Mark Cameron Yachts

X-Yachts X-55


Seriously for sale, offers invited.



Lying: Nr. Venice, Italy

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelX-Yachts X-55
DesignerNiels Jeppesen
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingNr. Venice, Italy


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with external ballast keel
Keel TypeFin Keel


EngineYanmar 4JH4-HTE 4 cylinder turbo-charged diesel engine producing 110hp. Yanmar reduction gearbox. Freshwater engine cooling using raw water inlet and heat exchanger.
Engine Hours1500
Fuel Capacity400l


Drinking Water Capacity550l


IL COLORE DEL VENTO is a beautifully-presented one owner example of ‘European Yacht of the Year’ winning X-Yachts X-55. Professionally maintained by a former America’s Cup sailor and industry professional. She is fitted out with a comprehensive specification for fast, comfortable cruising and competitive club racing.
Launched in 2007, during her short life, IL COLORE DEL VENTO has been used for a combination of family cruising (approx three weeks a year in the Adriatic area) and club racing with friends, where she has proven to be hugely competitive with numerous line honours and overall wins.

Her specification highlights include:-
3-cabin, 3-head layout plus additional crew cabin/head forward

2.90m medium draft keel option
Nordic Masts carbon fibre mast with carbon Park Avenue boom
Millenium Sails carbon sail wardrobe plus both symmetric and asymmetric spinnakers
Harken electric winch package
Yanmar 110hp engine
3-bladed folding prop
Retractable bowthruster
24vDC domestic system
Kohler 6.5kw generator
Spectra watermaker
Reverse-cycle air-conditioning
Eberspacher diesel heating
Fridge and fridge/freezer
Electric heads
Holding tanks
Complete B&G Hercules H3000 instrument package with mast-mounted 20/20’s
Raymarine radar plotter
Marine PC
Teak decks
Sprayhood and bimini
Carbon passarelle

IL COLOURE DEL VENTO is now offered for immediate sale. With her owner having his next yacht already in build all serious offers are invited.

Elegant, fast and comfortable, the X-55 is the yacht designed to fulfil your dreams and enhance your passion. The keywords are speed, style and innovation, without compromise. Pure aesthetic pleasure with exceptional performance; designed by craftsmen and top sailors to enable you and your family days of relaxation and pleasurable cruising, whilst taking the ambitious racing sailor first over the finish line.

A sheer delight to sail. With the extremely light cable steering, it is possible to steer her lightly and sensitively with one hand while sitting on the side deck; the view of the telltales on the head sails are perfect from either helm position.
Safety and strength are of vital importance to our naval engineers. All X-Yachts are built in accordance with the European CE-Certification and fulfil the standards of the ABS Hull Certification. The core feature of X-Yachts is the legendary hot-galvanised high-strength steel bottom frame: just ask any X-Yacht owner.
The long foredeck and the short distinctive coach roof make the deck layout look clean, elegant and timeless. We pay attention to detail and some of the notable features that emphasis this are the newly designed flush curved deck hatches as well as the anchor launch system, allowing you to anchor easily in every bay whether you wish to stop for a swim or stay overnight.
The X-55 gives you the feel of being in complete control behind the large steering wheels, while the yacht, with her harmonious hull lines, is gliding smoothly through the water. All control lines are led back under deck to the two halyard winches mounted on the coach roof, and a dedicated halyard cockpit locker has been integrated in the cockpit floor. The neatly recessed sprayhood is easily unfolded.
The functional cockpit offers ideal conditions for handling the yacht, as well as relaxing while at sea or in port. Harmony of form and function is the defining feature of an X-Yacht, guaranteeing you the pure pleasure of sailing. Ample storage facilities are provided in the two large cockpit lockers at the rear. For safety reasons the cockpit compartment fits a life raft, and all lines are led under deck. Elegant cleats and the under deck Genoa furler are further examples of exquisite details that make all the difference.
The detailed workmanship, the carefully selected teak veneers and the furniture fittings built to the highest standards, all mirror the ambitions and attitude of X-Yachts. In the spacious saloon with plenty of natural and artificial light, and the perfectly equipped galley, you and your guests can enjoy a relaxing dinner after a pleasant day on the water.
The X-55 is the proud winner of the title “European Yacht of the Year 2007”. A member of the jury said: “The X-55 is one of the few boats in the market that satisfies both the regatta sailor and the long-distance cruiser.”

Production Years: 2005 — 2012 - Number Built: 34

“Despite the best attempts of many imitators, there’s no doubt that X-Yachts still retains its long-held reputation as undisputed leader of the cruiser-racer segment. Each new model remains faithful to the company’s well-established principles but somehow manages to add a little extra to the pleasure of sailing.

The new 55 is now the top end of X-Yachts’ production range. Beyond that length, the Xs are built as semi-customs, tailored to meet their owners’ specifications, as were the imposing X-73 and the recent new generation Mediterranean cruiser the IMX 70. However, in terms of philosophy, aesthetics and design, the 55 is an X-Yacht through and through. In fact, it’s one of the best models in the entire range. “

Fare Vela Magazine


RCD Status:

The yacht is built to CE Boat Category A-ocean, with “Det Norske Veritas” as the Notified Body.
Hull Construction:
Hull and deck are built in a sandwich construction of vinylester and isolatic polyester resin and biaxial E-glass fabric.
Core material is 25-30mm compressed Divinycell with a density of 80-120kg/ m3.
Solid laminate is used around the keel, rudder and throughhull fittings for maximum strength.
X-Yachts integrated galvanised steel girder system, accepting loads from the keel and rig, laminated to hull and bulkheads.
White gelcoat topsides with dark X-Yachts stripes.
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Teak on cockpit sole and seats – recently replaced
Teak on side decks
Teak on central part of coachroof
GRP instrument console over sliding hatch for instruments
Keel & Rudder:
The keel consists of an antimony hardened lead bulb with a cast iron fin for high strength and low centre of gravity.
The keel is protected with a layer of GRP and faired with polyester filler for improved effectiveness.
GRP balanced rudder blade


Engine & gearbox:

Yanmar 4JH4-HTE 4 cylinder turbo-charged diesel engine producing 110hp
Yanmar reduction gearbox
Freshwater engine cooling using raw water inlet and heat exchanger.
Water-cooled exhaust system in reinforced rubber hose through silencer and appropriate fitting.
Single lever throttle/gear control.
Maintenance & Performance:
Engine hours – approx 1,500 as of March 2018
Date of last engine service: Engine serviced annually
Turbo-charger replaced 2017
Propulsion & Steering:
Twin Jeffa carbon fibre helm wheels
3-bladed Flex-O-Fold feathering propeller
MAX Power VIP 150 24vDC retractable bowthruster with control at helm pedestal
Emergency steering gear


Voltage systems:

24vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC start circuit and 230v AC via shorepower, generator or inverter
Battery Banks:
1x 12vDC 55Ah engine and generator start battery - 2018
8x 12vDC 120Ah service batteries joined in parallel and series to supply 4810h @ 24vDC
Kohler 6.5kw 220vAC diesel generator
Generator hours – approx 350 as of March 2018
Date of last generator service – serviced annually
Charging / Inverter:
Mastervolt MASS Combi 24/2000 – 60A combination battery charger and inverter
Mastervolt battery monitor with inverter control, at nav station
12vDC engine-mounted alternator for charging start battery
24vDC engine-mounted alternator for charging service bank
Other Electrical:
X-Yachts’ main switchboard includes 30 automatic fuses, three analogue meters, one for monitoring actual voltage of service- and engine battery bank and two for monitoring actual level in fuel and water tanks.
A 24 V DC system runs throughout the yacht. All cables are terminated in a "dry" GRP box fitted behind the electrical panel.
12vDC sockets
220vAC shore power system with 220vAC ring main and power sockets internally


Fresh Water:

24vDC pressure system with pressure pump and accumulator tank
Hot water supplied via engine cooling with 40 litre calorifier or via 230vAC immersion heater element from shore power
Hot & cold pressurised water to galley, heads and shower at stern platform
24vDC Spectra Newport 700 MkII reverse-osmosis watermaker producing approx 110 litres per hour
Bilge Pumps:
Manual bilge pump in cockpit
High capacity electric bilge pump with manual override at DC panel
4x 24vDC shower drain pumps
Gas System:
Gas locker in the separate drained compartment
Other Plumbing:
Saltwater anchor chain washdown in bow locker



The fuel tank capacity of 400 litres in two aluminium fuel tanks
VDO analogue tank level gauge, deck fill, separator incl. filter and shut off valve.
Fresh Water:
550 litres fresh water capacity in 2x stainless steel tanks
Analogue water tank gauges at chart table
Holding Tanks:
Holding tanks for each heads
Tanks discharge directly overboard or via deck evacuation point.


On Deck:

B&G H3000 Hercules system with wind, speed, depth and rudder angle transducers with displays at companionway
5x B&G H3000 20/20 multi-repeaters at mast
B&G H3000 ACP 2 Gyro rate autopilot
Suunto lit steering compass at helm pedestal
At Chart Table:
Raymarine E80 colour GPS radar Chartplotter with closed array radar scanner side-mounted on mast
Marine PC with LCD screen at chart table with GPS and plotter functionality
D-Link Wi-Fi access point
Communications Equipment:
Simrad RS82 VHF with DSC
Second station for VHF in cockpit



Twin stainless steel sinks with single lever mixing tap.
Techimpex 3-burner stove with oven and grill
Isotherm 24vDC water cooled freezing, top opening box
Isotherm 24vDC 85L fridge, front opening
1x Tecma 24vDC electric heads for master cabin heads
2x Jabsco manual marine heads for guest cabins with electric valves
1x Jabsco manual marine crew cabin heads
Heads showers in all heads with automatic temperature control and electric pump out
Heating & Ventilation:
HFL 220vAC reverse-cycle air-conditioning system
Eberspacher Hydronic diesel-fired hot air/water heating system with outlets in all cabins
Ventilation consisting of opening skylights, dorade and opening portlights
Samsung LCD TV in saloon with DVD
Sony CD/Radio with speakers
Pioneer stereo system with speakers in saloon and 2 x waterproof speakers in cockpit


Summary of Accommodation:

Aft cockpit layout with three double cabins, each with ensuite heads, plus further crew cabin in forepeak with ensuite heads and shower.
Accommodation Finish:
The yacht’s wooden interior is teak in hand polished satin finish.
The honeycomb-cored floorboards are made with 4 mm teak surfaces and allow access to the bilge, whereas the companionway steps are laminated curved teak with no lacquer for improved grip.
White synthetic stone counters in galley and heads
Teak fiddles between galley and seating area and also galley area facing chart table
Blue leather upholstery in saloon dinette and chart table
White leather upholstery to starboard saloon settee
Mattress covers in blue cloth
Two additional dining chairs in saloon
Oceanair blinds for deckhead hatches and side-ports



Nordic Mast carbon fibre mast, keel-stepped, fractional-rigged with 3-sets of swept-back spreaders – black
Nordic Mast Park Avenue carbon fibre boom – black
Rod standing rigging – 2007 – rig removed and professionally checked 2012
Rod vang with multi-purchase block & tackle adjustment
Jib/genoa tracks adjustable from cockpit
Spinnaker equipment consisting of: Slider and freely adjustable block system for mast end fitting and operation of spinnaker pole, extra long carbon spinnaker pole with deck shoes.
Spinnaker uphaul and downhaul
Tackline for gennaker
Spectra sheets and guys
Navtec hydraulic backstay
Lazyjacks and stack-pack bag
German mainsheet system with full cockpit width mainsheet traveller
Low-friction batten-car sliders for mainsail on mast-mounted track
Reckman sub-deck furler for genoa
2x Harken 74.2 2-speed electric self-tailing primary winches
2x Harken 70.2 2-speed self-tailing mainsheet winches (electric on port side)
2x Harken 53.2 2-speed self-tailing halyard winches (electric on starboard side)
Sail Wardrobe:
Millenium Sails carbon laminate mainsail – 2013
Millenium Sails carbon laminate genoa – 2013
Millenium Sails carbon racing jib – 2013
Millenium Sails taffeta cruising mainsail - 2007
Millenium Sails gennaker with sock – 2014
Millenium Sails symmetric spinnaker - 2007
Double lifelines with gates in lifelines each side amidship and on transom.
Midships boarding gates
Carbon fibre passarelle
Cockpit table
Anchoring & Mooring:
Anchor launch system - mechanical operated deck recessed anchor launch system
Lofrans 24vDC electric anchor windlass with chain counter
Anchor with chain
Fenders and warps
Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
Wheel covers
Stackpack mainsail cover
Cockpit cushions
Tender & Outboard:
Zodiac 340FR dinghy
8HP Yamaha outboard (outboard storage bracket in starboard lazzarette)

In this case we are acting as brokers only.

The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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