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X-512 shoal draft

The X-512, here in "shoal draft" version, is a 51’1” monohull sailboat designed by Niels Jeppesen. She was built by X-Yachts (Denmark) and made of sandwich fiberglass / polyester with galvanised steel frame. This sailboat was produced between 1990 and 1995 with 17 hulls completed.

The X-512 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Standard.

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X-512's   Main Features
Model X-512
Version Shoal draft
Type of hull Monohull
Category Offshore cruiser-racer sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Niels Jeppesen
Construction Hull and deck:
sandwich fiberglass / polyester with galvanised steel frame
First built hull 1990
Last built hull 1995
Number of hulls built 17
Appendages Keel :
Fin with bulb
Helm 2 wheels
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Cockpit Closed aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
X-512's   Main dimensions
Hull length 51’ 1”
Waterline length 41’ 6”
Beam (width) 14’ 10”
Draft 6’ 7”
Light displacement 30111 lbs
Ballast weight 13228 lbs
Ballast type Lead
X-512's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 1698 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 2902 sq.ft
Mainsail area 702 sq.ft
Genoa area 995 sq.ft
Solent area 664 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 2200 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi masthead
Rotating spars No
Mast position Keel stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging Single-strand (ROD)
Number of levels of spreaders 3
Spreaders angle 0 °
X-512's   Performances
Upwind sail area to displacementiThe 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 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
27.60
Downwind sail area to displacementiThe 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 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
47.19
Displacement-Length ratio (DLR)iThe Displacement Length ratio is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. 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.
191
Ballast ratioiThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of the stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the weight of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shape and the position of the center of gravity, only boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shape should be considered.
Higher the ballast ratio is, greater is the stability.
44 %
Hull speediAs 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.
8.64 knots
X-512's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine (min/max) 62 HP / 100 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 84.5 gal
X-512's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 3 / 5
Berth(s) (min/max) 6 / 12
Head(s) (min/max) 3 / 4
Fresh water tank capacity 150.6 gal
Water heater capacity 5.3 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 76.6 gal
Maximum headroom 6’ 5”

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