X-Yachts developed the IMX-38 as a modern, well designed, well thought-out, reasonably sized, one-design yacht suitable for offshore and day racing, built to a high standard at a reasonable price. The IMX 38 has been designed with a full, modern, racing deck layout, but rather than a tiller, she is equipped with wheel steering. The installation of a tiller is lighter, around 10 kilograms saved over the wheel system of the IMX. However, unlike IOR, where every ounce saved in the aft of the yacht allows the stern to lift, shortening the waterline and thus saving valuable rating points, the IMS rule measures the whole hull and such incremental gains are lost. The choice of rig for the IMX 38 was a modern three-spreader mast head rig which has a relatively large mainsail and smaller headsails than the traditional mast head configuration. The mast section, developed specially for the IMX 38, is strong enough to be able to withstand mishandling from a less experienced crew, yet light and flexible enough to satisfy the most experienced racing sailor. The IMX 38 is not just a racing yacht. Down below are all the cruising amenities needed to let an extended family cruise in comfort.