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X-Yachts has made its first steps on the green transition with its hybrid-powered X4⁹E, as previously reported on Afloat.ie.

The custom edition of the X4⁹ comes with a new propulsion suite developed and supplied by Finnish OceanVolt, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of electric motors for recreational boats.

Its two 10 kW electric saildrives, 28.8 kWh lithium battery bank and onboard DC generator with capacity of 11 kW aim to make long-distance crossings a reality.

And speaking of reality, the first model is now undergoing extensive test sailing before making its debut in the Garmin Round Denmark Race on 15 June.

The X4⁹E will be subjected to extensive sea trials ahead of the Round Denmark Race on 15 June | Credit: X-YachtsThe X4⁹E will be subjected to extensive sea trials ahead of the Round Denmark Race on 15 June | Credit: X-Yachts

Before that, X-Yachts owners are gathering in Bogense, Denmark for the 2022 X community event alongside the round-island race, the Als Rundt Classic, on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 June.

All X-Yachts, big or small, can register for the race but those only seeking a fun social occasion are more than welcome.

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Every X-Yacht is designed with performance in mind — and the X4⁹E is no exception.

The new update of the X4⁹ is the first X-Yacht built as a hybrid-powered yacht, and the first in a new range of electric-powered sailboats that the Danish performance yacht maker says is “a natural step” towards supporting a greener future.

The X4⁹E is fitted with 2 x 10 kW electric saildrives, a 28.8 kWh lithium battery bank and an onboard DC generator with capacity of 11 kW.

X-Yachts says the hybrid concept was chosen to make long-distance crossings possible without worrying about distance limitations.

It adds: “Based on our path of 42 years of innovative yachts and heritage, combined with Danish green and sustainable energy, we look forward to launching the first electric sailboat in May 2022.”

For much more on the new X4⁹E, see the X-Yachts website HERE.

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