Marotta Yachts of Sausalito
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA, US, 94965
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2015 X-Yachts Xc 38

location icon Sausalito, California
Year 2015
Length 38 ft

Over the past three four decades or so, X-Yachts has earned a reputation for building fast, high quality sailboats that have won major regattas all over the world. In recent years they have broadened their product lines to include full on cruising yachts, as opposed to the racer-cruisers they were originally known for. Their cruising boat line carries the designation "Xc" and the  Xc-38 is the smallest in that line. Introduced in 2010, the design was an immediate hit and won European Yacht of the Year award in 2011.

As with her bigger sister ships, the Xc 38 is an aft cockpit design with attractive, classically styled lines that maximize the deck space (as well as giving her a beautiful profile!). The Xc’s hull lines are fuller than those of the performance models and have a deeper V-section forward of the keel for a more comfortable motion offshore.

Despite her bluewater cruising credentials, the Xc 38 still provides the performance, response and exhilaration under sail that that X-Yacht are known for. Her generous fuel and fresh water tanks are all low and central in the yacht for optimum weight distribution, and her greater displacement is cancelled out  by a larger sail area to retain a similar performance to her Xp stablemates; her shallower draft requires a heavier keel bulb to keep her stiff in a blow, but in return this provides a yacht that is more forgiving and more easily controlled by a short-handed, or even single-handed crew. 

Anyway, this particular example two stateroom example has less than a hundred hours clocked on a new Volvo-Penta diesel installed late in 2020 and shows almost as new inside and out. She's also very competitively priced and one of only a handful of X-Yachts for sale in the U.S.


Year Built 2015
Category Sail
Length Overall 40'3 ft
Beam 12'5 ft
Cabins 2
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID XYA-38341I515
Keel Fin Keel
Min Draft 6'5 ft
Drive Type Sail
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 40 hp
Fuel Tank Cap. 56 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. Plastic
Water Tank Cap. 103 gal
Water Tank Mat. Plastic
Ballast 8047 lb
Displacement 19,186 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Volvo Penta
Model: D2-40F
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 40hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 BladeBronze, Folding
Engine Location: Center
Drive Type: SailDrive
Year: 2020
Engine Hours: 96

Forward cabin with V berth, overhead hatch and ample storage, step aft to salon with comfortable settees port and starboard with drop-leaf table centerline. Continue aft to galley and master stateroom with California double berth  (it's WAY longer than a standard double!) port side, centerline companionway up to cockpit then nav table and head with shower starboard, nav table has built in seating as dos the shower.

Note first class craftsmanship throughout, bright, modern interior with minimum number of visible screws, select top grade Technical Teak veneer hand polished and varnished satin finish, 6' 3 headroom through much of the below deck area.


Spacious U-shaped galley with Corian countertops with twin polished stainless steel sinks and hot/cold pressure water with designer one-touch facet, top loading ice box with 100 mm insulation and Isotherm holding plate refrigeration, Force 10 three burner propane gimballed stove with oven. Jabsco manual pump head.


110V AC / 12V DC. Thirty amp shore power service with Mastervolt 12/50 battery charger for three Mastervolt AGM house batteries and Exide AGM dedicated starting battery.


Raytheon Axiom color chartplotter with 12" screen at nav station, Raymarine radar and Raymarine 70 Hybrid Touch color multi function display, Raymarine autopilot with ACU-200 control, Raymaine depth sounder, two additional Raymarine multifunction displays at teh companionway, Raymarine RAY91 VHF radio with remote. Fusion MS-AV700i stereo.

Deck and Hull

FRP hull with fin keel, spade rudder and teak over cored decks, bi-directional E-glass strategically positioned for strength and weight optimization and solid laminate in high stress areas around keel and through hull fittings; outer surface of hull in white sprayed Gelcoat (RAL 9010 white) with 3 waterlines in dark grey Gelcoat (RAL 7011 dark grey), hull-to-deck joint bonded, sealed and mechanically fastened. Step-thru transom to fold-down swim platform.

Stainless steel anchor pulpit with two anchor rollers, CQR-type anchor, Quick manual windlass with ample chain/line rode, six stainless steel mooring cleats, stainless steel stanchions with double stainless steel wire lifelines.

Stainless steel dingy davits (easily removable, LOA of 40' 3 does NOT include the dingy davits which add about two feet).


Volvo 40 HP 4 cylinder fresh water cooled diesel engine with saildrive running bronze three-bladed folding propeller.

Sails and Rigging

Double spreader fractional sloop rig with anodized aluminium keel stepped mast designed specifically for the Xc 38, anodized aluminum boom with North Sails 3di full batten mainsail (2021) with lazyjacks, single line reefing and internal boom outhaul, telescopic rigid vang and outer purchase block system, Ronstan mainsheet with traveller. ProFurl rollerfurler with 105% jib, two Anderson #46 and four Anderson #40 two speed self tailing winches. 

Standing Rigging

  • Split backstay with Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster 
  • Chain plates in stainless steel fitted to stainless steel tie rods (2 pcs)
  • Discontinuous rod rigging throughout with rod turnbuckles
  • Chain plates in stainless steel for forestay and split backstay (3 pcs)

Running Rigging

  • Spectra halyards led back to cockpit for easy handling:
  • Main halyard 12 mm
  • Genoa halyard 12 mm
  • Mast head spinnaker halyard 12 mm
  • Spectra sheets and polyester control and reefing lines:
  • Mainsheet 10 mm
  • Genoa Sheet 10 mm
  • Reef 1 10 mm
  • Reef 2 10 mm
  • Furling control line 8 mm
  • Outhaul 8 mm
  • Vang control line 8 mm
Manufacturer Provided Description

The Xc 38 was the second yacht in the Xcruising Range to be named European Yacht of the Year in the "Luxury Cruiser" Category, on its launch in 2011. The judges were particularly impressed by the spaciousness and luxurious levels of comfort in the interior. Under sail, under motor or in harbour, the Xc 38 may be easily and safely sailed double-handed, yet still offers ample space both above and below decks to accomodate guests and family.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.