For almost 25 years the Danish company X-Yachts has been successfully building boats for modern sailors who look for fast, safe and comfortable yachts. The company specializes in mixing high quality and performance and the new X-43 is a continuation of this tradition. Unveiled in early 2003, the 43 is one of X-Yachts’ new generation of performance cruising boats and is slated to take over from the successful 442 as the company’s mid-range performance cruiser. Designed by Niels Jeppesen, who with his brother Lars and partner Birger Hansen started the company, the X-43 claims to be the hottest performance production cruiser on the market. They label the boat a “trendsetter,” and with the 43 X-Yachts has tried some new things. From an optional shoal draft keel
and a new muffler
system, which makes the 43 the quietest boat I have ever been on, to a new cabin sole
that is less slippery when wet, the 43 takes the quality of X-Yachts one step further.
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