifying the Pure X range’s presence in the global yacht market, with over 50 units sold worldwide. The enhancements introduced in the new X-Yachts X4⁹ MkII build upon its predecessor’s success, marking another milestone in the evolution of the Pure X series.

X-Yachts X4 bowsprit

X-Yachts X4⁹ MkII: the Exterior

The exterior of the X-Yachts X4⁹ MkII has undergone a meticulous redesign, enhancing the helming position for both seated and standing positions. Noteworthy features include added coaming and wider foot support, reminiscent of the X5⁶, contributing to improved sail handling and increased comfort with longer cockpit benches.

The incorporation of the characteristic S-bow, first seen in the X5⁶, allows for an extended integrated carbon bowsprit, accommodating a seamlessly integrated stainless steel anchor arm. This longer bowsprit facilitates the use of larger, more freely flying gennakers, for superior downwind performance. The redesigned cockpit opening towards the transom aligns with the sportier aesthetic of the X5⁶, creating a more inviting space when moored stern-first.

X-Yachts X4 cockpit

The hull, deck, and coach roof have undergone thoughtful modifications to optimize sail handling. The new coaming design allows for better winch positioning, while the coach roof portlights are now flush with no visible hinges, offering increased ventilation in the main cabin. The updated pulpits and pushpits showcase a more modern styling, with integrated backstay chainplates akin to the X5⁶.

Performance enthusiasts will appreciate the updated rudder design, providing enhanced grip in the water and reduced drag, resulting in higher speeds and increased comfort during extended passages. Structural engineering improvements to the hull and deck have effectively reduced total weight and lowered the center of gravity. Combined with a larger downwind sail area, the X-Yachts X4⁹ MkII delivers an even more impressive overall performance compared to its predecessor.

X-Yachts X4 cockpit salon

X-Yachts X4⁹ MkII: the Interior

Internally, both head compartments have been redesigned for increased durability and user-friendly functionality, maintaining quality features such as Corian tabletops. Accessibility to available storage space in the main cabin of the X-Yachts X4⁹ MkII has been improved, complementing the luxurious interior design options, including standard Oak veneers in a Nordic style or an optional teak variant. White vinyl paneling, teak laminate floor boards, bright white walled bathrooms with teak gratings, and Corian worktops with integrated sinks (Q Pack) further contribute to the sophisticated interior ambiance.

X-Yachts X4 ⁹ MkII Specs

DesignerX-Yachts Design Team
LOA (including bowsprit)15.348 m50’4″
Hull Length14.650 m48’1″
Waterline Length13.58 m44’7″
Beam (max)4.49 m14’9″
Draft – Shallow2.00 m6’7″
Draft – Std2.40 m7’10”
Draft – Deep2.71 m8’11”
Air Draft (not including Windex)23.00 m75’6″
Ballast – Std5480 kg12081 lbs
Displacement – Light12900 kg28440 lbs
Engine Diesel42.5 kW58 hp
Fuel Tank – Std265 ltr70 gal(US)
Water Tank – Std310 ltr82 gal(US)

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