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NautiStyles Full X5 Plus Walkthrough Video & What’s Next For Xquisite Yachts

NautiStyles Full X5 Plus Walkthrough Video

& What’s Next For Xquisite Yachts

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While sailing in the Bahamas, we met a couple anchored next to us, cruising aboard a cool-looking Catamaran.

After having some sundowners onboard their beautiful and shiny new Yacht, we got a full tour and were extremely impressed… so we have decided that we absolutely MUST bring a Yacht Tour of one of these to the channel.

So welcome aboard on XQUISITE X5 PLUS CATAMARAN!
We loved the quality of the build, the layout, the attention to detail, and the unique features.

Following a chat with the Founder & CEO of Xquisite Yachts – Tamas, we have become fans of this Brand with a bright and exciting future ahead.

Make sure to stay till the end to hear what’s in store: the ECO innovation, the
Solar expansion, the Hybrid Silent Future of this Boat Brand, and the ground-breaking attention to customer aftercare which is definitely not the standard in this industry and it’s customers are raving about.

Step Aboard and prepare to be amazed…

The NautiStyles team did a wonderfully detailed walk-through:

  • X5 Plus - AFT

    AFT

    • Loved the low sugar scoops so they could get on easily from their tender
    • You can adjust the seating and convert it into a daybed for a nice place to nap
    • Underneath the aft seat holds dive compressor tanks with easy access. Right near the swim platform
    • Aft freshwater overhead shower
    • Convertible table great for dinner parties
    • Wide and sturdy walkways with a side boarding ladder permanently installed
    • Drink fridge and electric grill powered by the solar panels
    • Dual safety glass windows with no caulking exposed to the sun

  • X5 Plus - Rain Catcher

    FORWARD

    • Standard electric furling system
    • The Xquisite team does a rigorous 1 monthly inspection in South Africa before delivery to the customer
    • 24-volt Spectra watermaker that can make 40 gallons an hour
    • The filters and water tanks are very easy and accessible
    • Forward deck storage is massive. Some even have drainage holes so no molding
    • You can collect rainwater that goes directly into the water tank

  • X5 Plus - Helm Station

    HELM SETUP

    • Harken track allows you to enclose or retract the entire canopy
    • Everything is properly labeled
    • Winch safety switch and engine parallel control so if you have issues with batteries
    • Wireless charging station
    • Camera mounted to the top of the mast where you can see it on the chart plotter to keep an eye out for everything

    COACHROOF

    • The flush solar panels you can lift up and direct them towards the afternoon sun, and you can clean underneath

  • X5 Plus - Galley

    GALLEY

    • Trash is easily accessible
    • All plus are universal
    • 4 burner separate induction cooktops
    • Extraction ventilation
    • Long deep drawers with incredible storage room

  • X5 Plus - Navigation Station

    STARBOARD

    • Fully loaded tool cabinet (even with power tools)
    • Large ice maker
    • See-through escape hatch
    • Interior
    • Navigation station can also be a comfortable work from anywhere station
    • CZone control system. Great for fueling you can take the iPad and know the tank levels
    • 2 forward hatches and portholes for ventilation

  • X5 Plus - Hulls

    HULLS

    • Queen size beds
    • Individual CZone boxes, labeled and easily accessible
    • Great-sized shower and a bigger area to dry off. Lots of light
    • Lower beds with a lot of headroom
    • Sliding doors for privacy
    • Vented Washer/Dryer unit

They then did a one-on-one interview with owner Tamas to discuss two new projects:

The dual 60 solar-powered catamarans: one sail one power, and the new Xquisite owners facilities build happening in The Bahamas

  • Xquisite Sixty Solar Sail

    The 60 Solar Power

    60 Solar Power comes with 6kw solar panels with advanced lithium-ion batteries and a very advanced hybrid-propulsion system.

    The yacht comes with an 80kw battery pack that can charge in 30 minutes. We are working with e-Motion hybrids systems from Italy, which recently won an innovation award.

    We have designed these to be more “future proof” by using a parallel hybrid system.

    It has a big diesel engine with an electric motor onto the same drive train, so you can have the best of both worlds: electric-only or you can use diesel which opens up multiple possibilities.

    Reduces engine hours, reduces fuel consumption, and reduces maintenance.

  • Xquisite - Bahamas

    The Bahamas: A New Multi-Purpose Facility For Xquisite Owners

    It’s our latest project, and it’s a big deal.

    Xquisite Yachts is known for its quality of product and after-sales service; it’s pretty much unmatched in the industry. Now, we are taking it to the next level:

    We will have our own marina and boat yard, where people can come in, haul out with an a la carte menu or store your catamaran there for hurricane season, and a training center for our customers.

    Meanwhile, we put you up in a nice hotel with a restaurant on site.

    Further details will come in the next few months as the build phases gear up.

Thank you so much to the NautiStyles team for sharing such a great walk-through.
Your enthusiasm is refreshing.

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    XQUISITE X5 PLUS – A major update makes a past SAIL Best Boat’s winner even better

    XQUISITE X5 PLUS
    A major update makes a past SAIL Best Boat’s winner even better

    XQUISITE X5 PLUS - A major update makes a past SAIL Best Boat’s winner even better

    The Xquisite X5 Plus is a major update of the boat that SAIL awarded Best Large Multihull and Best Systems titles in 2017.

    The changes were not just cosmetic, but genuine improvements to an already fine boat, making it lighter, faster and less dependent on fuel. The builder’s weight loss program dropped the D/L from 144 on the original boat to 126, while modifying the rig increased the sail area and yielded a significant performance boost in light air. An electrical system redesign means the Xquisite X5 Plus is also capable of supporting a luxurious lifestyle with minimal use of a genset to pump out the electrons.

    Lighter and greener: what’s not to like?

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

    DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

    Phoenix Marine, the South African builder, went through a meticulous engineering study of the entire boat to shave weight. The hull and deck are now completely vacuum infused and cored with Divinycell both above and below the waterline. Newly redesigned composite bulkheads, different window design and re-engineered mast supports shaved off yet more weight. The combined program brought the weight down to where the boat floats nearly three inches higher than before. This in turn makes it able to carry more equipment provisions without degrading the boat’s sailing ability. This is perfect for the mission of the Xquisite X5 Plus, i.e., long-range cruising. More payload means you can load up more food, water and supplies, not to mention the parts and tools to handle anything you might run into off the grid.

    Design-wise, the bow profile was also reshaped with a finer entry, although that’s scarcely noticeable in the overall appearance of the boat. The X5 lines are about as far from traditional as a vessel can be, but the design is functional. This includes the unique window configuration, which illuminates the cabins, and the curved stern arch, which also contains running rigging. Although an unconventional look, its personality will undoubtedly win you over with time.
    Another big change was to a 24-volt electrical system fed by a solar array nearly triple the size of the original, with 2.3 kW of generating power. Upping the storage capacity with 22 kWh of lithium-ion batteries makes it possible to run the air conditioning and other electrical system components all night without running the generator — a Holy Grail of tropical cruisers.

    Either at the marina or while out on a cruise, each Xquisite X5 Plus reports its condition in detail back to the “Mother Ship” at the company whenever it is within Internet coverage with updates on the systems and any maintenance performed. The builder can then reply with a list of maintenance items due along with directions for doing them. This optional support plan includes worldwide consultation and even help contacting equipment manufacturers as needed, so owners don’t have to do it themselves — perhaps as important a feature as anything on the boat itself.

    As an added benefit, this constant contact also serves to create a cohesive group of owners, which increases pride of ownership and sustains the resale value of the boats.

    LOA 53ft LWL 50ft BEAM 26ft 2in DRAFT 4ft 5in
    DISPLACEMENT 35,274 lb SAIL AREA 1,550 ft ²
    FUEL/WATER (GAL) 208/227 ENGINES 2 x 80hp Yanmar
    SA/D RATIO 23 D/L RATIO 126


    DESIGNER Rudolf Jonker


    BUILDER Xquisite Yachts/Phoenix Marine Manufacturing,
    Cape Town, South Africa
    xquisiteyachts.com


    PRICE $1.7 million (fully equipped)

    Looking forward through the saloon

    ON DECK

    The aforementioned increased sail area with a sprit to carry bigger foresails adds to the motive power side of the new design. The standard boat includes a square-top mainsail, a working jib, a genoa and a Code 0 light-air foresail from North Sails, all on electric furlers. In bad weather, you can reduce sail, fly the self-tacking jib and run the entire vessel from inside.

    The rest of the deck layout is similar to the original. That’s good, because the Xquisite X5 designers got it right the first time. I especially liked the functional helm station with all lines falling to hand in a logical manner near a set of foot-operated electric winches. There are good handholds for safely moving around throughout the boat and even a rain catchment system to back up the watermaker and storage tanks. Experienced cruisers like a belt and suspenders approach to systems, with backups for everything.

    ACCOMMODATIONS

    Our test boat was equipped with the three-cabin layout, with the entire starboard hull dedicated to an owner’s suite and the port hull divided between another pair of staterooms. All these spaces are bright and inviting, with comfortable berths, plenty of stowage and ensuite heads with showers.

    The bridgedeck offers a comfortable expanse with areas dedicated to food preparation, dining, socializing and navigation. The galley is wonderfully apportioned, with all the appliances, spaces and storage a cruising family might need.

    In typical catamaran fashion, the outdoor spaces are large and comfortable. Unlike charter cats, the emphasis is on easy living aboard for extended times, not just a week of lounging among the islands.

    UNDER SAIL

    Our test sail showed that the weight reduction and rig changes worked. On a gorgeous autumn day at Annapolis with 8 to 12- knot winds, the X5 Plus returned more than 60 percent of the breeze as boat speed. While there is no helm feedback, typical of a catamaran with a hydraulic steering system, the boat tacked easily under any sail combination and accelerated rapidly in the puffs.

    Especially impressive was the fact the boat sailed this well with no less than 10 people aboard, plus a large German Shepherd. The boat was also chock full of stores for cruising, due to the owners and a delivery skipper having just provisioned and sailed it offshore to Annapolis from Fort Lauderdale. Apparently, they’d had to press on close-hauled in gale conditions much of the time and had barely met their docking deadline for the recent boat show. Nonetheless, the crew (and dog) had all still managed to arrive safe and happy.

    It will take some practice to become accustomed to all the controls aboard the Xquisite X5 Plus, but the lines are arranged in a logical manner at the helm station to minimize wrapping and unwrapping the winches, and it will be worth the effort doing so. The company’s standard two-week training session for all new owners should shorten the learning curve and produce an able crew with confidence in its ability to go offshore.

    UNDER POWER

    The motoring performance is the same as in the original boat and that’s just fine. Twin 80hp Yanmars drive the Xquisite X5 Plus to 9.8 knots at an 2,500 rpm or a standard cruise pace of 8.5 knots at 1,900 rpm. The sound level at cruise was the same as normal conversation, 56dBA. Maneuvering is typical of a modern cat: simple and precise. The turning circle is about 1.5 boatlengths if you don’t use differential power to the two engines to spin about in your own length. The boat stops and backs predictably.

    CONCLUSION

    It may seem strange to consider a $1.7 million yacht with a $14,000 annual maintenance fee a good deal, but the Xquisite X5 Plus seems to be just that. For the money, you get a luxurious, well-built, extensively equipped voyager with full factory support anywhere. A house of similar price can easily cost that in upkeep, and it won’t take you around the world!

    X5 PLUS Production Schedule

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    The X5 Plus Reviews will be featured in full in a special report in the Summer 2022 of MultiHull Sailor.
    For further information, visit www.sailmagazine.com

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    3 more days to get on board of – X5 Plus – the Boat of the Year – and talk in person with Xquisite’s crew at the Miami Boat Show!

    Only 3 more days
    to get on board of – X5 Plus – the Boat of the Year –
    and talk in person with Xquisite’s crew at the Miami Boat Show!

    Boat Show Info

    • X5 Plus on display at the Miami Boat Show

    • X5 Plus on display at the Miami Boat Show

    • X5 Plus on display at the Miami Boat Show

    • X5 Plus on display at the Miami Boat Show

    • X5 Plus on display at the Miami Boat Show

    • X5 Plus on display at the Miami Boat Show

    • X5 Plus on display at the Miami Boat Show

    • X5 Plus on display at the Miami Boat Show

    • X5 Plus on display at the Miami Boat Show

    • X5 Plus on display at the Miami Boat Show

    • X5 Plus on display at the Miami Boat Show

    • X5 Plus on display at the Miami Boat Show

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    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 – 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 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 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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    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

    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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