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New Boat Showcase

2018 October 1

It’s boat show season, and this year there is a range of new boats hitting the shows from Newport to Miami. From a fun inflatable dinghy and a foiling racer to comfy cruisers, our editors share some of the exciting new designs.


The X-Yachts flagship, which takes performance cruising to a new level with its redesigned exterior styling and an entirely new interior, will make its debut in Annapolis this month. The Xp range features dual-purpose yachts that are highly competitive when sailed with a full crew and also easily handled by a couple or family and are equally suited to a relaxed weekend cruise or a longer bluewater passages. The bowsprit is available in four configurations to suit different racing or cruising styles. The Xp 55’s new interior features three cabins and a large U-shaped galley fitted for the gourmet cook. The beautifully styled interior has three cabins and two heads, each with separate shower stalls. An optional layout features three heads and a smaller galley. The 55’s transom lowers to create a swim platform and provide access to the dinghy garage. The Xp 55 will be a winner on the racecourse and stylish performance cruiser, making the most of both worlds.

LOA 56’6”; LWL 48’9”; Beam 15’8”; Draft shallow 8’2”, standard 9’4” deep 10’6”; Displ. 37,038 lb.; Ballast 14,330 lb.; Sail area aluminum mast 1,877 sq. ft., carbon mast 1,911 sq. ft.; www.x-yachts.com


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