The **X-46** is a 46’ (14.01m) cruiser-racer sailboat designed by *Niels Jeppesen* (Denmark). She was built between 2003 and 2010 by *X-Yachts* (Denmark) with 75 hulls completed. The *Deep draft* version offers a deeper L-shaped keel bringing extra performance especially upwind. She has been awarded "*2006 - Cruising World - Boat of the Year: Performance Cruiser over 45'*".

The**X-46** is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in Standard and Shoal draft version (see all the versions compared).

The

- Model
- X-46
- Version
- Deep draft
- Hull type
- Monohull
- Category
- Offshore cruiser-racer sailboat
- Sailboat builder
- Sailboat designer
- Country
- Denmark
- Construction
- GRP (glass reinforced polyester):

Sandwich fiberglass polyester with galvanized steel frame - Number of hulls built
- 75
- First built hull
- 2003
- Last built hull
- 2010
- Award(s)
- 2006:
*Cruising World - Boat of the Year: Performance Cruiser over 45'*

- 2006:
- Appendages
- Keel : L-shaped keel (with bulb)
- Helm
- Single helm wheel
- Rudder
- Single spade rudder
- Unsinkable
- No
- Trailerable
- No
- EC design category
*iThe CE design category indicates the ability to cope with certain weather conditions (the sailboat is designed for these conditions)*

A: Wind < force 9, Waves < 10m

B: Wind < force 8, Waves < 8m

C: Wind < force 6, Waves < 4m

D: Wind < force 4, Waves < 0,5m - A
- Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
- N/A €

- Hull length
- 46’14.01 m
- Waterline length
- 40’ 5”12.3 m
- Beam (width)
- 13’ 7”4.15 m
- Draft
- 7’ 11”2.4 m
- Light displacement (M
_{LC}) - 22928 lb10400 kg
- Ballast weight
- 9921 lb4500 kg
- Ballast type
- Cast iron fin with lead bulb

- Upwind sail area
- 1364 ft²126.7 m²
- Downwind sail area
- 2359 ft²219.2 m²
- Mainsail area
- 680 ft²63.2 m²
- Genoa area
- 684 ft²63.5 m²
- Symmetric spinnaker area
- 1679 ft²156 m²
- I
*iFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay top attachment)* - 60’ 6”18.45 m
- J
*iFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)* - 16’ 10”5.12 m
- P
*iMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)* - 57’ 8”17.6 m
- E
*iMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)* - 20’ 6”6.25 m
- Rigging type
- Sloop Marconi 9/10
- Mast configuration
- Keel stepped mast
- Rotating spars
- No
- Number of levels of spreaders
- 3
- Spreaders angle
- Swept-back
- Spars construction
- Aluminum spars

- HN (French rating)
*iHN or "Handicap Nationale" is an empirical rating system used in France allowing various monohulls, of different sizes and designs, to race each other fairly. It is particularly suitable for cruiser and cruiser-racer. Therefore, by comparing these values, we can have an indication of the relative speed of 2 boats.* - 33.0
- 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. - 286 ft²/T26.59 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. - 495 ft²/T46.01 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. - 158
- 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. - 43 %
- 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. - 8.51 knots

- Engine(s)
- 1 inboard engine
- Engine(s) power (min./max.)
- 55 HP / 75 HP
- Fuel type
- Diesel
- Fuel tank capacity
- 52.8 gal200 liters

- Cockpit
- Closed aft cockpit
- Cabin(s) (min./max.)
- 3 / 4
- Berth(s) (min./max.)
- 8 / 10
- Head(s)
- 2
- Freshwater tank capacity
- 100.4 gal380 liters
- Fridge/ice-box capacity
- 26.4 gal100 liters
- Maximum headroom
- 6’ 5”1.94 m

- Chart table
- 3’ 5”1.03 m x 2’ 1”0.64 m

- Berth length
- 6’ 8”2.05 m
- Berth width
- 5’ 11”1.8 m

- Berth length
- 6’ 11”2.1 m
- Berth width
- 4’ 5”1.35 m

Sailboats

First built hull

Hull length

2006

42’ 6”12.95 m

2004

43’ 10”13.35 m

1993

44’ 4”13.5 m

2004

44’ 6”13.55 m

2010

44’ 11”13.7 m

1999

47’ 7”14.5 m

1988

52’ 6”16 m

2003

42’ 5”12.93 m

1996

47’ 7”14.5 m

1997

45’ 11”13.98 m

2017

40’12.2 m

2017

50’ 11”15.51 m

2003

46’14.01 m

2008

43’ 1”13.15 m

2007

40’ 4”12.27 m