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 use of heat galvanised steel to create a support structure for the mast and keel was pioneered by X-Yachts in 1981. Since then the Danish yard has produced more than 6,000 yachts featuring this technology and has won worldwide recognition for the strength of their designs.
Her hull, keel and rudder configuration gives the helmsman a very light and direct feel of the yacht, and she responds immediately to minor corrections.
• Narrow and smooth hull lines, combined with the deep T-keel, make her easy to get into “overdrive mode”• The sandwich hull and steel frame keel girder make her tough and responsive• The double spreader rig, tapered carbon mast and boom are custom designed and engineered for the X-41. With discontinuous rod rigging and permanent Spectra backstay with flicker, the rig offers a strong support for the powerful mainsail and non-overlapping 106% headsail• X-Yachts/Ronstan magic wheel accurately handles the control of the permanent backstay• X-Yachts “under deck” main sheet system is led cleanly back to the aft-most cockpit winches• X-Yachts has double geared “quarto winches” for the halyards and the spinnaker sheets• X-Yachts has double operated trim lines for Cunningham, outhaul and vang• The steering system ensures maximum feel in the 180cm diameter carbon wheel
The foils are designed in-house, ensuring the X-41 rudder is a custom fit for the hull shape, underwater profile and sail plan. The rudder is designed for optimum ‘grip’ and maximum ‘feel’, giving responsive, reliable handling in all conditions and on all points of sail, and is constructed using high quality alloy stocks for a slim profile offering reduced resistance and underwater drag.
The X-41 has sleeping accommodation for eight persons, and will comfortably take a family of four out on a summer holiday cruise.
The mahogany interior gives the saloon a welcoming feeling, and the forward double cabin is roomy and has additional storage below the berth and in the wardrobe.
The X-41 is designed with a classic and functional interior layout. The nav station is large, with ample space for charts and modern navigational equipment. The galley worktop is molded in stylish yet tough Vinylester Gelcoat. There is a well-insulated cool box and good stowage for crockery and food.
Using the very latest 3D design programs, X-Yachts designers, engineers and technicians have been able to create a yacht where no space is wasted. The systems of the X-41 might be concealed from view, but they were incorporated into the yacht’s design and construction planning from the very outset. Every cable and pipe run is fully modeled in 3D to ensure that the system can be simply installed – and easily accessed for servicing at a later date.
Piping for all the water systems on board run in dedicated service trays and channels. Custom-built high volume tanks for diesel fuel and water maximise the space usage underneath the saloon berths, and are also designed to optimise weight distribution by ensuring the fluids are carried low down in the hull.