X-Yachts X-99 - 1988 - Sensibly priced for a turn-key race winning package: £21,950
The X-99 model was introduced in 1985 and was one of X-Yachts most successful models with 605 units built. This example has had an extensive refit in 2015, optimising this yacht to be competitive in IRC racing; has a mast and standing rig that has only seen one regatta's use since installation and internal detailing including extensive use of carbon fibre in the bulkheads to minimise weight, while the hull's original polyester gelcoat below the waterline has been replaced with a carbon sheathing in glass thereby enhancing the hill skin's stiffness. Copy of a May 2019 survey can be made available. The components to enable this X99 to be returned to original spec have been retained so that class racing is not precluded, but we envisage that this superbly 'sorted' example will really really excite those wanting to race in IRC fleets in a very competitive boat at not too great an expense. Yee- Hah!
Six + Berths in two cabins, upholstery finished in red velour with teak & holly floor panels.
Forward Cabin - Twin Vee Berth with stowage under.
Sea toilet to starboard and useful stowage area and shelf to port.
Main saloon - Two settee berths each side with stowage under and behind.
Galley area - to port fully refitted in 2015 giving ample work surfaces, cupboards and drawers. Stainless steel sink unit with integrated single burner gas hob and hinged glass cover.
Navigation area - to starboard, fully refitted in 2015 giving a good size chart table with internal stowage and drawers under, new chart table seat trimmed in grey leather. Raymarine C70 colour chart plotter and Icom DSC/VHF both inset into carbon fibre panel. Raymarine ST70 Wind speed/direction instrument, volt meter and dual 12v sockets. Adjacent main electrical panel.
Large aft berth extending across the whole area under the cockpit.
Sails and spars
Keel stepped Alloy mast by Jon Mast (New in 2016)
New stainless steel standing rigging in 2016
Spectra running rigging (2016)
Alloy spinnaker pole
Under deck aft runners (PBO Rigging) and check stays
Carbon detachable bowsprit
2 X Harken Self tailing sheet winches
2 X Harken Self tailing halyard winches
Mainsheet with fine & course adjustment, main-sheet traveller. All original one-design equipment saved
3 x Spinnakers
1 x Mainsail (carbon)
1 x No1 (carbon)
1 x No2 (carbon)
1 x No3 (carbon)
2 X Steering compass
Mast mounted instruments: Raymarine ST60+ speed, depth and wind displays
At Nav Station: Raymarine ST60+ wind speed & direction instrument, Raymarine C70 colour chart plotter/GPS
Icom IC-M421 VHF/DSC Radio
Mechanical and electrical systems
Bukh DV10SME Single cylinder 10hp diesel engine with electric starting and direct cooling Saildrive with a 2 bladed folding propeller.
2 X 12v batteries charged by engine driven alternator and solar panel
History and Construction
The X Yachts X99 was designed in the mid 80's by the acclaimed Danish designer, Niels Jeppesen, and over a long production run around 605 units were built. At that time there was increasing demand for a 10 meter yacht with similar qualities to the smaller X-79. A One Design Class yacht fast enough to beat existing yachts of similar size, including ¾ ton racing yachts, yet comfortable enough to allow for occasional or extended cruising. The prototype of the X-99 was launched in 1985, and within one week a staggering 100 boats were sold to clients who had paid a small deposit based on a draft proposal test sailed hull #001 and signed the actual order. No other boat, before or since has enjoyed such a spectacular launch. Within the first 2 years the X-99 had established fleets in Denmark Germany, Switzerland and Holland. This list of accredited National fleets soon grew to include the UK, Hong Kong, and most recently Sweden. This example is hull number 211 built in 1988.
In 2015, a very extensive refit was carried out which included:
A new modified custom rudder similar to a Farr Design, this alone transformed the handling.
The hull was professionally faired & finished, epoxied and then coated in Resene Durepox Epoxy Urethane which is a hard polished coating designed for racing boats
New deck organisers
New clutches & jammers
New flush cleats & water/fuel deck fillers
In 2016, a new Alloy Jon Mast was fitted with new standing rigging and new spectra running rigging.
PBO Rigging to the backstays.
IRC Rating: 0.984
Fastest boat speed achieved is reported as 17 Knots!
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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