X-Yachts X342 Neils Jepperson design, fast offshore cruiser-racer, winner of the Channel Handicap overall in 1989 Round the Island Race. Always a delight to sail, goes on a whisper, yet very well balanced in heavy weather conditions. Long ownership, well maintained, hull epoxied from new then re-epoxied 2015, cruised every summer covering long distances from France to the Artic circle, wintered ashore annually. Good cruising inventory with a good sail wardrobe. Must be seen
X-342 Designed by Neils Jepperson and built by X-Yachts of Denmark
Fin Keel Iron/antimony Lead
Teak grab rails
Stainless steel pushpit and pulpit
GRP hull deck and superstructure
White hull with grey deck
Teak decking in cockpit
Volvo 2002R 2 cylinder 18 hp diesel engine - 1988
Engine hours 1,500
Last serviced June 2021
Two bladed folding prop on shaft drive
Cruise speed 5-6 knots
Max speed 7 knots
Range 25 hours
Fuel consumption average 1.5 litres per hour
3 x 12 volt batteries charged by engine alternator - 1 starter and 2 service
Starter battery 85 ah and 2 x service batteries 120 ah each
Shore power - Ctek system charger and 240 volt sockets
12V sockets for chargers/fridge
Fuel - 25 litres in stainless steel tank
Water - 100 litres in plastic tank
Holding Tank – Flexible Tedlar lined tank for black waste
Selden masthead Bermudian sloop rig, double spreaders
Selden telescopic Vang
Stainless steel standing rigging - 2002
Mainsail slab reefing with 2-3 reefs, lazyjacks
Headsail Furlex 3 roller reefing
Spinnaker pole with mast track
Adjustable backstay, detachable baby-stay.
4 x Lewmar 40 primary winches
2 x Lewmar 30 winches
Mainsail - 2013 - Gransegal
135% Genoa - 2013 - Grangsegal
150% Kevlar Genoa unused - 1998 – Sanders
100% Dacron jib unused - 1998 - Sanders
Masthead spinnaker unused - 1998 - Sanders
Fractional spinnaker, No 4 and storm sail - 1989 - Diamond
6 berths in 2 cabins - two double and 2 single berths
Mahogany veneer - varnished
2 saloon settee berths and navigators seat
Heads compartment with wash basin and Jabsco WC
Galley areas with double stainless steel sink
Gas fired Plastimo oven with two burners
Cooler and socket for portable fridge powered by12 volt service batteries
Fresh cold water system powered by manual foot pumps
Led Cabin lights
Compasses - 2 x Plastimo 130 Contest bulkhead
VHF radio - Standard Horizon DSC with GPS connection
Depth sounder - Brooks & Gatehouse
Log/speed - B&G Focus
GPS system - Garmin 120 with deck repeater
Chart plotter - Standard Horizon linked with AIS and alternative deck mount
Radar Transponder - Sea Me Radar Transponder
Autopilot – Autohelm
Nav lights + Tri light (new Led type)
Anchors - 9 kg Bruce 35kg CQR with 2 warps and 2 chains
Warps 18 m and chain 15 m
Life Raft - 4 man
Lift jackets - 6 x automatic inflation
Flares - offshore pack
Fog horn - manual
Bilge pumps - 2 x manual
Dinghy - Seago 2.6 m (2017)
Outboard - Tohatsu 3.5 hp 2-stroke
X Yachts easily portable cradle
The vendor has owned ECSTASY for 32 years, from new.
The yacht was delivered with two layer epoxy below the waterline.
The hull was scraped and two epoxy layers applied professionally in 2015.
Raced with a fractional rig 1989-1993.
Lightly used 1994-2009.
Extensively cruised each summer from France to Baltic and Norway above Artic Circle.
Always laid up ashore when no in active use.
The engine has been professionally serviced each year.
For easier cruising converted to Masthead rig in 1997 by Jeremy Rogers, a Lymington boat builder.
The X342 was designed for either Fractional or Masthead rig so few alterations required.
“ECSTASY is being sold for personal reasons – nothing related to the condition of the boat. Would have continued sailing if I could!”
“Fast cruiser-racer. Always a delight to sail. Goes on a whisper. Won the Channel Handicap overall in 1989 Round the Island Race yet is superbly balanced in heavy weather. Safe cockpit.
Surfs readily even up to 16.5 knots. Averaged 7 knots on most long passages but easily averages 6 knots.
Engine lightly used because we could sail almost everywhere.
Little splash over the deck so we never found any need for a sprayhood.
Handles very easily under power, can turn in her own length. Prop has a left hand throw.”
Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these details their accuracy is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to employ a qualified Marine surveyor to carry out a survey of the vessel which should include an engine assessment where appropriate. Baltic Yacht Brokerage are acting as a Broker for the Vendor of this vessel, who unless otherwise stated, is not selling in the course of any business.
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