Late Mk1 X-412 with Modern layout and a very good spec including teak decks, furling code zero, recent Kevlar sails and updated electronics
FURTHER BROKER?S COMMENTS:
A late Mk1 X-412, ZAPHOD also benefits from the popular ?Modern? layout plan which features three double cabins, 2-heads, a large saloon and a linear galley along the starboard side.
Originally ordered in 1992 for delivery at the beginning of the 1993 season, ZAPHOD was configured for twin handed cruiser racing and family sailing. In her original ownership, she went on to score a first in the AZAB (Azores and Back) and fastest over the water in the Triangle Race. Following this, she had a more leisurely life cruising the UK and Med with 6-8 months a year spent ashore and out of commission.
Purchased by her current owner in the UK in 2006, she headed north to Scandinavia where she has been cruised around the West Coast of Sweden.
Much updated by her current owner, ZAPHOD is now offered for sale at a very realistic price to make way for a much larger yacht. Her recent updates include:-
New spray hood, cockpit cover and new wheel cover in light grey with a dark blue liner to optimize her for cruising.
Epoxy treatment and epoxy copper coat treatment
New soleboards in 2011 which have been newly varnished
An updated autopilot with increased electronic pulsing and a remote control
Two furlers. One for a No.3 genoa and the other is the Code-Zero fuller with light weight sheets.
New Fusion radio with outdoor speakers
The teak deck was newly restored and recaulked.
New marine toilets.
New shower bilge pump.
ZAPHOD is very well maintained and is today a much better boat as when she was bought, and with new sails she also sail much better.
Yachting Monthly Magazine tested a 1998 example of the X-412 in their October 2010 edition and gave the yacht one of the highest ever overall test scores ? 91 out of 100. Highlights of the test included:-
"A wolf in wolf's clothing. From her rakish bow to the magnificent sheerline aft, from her tall rig to her low aspect coachroof, she is a thoroughbred sailing machine."
PERFORMANCE 10/10 She's a slippery boat and can be thrown around any which way with ease. When the going gets tough a boat with a full long keel will keep her canvas on longer than the X-412, but that said, the longkeeler will struggle to out-perform this boat in a breeze.
AT THE HELM - 10/10 Her low profile coachroof gives unobstructed views forward and her 150cm diameter wheel is fingertip responsive. She also has an emergency tiller, which can be mounted on top of the rudder bearing.
DECK LAYOUT - 10/10 Her clean decks offer welcome space for crew working in heavy weather. All halyards are led to the cockpit. Her large wheel - while designed for race tweaking - is very comfortable while cruising too.
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION - 10/10 She's built like a battleship and will take any amount of punishment. Her shallow forefoot gives her great manoeuvrability, while the ample rocker prevents any wandering to leeward on the wind.
MAINTENANCE - 10/10 The sail drive is accessed via panels in the aft cabins and at the companionway steps, where you find the drive belt and all filters. There is also good access to beneath the engine sump. Access to the chainplates is via the forward cabin and the saloon.
CHART TABLE - 9/10 The X-412's chart table is a cosy fit for the average sized fellow and all instrumentation has been shoe-horned in neatly. There is ample stowage room for all the paraphernalia
GALLEY - 8/10 With the galley located amidships, the motion is steadier for cooking underway. The two-burner stove with oven, double stainless steel sinks, plus top loading fridge all add to the high score.
HEADS - 6/10 The forward head is roomy and well thought-out, with grabrails & hellip;
LIVING BELOW - 10/10 Accommodation below is a relaxing vista of soft curves in polished teak and veneers. The grain of her joinery runs in perpendicular lines to complement the cherry and oak layout of her saloon sole.
TOTAL SCORE - 91/100 Lean and hungry-looking she may be, but there is nothing wanting in her performance, below decks living, or construction.
RCD Status: Our understanding is that the yacht is exempt from the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) as she was built and placed into use within the EU prior to 1998.
Hand build GRP construction with a steel construction to support rigging
White with dark blue style lines. Style lines repainted 2013
Hull taken back to gelcoat and two layers of epoxy and 4-5 layers of epoxy copper coat applied ? 2017-18
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Teak in cockpit and side decks ? recently fully restored and recaulked.
Keel & Rudder:
Standard draft 2.10m
Lead keel with high ballast bulb bolted to GRP with acid resistant stainless steel bolts
Spade GRP rudder with stainless steel stock and self-aligning plastic roller upper and lower bearings (new bearings 2009)
Hot and cold pressurised water system
Water heater with 220V shore power system
Two electric bilge pumps (2015/2016)
One manual pump, in cockpit.
Shower sump pump replaced 2018
Shower system on bathing platform
One Carbon fibre large gas tank, with low placed outlet
Gas system overhauled - 2016
Gas leakage monitor - 2016
Internal electric gas solenoid - 2013
120 litre fuel capacity in one stainless steel tank
Analogue fuel tank gauge at navigation table
500 litres fresh water capacity in large plastic tank under sofa in saloon
Analogue fuel tank gauge at navigation table
Stainless steel black water (septic tank) holding tank, out-let on deck.
Three-way separator for direct outlet and septic tank outlet
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
Raymarine ST6002 autopilot with type 2 linear drive ? updated
Raymarine autopilot remote control
Nexus NXR speed and depth
Lowrance plotter and depth
Steering Compass at helm
New ENO (2106) gas cooker with twin burners and oven
Top opened refrigerator with freezer
Two toilets with shower
Jabsco manual heads
New mirrors 2016/2019
Heating & Ventilation:
Artec diesel heater
Ventilation outlet in roof
LED light all over the boat, except part of running light
Halogen lights in wardrobes
Stereo (Fusion, 2016) in saloon
Fusion Loud speakers in cockpit
Summary of Accommodation:
Modern layout, longitudinal galley, 3 cabins.
Interior wood work finished in teak with hand polished satin finish
Soleboards replaced 2011 and recently revarnished
New curtains and boat side panels (2016)
Standard three spreader Aluminium Sparcraft mast and boom.
Rod Vang Benns (2017)
Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
Mainsheet track in cockpit with traveller adjustment
Harken genoa furler
Low friction ball-bearing batten cars on mast
Check stays (Dyneema 2015)
Dyneema inner forestay
Spinnaker pole in carbon fibre, white painted
Karver furler for code zero - 2016
2x Lewmar 52ST 2-speed manual self-tailing primary winches
2x Lewmar 43ST 2-speed manual self-tailing secondary winches in cockpit
2x Lewmar 43ST 2-speed manual self-tailing control line winches in cockpit
Saturn Sails ? Fully Battened Mainsail ? Smoke Kevlar - 2014
Saturn Sails ? Furling Code Zero - 2016
Furling No.3 genoa
Gennaker in bag
Spinnaker in bag
Stainless pulpit widened 2016
Stainless Push pit (two seats added 2016)
Mid ship boarding gates
Hot and cold water shower on bathing platform
Stainless steel grip handles
Anchoring & Mooring:
12vDC electric anchor windlass
Large front anchor and second anchor in the back, both Bruce anchors
Fenders with cover in blue
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