TEXA was bought by her current owner in 2014 and has been used for cruising and light racing in the Solent and across the Channel. No expense has been spared in her preventive maintenance and she has been maintained by Berthon throughout this ownership. Her systems are in great order and she benefits from a very long list of upgrades throughout this ownership.
TEXA features an extensive suite of sails – racing and cruising and a 2019 engine and paint. Her racing sails are still in great condition and I know we all say it but they have been sparingly used. She would benefit from a few cosmetic touches below decks but is generally in very good condition, especially her systems. Below decks, she is still sporting her original upholstery in the cabins, which despite the 90’s pattern is still fairing very well.
When the X-442 was released in the early 90’s it was a new era of performance cruising. No longer was your cruising yacht only capable of going 6 knots everywhere but you could now do long distance races competitively but in comfort. The X-442 became a benchmark for designers and builders for this new breed of performance cruisers. She offers the best of both worlds and TEXA has been set up to be sailed easily as a couple or race fully crewed. Electric mainsheet winches certainly make life very easy.
At 44ft, TEXA is a great size for a family looking to do some quick cruising or a great yacht for someone looking to do a comfortable but speedy Round the Island Race or RORC cross channel race.
Under the current ownership TEXA has been berthed in Berthon Marina, Lymington and cruised the South Coast of England and the English Channel to France. TEXA has been raced lightly in a number of JOG races, Taittinger Regatta and Round the Island.
Under the previous original owner, TEXA was only cruised and spent some 5 years in the Mediterranean.