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The new South Coast Boat Show in Southampton from 17-19 May is just over a week away.

And X-Yachts will be among the exhibitors, displaying the ever-popular X43 in a high-spec true with three cabins and two heads.

While viewing of the X43 is strictly by appointment, visitors will also be able to register their interest in he new X40 cruising yacht announced in February.

For details on how to attend the show see

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In the first of a new video series from X-Yachts, CEO and founder Niels Jeppesen explains how the Danish sailing yacht builder arrived at its unique name.

It might surprise some in the yachting community to know that from its inception in 1979, the company originally used the name of a pre-existing firm started by co-founder Birger Hansen to manufacture fibreglass tops for the popular Citroen 2CV.

And it was a number of years until a Swedish importer suggested that the ‘X’ naming convention for their increasingly popular yacht designs — derived from their initial plan to extend the sailing cloth by 10 centimetres — would make a more arresting brand.

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Whether you are itching to take part in the 2019 ARC, eager for an exhilarating race campaign or looking to relax and cruise the Mediterranean, the X-Yachts GB & Ireland pre-owned range can offer a selection of well presented yachts to suit.

The latest selection includes this race-ready X-50 2005 with new rod rigging, lying at Hamble Point Marina and available for £260,000 VAT paid (€301,535).

X-46s are available from Denia in Spain and Chatham in Kent, while those more cruise-minded might be interested in the Xc45 2011 at Hamble Point currently under offer, or the X-442 2003 with new synthetic teak decks.

Find the full range displayed on the X-Yachts website. For For more information or to discuss your requirements, contact Stuart Abernethy at +44 (0)23 8045 3377 or email [email protected]

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X-Yachts customers and window-shoppers alike can now configure their own X49 thanks to a new online tool.

The X-Configurator provides all the customisable options available for one of the latest additions to X-Yacht’s luxury Pure X range — and one that was named Cruising World’s Best Full-Size Cruiser in its 2019 Boat of the Year awards.

Designed for easy crew handling in all conditions, the X49 is as suitable for short family sailing trips as it is to long-distance blue-water cruising, as Susan and David Carratt can attest — yet maintains the performance of a competitive racer.

X-Yachts recently revealed more details of its newest cruising yacht, the X40 — and the marque will be at the new South Coast Boat Show in Southampton from 17-19 May displaying a high-spec model of the popular X43.

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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.

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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]m 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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Italian sailing clothing brand Slam is title sponsor to the Solent based X-Yachts Solent Cup and as the official clothing partner for X-Yachts GB and Ireland.

Slam is providing all competitors with an event T-Shirt and will be offering competitors 20% off selected Technical products and exclusive X-Yacht branded items. For further information on the Slam X-Yachts Solent Cup please visit the event home page:

Chris Ducker, Managing Director of Slam says" we are pleased to be associated with X-Yachts GB and Ireland, and looking forward to a fantastic Cup weekend. See you at the X-Yachts Solent Cup 6-8th May"

Entries have reached 26 so far so there are only the remaining 4 free berthing slots at the Royal Southern Yacht Club, if you would like to enter your X-Yacht in the event please see the event website.

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X-Yachts GB has a new recruit. Guy Jackson, a graduate of Southampton Solent University has joined the company to develop the racing program for the Danish yacht manufacturer.

With a Bachelors of Engineering in Yacht Production and Surveying and a dynamic sailing CV that includes wins in both National and World Championship events, Guy will be an asset to the X-Yachts team.

The 2011 X-Yachts racing program which will be managed by Guy, will consist of a two boat campaign including the X-34 and the all new Xp44 which will be making its debut at the X-Yachts Hamble base in May. The yachts will sail in the Warsash Spring Series, Vice Admirals Cup, Round the Island Race and IRC National Championships. Guy will also be organising the 2011 X-Yachts Solent Cup 7 - 8 May hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, Hamble.

As a part of his new role within the X-Yachts team, Guy will be available to sail and race with X-Yacht owners. He will be offering support and advice to help owners gain maximum performance from their yachts and race crew. For further information on Guy and his availability during the forthcoming sailing and racing season please contact [email protected]

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