44' X-YACHTS XP44 (2012) "ARIETTA"
Dual Role: The Xp 44 combines impressive performance with simplicity of handling, appealing to all the family. The Xp 44 was the first of the Xperformance line to be launched, and was named Sailing World's 'Yacht of the Year' in 2014. A highly optimized hull shape offers exemplary performance in a range of wind conditions, on all angles of sail, under both ORC and IRC handicap systems. Key elements of the hull design include reduced upright beam and wetted surface area, while the transom shape ensures that as windspeed builds and the boat powers up, the overall waterline length increases for additional speed. X-Yachts are designed by sailors, for sailors. Every Xperformance yacht is created to perform superbly in all conditions and in all sail configurations. However, many of the very same factors which make the Xp models race winners, also ensure that they are enjoyable fast cruisers.
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