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XC38 Overview

The XC3.8 offers superb performance in an easily handled package, ideal for doublehanded sailing. This model was the second yacht in the Xcruising range to be named European Yacht of the Year in the Luxury Cruiser category, on its launch. The judges were particularly impressed by the spaciousness and luxurious levels of comfort in the interior.

Under sail, under motor or in harbor, the XC38 may be easily and safely sailed double-handed, yet still offers ample space both above and below decks to accommodate guests and family.

Following extensive feedback from a large group of XC owners, as well as their own experience over the last 10 years, 2019 will see the launch of the ‘X-Yachts 40 Years Anniversary’ edition of the XC38. The ‘Anniversary’ edition of the XC3.8 builds upon the success of the Xcruising range with an updated specification implementing improvements from feedback gathered from a fleet of over 300 XC yachts worldwide.

From this edition of the XC38 and onward, the XC models are built using epoxy infusion in the hull. X-Yachts hulls are post-cured or “oven-baked” to improve structural properties of the composite. Epoxy resin has higher mechanical and thermal stability than traditional polyester resins. Added value to this production method is weight reduction.

Exterior upgrades include new optional jib self-tacker design, composite bowsprit and new colourways.
Interior upgrades include Nordic oak furniture and new upholstery types, cushion design and new interior fittings throughout.

Systems upgrade highlights include new tank displays showing remaining volume in liters and upgraded ambient lighting.


The XC38 offers a clean, uncluttered deck layout thanks to under-deck halyards, with all lines led back to the coachroof. Deck hatches are flush mounted, the anchor is concealed within its own recessed fore-deck locker, and stylish teak surfaces are fitted as standard.
Optional teak on side decks, with a new option for Flexiteek.

A German-style main sheet is within easy reach of the helmsman for rapid responsiveness and complete control. The main-track is also moved out of the cockpit to give a clear route from stern to companionway. Furling genoas and self-tacking jibs make for stress-free headsail handling, plus the option of davits to ease launching the tender.

On the upgraded version, there will be additional space for electronic equipment on the companionway. There will be an option for compasses on each of the pedestals.
On the XC3.8 anniversary edition, there will be new cockpit table design.


The XC38 sets new standards in its class for both the spaciousness of the interior and high quality of finish. A two-cabin layout creates a roomy feel throughout, with comfortable double cabins and a large saloon.

There is a large and luxurious heads with separate shower. Opposite a well-equipped U-shaped galley there is a dedicated forward-facing navigation station, with specifically designed storage aft for bulky items.

Carefully selected Nordic Oak veneer, laminated fiddles and door frames, all varnished and polished in satin matte finish.

Standard Layout

The XC38 interior distribution is conceived to be functional and modern, as well as stylish.

The standard layout includes two large double berths, a large head with separated shower compartment, a full size chart table with good space for instruments including a chart plotter.

A large saloon with comfortable seating and large fold out table. The ample galley includes a top down freezer, double sink and double burner cooker. (Options include 3 burner cooker upgrade and a microwave.)

Despite her blue water credentials, the XC38 still provides the performance, response, and exhilaration under sail that X-Yacht Owners have come to expect from any X-Yacht.

Duncan Kent

Reviewer, Sailing Today

Below, she’s secure, luxurious, exceptionally well built and the basic spec is comprehensive. She’s not cheap but you could sail a lifetime and never find quality to match. Prepare to be impressed.

Chris Beeson

Reviewer, Yachting Monthly

XC38 Specifications


X-Yachts Design Team

Length Overall

12.20 m


Hull Length

11.58 m


Waterline Length

10.38 m


Beam (max)

3.81 m


Draft – Std

1.98 m


Air Draft (not including Windex)

18.8 m


Ballast – Std

3775 kg

8322 lbs

Displacement – Light

8700 kg

19180 lbs

Engine Diesel

30 kW

41 hp

Fuel Tank – Std

200 ltr

53 gal(US)

Water Tank – Std

375 ltr

99 gal(US)

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