The X5⁶ is nominated for the European Yacht of the Year 2022

X5⁶ nominated

A 12 people strong jury has voted for the X56 to be among the finalists in the category Luxury Cruiser. This is itself an achievement and can only get better from here! The X56 is going through test sails in Barcelona in October and the final result of these tests will be reveiled at the Boot in Düsseldorf in 2022.

The X56 is a fifty-six-foot performance cruising yacht designed with serious cruising in mind; be that crossing the Atlantic, or exploring beautiful Mediterranean islands. The X56 joins the hugely successful and critically acclaimed Pure X Range.

The design philosophy was very clear from the outset - like all our luxury yachts, we place a huge emphasis on giving the owner a superb and comfortable sailing experience, on a yacht that is easy to handle by all the crew.

The first X56s hit the water in November 2020 and celebrated her world premiere in January 2021 in Haderslev, Denmark.

Strength and stiffness

With the introduction of the X-65 in 2007, X-Yachts started to infuse hulls for performance yachts utilising epoxy resin. Epoxy infusion construction offers fantastic control over the laminate allowing it to be optimised to maximise strength and stiffness, whilst saving weight.

In the X56 all weight saved is used to increase the yacht’s stability enabling the crew to have a more relaxed time and to feel safer and more comfortable. The fact, that the hull is cured, baked at high temperatures for almost 24 hours, not only optimises the hull material properties but also minimises the risk of the darker coloured hull surfaces to suddenly start posturing, losing the surface finish.

With over 10 years of experience building epoxy infused yachts, X-Yachts took the decision in 2018 to build all models using this technology, one of the only yacht builders to do so.

Luxury interior design

Danish design and architecture is famous for its clean, timeless style. The X56 is a showcase of luxury interior design; the yacht has a great sense of light and space, whilst maintaining practicality and functionality, with a design that works as well out on the open sea as moored in a harbour.

The flush deck hatches and coachroof side windows allow a lot of light into the boat and offer great ventilation. Large hull windows offer fantastic views from the spacious saloon.

Top-quality craftsmanship

The X56 is offered in a range of finishes: Nordic Oak veneer is standard on all furniture, or optional teak can be chosen.

All veneers are hand-selected in Italy by our specialists from one of the most exclusive suppliers for the marine market for high quality yachts.

When combined with the top-quality craftsmanship X-Yachts is famous for, this translates to affordable luxury. As with all models in the range, there are a large number of options for soft furnishings.

Sailplan

The standard mast is an aluminium 3 spreader mast with discontinued rod rigging and racing turnbuckles. Option is a carbon mast, and a Furler Boom with carbon mandrel.

It could be argued that the sailplan for any yacht is one of its most important features. From the inception of the Pure X Range, flexibility has been key. X-Yachts took the best from our performance and cruising ranges, which is why you’ll find the X56 can be specced with a self-tacking jib for ease of handling when short handed and longitudinal genoa tracks to maximise sailing performance - the choice is yours.

The X56 has a large moulded bowsprit as standard allowing asymmetric spinnakers to be flown from the front and has space for a Code-0 furler in front of the main forestay, the innovative new shape of the bow allows both the furlers to be pushed further forward maximising the J measurement to improve upwind performance.

Auteur

  • Kat