Here’s the video from our boat test on X-Yacht’s new flagship cruising model. The full report is in the YW August issue out from today

The Xc50 is the new flagship of X-Yacht’s two-year old cruising range. The first 45ft model was an instant success, scooping the European Yacht of the Year award in the luxury cruiser category last year, since when a 42 launched, and a 38 is due to complete the line this autumn. But was the 45 (and similar 42) a one-hit wonder, or have X-Yachts managed to distill its virtues into a 5ft longer, 3T heavier interpretation – and if so, who’s it for and what does it offer over the 45?
YW got onboard for two days of testing on her home waters in Haderslev, Denmark just two weeks after she launched to find out. Here’s the video taken by Ocean Images’ Richard Langdon, much of it while hanging out the side of a helicopter.

To get the full report, pick up a copy of Yachting World’s August issue, available from today.