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Visit the “Boat of the Year” Xquisite X5 PLUS yacht on display at the Miami Boat Show 2022

Xquisite X5 PLUS – “Boat of The Year” on display at the Miami Boat Show (February 16-20) – Reserve your spot

Xquisite X5 PLUS – “Boat of The Year” on display at the Miami Boat Show (February 16-20) – Reserve your spot




Xquisite X5 PLUS - “Boat of The Year” on display at the Miami Boat Show

Miami International Boat Show – Museum Park Marina

The Miami International Boat Show and the Miami Yacht Show have joined forces to create the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show, the largest boat and yacht event in the world.

The on-land portion of the event will take place at the newly reimagined Miami Beach Convention Center and Pride Park. The in-water components of the show will take place at Sea Isle Marina, One Herald Plaza, Museum Park Marina (Discover the latest Sailboats, Catamarans, and Sailing Accessories), and IGY Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens.

Show Schedule

  • Wednesday, Feb. 16th

    (Prime Time Preview)

    10 AM – 6 PM
  • Thursday, Feb. 17th

    10 AM – 6 PM
  • Friday, Feb. 18th

    10 AM – 7 PM
  • Saturday, Feb. 19th

    10 AM – 7 PM
  • Sunday, Feb. 20th

    10 AM – 5 PM

Miami Boat Show – Click here for more info

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NEW X5 PLUS

Lighter & Faster

  • X5 Plus Exterior

    X5 Sail Interior

  • X5 Plus Exterior

    X5 Sail Interior

  • X5 Plus Exterior

    X5 Sail Interior

  • X5 Plus Exterior

    X5 Sail Interior

X5 PLUS – “Boat of The Year 2022”

  • Light weight construction, only 16 tons light displacement
  • Massive 2,3kW solar array
  • 24V electrical system
  • Opening salon windows and larger deck hatches
  • All electric cooking
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Very powerful sail plan with 3 headsails on electric furlers
  • 22 kWh Li-ion battery bank
  • 6 kW inverter
  • Highly efficient DC air conditioners
  • 150 L/hr water maker
  • Pivoting electric TV lift

X5 PLUS Debute Press Release

X5 PLUS Specifications

  • LOA

    53’
  • LWL

    50’
  • Beam

    26,3’
  • Main Sail

    1130 sqf (105 sqm)
  • Self tacking jib

    420 sqf (39 sqm)
  • Genoa

    721 sqf (67 sqm)
  • Code D

    1400 sqf (130 sqm)
  • Light Displacement

    16 tons

Technical Specs


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Xquisite X5 PLUS – Best cruising catamaran of 2022

Xquisite X5 PLUS – Best cruising catamaran of 2022

Xquisite X5 PLUS – Best cruising catamaran of 2022

Xquisite X5 PLUS – Best cruising catamaran of 2022

Xquisite X5 – Boat Of The Year – yet again

NEWPORT, R.I. (Dec. 6, 2021) – Cruising World magazine today announced the winners of its 2022 Boat of the Year competition.

Are they really all-around cruising sailboats, or are they luxurious and large party platforms that are best-suited for crewed charter vacations in tropical settings? That was once a fair question to ask of the builders knocking off long, tall, beamy vessels balanced on a pair of cabin-filled hulls. But no longer.

Despite their respective girths and displacements, not to mention a wide variety of wind speeds and sea states, this quartet of full-size cats performed admirably across the board in this year’s BOTY sea trials. Yes, they now truck along like good, honest sailboats. All that room is icing on the cake.

”I’d liken the Xquisite business model, which is exemplary, to the automotive sector for high-end cars, such as BMW and Mercedes.”
— Ed Sherman

Xquisite X5 Plus

There’s much to like about this 53-foot South African-built cat. For judge Tim Murphy, the important details weren’t necessarily the ones you could easily see, but rather the ones you couldn’t.

“What I was most struck by on our tour of the boat was actually the service side of the whole equation,” he said. “There are 40,000 man-hours invested in this boat. And you can see it—those are solid hours of labor. One thing that was pointed out was two different marks on the heads of bolts showing they were torqued.
And part of the Xquisite program is they spend two weeks with each owner, training them up with systems. All told, this is really one strong product.”

Special thanks to Rudolf Jonker, the designer of the X5 PLUS,
and the entire team at Phoenix Marine for their outstanding achievement!

X5 PLUS Production Schedule

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The 2022 Boat of the Year contest will be featured in full in a 24-page special report in the January 2022 issue of Cruising World.
For further information, visit www.cruisingworld.com

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The New - 2022 “Best Boat” Nominee - X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

The 2022 “Best Boat” Nominee – X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

The 2022 “Best Boat” Nominee – X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

Hull #017 is the first of the X5 PLUS series and will be on display at the
upcoming boat show in Annapolis

Following up on its SAIL magazine “Best Boats” winning X5, South Africa-based Xquisite Yachts has been busy of late working on no less than three new projects. The first of these, the X5 PLUS, represents an evolution of the already outstanding X5.

Chief among the changes relative to its predecessor are lighter displacement and a more powerful rig in the interest of speed. Other upgrades (based on feedback from existing customers) include everything from a state-of-the-art electrical system to more handholds – all with an eye toward ensuring the best sailing experience possible.

Amenities include a dedicated tool cabinet, a forward-facing nav area that also serves as an excellent watch-standing station on passage, a raised outside helm station to port, a large galley, and a wealth of saloon and helm windows.

The 2022 “Best Boat” Nominee – X5 PLUS

LOA: 53ft, BEAM: 26ft 2in, DRAFT: 4ft 5in, DISPLACEMENT: 35,274lb (light ship),
SAIL AREA: 1,550ft².

  • X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

  • X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

  • X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

  • X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

  • X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

  • X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

  • X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

  • X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

  • X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

  • X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

  • X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

  • X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

  • X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

  • X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

  • X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

  • X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

  • X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

  • X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

  • The 2022 “Best Boat” Nominee - X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

    The 2022 “Best Boat” Nominee – X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

  • The 2022 “Best Boat” Nominee - X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

    The 2022 “Best Boat” Nominee – X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

  • The 2022 “Best Boat” Nominee - X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

    The 2022 “Best Boat” Nominee – X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

  • The 2022 “Best Boat” Nominee - X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

    The 2022 “Best Boat” Nominee – X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

  • The 2022 “Best Boat” Nominee - X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

    The 2022 “Best Boat” Nominee – X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

  • The 2022 “Best Boat” Nominee - X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

    The 2022 “Best Boat” Nominee – X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

  • The 2022 “Best Boat” Nominee - X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

    The 2022 “Best Boat” Nominee – X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

  • The 2022 “Best Boat” Nominee - X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

    The 2022 “Best Boat” Nominee – X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

    Leaving the factory

  • The 2022 “Best Boat” Nominee - X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

    The 2022 “Best Boat” Nominee – X5 PLUS debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show

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World Premiere: the NEW Xquisite X5 PLUS yacht on display at the Annapolis Sailboat Show 2021

World Premiere: the NEW Xquisite X5 PLUS yacht on display at the Annapolis Sailboat Show 2021

World Premiere: the NEW Xquisite X5 PLUS yacht on display at the Annapolis Sailboat Show 2021

World Premiere: the NEW Xquisite X5 PLUS yacht on display at the Annapolis Sailboat Show 2021

World Premiere The Lighter & Faster NEW Xquisite X5 PLUS
at the US Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland – October 14 – 18, 2021

NEW X5 PLUS

Lighter & Faster

  • X5 Plus Exterior

    X5 Sail Interior

  • X5 Plus Exterior

    X5 Sail Interior

  • X5 Plus Exterior

    X5 Sail Interior

  • X5 Plus Exterior

    X5 Sail Interior

X5 PLUS – “Boat of The Year” & “Best Boat” nominations!

  • Light weight construction, only 16 tons light displacement
  • Massive 2,3kW solar array
  • 24V electrical system
  • Opening salon windows and larger deck hatches
  • All electric cooking
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Very powerful sail plan with 3 headsails on electric furlers
  • 22 kWh Li-ion battery bank
  • 6 kW inverter
  • Highly efficient DC air conditioners
  • 150 L/hr water maker
  • Pivoting electric TV lift

X5 PLUS SPECIFICATIONS

  • LOA: 53’, LWL: 50’
  • Beam: 26,3’
  • Main Sail: 1130 sqf (105 sqm)
  • Self tacking jib: 420 sqf (39 sqm)
  • Genoa: 721 sqf (67 sqm)
  • Code D: 1400 sqf (130 sqm)
  • Light Displacement: 16 tons

US Sailboat Show in Annapolis

In October sailors from around the globe will gather on miles of docks in beautiful downtown historic Annapolis for the 50th Anniversary of the United States Sailboat Show. This is an internationally acclaimed sailboat show, recognized as the world’s largest and most prestigious sailboat show.

World Premiere: the NEW Xquisite X5 PLUS yacht on display at the Annapolis Sailboat Show 2021
World Premiere: the NEW Xquisite X5 PLUS yacht on display at the Annapolis Sailboat Show 2021

US Sailboat Show in Annapolis 2021

Location

United States Sailboat Show
City Dock, Annapolis, Maryland
‘DOCK B’

Between 14th and 18th October 2021

Thursday (14th): 10:00am to 6:30pm,
Friday – Sunday: 10:00am to 6:30pm
Monday (18th): 10:00am to 5:00pm

Location – City Dock, Annapolis, Maryland ‘DOCK B’


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Xquisite Africa acquires southern Hemisphere’s largest five-axis CNC milling machine – a game-changer

A starburst of European technology will arrive in SA later this year in the form of Africa’s first large five axis CNC machine, due to be installed at a brand new facility outside Cape Town in July.

Say goodbye to plugs and moulds; say hello to a 20m x 5m x 3m monster machine that has a volume of 300 000 litres – equal to ten midsized swimming pools. The technology has been available in Europe for about two years but has yet to be installed south of the Sahara.

Clinton Johns, spokesperson for Xquisite Africa (a joint venture between Xquisite Yachts International and Johns), told SABBEX the machine would have immediate application to his company Phoenix Marine Manufacturing which is due to start tooling up with a 60′ performance sail catamaran and thereafter a 60′ luxury power cat. Phoenix Marine already produces the successful Xquisite luxury X5 50′ catamaran at its Atlantis facility.

“It’s a complete and absolute game-changer”

– Johns said.

Need a Yacht? Just Push a Button... “The machine has already started being fabricated in Italy. Imagine designing a full 42 catamaran consisting of 90 moulds including the deck and hull and all the internal components in a CAD program and being able to mill them to less than 1mm accuracy in 1/3 the time.

“This changes the industry’s whole way of tooling and the number of man-hours it takes to build a boat mould and plug.”

Smaller CNC machines are widely in use but the new Mega 5 axis variety is a huge step forward in both scale and innovation. Johns said the new five axis would dramatically reduce boatbuilding production time from currently about 24 months to about 8 months in exceptional cases.

Johns said: “You don’t have to have wooden stations, you don’t need plugs – the machine does everything.”

The machine, dubbed Shawu (largest Elephant in recent history with largest tusks), will be able to do both milling and 3D printing. The 3D head installed on the machine allows it to make some of the largest 3D printed objects in the world. The 3D head can ‘print’ thermoset resins, foam, plastics, cement, and even recycled plastics.

Said Johns: “This option gives a totally different dynamic to the current thinking of manufacturing any large components.”

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The new CNC facility on a 42000 m² erf will be based within the fringes of Cape Town and only 20km from the city centre. It will be a full custom factory to allow other boatyards or industries to take advantage of both the 5 axix milling or the mould-making facility adjacent to it. Some ‘hot desking’ and ‘pay as you go conference facilities’ for CAD/CAM designers will be available on the facility for jobs requiring intense 24/7 work.

Johns expects the machine to have immediate application far beyond boatbuilding, such as in the renewable energy sector where South Africa is already manufacturing wind turbine components. Target markets include yacht building, filmmaking, aerospace, road transport, automotive (electric vehicles), wind turbines, and sculpture.

“In fact anything you can imagine in Solidworks/Rhino/Blender or any other 3D program/Gaming Engine – this machine will be able to mill or 3D print” – Johns said.

Johns, with 35 years of plastic industry experience as owner of Duroplastic, said the cost of milling could be significantly reduced as many of the finishing and tooling materials such as the tooling board, tooling paste – Easyshape, hi-build Sprayshape putties and Gloskote that are traditionally imported had been in the Duroplastic stable for decades.

He said access to the technology would help local manufacturers compete in the global marketplace.

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Xquisite Yachts in Multihulls World latest issue

Multihulls World praises the innovative X5 Plus of Xquisite Yachts

X5 PLUS A CRUISING MACHINE

Derived directly from the X5, the Plus retains an unconventional silhouette that may dissuade some from going beyond appearances… but that would be a shame: those frightened off would be missing out on a beautiful cruising machine with intelligent specifications. This new model benefits from the experience gained during 6 years of the X5: the bows have been modified, the displacement is lighter by two tons, the sail plan has increased in area and the equipment is even more complete.

The X5 Plus is perfectly suited to the cruising families that have chosen it. Rigorous design by a team of experienced sailors (the seas off South Africa are an excellent learning environment), meticulous construction, exemplary deck plan, abundant and perfectly functional equipment, remarkable overall quality of execution, tempered glass skylights: these are the strong points of this catamaran that deserves to be recognized.

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Xquisite X5 Plus in the latest issue of Multihulls World

X5 PLUS UNE MACHINE À VOYAGER

Directement issu du X5, le Plus conserve une silhouette non conventionnelle qui peut dissuader certains d’aller au-delà des apparences… Ce serait dommage: ces visiteurs frileux passeraient à côté d’une belle machine de voyage au cahier des charges intelligent. Ce nouveau modèle profite de l’expérience acquise pendant 6 ans sur les X5: les étraves sont modifiées, le déplacement allégé de deux tonnes, le plan de voilure gonflé et l’équipement encore plus complet.

Le X5 Plus est en effet parfaitement adapté aux familles voyageuses qui l’ont choisi. Conception rigoureuse par une équipe de marins expérimentés – les mers d’Afrique du Sud sont une excellente école –, réalisation soignée, plan de pont exemplaire, équipement abondant parfaitement fonctionnel, qualité d’exécution générale remarquable, puits de lumière en verre trempé: tels sont les points forts de ce catamaran qui gagne à être connu.

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Xquisite X5 Plus in the latest issue of Multihulls World

 

 

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