After much anticipation it is finally in the water: here is the X6, the new 19-meter from Danish shipyard X Yachts


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Screenshot 2016-06-16 at 11:24:51 a.m.Sliding into the hard-fought 20-meter luxury yacht bracket is the new X6, just launched by the Danish shipyard. A highly anticipated model that has been much talked about in recent years for its ability to combine luxury cruising with high boat performance.
For the first outing on the water of X-Yachts’ new bolide, no sun but a steady breeze around 10 knots provided ideal conditions for the test. Witnesses on board tell of being impressed by the speeds reached by the boat albeit in a weak wind.

The new flagship Performance Cruiser is the brainchild of Niels Jeppesen and his Design Office. The construction features of the Xp line were retained in the making of this 60-footer, with epoxy resin vacuum infusion and localized carbon reinforcements for increased rigidity and stability. The goal Jeppesen and X-Yachts have set themselves is to achieve a boat that, while having the same amenities offered by a 60-foot cruiser, is 15 to 20 percent lighter and, therefore, better performing.
There will be many possibilities for customization, both of the exterior layout (which includes double helm) and the interior. The sail plan will also be able to undergo considerable customization: great importance was placed in the design phase on the ability to easily steer the boat alone and with a small crew.


The main feature of the X6 is the raised deckhouse, which not only creates a spacious and bright square (by virtue of the many openings) makes the transition from the square to the cockpit even smoother. Extensive customization on deck with the possibility of mounting bimini, helmsman seats and many other amenities. At the stern, an extended garage will allow accommodation for the tender (3.2-meter waterjet). The mainsail sheet will be able to work directly in the cockpit (by the way: you can decide whether to do it with “U” or “L” seats) or along an optional carbon bow for greater “cleanliness” and safety. The keel may be fitted with an “L” or “T” bulb.


These are just a few of the many possibilities offered by the site. It will be possible to work on the mast, the boom (available in “Park Avenue” mode, for lowering the mainsail inside), the mainsails and, of course, the interior layouts, which can be three- or four-cabin with the possibility of using the excess space as a technical area. A crew cabin with its own dedicated access can also be arranged.




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