There’s something especially fun about sailing a boat on the home waters of the company that built it. And when you’re sailing the latest performance-cruiser from X-Yachts, the X4°, on the “Little Belt,” just down the road from the company’s squeaky-clean yard in Haderslev, Denmark, the experience is out of this world.
Design & Construction
Not coincidently splashing on X-Yachts’s 40th anniversary, the 40ft X4° boasts the same top-notch build quality sailors have come to expect ever since the company launched its very first design, the X-79, back in 1979.
At the heart of the new boat is a trademark X-Yachts galvanized steel grid, which serves to anchor the boat’s keel and also help manage rig loads. The rest of the hull is infused in epoxy and post-cured for 24 hours to maximize the laminate strength while at the same time minimizing weight.
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