|The new X range|
X Yachts introduces a brand new range, simply called X. This range is designed by the X-Yachts in-house architect and CEO, Niels Jeppesen, to complement both existing two ranges, Xperformance and Xcruising.
The new range consists of the X4, X6 and X8, letting the owner enjoy the best of both worlds - a "modern/sexy" design with high levels of comfort. The design philosophy was very clear from the outset. Like all X-Yachts, there is a huge emphasis on giving the owner a superb and comfortable sailing experience, on a yacht that is easy to handle by a crew of only one or two.
The new X models offers excellent sailing capabilities, combined with wide, spacious interiors. This range targets the experienced sailor no longer wanting to race, but who enjoys cruising at speed.
Since 1979, when X-Yachts became famous for modern, innovative design features, above and below deck, it has used the latest bestbuild technologies and exceptionally highquality materials. The new models continue highlight this same commitment to quality.
The first two X6s are nearly finished and will be launched in early to mid-summer 2016, closely followed by the first X4.
Danish design and architecture is famous for its clean and timeless style. This ethos is central to the design of the X6, which combines an elegant aesthetic with luxurious standards of quality and comfort.
The raised saloon coach roof, with wraparound windows, creates a sense of light and spaciousness while offering panoramic views and allowing seamless crew movement between the saloon and cockpit. Throughout the interior, an uncluttered feel has been achieved thanks to clever storage solutions for the plentiful gear needed for a luxurious life aboard. A combination of the latest technologies and a finely crafted interior using high quality materials creates a truly pleasurable cruising experience. The X6 interior fittings unite natural materials such as soft leather and wood with handcrafted details and cutting-edge innovation.
The X6 may be highly personalized to suit each owner's style, from sleek and minimalist to more hi-tech and contemporary.
These new X models will be able, but are not primary designed to win races, which means no ORC/IRC handicap rules were met. This allows for a faster boat with more room to be innovative. So Jeppesen designed hull lines that are more "powerful", by widening the bow and stern sections. These changes can hinder performance slightly while racing on a windward / leeward racecourse, but improve sailing performance when reaching while cruising. Furthermore, the wider sections allow for a bigger interior space and a more spacious owner's cabin.
The 60-foot range sector is at present dominated by traditionally styled, relatively heavy-cruising yachts. By using the Xp construction techniques in developing their latest model, X-Yachts sets out to achieve an almost 20 per cent weight savings over a traditionally built 60ft cruiser, while offering improved performance comparable to Mediterranean-style "daysailer" yachts.
The X6 is offered with a wide choice of sailing options, with high priority given to ensuring the yacht is easily handled with just one or two crew.
All new models only incorporate the best-build technologies. An example is the use of vacuum infusion epoxy sandwich lamination technology with local carbon reinforcements in the hull. Each hull is crafted by a laminating team that have become the biggest producers of high-tech hulls in the last four years, with almost 300 built in this period. Epoxy not only makes an ultimately stronger construction, but also gives the added advantage that the hull topsides will remain undistorted, for a much longer period, seeing less shrinking.
X-Yachts once again introduces a range of head-turning yachts into the market and continues to lead the way for connoisseurs who appreciate the same fundamental philosophy: enjoying pure sailing pleasure.