When a car is successful, you don’t change it, you improve it. Just think of the Golf phenomenon now in its eighth version. Not to mention the 500 or Mini, which are constantly evolving in continuity. Even in boating, this trend is finally catching on.
Danish shipyard X-Yachts has taken care of that, having just unveiled the MK 2 version of its highly successful X4³, the 13-meter PureX series built since 2016 in more than 100 examples.
It looks like a totally new boat, and indeed it is, given the quantity and quality of interventions. Let’s see them.
A new stern
The new X4³ has new aft sections with significantly increased volumes above the waterline, where the maximum beam has also been set back. This intervention allows for even greater performance in aft gaits, while also greatly increasing cockpit and swim platform spaces.
Also in the aft sections, the cockpit has also been redesigned to make better use of space and simplify maneuvering in small crew.
Aesthetically, the wing guards have a new design and slope more gently toward the stern. The side aesthetics gain from this, which is now more pleasing.
Also on the subject of design, new side windows that are more streamlined but also more practical with larger openings that improve internal air circulation.
Lots of changes to better navigate
As for deck equipment, jib rails are standard, while the self-tacking jib rail, now recessed, can be ordered by more cruising-oriented owners.
There was also a major intervention in the bow. There is now a longer dolphin boat that integrates the anchor and anchoring system, as well as having a more advanced windward windward sail tack point.
But that’s not all, the sail plan has also been redesigned, which has a larger surface area and provides better performance even in low wind.
First deliveries of the new X-Yachts X4³ are scheduled to start in January 2022.
X-Yachts X4³ DATA.
Overall length (including dolphin boat): 13.24 m
Hull length: 12.67 m
Waterline length: 11, 33 m
Maximum width: 3.99 m
Standard draft: 2.20 m (1.85/2.50)
Displacement: 9,400 kg
Ballast: 3,700 kg
Engine: 45 hp
Fuel: 200 l
Water: 340 l
Sail area: 99 square meters
Asymmetrical: 160 square meters
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