XCELSIOR is now seriously for sale. Always very competitive up and down the East coast, her one and only owner has decided to let her go.
Good sails, good equipment, the strength and quality of an X yacht is second to none.
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Type: SAIL/RACE BOAT Builder: X-YACHTS
Year: 2002 Design: N. JEPPESEN
Model: IMX - 45 Hull: DIVINYCELL CORE
LOA: 45’ Deck:
LOD: Rig and Boom, Carbon Fiber
LWL: 39’ Engines: VOLVO PENTA 55HP
Beam: 13’ 6” Hours:
Draft: 9’ Max Speed:
Ballast: Cruise Speed:
Displacement: 20,361 LBS
LOCATION: Somerset, RI PRICE: $235,000
Three cabin, one head layout. V-berth forward with head aft to starboard, opposite a hanging
locker and storage. The salon has two bench settees, with a dinette table just off center to
which hosts a drop down panel for a laptop, is to port of the companionway. The J-shaped
galley is opposite. There are two identical aft cabins, each with a double berth and a single pipe
Floorboards are simulated teak and holly, built from durable composite.
All bulkheads are glassed into hull and glued into the deck head liner's recesses. All wooden
interior parts are made of teak marine quality plywood clear varnished with 4 coats of
Polyurethane 2 component varnish. All joinery is built in accordance with the best yacht practice, and the number of visible screws have been reduced to a minimum and carefully designed to show off the fine wooden interior. All floorboards made of 16 mm plastic imitated teak with light Koto striping and are recessed into the molded white GRP hull liner.
Clear varnished teak hand rails inside the coach roof for crew safety.
Visible freeboards in front cabin as well as in both aft cabins, covered with light grey vinyl on a 4
mm foam. Freeboards in main cabin lined with clear varnished 4 mm grooved teak plywood.
Large double berth, secured at each freeboard's GRP flanges being part of yacht's internal structure. Crash box added to bow. Large Locker to port.
Molded GRP floor section with drain/outlet led to central keel bilge. Manual marine seawater flushing marine pump toilet with easy access to 2 flush race type seacocks for outlet and seawater inlet.
Stainless steel 300 mm diameter wash basin/table top with mixer tap for hot and cold
pressurized freshwater mounted into molded GRP table with integrated upper cabinet which has
a hinged mirror/front. Freeboard lined with 4 mm white plywood.
Two longitudinal sofas/berths 212 x 58 cm with hinged backrest cushions on plywood plates.
Outboard of the sofas are two shelves with additional cabinet sections. Removable 120 x 140
cm (when both table tops are hoisted) main cabin table with central box for bottles and with two
hinged panels slide onto U-shaped 30 mm stainless steel tube section bolted to the steel keel
Gimbled pilot berths on port and starboard for offshore racing.
NEW Settee Cushions in 2015.
155 x 125 cm U-shaped galley with white Melamine table top, double 35 cm diameter
stainless steel washbasins draining to the sea via a racing type "Flush" sea cock, hot
and cold pressurized freshwater. 205 liter molded GRP refrigerator.
Gimbaled stainless steel gas oven with 3 jets installed as per CE-norm with shut off
valve and with a stainless steel crash bar protecting the valves. Locker beneath the sink houses the garbage bin, mounted inside the hinged locker door. 4 drawers/lockers and space underneath oven for pots and pans. Upper cabinet section with sliding plexi doors and space on top for plates and crockery.
Navigation table 105 x 68 cm with space underneath for charts and Navigation
cushion for the Navigation seat. Electrical switch board and space for additional
2 symmetrical aft cabins with each a double berth 2100 x 135 cm on rigid plywood,
secured at the freeboard GRP flange being part of yacht's internal structure.
Each aft cabin has a x 68 cm wardrobe with hinged doors with louvers, with shelves and
a bar for hangers. Access to storage behind aft most transverse bulkhead and access to wheel cables/steering system via cut out inspection openings in each aft cabin.
2 sea berths with foam insulated canvas cloth hung on freeboards in aft cabins with a
50 mm alloy tube, which can be adjusted to enable crew to sleep comfortable at sea.
Cushions in 100 mm cold compressed quality foam. Navigation seat covered with white
Hand molded Vinylester resin sandwich construction with biaxial and unidirectional Eglass fabrics. 15 - 20 - 25 mm of various density Divinycell foam core vacuum bagged
into the outer skins. Hull solid laminate around keel steel frame and around rudder
stock passage, S-drive unit and at each "through hull" fittings. Deck has local reinforcement at each deck fitting.
GRP liner forming the base for engine, bathroom, galley, chart table, seats and sofas, berths in
the aft cabins and for supporting the floorboards.
The hull liner is securely bonded to the hull.
Hull molded using blue high temperature resistant NGA gelcoat. 2018 paint job in Awlcraft 2000, Flag Blue.
Structural bulkheads are of teak marine plywood, varying in thickness from 9 to 20 mm, securely
bonded to both hull and deck.
All hull inlets and outlets are flush mounted Forespar Flowtech plastic seacocks. All seacocks
have corresponding wooden stoppers securely attached.
Additonal Engine Raw Water intake added at base of companion way.
KEEL STEEL GIRDER
Heat galvanized TPS steel sections welded together into an extended H-frame. This frame
takes up all loads from the keel, mast and rig. This H-frame is glassed into a solid part of the
Composite keel, where the top part is of cast iron integrating a keel bilge collecting any
penetrating sea or freshwater, entirely encapsulated in one layer of GRP, finished and faired
and finally treated with epoxy primer. The low part of the cast iron keel recessed into the cast
antimony hardened lead bulb also entirely encapsulated in one layer of GRP, finished and faired
and finally treated with epoxy primer. Hull/keel joint recessed into hull, glassed and faired. Keel
faired using original keel templates. IRC Heavy Keel bulb added. 2004
2 coats of Epoxy barrier coat. 2018 Baltoplate bottom sanded with 400 grit.
Comes with 2 rudders. One stock, the other an offshore rudder for increased stability. Vacuum laminated rudder blade using Vinylester resin, biaxial and unidirectional E-glass fabrics
in a sandwich construction using 100 kg/m3 Divinycell. Solid double tapered alloy rudderstock with integrated 3 wings laminated into the one rudder blade half before the blade halfs have been assembled.
Deck molded using white high temperature NGA gelcoat, having integrated molded non-skid
surfaces in same white gelcoat color as remaining deck - and grooves and platforms for
portlights recessed into the side of the coach roof. Painted Awlgrip Snow White in 2015.
Deck has molded platforms and recesses for skylights, portlights, mast passage, deck
organizers, winches, engine lever arm and "below deck" passage of mainsheet and perm
backstay adjustment trimlines. Cockpit has integrated molded cockpit seat lockers, platform for
helmsman while standing and seating.
DECK HEAD LINER
Deck has a molded GRP head liner of 2 mm thickness prepared to meet the bulkheads and
integrating the bases for the halogen lighting throughout the interior.
Two cockpit seat lockers with hinges and lock fittings. Propane bottle locker in the mid cockpit
expanding cockpit floor length for racing. Molded GRP lid hinged protection cockpit rudder
ANCHOR BOX LOCKER
At foredeck, a hinged anchor box locker lid hides a, towards the interior, watertight and self
draining locker, where the yachts anchor and anchor warp or kedge can be stored. Anchor
locker accommodates below deck furling for maximum jib size. Lewmar V-Series Stainless
steel windless installed in anchor locker. Removable anchor roller installed.
ADDITIONAL COCKPIT LOCKERS
Removable aft “dock box” added for additional storage.
Steering system - chain wheel - chain - via s/s cable and self-aligning turning sheaves into the
lightweight aluminum rudder quadrant, attached securely to the tapered aluminum rudderstock.
Rudderstock connected with 2 Jefa self-aligning needle bearings. Raymaine auto pilot, new
One piece - 3/6 spoke carbon molded "high-tech" wheel with a diameter of approx 185 cm,
manufactured by Jefa - for minimum weight and maximum pleasure. Painted in 2014.
Bow pulpit and 2 aft pushpits of 25 mm tube include bases for LED Navigation lights and flagpole - lower rail 250 mm above deck, upper rail 620 mm above deck. Mooring cleats/fairleads integrated into pulpit and pushpits, bolted through reinforced hull flanges. 2 bow and 2 stern mooring cleats added.
6 x stanchions with side supports + 4 x stanchions - heights of lifelines 250/610 mm above
Bow chain plate with loop for head sails. 2 tip cup side chain plates for top and low shrouds
rudder stock bearing.
6 hinged 8 mm Wichard padeyes on sheer line for barber hauls
4 hinged 6 mm Wichard padeyes in cockpit for life lines
4 hinged 8 mm Wichard padeyes on sheer line for Spinnaker guys and sheets
1 hinged 6 mm Wichard padeye on foredeck for Spinnaker down haul
5 fixed 6 mm padeyes behind mast for trim lines
Supplied by Moonlight, white powder painted alloy framing replaced in 2015.
4 alloy framed portlights in cabin trunk: 630 x 189 mm
4 alloy framed portlights in cabin trunk: 365 x 189 mm
2 alloy framed portlights in cockpit: 365 x 189 mm
All Hatches and portlights have screens.
Supplied by Moonlight, white powder painted alloy framing.
1 x hinged alloy framed on foredeck: 555 x 555 mm
2 x hinged alloy framed on coach roof: 395 x 225 mm
1 x hinged alloy framed on coach roof: 555 x 425 mm
All Hatches have screens.
12 mm white plexi sliding in two U-shaped alloy sections - protected by the molded GRP
12 mm transparent plexi with integrated lock and key - slides into deck mounted U-shape alloy
Excellent, 3 reef points
Never been out of the bag
Fractional, used once, Excellent
Mast Head, OK condition.
Mast Head Runner
.6 fabric, heavy Runner, excellent conditon
Mast Head Asym
.5, Good condition, off shore sail. Fly off penalty pole.
Mast Head Runner
.6 fabric, heavy Runner, fair condition
VMG Mast Head Symetrical
135% Crusing Jib for Furler
Excellent, Used once.
Flat Sail, Strop, bulletproof.
Excellent Condition, Sock for cruising.
Carbon rig, boom and spinnaker poles (ORC and IRC Penalty Pole)
For Genoa: 2 x bolted through deck 4500 x 30 mm
For Main Sheet: 1 x curved track bolted cockpit seats/pedestal 1,800 x 30 mm
For Spinnaker Pole: 1 x on front side mast with blocks up/down 2,500 x 30 mm
For Genoa: 2 fixed Genoa sheet cars to lead Genoa sheets to winches.
4 ball bearing with Toulon balls adjustable under load via 1 : 6 purchase blocks - by cam cleat at
cabin sides by cockpit.
Main Sheet Traveler car with Toulon balls with 1 : 6 purchase side adjustment system and cam
cleats at car.
Spinnaker Car for inboard pole lift track
For mainsheet: Stainless steel polished stir-up with 75 mm ball bearing sheave integrated into
main sheet traveler car. 60 mm ball bearing blocks - one double and 6 single blocks - mainsheet
run below deck and appears just 60 cm forward of main sheet winches.
At backstay: 1 x 100 mm Orbit and 1 x 75 mm single block
1 x 75 mm single foot block below deck
X-Yachts/Frederiksen patented "Power Ratio Magic Wheel, where the power ratio varies from
early 1 : 32 - up to 1 : 100 for Backstay tuning. Line appearing via a 60 mm pivoting low lead
block with cam cleat, mounted at front side of wheel pedestal.
HALYARD AND REEF LINES
6 x 75 mm single high load blocks fixed around mast/deck passage.
For trim lines, Appropriate blocks to control vang, Cunningham and outhaul trim lines to both
sides of the top of the coach roof - to 6 cam cleats on pivoting bases.
Spinnaker sheets blocks, 2 x 60mm and 2 x 75mm high load blocks
Down haul includes 3 x FREDERIKSEN blocks
Multiple Extra Blocks including cheek and Spinnaker guy blocks.
2 x 4 double 60 mm sheaves bolted to coach roof 2 x 4 double 50 mm sheaves bolted on top.
2 x 3 pivoting cam cleats for control of Cunningham, Outhaul and Vang. 2 cam cleats for Genoa
sheet winches. Spinlock XTS x 3 for Main and Spinnaker Halyards.
All tracks, cars, blocks and sheaves are ball bearing FREDERIKSEN or HARKEN.
Primaries: 2 x Harken 56 3 speed
Halyards: 2 x Harken 48 Quarto 2 speed self tailing
Mainsheet: 2 x Harken 48 2 speed self tailing
6 x 10" single with lock - type bi-handles
ADDITIONAL DECK EQUIPMENT
5 x PVC pockets for stowage of halyards, sheets and trim lines.
Teak toe rails on sheer line in front of mast.
Stainless steel engine throttle arm and instrument built into starboard side of cockpit.
Hand operated bilge pump built into port side of cockpit.
2 x electric bilge pumps.
Alloy emergency tiller to fit on top of rudder stock.
MAST & RIGGING
Carbon mast, with masthead with sheave for masthead spinnakers, clevis pin for backstay, Windex and light, platform for B&G carbon wand. Black anodized FREDERIKSEN alloy track for mainsail with boltrope for Racing Main and FREDERIKSEN Batten Car system for Delivery Main.
3 set of airfoil alloy spreaders on bars, swept aft, with seats for diagonals.
Carbon gooseneck with sail attachment and 2 padeyes for securing the luff's reef eyes.
Spinnaker track GF 200 with blocks for carbon Spinnaker pole car.
Anodized alloy mast step with attachment for tie rods and securing bolt.
Guideline for electronic cables.
2 stainless steel rings leading reef and outhaul lines in front of B&G 20/20 instruments.
Hydraulic Mast Jack with pressure gauge for rig tuning.
Hella LED Tricolor Light.
B&G 3000, 5 20/20 displays on the mast. 2x B&G 3000 GFDs in the cockpit and B&G Pilot 3000 at the helm. B&G T7 touch GPS panels with B&G Go wireless to turn any hand held or tablet into a chart plotter repeater on deck.
PC with Expedition and Nobletech Admiral 10.
Hall Quick Vang rod/vang with external 1 : 32 purchase block system by Hall with control lines led to both sides of sliding hatch at turning cam cleat bases. Overhauled in 2016.
For loose footed mainsail. Carbon section NMC B 270, 270 x 105 mm, length 6100 mm, painted white RAL 9003, tapered at inboard end. Outboard end with 3 sheaves for outhaul and 2 reef lines, inboard end with 4 sheaves, 2 for reefs and 2 for outhaul. Internal 1 : 16 purchase outhaul blocks system, all blocks by Frederiksen, led to cam cleats on turning bases on each side of the sliding hatch. Vang fitting, drop through type fitted. LOOPs main sheet blocks webbing fore and aft.
Carbon Fiber Spinnaker Pole IRC Penalty.
Carbon Fiber Spinnaker Pole ORC standard.
All Replaced in 2015, SL-discontinued ROD rig fittings, Sandviken SAF 2205 rod rigging.
Size 30 rod - SL-Turnbuckle - toggle terminal
Size 15 rod - Fork terminal - eye terminal
2 x V1: Size 40 rod - SL turnbuckle
2 x V2: Size 30 rod
2 x V3: Size 22 rod
2 x D1: Size 22 rod - SL turnbuckle
2 x D2: Size 17 rod - SL turnbuckle
2 x D3: Size 15 rod - SL turnbuckle
2 x D4: Size 22 rod
IMX 45's deck is developed to be able to contain a deck recessed furling drum. Furling system by Reckmann.
CARBO® RACING FOIL
Main halyard: 10 mm Spectra, stripped with spliced on shackle
Genoa halyard: 14 mm Spectra, stripped with spliced on snap shackle
Spinnaker halyards: 14 mm Spectra, stripped with spliced on snap shackle
Outhaul: 8 mm Spectra
Reefing lines: 12 mm Spectra
Vang control lines: 8 mm Spectra
Cunningham: 8 mm Spectra
Perm backstay: 8-10-12 mm Spectra
Mainsheet car: 8mm
Genoa sheet cars: 8 mm
Mainsheet: 12 mm Spectra
Genoa sheets: 12 mm Spectra
Freshwater cooled 55 HP 4 cylinder Volvo diesel with S-drive installation, mounted on shock
absorbing rubber mounts at the GRP molded engine bed. Engine removed and gone through in 2014/2015. Motor Mounts and Sail drive gasket replaced. Approximately 1000 hours.
Water separation filter on the fuel supply. Groco Bronze Strainer and Racor separator. Two Water intake ports.
Engine compartment in a molded, 3 part GRP box, sound insulated with fireproof closed cell
The stainless steel engine lever arm is built into recessed area in starboard side of cockpit by
The engine panel with acoustic alarm for temperature and battery charging is built into the
molded wheel pedestal.
High Output 130 amp/H electronic alternator with Sterling regulator.
Additional Alternator with built in Regulator used as a spare for offshore passage.
Rebuilt in 2016, 2 blade geared Slim line racing propeller Flex-O-Fold 18 x 14.
160 liter alloy fuel tank with shut off valve, water separator, deck fill cap, air vent led to transom,
"built in" bulkhead as well as fuel level gauge with analog out read by Navigation station. The
fuel tank is securely bolted to the yacht's internal structure and situated below the port aft cabin
FRESH WATER INSTALLATION
218 liter stainless steel fresh water tank with deck fill cap, level gauge and air vent led to s/s
galley sink, is securely bolted to the yacht's internal structure and situated below the starboard
main cabin sofa.
Electrical pressure water pump supplying both the galley and the head.
Hot water tank
Removable plastic forward tank 25 gallons. (Bermuda Race compliant)
Replaced standard X-Yachts electrical Panel with Blue Sea panel, eliminating soldier connections. Additional breakers added.
12 x 12 V halogen spotlights for bulkhead position.
13 x 12 V LED lights built into the molded GRP deck head liner.
1 x 12 V LED spotlight on flexible arm for Navigation.
Red/green LED Navigation light at bow pulpit, white stern Navigation light at port aft pushpit, White engine steaming Navigation light for front side of mast supplied loose with cable to run on deck to plug at Navigation station, white light at mast head for Windex.
Foredeck and spreader lights.
Replaced Mast wires in 2016 when Hella Tricolor added.
1 x 70 amp Mastervolt AMG battery for start of engine. Mastervolt AGM 4D 160 Amp Hour Battery (2015) fixed below port main cabin sofa. Battery switch installed to allow house batteries to be used to start engine.
Mastervolt 12/2000 (120V/60Hz) (sine wave) w/110V plugs in Head, Galley, Electronics locker,
Navigation Station, Hot Water Heater.
Mastervolt System Manager MICC
12 V cooling compressor type Danfoss Coolmatic CU 84 mounted at cooling box.
12 V electrical keel bilge pump.
12 V high output bilge pump.
Hand Bilge Pump in Cockpit.
Hand Bilge Pump in Starboard aft cabin.
3 x 20 m 14 mm polyester mooring warps
4 x air filled X-Yachts fenders, with logo and Xcelsior name.
1 x 15 kgs Bruce type anchor, 10 meter chain
100 Meter ¾” Anchor Warp
80 Meter 5/8” Anchor Warp
1 x 4 KG Aluminum Racing Anchor, 3 meter chain and nylon rhode.
6 x US Coast Guard Approved fire extinguishers.
“When designing the IMX 45 the goals were set high from the beginning. The deck layout, the
sail and rig plan should not only suit the experienced and demanding race sailor, it should also
make the owner capable of converting his racer into a summer holiday cruiser with a minimum
time and effort. The X-Yachts design team decided to go for a high standard interior integrating
many fine details and using only high-level quality materials. First class teak veneers are
applied on first class marine plywood and another feature is the laminated curved teak trims
surrounding the tabletops".
Features such as the molded-in nonskid on the decks, toe rails only on the foredeck to allow for
a hard-hiking crew, and adjustable foot braces for the main trimmer and the helmsman, all show
that X-Yachts knows that details make a superior boat.
As with all X-Yachts, the IMX-45 has as its backbone an H-frame assembly of galvanized steel
girders, glassed into the hull and tying the keel, hull, and mast together. The structure is strong
enough to also anchor the single lifting point for the entire boat, which means the IMX-45-all
20,000 pounds of it-can be lifted by a polyester strap, led through a small access hatch in the
Designed with a fine bow, medium displacement, and a relatively wide beam, the IMX-45 sails
well on all points of sail. It is rare to find a boat that can compete at the highest levels while still
offering the accommodations and ease of handling desired for family cruising.
Xcelsior is quite possibly the best IMX-45 ever commissioned and she is the only such model
being offered for sale in the US. The owner went to great lengths to make certain he outfitted
the boat with the best equipment available every step of the way. Family commitments and time
restraints drive the need to find another yachtsman who desires only the best in a racer/cruiser.
Thoroughbred Yacht Sales offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.