She sports the latest in fast hull and appendage design; a non overlapping headsail configuration; double spreader, carbon mast and boom from one of Europe’s leading suppliers; large diameter carbon wheel; all trimlines leading to both sides of the coach roof; and a backstay adjustment run via the Magic Wheel.
The Xp 50 is a high-performance cruiser-racer which offers impressive pace and ease of handling. The longer waterline length of this model allows additional cruising features to be incorporated, as well as increased straight-line speed. In line with the rest of the Xp range, the 50-footer utilises epoxy infusion build processes for improved stiffness with reduced weight, a carbon keel structure for maximum safety and ultimate stability, and a precision-moulded composite keel with iron fin and lead bulb giving a high ballast ratio.
A choice of standard aluminium or optional carbon rig packages, and standard or deep draft keels, allows Xp 50 owners to optimise their yacht for cruising or racing, short-handed or fully crewed, inshore, offshore or bluewater sailing.
The Xp 50 bowsprit features a removable stainless steel anchor fitting, neatly integrated as standard below a removable GRP cowling. Alternative options include a carbon bowsprit with or without integrated anchor fitting, for setting large asymmetric and code sails with ease, or a flush cowling.
A flush anchor deck hatch conceals a large 1500W anchor winch and also provides access to a separate sail locker with optional crew berth.
Concealed control lines run aft with a ‘Maxi-style’ mainsheet system for a clutter-free, functional and comfortable cockpit area. There is a choice of biminis and two-pole sprayhood with opening window, together with the Xp folding cockpit table for flexible entertaining space. Liferaft storage is integrated under the cockpit sole, while the transom garage accommodates a 2.3m inflatable tender. An electrically operated transom door also forms a teak-topped bathing platform with stainless steel swim ladder.
The Xp 50 interior is dominated by a feel of light and space, thanks to an additional skylight and unique opening coach roof window. There is ample storage (with underfloor tanks freeing up the concealed sofa storage), and 6.5m of easily accessible overhead lockers. A large U-shaped galley features an optional 85-litre front-opening fridge, larger top-loading fridge-freezer, slot for a microwave and indented worktop for safe cooking at sea. The saloon offers nearly 2.5m of extra-deep sofas in a sociable U-shape, plus an additional two-person seat.
The three-cabin, twin-heads layout creates a particularly spacious forward double cabin, with the option of additional pipecots in the aft double cabins, or forepeak crew berth.