International Class Association

X-35: All The Facts

X-35: All The Facts

X-35 One Design · A Star Performer

The vision behind the design was to create a sporty and simple yacht to sail, with extremely pleasing lines. Below deck she provides comforts suitable not only for the crew after racing, but also for the active family during a weekend trip or for holiday cruising.

The X-35 is an exciting yacht to race around the buoys, no matter what the conditions. With the open transom, large working cockpit, full width steering wheel and all control lines on hand at both sides, she delivers smiles all round.

The X-35 World and European Championships are now well established, supported by large fleets at Kiele Woche and the Copa Del Rey.


The X-35 is not only designed to perform in close fleet racing, but also as a fast sailing yacht during summer cruises. She proves this time and time again, and gives her owner and crew much pleasure in all conditions.

Her hull, keel and rudder configuration gives the helmsman a very light and direct feel of the yacht, and she responds immediately to minor corrections. The sail plan, with the powerful main sail and 106% max jib, has the ability to accelerate the X-35 out of tacks, and keep her in the fast lane upwind. The non-overlapping jib makes it easy for a shorthanded crew or family to sail the X-35, and an optional furling headstay converts the X-35 into a family friendly yacht.

Hoisting the spinnaker downwind will bring a smile to the face of any sailor who likes to be on board a yacht that needs little encouragement to step up a gear or two.

Class Rules

From the outset the X-35 was meant to be a strict one design class to ensure racing on a high and equal level. The class rules are based on “Closed Rules” according to ISAF standard.

In so doing the owners and crews can concentrate on sailing the X-35s and select the best tactics to win races and have fun together with their fellow competitors.

Easy Handling

Much attention has been paid to details on deck to make the X-35 easy to handle. Her cockpit is open and functional with a pleasingly clean layout. Her large wheel allows the helmsman to have a good view of the foresail, yet requires very little effort to steer her through the sea.

Her refined control line system, on top of the coach roof, keeps the cockpit clutter-free, and allows easy and simple handling for both family and crew.

A special feature is the jib in-hauler system for improved and effective jib control, which runs neatly under the deck and back to the cockpit.

All the deck equipment has been specially selected from top market brands, in accordance with the X-35’s superior design and high performance criteria.

X-35 Interior

The X-35 has sleeping accommodation for eight persons, and will comfortably take a family of four out on a summer holiday cruise.

The mahogany interior gives the saloon a welcoming feeling, and the forward double cabin is roomy and has additional storage below the berth and in the wardrobe.

During racing the saloon table can be removed to create space for storing additional sails.

Craftmanship & Durability

The split pantry and navigation section includes a gas stove with two jets and oven, a sink, storage for cutlery and a coolbox. The main switchboard can be fully controlled from the seat in front of the navigation area, and there is plenty of room for any navigation and electronic equipment needed by the owner.

The mahogany interior is hand-polished with a satin finish; and the superb joinery reflects X-Yachts traditional craftsmanship, not only when new but also in the future.

The glass fibre components, such as the engine box and the toilet section, are finished in a high gloss gelcoat that gives a modern and fresh look and, with the glass fibre head innerliner, comfort below deck is guaranteed in both
warm and cold weather.


X-35 One Design DIMENSIONS
 Hull Length  10.61 m  34.81 ft
 LWL  9.12 m  29.91 ft
 Beam Max  3.27 m  10.70 ft
 Draft – Standard  2.15 m  7.05 ft
 Ballast – Standard  1,700 kg  3,748 lbs
 Displacement – Light  4,300 kg  9,780 lbs
 Engine (Diesel)  14.5 kW  20 HP
Sail Areas (Standard)
 Mainsail  40.1 m2  431.6 ft2
 108% Genoa  33.9 m2  364.9 ft2
 105% Furling Genoa  31.9 m2  343.4 ft2
 Spinnaker – All Purpose  105.7 m2  1,137.8 ft2