In the early summer of 2018, Birger Hansen and Lars Jeppesen of X-Yachts picked up the very first model of the company’s debut boat, the X-79, from Jersey in the Channel Islands.
The boat — one of around only 500 made — was a gift to X-Yachts headquarters in Denmark from the UK and Ireland X-Yachts dealer team, who had been trying to secure the purchase of the boat for some years.
In autumn Birger began the refurbishing process with a number of partners, putting his vast knowledge and passion into revitalising what is a very unique piece of X-Yachts history.
And the six-month restoration process has been documented on the X-Yachts website, ahead of the boat’s unveiling during the company’s 40th anniversary celebrations this summer — which include the X-Yachts Gold Cup in Haderslev, Denmark from 7-9 June.
Earlier this week X-Yachts unveiled more details of its new X40 performance cruising yacht.