- Manufacturer: X Yacht
- Location: Lymington
- Year: 2002
- LOA: 33'10" (10.31m)
- Beam: 10' 10'' (3.30m)
- Berths: 6
- Draft: 1.8
- Keel: Fin keel
- ID no.: 04292
- Cabins: 2
- Heads: 1
- Showers: 1
- Watertank Size: 120 Litres
- Engine Make: Yanmar 2GM 2 cycliner
- Horsepower: 18hp
- Drive Type: Saildrive
- Fuel Type: Diesel
- Fuel Tank Size: 53 Litres
The Neils Jeppesson designed X Yacht X332 is well Known as a very competitive racer/cruiser.
This X332 "Brightwork" has earned a great reputation on the UK racing scene as well as proving to be a very satisfying yacht for extended cruising.
'Brightwork' is based in Lymington,Hampshire and has been well looked after and updated by her present owner.
Her hull has been race maintained and her stainless steel rod rigging was replaced along with all fittings in 2012. Her Yanmar 2gm engine is regularly serviced by a professional engineer.
She has enjoyed many race victories under her current owner and is ready to be campaigned by her next owner or used for cruising far and wide or possibly both.
Her accommodation is spacious sleeping 6 in 2 cabins. She has a good sized heads and practical galley space. Both forward and rear cabins have hanging locker space as well as under bunk lockers.
She is a stable, safe, and easily handled coastal and offshore yacht .
Capable of bringing home the silver ware as well as fast passage making.
Brightwork is one of the later X-332 boats built in 2002 in Denmark to X-Yachts exacting standards.
The hull and deck are built of hand laid fibre glass in sandwich construction with hard compressed Divinycell foam of 20-15mm thickness. Solid laminate in connection with deck fittings, around keel, bottom girder and rudder attachment, and by all through hull fittings
The hull and deck are joined with special fibre glass glue and reinforced through the bolted alloy toe rail for every 100mm
3x Similar waterlines and sheer line at the white hull, window surrounding coloured as waterlines and light gray anti slip area in deck-all colours/surfaces are molded gelcoat.
Hot galvanized steel bottom frame, glassed into the solid fibre glass part of the hull, taking the loads from the keel bolts and the maststep. The steel frame is provided with an eye to take a central lifting strop. The keel to hull joint is therefore exceptionally robust.
All bulkheads are Marine grade mahogany plywood varying from 9-16 mm and are glassed into the hull to stiffen the total structure
Keel & Rudder
The upper part of the keel is cast iron 450 kgs, the lower part is antimony hardened lead 1,100 kgs- this combination provides a low weight centreand strong connection to the hull. The keel is fixed with 10 stainless steel bolts. The keel is treated against rust with 1 layer fibre glass and is filled with polyester filler and painted with light primer.
Rudder Blade built in hand laid biaxial E-glass. Hard compressed PVC foam. Rudder stock in solid aluminium with diameter from 65 to 35 mm. Rudder head in anodised alloy and standard tiller in laminated curved teak.
Sail setup & Rating
X332's were originally setup and rated with large overlapping head sails (No.1,No.2 and No.3) and medium size spinnakers. This works for both cruising and IRC racing. However in 2001/2012 we found that for IRC in the Solent winds we were sailing most of the time with a No.3 jib but paying on the rating for a large No.1 genoa. Accordingly we fitted non overlapping code 1,2 and 3 jibs and a larger general purpose spinnaker.
The boat can be raced more competitively like this, although the previous setup is still available.
Brightwork was hauled mid 2014 when the hull and keel were extensively refurbished by Simon Bevan of Quayside Marine. The work included Sandblasting hull and keel, Re-coating with epoxy, Marine undercoat, Anti fouling with Blakes Hard Racing Anti foul, Sanding to racing finish and some minor gel coat repair on deck this
upgrade cost £7000
The X332 has a spacious and practical interior design. She sleeps 6 in a twin fore cabin ,2 in the saloon with 2 in a wide double rear cabin. Her galley has an oven, refrigerator and double sinks with plenty of dry storage. Her heads are particularly large with a vanity unit and wet locker.
Mechanical and Rigging
Yanmar 2GM 18hp , fresh water cooled professionally serviced annually.
Shore power with charger
New Rod rigging and all fittings 2012
New 3 x batteries 2011
Folding 2 blade prop
Sprayhood Bought in 2009 from Saunders Sails in very good condition
Light code 1 jib new 2013 (little used)
Quantum sails code 2 blue sail new 2012
P&K Onesails GBR New full size Overlapping No1 2011
New Quantum No3 2010
Sanders Cruising mainsail with lazy jacks in very good condition
Tuff Luff foresail headstay system
Twin Dyneema spinnaker halyards, customised vectran Very low stretch genoa halyard.
Dyneema Main halyard
Vectran low creep genoa halyard
Dyneema topping lift
Spinnakers all good condition(North med/heavy reacher, North downwind, P&K Lightweight, Small heavy weather)
Fractional double spreader rig with rod forestay and twin spreaders (full rod rigging & Dyneema backstay)
Single lift point attached to galvanized steel sub frame. Special 5 ton lifting strop and shackle.
Aluminium Jon Mast
Standard Alloy spinnaker pole
Carbon fibre spinnaker pole 3.79m
Optional Race /Training package for £3500.
One Sails/Parker and Kay
New Main August 2014
New code 3 October 2014
New Jib code 2 October 2014
New Jib code 3 October 2014
New 2013 Extra Large spinnaker Quantum Parker and Kay 83 sqm
New Carbon fibre race over length spinnaker pole 4.2
The present race team would also make themselves available for 2 days of race training on 'Brightwork'
Eberspacher D2 diesel Heating system
Raymarine Autohelm with ST60 control
Nexus NX2 cockpit instruments for wind , speed,depth and navigation (2* multi, 1GPS, 1 Steerpilot)
Nexus NX2 server with USB interface for a pc, Nexus race compass, Nexus race wind sensor on 1 meter carbon wand.
2* Raymarine ST60 instruments on mast, 1 ST60 in Cabin.
Garmin 3010 GPS Plotter with C-Map Max UK and North Atlantic charts, Channel, North Atlantic
Icom IC M603 DSC VHF radio and cockpit speaker
Twin USB mobile phone charger outlets , 2 addition XLR 12 volt outlets
2 x Suunto compass
Twin Stainless steel sinks
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