She sports the latest in fast hull and appendage design; a non overlapping headsail configuration; double spreader, carbon mast and boom from one of Europe’s leading suppliers; large diameter carbon wheel; all trimlines leading to both sides of the coach roof; and a backstay adjustment run via the Magic Wheel.
The Xc 42 offers true flexibility. The adaptable sail plan ensures superb pace on all angles, with options including an inner forestay (without runners). The Xc 42 may fly either a 140% overlapping genoa or smaller 108% genoa, 90% self-tacking jib, or asymmetric spinnaker, for relaxing sailing on long bluewater passages and short stopovers, sailing with two crew or a full complement of guests.
Sail area may be easily adjusted thanks to a furling forestay and slab-reefing mainsail, or optional in-boom furling. Anchoring and mooring are also stress-free, thanks to a bow thruster, electric windlass, large bow locker, and optional stern davits for a tender.
The exterior of the Xc 42 also benefits from some updates for 2015, including optional teak on the side decks and coachroofs, as well as new hull and canvas colour choices. The bathing platform has increased in size, and the sandard wheels now incorporate ‘crashbars’ with an option for integrating the throttle and bow-thruster controls.
Multiple Options. The Xc 42 is offered in two spacious three-cabin layouts, with either a forward-facing or central navigation station, and either a compact WC or extra-generous wetroom-style heads, both accessible from the main saloon.
New interior styling points for 2015 include full LED lighting, both above and below decks. Thanks to new larger hull portlights there is also increased natural light in the saloon and cabins. The galley features new fixtures and fittings, including automatic soft-close drawers, and space for appliances such as a microwave and Nespresso machines.
X4 is out on her first test sails this week