Whatever your experience, there can be no better way to enjoy a weekend’s cruise sailing than on the luxurious and hugely stylish Lutine X-55 – one of the most recognisable boats in the Solent and warmly welcomed wherever she berths.




Lutine sleeps 8 crew plus skipper comfortably and you are welcome to sign-up for any weekend either alone, with up to 2 non-member guests or as part of a group booking. Most weekends are a mix of ages and experience, including first timers, so there’s always good opportunities to learn in an environment that is consciously non-shouty or sailing terminology/technique presumptive – we try to demystify the whole sailing experience, something that is often quite difficult to find in the Solent!




As a crew, you can decide where you go and what you want to achieve, in consultation with your skipper. This could be, for example, cruising the Solent with overnight stays in Cowes, Yarmouth, Lymington or Beaulieu River – you may wish to take on a particular Club Challenge such as sailing around the Isle of Wight, racing 7 miles offshore to the Nab Tower or honing your short mark racing experience in the Solent itself. There is magnificent silverware for all the Club Challenges, awarded at an end of season social. There is even an award for the best kept logbook! You may alternatively plan to sail across the Channel to Deauville, Cherbourg etc. or head west to Poole or Weymouth. If night sailing is what you want, then these longer passages provide an ideal opportunity for that.






 In non-Fastnet years, Lutine is available for all the long Bank Holiday weekends and always the 4-day Easter weekend – these provide an opportunity to seek more distant shores such as St Malo and/or the Channel Islands or Dartmouth/Salcombe for example. We always strive to accommodate the wishes of our more adventurous members!



We have 2 Learn to Sail weekends per season which can booked for just the Saturday or Sunday (or both) and are tailored to what you, as individual members, want to get out of them. There are also 2 weekends per season dedicated to the Club’s younger members, one for Under 35s and the other for Under 30s.

These weekends provide a wonderful combination of exhilaration, bonhomie and adventurous learning.

Any questions around these weekends, however seemingly basic they may be, will be welcome – just get in touch with Tim Blackstone at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lutine is currently unavailable for either corporate charter or member use.  Until very recently activities on the water have not been permitted under the lockdown regulations.  Whilst recreational water based activities are now permitted it is currently only permissible when sailing with those in the same household.  We are monitoring the situation closely and will recommence sailing as soon as we believe it is safe and permitted to do so.   





At 55 feet, and despite being equipped to the highest standards, Lutine weighs just 16 tonnes.   How?  Modern yacht designs use a sandwich construction to save weight, with solid laminate used in areas requiring extra strength.  In addition the X55 has a carbon fibre rig, with a strength to weight ratio far outperforming a conventional mast.  It all adds up to be a real thoroughbred.





Lutine benefits from a hydraulic backstay and vang, two speed genoa and mainsheet winches and even an electric halyard winch.  It doesn't preclude anyone from "grinding" but for those who want a more leisurely sail it makes sail handling a doddle.  Solid rod rigging, on a carbon fibre mast, gives a stiff rig that makes for great sailing performance.  Even when it comes to dropping sail  at the end of the day the "Park Avenue" carbon fibre boom makes it easy, effortlessly catching the sail as it is dropped.


As for the sail wardrobe we have everything from rugged cruising sails for everyday use through to North 3Dls for racing.  Add to that both symmetric and asymmetrics (including the distinctive "Lloyd's" kites) and it means the X-55 is equipped for any eventuality.  


Twin carbon fibre wheels give a responsive but balanced helm and comprehensive electronics at the nav station and on deck make for safe and easy passage making.









Lutine can sleep up to 12 across 3 cabins, the saloon and the forepeak.  Each of the two aft cabins has a cot berth together with a large double berth which can be split in to two singles with a lee-cloth.   The saloon sofas form a further two single berths and the "owners" cabin has a further single and a double, which can again be split using a lee-cloth.  Finally the forepeak has a single cot berth.   There are three roomy "heads" (each with a shower): the onboard water-maker turns sea water into fresh water at the rate of 100 litres an hour - so you don't have to ration water - even when racing offshore.  Heating and air conditioning throughout the boat make it comfortable below from the depths of winter to the height of summer.     The well equipped galley is ideal for ensuring guests are well looked after and the flat screen TV provides an opportunity to watch a movie,  "keep in touch" with the outside world, or even show promotional material to your guests.  




Below you will find the full details on the new boat and her equipment.



  • X-55,3 cabin version, with owner's berth to port and heads forward
  • Hull and deck are built in a sandwich construction of vinylester and isolatic polyester resin and biaxial E-glass fabric. Further reinforcements are with particular positioned biaxial E-glass fabric in high stress areas. Core material is 25-30 mm compressed Divinycell® with a density of 80-120 kg/m³.
  • Solid laminate is used around keel, rudder and through-hull fittings for maximum strength.
  • X-Yachts integrated galvanised steel girder system, accepting loads from the keel and rig, laminated to hull and bulkheads.
  • Custom hull colour, 7035 grey, waterline stripes 9010 white
  • Factory applied bottom treatment: mat sanding, 3 x epoxy, 2 x antifouling
  • Stainless steel chamfer rails to protect the sheerline from stern to bow


  • Sprayhood and cover in beige
  • Teak on cockpit sole and benches
  • Teak on side deck
  • Teak laid deck on central part of coachroof
  • Reinforced bow section to accept code zero loads
  • Carbon fibre Carbonautica 1100mm wheels upgraded from stainless steel standard wheel
  • GRP Instrument console over sliding hatch
  • Wichard 8mm padeyes x 4, mounted with webbing jackstays port and starboard
  • Stainless backing plate for innerforestay deck tang
  • Nomen folding mooring cleats, x 6
  • Nomen roller fairleads 16/22mm mounted between aft legs of pushpits
  • Wichard 6mm padeye, mounted in liferaft locker
  • Custom outboard bracket in aft lazarette fabricated in stainless steel and teak

Sail Handling - (Deck)

  • ANDERSEN 72STE-FS 24V electrical genoa winches
  • ANDERSEN 68STE-FS 24V electrical main-sheet winches
  • ANDERSEN 52STE-FS 24V electrical halyard winch
  • ANDERSEN 52ST on starboard side
  • 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,
  • Spectra sheets and guys with spliced shackles, Spectra down haul, sheet blocks and additional 2 snatch blocks
  • Navtec system 5 for hydraulic vang & back-stay with pump in cockpit
  • Removable innerforestay system for boat (includes removable runners etc.)

Guard rail / Anchor equipment / Stainless steel fittings - (Deck)

  • Anchor launch system - Mechanical operated deck recessed hinged anchor launch system operating a CQR anchor

Mast & Rigging

  • Nodic Carbon mast with three spreaders, to include:
  • - Upgrade spectacles to code zero
  • - Harken switch track for mainsail car system, upgraded from Ronstan Ball bearing system.
  • - Hydraulic mast jack system
  • - Lazy jacks mounted on mast and boom
  • - Carbon fibre Park Avenue boom with grooves for awning (white)
  • Tricolour and anchor light in mast top, carbon LOPO
  • Combined deck and steaming light.
  • Windex VHF antenna w. FM filter - wired to chart table
  • Track at side of mast for Storm Trysail, feeding into Harken Switch track system.
  • 10 LED lights mounted on 3 spreaders (port and starboard) - Shines up and down.
  • Carbon Park Avenue boom with 2 x LED down lighters for cockpit
  • Reckmann Furling Forestay.

Standing Rigging

  • Discontinuous Rod rigging as standard.


  • Deep Keel option, 3.20m draft.
  • 485kg of extra lead in keel window for increased stability.
  • Keel faired to original templates


  • The yacht’s wooden interior is teak in hand polished satin finish. All carpentry is carried out in accordance with best yacht practice.
  • 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.
  • Additional hinged berth - one in each aft cabin replacing teak shelve
  • Single hinged pipe berth in forepeak
  • Red night lights over floor in saloon (galley, chart table, forward saloon area, owners head)
  • Seperate red light over chart table with seperate switch
  • Mattress covers in GREY sky material for aft cabins (fitted)
  • Black worktop in galley
  • Teak fiddles between galley and seating area and also galley area facing chart table
  • Stainless steel hanging rails in forepeak, on opposite side to pipecot

Owners Cabin

  • Tempur memory foam mattress in owner's cabin only
  • Starboard wardrobe in owner's cabin increased in length to aid hanging space

Main Cabin

  • The standard main cabin has an U-shaped sofa (252cm x 140cm) to port surrounding the rectangular table (120cmx73cm), which has a built-in bar. A small two seater sofa without backrest provides further seating at the table
  • The upper cabinet sections on both starboard and portside allow for storage of glasses etc.
  • Upholstery; Alcantara Ivory 1150

Aft Cabins

  • Upholstery:
  • Cabins: B852 Nature 517
  • Dual density foam for comfort


  • A central bilge is incorporated in the keel structure, which allows all water to be collected here and disposed of by using the automatic keel bilge pump or the hand operated pump, positioned in the cockpit.
  • A hot and cold pressurised water system with 2 fresh water tanks of a total of 550 litre capacity including VDO analogue tank level gauge.
  • A Sigmar 40 l hot water tank (80° C) including an immersion heater is mounted under the aft berth. The tank is either heated by the immersion heater run by the shore power or by a heat exchanger connected to the engine.
  • Holding tanks for all heads
  • Dessalator Duo 24V/230V- 100L/hour Watermaker.
  • Aircon HFL 6,000 BTU for both aft cabins, 6,000 BTU for owners and HFL 16,000 BTU for saloon
  • Isotherm MAGNUM 2507SP water cooled freezing unit upgraded from Isotherm Compact 2501 in top opened box
  • Isotherm 85L front opened refrigerator with ASU automatic
  • Shower with hot/cold freshwater at bathing platform
  • Gas detector with alarm
  • Electrical gas switch
  • Wash down pump in anchor box (salt water)
  • 12V socket in both port and starboard cockpit lockers
  • Additional fuel tank 229L
  • Eberspacher D10 hydraulic (water supported) heating system, with 6 outlets:aft cabins, main cabin, owners cabin andowners heads
  • Additional heating outlet in starboard aft 1 heads
  • ENO Chef 3 burner stove with grill
  • Quiet flush 24v electric toilet, big bowl, freshwater in owner heads
  • Seawater tap in galley electrically pumped

Electrical Installations

  • X-Yachts’ main switchboard includes 30 automatic fuses, 3 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.
  • 8 x 12V 120 amps (480Ah @ 24V) Gel service and
  • 1 x 12V 55 amps engine start spiral-cell battery.
  • Additional 24V
  • Mastervolt 24/2000 - 60A AC/DC combi inverter/charger
  • 12v socket, mounted in owner's cabin (1 is standard at chart table)
  • 12v socket for outside use, mounted at engine panel
  • 220v socket for inside use, mounted in owner's heads
  • Galvanic isolator - mounted in series with the earth wire of the shore power cable
  • Marco compressor for dinghy: 12V/25A
  • Anchor windlass remote control with chain counter
  • The shore power installation consists of a 10-amp stainless steel shore power inlet plug in the cockpit. A 10A fuse box is located in the aft locker.
  • The 230V AC distribution panel includes manually operated switching between shore power and generator power, 4 AC groups with automatic fuses, RCD relay and voltmeter

Electronics / Navigation Equipment / Entertainment

  • Fusion MS-IP600 unit fit to Bose system and loudspeakers
  • Bose FreeSpace 3 Bas & 2 Cube loud- speaker system
  • Bose marine 131 cockpit loudspeaker set, waterproof

Instrumentation mounted over sliding hatch

  • B&G H3000 GFD
  • Tacktick TO70 Racemaster
  • B&G H3000 Analogue TWA 360 wind display
  • B&G H3000 Analogue Rudder Angle
  • On mast;
  • B&G 30:30 mast displays x 4, on custom carbon mast bracket
  • B&G Vertical wind transducer 1050mm Ocean instead of standard 810mm

At nav station

  • Simrad RS82 DSC VHF
  • Simrad A150 AIS system send and receive.
  • B&G H3000 GFD
  • B&G Remote Vision
  • B&G Hercules Processor
  • B&G Barometer sensor
  • 19" Mermaid flush screen mounted at chart table
  • Station Tower PC by Furuno mounted in lower part of cabinet behind navigation seat
  • Fleet Broadband Sailor 250 with dome mounted on first spreader
  • NX300 Navtex with antenna fitted at Nav. station and connected to PC
  • Furuno GP32 GPS receiver, fitted at Nav. station as separate back-up display
  • Mastervolt battery monitor with inverter control.
  • Panasonic Toughbook tablet with Maxsea and Seamate wireless NMEA interface

At steering wheel

  • Simrad RS82 VHF
  • B&G H3000 ACP 2 Gyro rate autopilot
  • MOB emergency buttons
  • Suunto 116 Compass mounted on aft face of cockpit lockers.

Engine & Fuel Tank

  • A Yanmar (4JH4) 110 HP turbo charge, freshwater cooled diesel engine mounted on rubber suspension on heavy GRP built engine bed.
  • Extra 24V Alternator fitted on main engine for charging service battery bank.
  • Propeller shaft and propeller
  • 3-bladed Flex-O-Fold Propeller connected to the engine via a shaft made of high tensile corrosion resistant stainless steel, through stainless steel P-bracket and stern tube fitted with maintenance free drip free seal.
  • The fuel tank capacity of 400 litres is divided into a storage tank and a consumption aluminium fuel tank with VDO analogue tank level gauge, deck fill, separator incl. filter and shut off valve.

Bow Thruster & Generator

  • Bow thruster, Max Power VIP 150, 24V
  • Diesel generator, Fischer Panda, 10kW


  • NORTH SAILS (all 2010)
  • 3DL carbon Mainsail
  • 3DL Carbon 108% jib
  • Racing Asymmetric A0, 3.2/1.7, Liros luff rope with KF5 lashing thimbles, IRC legal sail
  • Karver KF5 Furler with Tylaska Tack Snap and 2:1 Head Swivel
  • Racing Asymmetric A2, Superlite 130 with snuffer
  • Racing Symmetrical S3, Spinnaker norlon 150
  • Storm Jib 10.4L Orange - hanked on to inner forestay
  • Premium NorDac Trysail 10.4L Orange

Extra / Accessories

  • Boom cover in BEIGE canvas to suit Park Avenue boom
  • Cockpit tent for Park Avenue boom slots
  • Jonbuoy Danbuoy with light
  • Wheel covers in BEIGE canvas (set)
  • Exit Engineering Carbon fibre passerelle
  • Avon 8 man valise life raft
  • Avon R280 Dinghy
  • Mercury outboard
  • Flare pack
  • Fire extinguishers x 4