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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 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

 

 

Xquisite Yachts proudly announces the NEW X5 PLUS!

Xquisite Yachts proudly announces the new X5 PLUS

Based on the amazing success of the Xquisite X5, the joint venture between Xquisite Yachts and Cape Town based Phoenix Marine announces the arrival of their new model, the X5 PLUS

‘We’ve have been working on the X5 PLUS design for quite some time, and the first two hulls are already in production. When we started to work on this project our main goal was to improve the sailing performance as well as to incorporate every design feature and new idea based on the feedback from all our existing X5 owners.’

The use of modern materials and build techniques, such as vacuum infusion and composite bulkheads allowed for a significantly lighter build of the X5 PLUS. The 16 tons light displacement, and the much more powerful sail plan guarantees fast and comfortable passages.

The new bow design offers modern looks, while the overall length of the new model is 53’ with the additional bow sprit which is part of the very powerful sail plan of the new X5 PLUS. All the lines are led to the protected helm station and all three headsails are installed on electric furlers, allowing to sail the boat completely single handed in any wind angle or sail plan.

X5 PLUS

  • 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 head sails 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 Features

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
X5 Plus Technical Specs

Many other improvements are based on the experience building the X5 over the past 6 years, as well as on the feedback received from all the Xquisite owners after they sailed their X5 thousands of miles:

Besides the great sailing performance, probably the other most important improvement is regarding the electrical system. The new generation 22kWh Li-ion batteries and new high-tech solar panels from Germany are standard now with a total of 2,3 KW high efficiency solar array, which work much better in low light conditions as well. The new panels are built with tempered ‘walk-on glass’ making easy to work on the coach roof, and the new 24V electrical system includes high output alternators, battery chargers and 6kW inverter. This very powerful electrical system allows for fully electric cooking with induction cooktops and electric oven in the galley, and a new electric grill setup incorporated into the wet bar in the cockpit.

The new air conditioners using inverter technology are more silent and more efficient and could be run overnight without the generator, while the large opening portholes on the front salon windows, as well as the much larger forward facing deck hatches above the beds in each cabin offer great natural ventilation throughout the entire vessel.

There are more handholds throughout the boat, and the new electric TV lift in the salon is pivoting for better viewing angles. Waterproof wireless phone charging at the helm and nav station eliminates the need of charging cables. The overhead rain shower in the cockpit is complimented by a pull-out shower, and the shore water connection on the transom helps to avoid contamination of the water tanks with marina water while at the dock.

New and much improved multizone Fusion Apollo sound system with more speakers and subwoofer offers great sound quality. The cabinetry got new hardware with soft closing drawers and hinges as well as new latches, while the headroom in the salon was increased by 4 inches. Several different color choices are available both for the interior and exterior.

The build time of a new X5 PLUS is almost a full year at 40,000 working hours, so the company only builds four boats each year customizing each yacht to suit the owner’s preference.

Based on the success of the previous Xquisite X5, the first nine hulls of this new model are already sold, which means the next available hull would be delivered in 2023.

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