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X-55 standard

The X-55, here in "standard" version, is a 55’ 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 2005 and 2012 with 34 hulls completed and has been awarded the title of "European Yacht of the Year - Category : L > 14m" in 2007.

The X-55 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Medium draft and Shoal draft.

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X-55's   Main Features
Model X-55
Version Standard
Type of hull Monohull
Category Offshore cruiser-racer sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Niels Jeppesen
Award 2007 European Yacht of the Year - Category : L > 14m
Construction Hull and deck:
sandwich fiberglass / polyester with galvanised steel frame
First built hull 2005
Last built hull 2012
Number of hulls built 34
Appendages Keel :
Fin with bulb
Helm 2 wheels
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Cockpit Open aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
EC certification A
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
X-55's   Main dimensions
Hull length 55’
Waterline length 47’ 5”
Beam (width) 15’
Draft 10’ 6”
Light displacement 36376 lbs
Ballast weight 13228 lbs
X-55's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 2003 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 3495 sq.ft
Mainsail area 1008 sq.ft
Genoa area 996 sq.ft
Solent area 797 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 2488 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi 9/10
Rotating spars No
Mast position Keel stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum (carbon fiber as an option)
Number of levels of spreaders 3
Spreaders angle Swept-back
X-55'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.
28.71
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.
50.10
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.
155
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.
36 %
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.
9.23 knots
X-55's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 3 / 5
Berth(s) (min/max) 5 / 10
Head(s) (min/max) 3 / 4

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