The Yacht

Mirabella is an X-482, a performance cruiser from the reputable and highly regarded Danish yacht builder X-Yachts.

Mirabella was built in 1999 for a British owner. We purchased her in 2014 in Port Grimaud, Cote d’Azur. For the first 3 years we sailed Mirabella in France, Italy and Corsica. This gave us time to get to know her and decide about the necessary upgrades to make her ready for cruising.

Mirabella is maintained to a top standard, she is a pure joy to sail and always feels save and looks after the crew.

As a preparation for this circumnavigation, we have upgraded and replaced all vital systems of Mirabella. The highlights for this upgarde are:

  • New Standing and running rig
  • New custom made carbon fiber bowsprit
  • Hull repaint with Awlcraft 2000
  • All new sails: New Hydranet Mainsail and Genoa, Code Zero and Parasailor
  • All new Raymarine electronics, chartplotter, autopilot control, AIS, Radar, VHF, Autopilot liniar drive, Iridum Go installation, Fusion 700
  • Schenker Smart 60 l/h watermaker with energy recovery pump
  • 765AH Lifeline AGM batteries and 100a Balmar alternator
  • Mastervolt 2000 watt 230V inverter
  • 600 Watt solar panels with two MPPT controlers on a custom made s/s arc
  • 3.1m Highfield dinghy, double aluminum floor and made out of Hyphalon with 20HP 4-Stroke Suzuki Outboard
  • New Eberspaecher D5 forced air Diesel heater
  • Saloon upholstery, delux mattresses, Force 10 oven, Raitan electric toilet, Magma BBQ
  • Viking 6person liferaft



  • Main: Fully battened, triradial cut. 60m2, slab reef HydraNet cloth, from Zoomsail, new 2017
  • Genoa: Furlying genoa sail, 120%, 69m2, triradial cut HydraNet cloth from Zoomsail, new 2019
  • Code Zero: Furling Code Zero, 105m2, 160% overlap, triradial, Dimension Polyant Cruise Precision Polyester 3.25oz, New 2017
  • Gennaker: Top Down furling Gennaker, Nylon, 190m2
  • Spinnaker: Parasailor, 188m2, New 2017h

Standing rig

  • Sloop Marconi Masthead rig
  • Rod rig with three spreaders, Forstay, backstay and all shrouds New 2015
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay tensioner, New 2015
  • Babystay, New 2015
  • Running backstay, Dyneema, New 2015

Running rig:

  • Two Genoa Halyards, One 2:1 Code Zero Halyard, one Spinnaker Halyard, all Dyneema, all new 2017/2019
  • All Genoa and Spinnaker sheets are Dyneema, New 2016/18


  • Reckmann RS 2000 Genoa furler
  • Selden CX45 Top Down endless furler for Code Zero and Gennaker, New 2017

Other sail

  • Custom made Carbon Fiber bowsprit with attachement point for Code Zero/Gennaker furler
  • Carbon fiber Spinnaker pole, 5.7m long, New 2018
  • Two rope each side for Spinnaker pole foreguy and aftguy
  • All required blocks and attachement points for the spinnaker pole

Electronics (all new 2015 – 2019)

  • Steering pedestal: Raymarine Chartplotter eS75, Autopilot control P70, Multifunction display i70 – New 2017
  • Companion way: 3 Raymarine chartplotter a65, Autopilot control P70 – New 2017
  • Navigation table: 1 Raymarine Chartplotter C127, Multifuntion display i70 – New 2015
  • AIS: Raymarine AIS650 class B transceiver with AIS100 splitter – New 2016
  • VHF: Raymarine 260VHF (Nav table and Steering pedestal) – New 2015
  • Radar: Raymarine Quantum 2 Doppler CHIRP – New 2019
  • Autopilot: Raymarine ACU400 with EV1 and Linear drive 2, New 2019
  • Radio, CD player Fusion 700 with Subwoofer and 200W outside speaker, New 2017
  • Satellite communication: Iridium GO with external antenna, New 2017

Power generation and storage

  • 600 Watt Solara solar panel on two seperate MPPT chargers, New 2017
  • Balmar 100amp high performance alternator with external Balmar regulator, New 2018
  • 765 AH AGM Lifeline batteries split into 3 255AH batteries
  • 2000 Watt Inverter, Mastervolt Mass Sine 12/2000