The XP44 combines impressive performance with simplicity of handling, appealing to all. A highly optimised 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.
The sailplan is engineered, designed and executed by Quantum Sails and their well-known sail designer Pat Tahtatzis. Workmanship throughout is nothing less than exquisite. Even the through-hull fittings are mounted flush against the exterior of the hull to make it as slippery as possible.
This model was the first of the Xperformance line to be launched, and was named Sailing World’s ‘Yacht of the Year’ in 2014.
Hull number 100 the XP44 will be launching in January 2020.