The **X-342** is a 33’6” (10.22m) cruiser-racer sailboat designed by *Niels Jeppesen* (Denmark). She was built between 1988 and 1994 by *X-Yachts* (Denmark) with 105 hulls completed. The *Fractional rigging* version features 3/4 rig allowing finer sail trimming options and lower IOR rating.

The**X-342** is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in Mast head rigging version (see all the versions compared).

The

- Model
- X-342
- Version
- Fractional rigging
- Hull type
- Monohull
- Category
- Cruiser-racer sailboat
- Sailboat builder
- Sailboat designer
- Country
- Denmark
- Construction
- GRP (glass reinforced polyester):

Sandwich Divinicell fiberglass vinylester - Number of hulls built
- 105
- First built hull
- 1988
- Last built hull
- 1994
- Appendages
- Keel : fin without bulb
- Helm
- Single tiller (helm wheel in option)
- Rudder
- Single spade rudder
- Unsinkable
- No
- Trailerable
- No
- Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
- N/A €

- Overall length
- 34’ 11”10.65 m
- Hull length
- 33’ 6”10.22 m
- Waterline length
- 26’ 7”8.12 m
- Beam (width)
- 10’ 10”3.28 m
- Draft
- 6’ 1”1.85 m
- Light displacement (M
_{LC}) - 9259 lb4200 kg
- Ballast weight
- 4299 lb1950 kg
- Ballast type
- Cast iron / lead fin

- Upwind sail area
- 734 ft²68.2 m²
- Downwind sail area
- 1178 ft²109.4 m²
- Mainsail area
- 382 ft²35.5 m²
- Genoa area
- 352 ft²32.7 m²
- Solent area
- 235 ft²21.8 m²
- Symmetric spinnaker area
- 795 ft²73.9 m²
- Rigging type
- Sloop Marconi 3/4
- Mast configuration
- Keel stepped mast
- Rotating spars
- No
- Number of levels of spreaders
- 1
- Spreaders angle
- 0 °
- Spars construction
- Aluminum spars

- Upwind sail area to displacement
*iThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.*

The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size.

Upwind: under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 25 it indicates a fast sailboat. - 282 ft²/T26.2 m²/T
- Downwind sail area to displacement
*iThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.*

The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. - 452 ft²/T42.03 m²/T
- Displacement-length ratio (DLR)
*iThe Displacement Length Ratio (DLR) is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. The DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).*

The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length:

a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat. - 222
- Ballast ratio
*iThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the mass of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shapes and the position of the center of gravity, only the boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shapes should be compared.*

The higher the ballast ratio is, the greater is the stability. - 46 %
- Critical hull speed
*iAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".*

The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34. - 6.92 knots

- Engine(s)
- 1 inboard engine
- Engine(s) power
- 18 HP
- Fuel type
- Diesel

- Cockpit
- Closed aft cockpit
- Cabin(s)
- 2
- Berth(s) (min./max.)
- 4 / 6
- Head(s)
- 1
- Maximum headroom
- 6’ 1”1.87 m

Sailboats

First built hull

Hull length

1989

31’ 10”9.68 m

1988

33’ 6”10.22 m

1987

36’ 4”11.05 m

1986

31’ 6”9.6 m

1983

34’ 10”10.6 m

1971

30’9.14 m

1989

30’ 4”9.25 m

1994

33’10.06 m

1988

34’ 10”10.6 m

2002

35’10.68 m

1984

32’ 6”9.9 m

1995

34’ 5”10.49 m

1983

34’ 7”10.55 m

1998

35’ 2”10.73 m

1986

31’ 6”9.6 m