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Xc 42 shoal draft

The Xc 42, here in "shoal draft" version, is a 42’ monohull sailboat designed by X-Yachts Design Group. She was built by X-Yachts (Denmark) and made of sandwich fiberglass / polyester with galvanised steel frame. The production started in 2009 .

The Xc 42 belongs to the Xc range. The Xc 42 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Standard.

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Xc 42's   Main Features
Model Xc 42
Version Shoal draft
Type of hull Monohull
Category Offshore fast cruising sailboat
Shipyard
Designer X-Yachts Design Group
Range Xc
Construction Hull and deck:
sandwich fiberglass / polyester with galvanised steel frame
First built hull 2009
Last built hull Still in production
Appendages Keel :
Fin with bulb
Helm 2 wheels
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Cockpit Open aft cockpit with closing system
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
EC certification A
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) About
367 000
(2017)
Xc 42's   Main dimensions
Hull length 42’
Waterline length 37’ 7”
Beam (width) 13’ 6”
Draft 5’ 7”
Light displacement 25133 lbs
Ballast weight 11376 lbs
Ballast type Cast iron fin with lead bulb
Xc 42's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 1187 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 2273 sq.ft
Mainsail area 570 sq.ft
Genoa area 617 sq.ft
Solent area 476 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 1611 sq.ft
Asymetric spinnaker area 1703 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi 19/20
Rotating spars No
Mast position Keel stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging Single-strand (ROD)
Number of levels of spreaders 2
Spreaders angle Swept-back
Xc 42'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.
21.78
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.
41.70
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.
214
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.
45 %
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.
8.22 knots
Xc 42's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine (min/max) 55 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 66 gal
Xc 42's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) 3
Berth(s) (min/max) 6
Head(s) 2
Fresh water tank capacity 137.4 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 37 gal
Maximum headroom 6’ 2”
Xc 42's   Fore cabin
Berth length 6’ 7”
Berth width 5’ 2”
Xc 42's   Aft cabin
Berth length 7’
Berth width 4’ 10”

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