Boat Details

Make: X One Design

Designer: Alfred Westmacott

Builder: Hampers of Fareham

Year: 1960

Boat Location: Bursledon, Hampshire, UK

Price: £1,950 VAT Exempt 

Length: 20 ft 7 in 

Beam: 5 ft 9 in

Displacement: 1,304 KG

Hull Material:  Wood


Curlew – X121, is a 1960 X One Design built by Hampers of Fareham with Mahogany planks, oak ribs and teak covering boards. 

Curlew is in need of some much needed TLC. She has never been epoxied and remains original with upgraded deck ware. She would benefit from a full repaint, antifoul and varnish. Comes complete with a very good mast (bendy mast, required for the later Hampers for upwind speed), round boom and two sets of very good Sanders Sails (from another XOD).

Curlew has spent much of her life racing in Cowes with a local owner. 

Open to offers or part exchange.

History - XOD

The X One Design Class was designed by Alfred Westmacott who was the managing director of Woodnutts Boatyard in St Helens, Isle of Wight. Woodnutts specialised in building small racing dayboats such as Seaview Mermaid, Solent Sunbeam and Victory Class.

XOD racing first took place in Southampton Water in 1911 with support from the Motor Yacht Club. By the outbreak of the First World War around ten XODs had been built, building resumed again in 1923 and stopped again by the Second World War in 1939. The latest XOD to be built was in 2007 using the original design from 1909 which has remained unchanged since then. 

The X One Design fleet is actively raced in six locations around the Solent, usually crewed with just three people is an extremely competitive and cost effected classic dayboat to race. The fleet is still the largest fleet to take part during Cowes Week – the longest running regatta in the world.

Deck Equipment

Electric bilge pump (battery needed) 

Manual bilge pump 

Spinnaker bags  

Jammers and blocks  

Anchor and warp


Wooden Mast and round boom


Two Sanders Sails Mains (numbers will need changing and mast slides) 

Two Sanders Sails Jibs 

One Saunders Sails Spinnaker


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.