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There are now only five more days in which to visit X-Yachts GB & IRL at Hamble Point Marina in Southampton to view the Danish builder’s new Xcruising, Xperformance and the latest Pure X lines, along with a selection of pre-owned X-Yachts.

Test sailing is also available during selected days on a demonstration model of the new X4⁰, the latest addition to the Pure X range which recently made its UK debut at the Southampton International Boat Show and has been nominated for European Yacht of the Year in the Performance Cruiser category.

Contact Stuart Abernethy for further information and to arrange your visit.

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Visit X-Yachts GB & IRL at Hamble Point Marina in Southampton any day during October to view the Danish builder’s new Xcruising, Xperformance and the latest Pure X lines, along with a selection of pre-owned X-Yachts.

Test sailing is also available during selected days on a demonstration model of the new X4⁰, the latest addition to the Pure X range which recently made its UK debut at the Southampton International Boat Show and has been nominated for European Yacht of the Year in the Performance Cruiser category.

Contact Stuart Abernethy for further information and to arrange your visit.

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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:

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As reported earlier, the Southampton International Boat Show opens today with key Irish marine firms in attendance over the next week and more.

Joining them will be X-Yachts GB & IRL, who have a significant presence as highlighted here last month.

The latest in the Pure X range, the all new X4⁰, is on display along with the UK premiere of the X4⁶ and the popular X4³.

Find X-Yachts at stand M452 during the Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow a Boat, which takes place at Mayflower Park from today, Friday 13 September, to Sunday 22 September.

Click HERE for details of how to how to reserve a personal tour of an X-Yacht during the show.

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X-Yachts will have a significant presence at the upcoming Southampton International Boat Show, with two UK premieres from its Pure X range.

Leading the class is the all new X4⁰, the latest model in the Pure X range — blending quality, performance and styling with cruising capability — which was recently put through its paces in sea trials.

The two-cabin, one-heads option will be on display and available for test sailing after the show.

Another UK premiere (on display in its three-cabin, two-heads version) will be the X4⁶, a versatile, fast family cruiser with a powerful sail plan and well proportioned cockpit that puts you at the centre of the sailing experience.

X Yachts X46

Also on show (in its three-cabin, two-heads version) will be the X4³, the second model in the Pure X range, aimed at the discerning sailor and their crew.

X Yachts X43

Click HERE to reserve a personal tour of an X-Yacht during the Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow a Boat, which takes place at Mayflower Park from Friday 13 September to Sunday 22 September.

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X-Yachts has released details and images from the first sea trials of its new X4°, the latest and smallest member of the successful Pure X range.

Since its first appearance for the media at Boot in Düsseldorf this past January, X-Yachts has sold 14 of the new model, which blends quality, performance and styling with cruising capability.

It’s another fine example in line with X-Yachts’ design philosophy, which co-founder Niels Jeppesen discusses below:

The first boat was launched in Denmark last month and has undergone its first sea trials to test sails with the design and production crew — an experience the company describes as “very rewarding”.

Checking a brand-new boat’s sailing performance requires going through a long list of checks, says X-Yachts’ newly appointed director of design and engineering, Thomas Mielec.

“Among other things trim, rig and engineering of the mast are important points. In the gusty breeze on the second test day, we saw need of further tension on the rigging of the otherwise nicely standing Axxon carbon mast. This will be addressed on the coming sea trials this week.

X Yachts X40 MGR00223

“The boat seemed perfectly balanced with a nice feel to the helm with adequate weather helm going up wind both in light winds and in a gusty breeze.

“The steering system seemed highly responsive in all conditions and left us feeling really well in control even when going under the gennaker on a very tight reach in 22-plus knots of wind in gusty conditions.

X Yachts X40 MGR00054

“It took a lot of effort and mis-trimming and bad steering to actually make the rudder stall, and even then, it gave us good warning before losing the grip.

“A thorough inspection of all structural parts affected of forces from mast and rigging was commenced in 24-plus knots of wind on the beat. It left us with the impression of a very stiff and sturdy construction, performing just the way we want it to.

X Yachts X40 MGR00192

“We have experienced a very smooth and silent running engine of the well preforming brand Yanmar. Yanmar later on assisted us on minor tweaking of propeller dimension in order to achieve the perfect match of engine, boat and propeller.

“As regards deck layout ergonomics and geometry, a lot of notes where taken, but in fact only smaller tweaks and changes are required.”

X Yachts X40 MGR00292

The X4° will be offered in a two-cabin layout in 2019, but from 2020 a three-cabin layout will be added to the model configurations. The two-cabin layout has a double cabin aft to port, and the three-cabin will forego the aft sail locker and add a double cabin to starboard.

X-Yachts says it has worked on creating an interior which feels vast in spite of its compact size. The interior comes standard in Nordic oak veneers with teak laminate on floorboards. All veneers are hand-selected by X-Yachts’ specialists by of one of the most exclusive suppliers for the marine market for high quality yachts.

X Yachts X40 MGR00464

As for pricing, an X4° standard boat is €257,500 (exclusive of VAT). Included in the price is a pack of X-Yachts Qualities, valued at €48,700.

To register your interest in the new X4°, and for further information, get in touch with [email protected]

And if you want to configure your own X4°, explore the online X-Configurator.

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X-Yachts has announced that its brand new X4° cruising yacht has been launched in Denmark ahead of upcoming sea trials.

The performance cruiser was announced in February of this year as the latest addition to the successful Pure X range.

Blending quality, performance and styling with cruising capability, the X4° is the smallest model in the range but utilises the weight savings for increased stability, making for a more comfortable and relaxed experience.

X Yachts X40

The X4° will now undergo sea trials at the factory in Haderslev before testing in mid-July with Graham Snook from Yachting Monthly magazine.

To register your interest in the new X4°, and for further information, get in touch with [email protected]

And if you want to configure your own X4°, explore the online X-Configurator.

X Yachts X40 dockside

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More details have emerged of X-Yachts’ new X40 cruising yacht which was announced earlier this month.

The pre-launch brochure includes renderings of almost all options available for the new 40-foot performance cruiser yacht, both above and below deck, ahead of its first official photoshoot this summer.

X-Yachts will be at the new South Coast Boat Show in Southampton from 17-19 May displaying the ever-popular X43 in a high specification trim.

The inaugural event at Ocean Village Marina is set to feature the marine industry’s “most exciting and innovative global power and sail brands” with more than 50 new boats on display.

Viewing of the X43 is strictly by appointment — contact [email protected] for details.

And to register your interest for the new X40, and for further information, get in touch with [email protected]

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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.

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