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X-Yachts launches new performance cruiser

by North Sails 10 Dec 2020 04:21 PST
North Sails Proud to be Sailmaker of Choice for the X56 © X-Yachts

X-Yachts are excited to introduce their new model of cruising yacht, encompassing 56 feet of luxury and performance with an emphasis on comfort.

The X56 is one of the biggest X-Yachts models ever to be produced in Denmark, and North Sails is incredibly proud to be the sailmaker of choice. We talked to the Manager of North Sails Denmark, Jesper Feldt, about this new addition to the cruising world: "Together with North Helix Structured Luff and Future Fibre's Helix bluewater luff cord for the Code sail, the X56 is a perfect match for our 3Di OCEAN product line."

Launching for the first time in Haderslev, Denmark, the X56's full 3Di OCEAN inventory was fitted by the North Sails team for sea trials in light to medium conditions. The perfect fit for a performance cruiser like the X56, 3Di OCEAN evolved from the original 3Di and strikes a balance between performance and reliability. The material is continually refined and the most rugged version of our composite molded sail technology.

Though there is some 'homework' still to do, X-Yachts is very proud that, after extensive organization and development, they have accomplished their aim to create a magnificent performance cruiser that will give future owners superior sailing pleasure.

"The first hull has already provided a distinct big-boat feeling of safety and comfort, where almost everything can be operated by the touch of a button if you so want,'' explains Thomas Mielec, Director of Design & Engineering at X-Yachts. "This also means that vast amounts of technical equipment must be tested, adjusted, calibrated, etc. to ensure they work as designed and engineered.''

The first set of sea trials focused on sail handling, sail balance, rig trim, alignment, and tuning the twin rudder system. The North Sails team are looking forward to launching the boat again this weekend for a heavier-air test of the remaining sail inventory, which includes a Helix Structured Luff Code sail and Jib Staysail. This will allow them to get an even better feel for the capabilities of the yacht before she goes back to the assembly hall for the final fit-out of the interior. The world premiere will take place in the X-Yachts showrooms (Haderslev, Denmark) on 16th January 2021.

Please get in touch with Jesper Feldt to discuss sail inventory options or X-Yachts CEO Kræn Nielsen.

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