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X-Yachts is throwing this years biggest sailor party and X-regatta in Aarhus, Denmark from 17-20 August.

And this is your last chance to secure a ticket as registration closes on Tuesday 1 August.

Get ready for three days filled with racing, fun, social activities and, most importantly, some great days together with fellow X-sailors and enthusiasts.

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X-Yachts is sponsoring this year’s ORC World Championships, which will be held from 4-12 August in Kiel, Germany.

Only one month after the opening of the registration portal, 70 yachts from 12 nations registered in January in the three divisions — Classes A, B and C — as well as a non-World Championship Class D.

X-Yachts made an early commitment to the ORC Worlds in Kiel. The Danish performance yacht builder has had close ties to regatta racing for decades, such as being a partner of the ORC World Championship in 2011 and 2014, and is one of the shipyards that also owes its importance and size to the successes their designs have enjoyed on the race course.

Kiel in Germany is renowned for hosting the cream of European sailing each year for the continent’s largest regatta, Kieler Woche | Credit: www.segel-bilder.de/Kieler WocheKiel in Germany is renowned for hosting the cream of European sailing each year for the continent’s largest regatta, Kieler Woche | Credit: www.segel-bilder.de/Kieler Woche

X-Yachts have and continue to excel on the race course. And with the X-79, X-99, X-35 and X-41 designs, the Danish yard has also launched large one-design classes, three of which have even been recognised as such by World Sailing, the governing body of the sport.

“Especially in Northern Europe, we have always provided the largest fleets at major championships. This year I hope for 20 per cent or more X-Yachts among the entries,” said Torsten Bastiansen, who will be racing his Sydbank, an X-35, in ORC Class C.

“I hope that we can continue the successes we had with our previous boats, the X-332 No Limits and an IMX-40 named Veolia. We can’t afford to miss a world championship on our doorstep.”

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Meet the X-Yachts team in Fredericia at Boat Show Denmark which takes place over the weekends of 24-26 February and 2-5 March.

Boat Show Denmark is the largest indoor boat exhibition in Denmark. The show is held every two years in Messe C, Fredericia and attracts boating and water sports enthusiasts from all over the country.

This year, X-Yachts will be attending the fair, presenting the X-Power 33C outboard. The performance yacht specialists will also be showing some of its newly launched X-Living range — an exclusive collection of interior products for the maritime life, inspired by Scandinavian style.

X-Yachts would love to see you in Hall A, Stand 1214 for a coffee and a chat.

Opening hours 24-26 February:

  • Friday & Saturday 10.00-18.00
  • Sunday 10.00-17.00

Opening hours 2-5 March:

  • Thursday 12.00-18.00
  • Friday & Saturday 10.00-18.00
  • Sunday 10.00-17.00
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More details have emerged about the remarkable hull and deck design that makes X-Yachtsnew Xc 47 “the ideal bluewater cruiser”.

As previously noted on Afloat.ie, the Xc 47 marked a change in the design process for the Danish performance yacht specialists, utilising a full-size mock-up which heels at 20 degrees to either side to simulate how the boat works ergonomically.

That’s made for a cockpit layout that gives the helm the capability of handling all lines.

Four winches, two on each side, are positioned in front of the wheels. All relevant trim lines are led in channels under the deck from the mast to the steering position, with jammers reachable for the helmsman.

The traveller has been repositioned from the cockpit to in front of the sprayhood. Apart from creating an efficient workspace, this arrangement also leaves room for a comfortable living space, with the sail handling concentrated to the area at the helm station.

Another interior view of the Xc 47 showing the galley and dining areaAnother interior view of the Xc 47 showing the galley and dining area | Credit: X-Yachts

Near the transom, a large aft deck accommodates a comfortable full-width seating area behind the wheels, as well as a sunbathing area. As it should be on a true offshore yacht, the cockpit is deep, well protected and with a closed transom.

The hull lines maintain the deep V-shaped bow sections, generous rocker and higher stern overhang from previous Xc models, providing the well-known comfortable seagoing characteristics.

But the aft of the Xc 47 has a modern, wider stern section, incorporating a subtle soft chine that provides extra form and stability, improved performance and more space in the aft cabins.

The Xc 47 is also built from a full vacuum infused epoxy/e-glass sandwich, together with X-Yachts’ signature steel frame. Areas exposed to high loads are reinforced with carbon fibre, a part of making the yacht stronger without adding excess weight.

The first thing most people will notice when looking at the lines is the shape of the superstructure.

Sketch of the Xc 47 with its signature hull design, now with a wider stern for improved comfort and stability | Credit: X-YachtsSketch of the Xc 47 with its signature hull design, now with a wider stern for improved comfort and stability | Credit: X-Yachts

“We have introduced what we like to call a ‘semi-deck saloon’. This solution provides a better view of the surroundings, when under deck with more natural light, and an opportunity for multilevel floors,” says Thomas Mielec, director of design and engineering at X-Yachts.

To make sure the Xc 47 is capable of carrying provisions for long periods of time, the yacht has efficient storage volumes hidden behind the sturdy, yet elegantly crafted surfaces of the interior.

X-Yachts chief executive Kræn Brinck Nielsen adds: “Danish design and architecture are famous for clean and timeless style, and X-Yachts has always been a part of this tradition. X-Yacht owners often talk about a ‘special X feeling’, something that greets you every time you step on board.

“We know this feeling, and for us, it's a constant process to refine and enhance it each time. When looking at the Xc 47, I’m proud of how far we have come.“”

Orders are now open for the new Xc 47 for delivery in spring 2024 at the limited launch price of €750,000 ex VAT. To express your interest, get in touch with Debbie Weldon or Stuart Abernathy at X-Yachts GB & Ireland at [email protected].

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Earlier this month, a privileged view were treated to the latest on X-Yachts’ new Xc cruiser when the doors of its Haderslev HQ were opened for exclusive tours.

Now the Danish yachting specialists have revealed to the world further details of the Xc 47, which it says marks the beginning of “a completely new generation of X-cruising”.

“In short, Xc 47 is an elegant high-performance cruiser, built for safe and comfortable sailing on the oceans,” says Thomas Mielec, director of design and engineering at X-Yachts. “Immense focus has been placed on the design to make shorthanded sailing safe and easy.

“Many of our customers share a dream of heading off on a long cruise, often around the world. With this yacht, they will be ready and able to achieve this whenever the opportunity arises.”

The differences in the Xc 47 begin with the design process, Mielec adds, referencing the full-size mock-up which heels at 20 degrees to either side to simulate how the interior works ergonomically.

“As far as I know, we are the only yard that has ever done that,” he says of the mock-up. “This has given us a unique test platform, with the opportunity to test different design scenarios in real-life situations.

“Being able to move around in a physical environment, eliminated numerous lengthy discussions, as everyone could feel and sense right away, what the right solution should be. Not only under conditions as they are when the yacht is docked, but also how things work during sailing when the boat is heeled over.”

Orders are now open for the new Xc 47 for delivery in spring 2024 at the limited launch price of €750,000 ex VAT. To express your interest, get in touch with Debbie Weldon or Stuart Abernathy at X-Yachts GB & Ireland at [email protected].

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Nick Burnham of YouTube channel AQUAHOLIC has some very positive things to say about X-Yachts — and specifically the new X4³ which was on display at the Southampton International Boat Show in September.

As previously noted on Afloat.ie, the latest version of the X4³ sees the model get a serious makeover with a completely new hull and deck design, together with many other improvements since its successful predecessor.

If the X4³ looks like the boat for you, reach out to either Debbie Weldon or Stuart Abernathy at X-Yachts GB & Ireland.

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X-Yachts director of design and engineering Thomas Mielec hosts a guided video tour of the interior mock-up of the premium yachting brand’s newest Xc cruising model.

“It has been clear from the beginning of the project that the deck layout and the interior was gong to interact in a quite unusual way for us, given that we have this semi-deck saloon layout,” he says.

“The mock-up makes it possible, in a much more straightforward way, to communicate the design intentions of the interior concepts.”

The mock-up is also designed to heel at 20 degrees to either side to simulate how the interior works ergonomically under a heel “which is a quite important aspect for a true blue-water cruiser”.

Find out more details about the new Xc when X-Yachts opens the doors of its Haderslev headquarters for a weekend of private tours next month.

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If you missed X-Yachts at the Southampton International Boat Show last month or its Open Week in Hamble last weekend, there’s anther chance to experience the brand up close — this time in its home country.

Join Stuart Abernethy and Debbie Weldon at the X-Yachts facility in Haderslev, Denmark on the weekend of 5-6 November where you can immerse yourself aboard your X-Yacht of choice — from the X4⁰, X4³ (2022 edition), X4⁶X4⁹, X5⁶ and X-Power 33C — within the comfort and safety of the heated indoor showroom.

Stuart and Debbie will conduct your private tour of the production facility, with various X-Yachts at different stages of completion. Learn about our construction process, and importantly why X-Yachts builds the way they do.

You can also relax in the dedicated “X-Lounge” area, with complimentary snacks and beverages throughout the day.

To book your tour, get in touch with Stuart or Debbie at [email protected] or call +44 23 8045 3377 or +44 7500 947 896.

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Can’t make it the Southampton International Boat Show this year? If so, why not join X-Yachts and ‘Experience the Brand’ at its Open Week in Hamble after the show?

Between next Tuesday 27 September and Sunday 2 October, you’ll have the chance to view the X4⁰, X4³ and X4⁶ at Hamble Point Marina — with the possibility of a test sailing, subject to availability.

Register an appointment with Debbie Weldon, and in the meantime you still have a chance to catch Debbie with Julien Renault and Stuart Abernathy at the X-Yachts stand as the Southampton International Boat Show continues till this weekend.

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There’s only a few days to go until the start of this year’s Southampton International Boat Show on Friday 16 September — and X-Yachts will be there in style.

As previously noted on Afloat.ie, you can see the latest, upgraded version of the X4³ at the X-Yachts stand M455.

The new X4³ has gone through a serious makeover with a completely new hull and deck design together with many other improvements since its successful predecessor.

X-Yachts GB & IRL team of Debbie Weldon, Julien Renault and Stuart Abernathy will be in attendance for the duration of the show, 16-25 September from 10am to 6pm each day.

The team will also be sharing details of the X5⁶ — the new sailing flagship of the Pure X Range — which is available for viewing offsite but strictly by prior appointment only. Contact Debbie to arrange a booking.

And don’t forget you can configure the X4³ and X5⁶ to your own specifications on the X-Yachts website.

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