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X-Yachtsnew X4⁰ has been nominated for European Yacht of the Year 2020 in the Performance Cruiser category.

Often referred to as the Oscar of yachting, the European Yacht of the Year Award is widely considered the most important and influential boatbuilding prize in the world.

Initiated by German sail magazine YACHT, it was first presented at boot Düsseldorf in 2004.

Today 12 magazines from across Europe make up the jury, each of them the leading voice in their respective countries and respected beyond national borders — and they will make their decisions during the next boot Düsseldorf from 18-26 January 2020.

Previous X-Yachts winners in the European Yacht of the Year include the Xc 38 in 2011 and the Xc 45 in 2009, both in the Luxury Cruiser class.

More recently, the X46 was nominated in the Performance Cruiser class last year, and the X43 in the same category two years previously.

A full list of 2020’s nominees can be found HERE.

Meanwhile, the first race for the newly launched X4⁰ took place this past weekend.

The Silverrudder is one of the largest singlehanded sailing events, with more than 400 boats participating.

In this year’s edition, more than 50 X-Sailors were on the starting line to challenge themselves and their skills on a demanding 130-nautical-mile race course around the island of Funen in Denmark.

X-Yachts employee Anders Bastiansen was sailing with the X4⁰ Xelebration in the Large Keelboats category, and took second place with a time of 22:32:32.

The company's founders also took some time to return to the water in their first ever build from 1979 after a dedicated restoration project:

Published in X-Yachts GB & IRL

About boot Düsseldorf: With almost 250,000 visitors, boot Düsseldorf is the world's largest boat and water sports fair and every year in January the “meeting place" for the entire industry. From 18 to 26 January 2020, around 2,000 exhibitors will be presenting their interesting new products, attractive further developments and maritime equipment. This means that the complete market will be on site in Düsseldorf and will be inviting visitors on nine days of the fair to an exciting journey through the entire world of water sports in 17 exhibition halls covering 220,000 square meters. With a focus on boats and yachts, engines and engine technology, equipment and accessories, services, canoes, kayaks, kitesurfing, rowing, diving, surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, SUP, fishing, maritime art, marinas, water sports facilities as well as beach resorts and charter, there is something for every water sports enthusiast.

At A Glance – Boot Dusseldorf 

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