The restoration to original condition of X-79 #1, the first X-Yachts model produced some 40 years ago, has been completed by X-Yachts founding member Birger Hansen.
As reported in March, Birger and Lars Jeppersen travelled to the Channel Islands last summer to pick up their very first production boat — a gift from the UK and Ireland dealer team to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary.
Birger began the restoration process last autumn with a number of partners involved.
And the work was completed in time for X-79 #1 to be present at the boatbuilders’ birthday celebration in tandem with the X-Yachts Gold Cup in Haderslev, Denmark earlier this month.
She will now take up residence in the X-Yachts showroom in Denmark, showcasing an important part of the company heritage and history.
X-Yachts has more images of the refurbishment process HERE.