X-Yachts IMX 40: Rocket

X-Yachts IMX 40 is the Hot new design from Niels Jeppesen and Niels Ditmar

2nd May 2001.
By Staff

img6022The latest from X-Yachts of Denmark is the IMX 40, a racer/cruiser with the emphasis on racing. The first IMX 40s have had great success in European events this summer. Hull #1, Courrier Nord, won the IRM Championship (IRC Group 1) and placed first in the IRC Group 1 fleet in the Hoya Round the Island Race. Hull #3 placed fifth overall at the IMS European Championship at Punta Ala in June, beaten only by IMS 50-footers.

img6021The hull is vacuum-bagged vinylester resin with biaxial and unidirectional E glass incorporating varying thickness Divinicell in the outer skin. The mast and boom are carbon-fiber and built by Nordic Mast. The backstay is adjusted with a line driven system using a Frederickson shaft and drum below deck. X-Yachts claims that the system is quicker and smoother than a hydraulic system and will allow the mainsheet trimmer to put as much as 2800 kgs. of load on the backstay. Deck hardware is either Fredericksen or Harken depending on the buyer’s preference. Running rigging is Vectran and Spectra.

The engine is a 40-horsepower Volvo MD 2040-s saildrive with a two-blade Flex-O-Fold racing propeller. The 25-gallon fuel tank is located below the port main cabin sofa. Fresh water capacity is 50 gallons and located opposite the fuel tank below the starboard sofa.

Over 35 of the boats are on order with a current delivery date for new orders of spring, 2001.

Boat Specifications

LOA 39.69 ft 12.10 m
LWL 34.28 ft 10.45 m
Beam 12.47 ft 3.8 m
Draft 8.04 ft 2.45 m

Sail Areas

Mainsail 514.7 ft2 48.1 m2
150 Genoa 585.6 ft2 54.4 m2
145 Genoa 566.2 ft2 52.6 m2
112 Genoa 437 ft2 40.6 m2
Spinnaker 1412.3 ft2 131.2 m2

The IMX 40 has been built in accordance with the European CE-Certification and meets the requirements of the CE-directive 94/25/CE for recreational crafts.

X-Yachts USA
P.O. Box 3316
Annapolis, MD 21403
phone: (410) 268-8098, (800)926-2878
fax: (410) 268-8008

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