the Xc 35 is a compact cruiser with a big heart. Launched 2014, the model has already picked up the award for ‘Boat of the Year 2015′ in the ’31ft – 40ft Category’ in Sail Magazine’s annual awards. The Xc 35 shares the same DNA heritage as her bigger Xcruising sisters, offering a perfect compromise between cruising comfort and sailing performance.
She is a compact but surprisingly well equipped blue water cruising yacht with smooth hull line, a stylish yet practical cockpit and uncluttered but functional deck layout. Easily sailed short-handed, she can also accommodate guests with a two double cabin layout, spacious saloon and ample storage.
Above deck, there is a keel-stepped tapered mast section, with discontinuous rod rigging as standard, and powerful backstay adjustment for complete control. A furling headstay as standard makes for stress-free short-handed sailing, with twin wheels, six large self-tailing winches and an under-deck mainsheet system led aft from the coachroof, which allows for full cockpit tent coverage.
There are generous cockpit lockers aft and to starboard, and a large self-draining locker to accommodate multiple gas bottles. An optional stainless steel A-frame conceals and protects the anchor, as well as providing a tack point position from which to fly downwind asymmetric spinnakers.
The Xc 35 is offered in a spacious two cabin layout, with two generous double berths and a comfortable heads with shower as standard. Ventilation and natural light are maximised throughout thanks to opening aluminium-framed portlights with a stylish chrome finish and frameless flush-mounted deck skylights.
The interior is highly practical in Nordic Oak veneer on all wooden surfaces and with floorboards in teak laminate and varnished to a satin finish. High-quality materials are used throughout, including Corian worktops in the L-shaped galley, toughened glass splashback, and comfortable cushions and mattresses.