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$241,194 Listed price: €169,950

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82 Gosport Street , Hampshire
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+44(0)1590 673715

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Make X-Yachts
Model X-442
Year 1997
Condition Used
Price €169,950
Type Sail
Class Sloop
Length 13.5 m
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fibreglass
Location Port Napoleon, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Tax Status Tax Paid
LOA 13.5 m
Length at Water Line 11.2 m
Beam 4.15 m
Max Draft 2.3 m
Min. Draft 2.3 m
Keel Type Fin
Displacement 9700 kg
Ballast 4300 kg
Engine Type Inboard
Engine Make Yanmar
Engine Model 4JH3E
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Year 1997
Power 50 hp
Drive Type Sail Drive
Propeller Type 2 Blade
Folding Propeller Yes
Propeller Material Bronze
Engine usage (hours) 1000
  • Bimini Top
  • Spray hood
  • Mainsail Cover
Electrical Equipment
  • Shore power inlet
  • Generator
  • Inverter
  • Depthsounder
  • Radar
  • Log-speedometer
  • Wind speed and direction
  • Repeater(s)
  • Navigation center
  • Plotter
  • Autopilot
  • Radio
  • Compass
  • CD player
  • GPS
  • Cockpit speakers
  • VHF
Inside Equipment
  • Bow thruster
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Oven
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Marine head
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Refrigerator
  • Fresh water maker
  • Battery charger
Outside Equipment/Extras
  • Teak cockpit
  • Teak sidedecks
  • Cockpit table
  • Swimming ladder
  • Steering wheel
  • Electric winch
  • Spinnaker pole
  • Fully battened mainsail
  • Storm jib
  • Spinnaker
  • Gennaker/Cruising spinnaker
  • Furling genoa
  • Trisail
Designer Niels Jeppesen
Builder X-Yachts
Cabins 3
Double Berths 3
Single Berths 1
Heads 2
Fuel Tanks 180 litres
Fresh Water Tanks 300 litres
Holding Tanks 2
Hull Shape Monohull
Windlass Electric Windlass


Very smart white-hulled performance cruiser from X-Yachts in Denmark. Lightly used and still under her first ownership. Ideal for both bluewater cruising and racing.




A great performance cruiser example of the hugely popular Niels Jeppesen-designed X-Yachts X-442. Launched in 1998, and still in her original ownership, XII BAR BLUES is particularly appealing thanks to her excellent condition and comprehensive cruising specification. Used for just 2-3 months of each year, and having covered just 20,000 miles since launch, XII BAR BLUES is stored ashore when out of commission.


Her specification highlights include:

  • 3-cabin, 2-head layout
  • Custom interior arrangement with enlarged forepeak (to create potential crew cabin with pipecot)
  • Teak decks
  • White painted topsides
  • Epoxy system for underwater sections
  • Folding propeller
  • Retractable bowthruster
  • Recently upgraded AGM service batteries
  • High output alternator
  • Twin chargers plus integral 3kw inverter
  • Fischer Panda 5kva generator
  • Spectra watermaker
  • Eberspacher 8kw diesel heating system
  • Air-conditioning to starboard aft cabin
  • Keel-cooled refrigerator
  • B&G Hercules navigation instruments with mast-mounted 20/20’s
  • Radar mounted on carbon transom pole
  • PC system with plotter software
  • SSB radio
  • Thrane & Thrane satcom system
  • Rod standing rigging – replaced 2011
  • Andersen winches including electric halyard winch
  • Carbon spinnaker pole
  • North Sails wardrobe
  • Symmetric and asymmetric cruising chute spinnakers with snuffers
  • Removable inner forestay for staysail
  • Bimini, sprayhood and awning



  • New mainsail (2017)
  • New Sprayhood fitted 2021
  • Most skin fittings replaced (2019/20/21)
  • Domestic batteries replaced (2019)
  • All machinery (engine, generator, watermaker, aircon) all serviced and winterized August 2021
  • Refrigeration compressors checked 2021
  • Toilet in forward heads replaced 2021
  • New leather cover to steering wheel 2020


Part 1 British Registered, EU and UK* VAT paid and 100% ready to go, XII BAR BLUES represents a fantastic opportunity to acquire one of the very finest examples of this popular Scandinavian-built performance bluewater cruising yachts.


(* Possibility of retaining UK VAT-paid status provided vessel is shipped/transported back to the UK water at Buyer’s cost prior to 30th June 2022 – please contact us for further details)




XII Bar Blues was conceived as a cruising yacht to be equipped for comfortable long-distance sailing whilst providing the outstanding sailing performance for which X-Yachts are justifiably famous. The yacht was shown at the London Earls Court boat show and the detailed specification of numerous modifications to the standard specification were developed in close cooperation with the designer and factory.


We chose the X-442 over other yachts because of the strength, integrity and quality of her construction (including the X-Yachts massive, galvanised floor frame which takes all rig and keel loads). All scantlings, right from the laminate of the hull and decks to the dimensions and choice of materials for the rudder stock, keel bolts and chainplates are controlled and approved by the highly respected American Bureau of Shipping


XII Bar Blues has cruised successfully in the English Channel, The Iberian Peninsula & Algarve, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. She has a 14-day trans-Atlantic crossing to her credit and is quite capable of 200 miles a day in the right conditions. Apart from the ARC crossing she has never been raced.


Since 2006 she has been kept ashore apart from the two or three months of the year when she cruises the western Mediterranean.


In 2010/11/12 she was the subject of a substantial refit which included;

  • Renewal of the solid rod standing rigging
  • A new 5Kva generator
  • Painting in white Awlgrip in the style of the new X-yachts.
  • The addition of a retractable bow thruster to facilitate ‘Mediterranean” mooring
  • Electric Halyard winch (which also furls the headsail)
  • Air conditioning fitted to the starboard aft cabin
  • Replacement of the underwater epoxy protection




The X-442 embodies all the experience and the know-how gained by X-Yachts in creating a true sea going, comfortable cruising yacht, a yacht that combines high level technology with outstanding choice of lines, materials and equipment.


Production Years: 1993 — 2003 Number Built: 127




In 1979, one of today’s most successful and quality orientated production yards was established in Denmark.

During the 1980’s, X-Yachts designed and built winning IOR yachts for World Class Racing. Our success with this market attracted the attention of the cruising market, which was then looking for fast, high quality and comfortable sailing yachts. It seemed very clear to us that we should use our boat building experience from the fast racers and combine this with building high performance cruising yachts.


Throughout the 1990’s, X-Yachts Range of Performance Cruisers was established. The X-412 was the first model in the new line, and was followed by the X-512, X-382, IMX 38, X-442, X-362, X-332, X-302, X-612, X-482 and finally, in 1999, the X-562.




Hull Construction:

  • GRP hull laminated in polyester resin, hand laid-up with a foam-cored divinycell sandwich construction.
  • Solid laminate around deck fittings with embedded alloy plate
  • Solid laminate at to keel frame and rudder fittings
  • Galvanised steel matrix transferring rig and keel loads
  • Gelshield epoxy protection from new (renewed 2011/12)
  • White Awlgrip finish to hull and coachroof 2010/11


Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • GRP deck laminated in polyester resin, hand laid-up with a sandwich construction.
  • Exposed deck surfaces finished in Awlgrip and non-slip finish
  • Teak deck, cockpit sole and seating and bathing platform.


Keel & Rudder:

  • Ballast fin keel with iron fin and lead bulb
  • GRP rudder blade with aluminium alloy rudder stock and low-friction needle bearings




Engine & gearbox:

  • Yanmar 4JH3E 4 cylinder naturally aspired diesel engine providing 50HP @ 3,800 rpm
  • Yanmar S-Drive gearbox  - saildrive diaphragm replaced 2005 (inspected annually)
  • Freshwater engine cooling using raw water inlet and heat exchanger.


Engine Hours:

  • Engine hours: estimated approx. 1,000 as of Autumn 2020
  • Date of last engine service – August 2021


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Sleipner retractable bow thruster with wireless control (2011)
  • Radice 2-bladed folding propeller
  • Extra-large “destroyer” type steering wheel (new leather cover 2020)
  • Custom steering pedestal frame in stainless steel to house radar display
  • Emergency steering gear




Voltage systems:

  • 12vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC start circuit and 230v AC via shorepower and inverter


Battery Banks:

  • 1x Optima Red Top spiral bound 12vDC engine start battery
  • 1x Optima Blue Top spiral bound 12vDC electric winch battery
  • 12vDC Lifeline AGM domestic batteries (420 amp/hour) – 2019
  • Victron battery monitor
  • Engine and winch batteries can be linked


Charging / Inverter:

  • Victron 12/3000/120 120Amp battery charger for domestic batteries with integral 3kw inverter - 2018
  • Victron 15amp charger for engine start & electric winch batteries



  • Balmar 150 amp alternator with Balmar smart regulator and upgraded Altmount serpentine drive belt and pulley (2013)
  • “smart” splitter for domestic/engine batteries



  • Fischer Panda 5 Kva generator fitted gas/water splitter in exhaust system (2011/13)
  • Generator hours – estimated approx. 500 as of Autumn 2021
  • Date of last generator service - August 2021


Other Electrical:

  • Shore power connection and cable fitted with a galvanic Isolator
  • 2 twin outlet USB charging ports at chart table
  • 12v outlets in cockpit and anchor locker




Fresh Water:

  • 12vDC pressure system
  • Hot water supplied via engine cooling with calorifier or via 220vAC immersion heater element
  • Hot & cold pressurised water to galley, heads and shower



  • Spectra 380c watermaker (60l/hr)


Bilge Pumps:

  • 1x electric bilge pump with control at chart table
  • 2x manual bilge pumps (in cockpit and below decks)



  • Most skin fittings replaced (2019/20/21)





  • Approx. 180 litres diesel capacity


Fresh Water:

  • Approx. 300 litres fresh water capacity


Holding tanks:

  • Holding tanks to forward (90 litres) and aft (100 litres) heads with electronic diverter valves




  • Dell computer with SatC and Maxsea navigation software.
  • Raymarine radar fitted to custom carbon radar pole with provision for canting
  • B&G Hercules instrument system with:
  • 3 mast- mounted 20/20 displays
  • 1 x 20/20 display & 2 MFD displays over main hatch
  • I MFD display at chart table
  • Heel angle sensor
  • Barometric pressure sensor
  • Sonic Speed transducers for accuracy (no impeller – no weed/barnacles)
  • Depth transducer
  • Water temperature
  • Halcyon Fluxgate compass and additional fluxgate compass as backup
  • Autopilot processor and ram
  • Computer interface
  • A&T Instruments autopilot control head (2021)
  • Leica ap Navigator Mk10 Differential GPS
  • Navtex receiver fitted active antenna
  • Connections for Yeoman plotter and Weatherfax software


Communications Equipment:

  • ICOM IC-M701 SSB transceiver with dedicated whip antenna
  • ICOM DSC VHF Transceiver fitted permanent switchable emergency antenna
  • Thrane & Thrane TT-3022D SatC terminal for GMDSS integration(currently deactivated)
  • Vesper AIS transponder with antenna splitter
  • External antenna for Iridium satellite phone. (phone not included in sale)





  • Twin stainless steel sinks with hot & cold pressurised water supply.
  • 2-burner gimballed gas cooker with oven
  • Top-opening fridge
  • Refrigerator fitted with keel-cooled and air-cooled compressors (run fridge out of the water)
  • General Ecology Seagull water filter and dedicated tap in galley
  • Salt water supply (currently disconnected as tap used for filtered fresh water supply)
  • Nespresso coffee machine



  • Jabsco manual seawater heads – forward heads replaced 2021
  • Heads shower with hot & cold pressurised hand-held shower head


Heating & Air-Conditioning:

  • Eberspacher 8Kw heater with outlets to all cabins and aft head (to dry wet weather gear)
  • 220vAC Air conditioning unit for starboard aft cabin
  • 12vDC ventilation fans in all cabins



  • Pioneer Radio/CD player fitted active antenna



Summary of Accommodation:

  • Up to 7 berths in total three cabins, plus saloon, along with two heads and sail locker in forepeak
  • The 442 is an attractive, modern cruising boat with twin double guest cabins aft and a large spacious double owner’s cabin forward.
  • The chart table and aft head are on either side of the companionway ladder, placing the navigator close to the cockpit and providing a good wet locker for dripping foul weather gear.
  • The galley runs along the starboard side of the saloon.
  • The wraparound dinette is opposite to port.


Accommodation Features:

  • Small (coffee/cocktails) and Large (dining) cockpit tables
  • All saloon upholstery (leather) covered, from new, with vinyl covers
  • Saloon table drops to provide double berth with infill
  • Fitted linen for all bunks
  • Lee cloths in aft cabins and saloon
  • Vinyl covers for saloon and aft cabins
  • Custom rail in aft heads for wet gear
  • Custom wine glass stowage
  • Owners forward cabin has custom bookshelf and the standard “desk” removed
  • Custom washboard stowage




  • Standard Sparcraft 3 spreader rig with solid rod standing rigging (all standing rigging replaced 2011)
  • Removable Inner forestay with Wichard tensioner and checkstays (in Dyneema) and associated deck gear. Used for staysail and storm jib.
  • All Halyards in Dyneema
  • Checkstays
  • Hydraulic backstay tensioner
  • Internal lazyjacks
  • Carbon Spinnaker pole and associated gear
  • Frederiksen car system for fully-battened main sail
  • Harken Furler with split drum
  • Solid kicker with gas strut
  • Static diffuser for lightning protection
  • Halyard “parking” rail at mast foot
  • Mast foot secured to mast step
  • Frederiksen blocks and tracks throughout
  • All running rigging in Dyneema – all control lines led to cockpit
  • “German” mainsheet system
  • Fixed and adjustable genoa cars
  • Open sheave turning blocks by halyard winches to allow cross winching of control lines
  • Pad-eyes to toerail for outboard sheeting positions



  • Oversize Andersen stainless steel winches
  • Electric halyard winch to port side (also furls headsail)



  • North Sails Dacron fully-battened mainsail – 2017 (excellent condition)
  • North Sails laminate 130% furling genoa – 1997 (good condition)
  • North Sails Dacron 100% furling genoa – 1997 (good condition)
  • North Sails Dacron battened staysail – 1997 (very little used)
  • North Sails Dacron storm jib – 1997 (unused)
  • North Sails 0.9oz triradial symmetrical spinnaker - 1997 (little used)
  • Sander Sails 1.5oz triradial running symmetrical spinnaker - 2002 (little used)
  • Sander Sails 1.5oz asymmetrical (cruising chute) – little used
  • Spinnakers all fitted with snuffers by North or ATN of Florida



  • Access for single point lift with accredited shackles and lifting strop
  • Gates in guardrails port and starboard
  • Carbon Radar pole to starboard quarter
  • Sea water deck wash in anchor locker
  • Hot and Cold deck shower in cockpit
  • Crane and rail mounting for outboard motor (motor not included)
  • All cockpit lockers have gas struts
  • Additional folding pad-eyes to foredeck for jackstay anchorage and dinghy stowage
  • Folding pad-eyes in cockpit for jackstays


Anchoring & Mooring:

  • Custom stemhead fitting with twin rollers
  • Custom fairleads
  • Lofrans 12vDC anchor windlass with wired and wireless remote control
  • 25Kg Rocna Anchor with 80m of 10mm chain


Covers & Canvas:

  • Bimini (adjustable athwartships or fore & aft) new fabric 2019
  • Awning (fully battened - covers from mast to backstay)
  • Mainsail cover
  • Canvas covers for steering wheel, hatches, winches and backstay pump




General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.


Grabau International offers the details of all vessels in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or warranty the condition of any vessel and the details do not constitute a part of any contract. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. All vessels are offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Grabau International provides professional yacht conveyancing and legal transfer of title for all yachts as per the ABYA Code of Practice with all deposit payments and final balance payments processed through secure dedicated client accounts solely for that purpose. Our dedicated client accounts are written in trust at Natwest Bank and we are fully insured.

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Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9BD
United Kingdom
+44(0)1590 673715

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