2023 X-Yachts X4³
Prior to the launch, key riggers and boat builders worked hard to get the mast stepped and tuned, and to get the most necessary details ready for the first sea trials that were due on the following days. The X4³ has gone through a serious make over with a completely new hull and deck design together with many other improvements since its successful predecessor, that was sold in more than 100 pcs. No need to say that the whole yard – and not least the Design & Engineering team – has been looking very much forward to the special moment when the beautiful X4³ hit the water – said CEO Kræn Brinck Nielsen.
Our mast supplier John Mast has done a really nice job with the aluminum mast that is 50 cm higher than on the previous version of the X4³. The mast trims to a well distributed prebend curve over the length of the mast and it’s as stiff as we like it – both in transverse and longitudinal direction.
The mainsheet traveller system (with hardware from Ronstan and a 7:1 purchase) proved a very noticeable improvement on the main sheet trimming. A few points of further improvements with positioning of fittings etc. were identified in the first test and will be re-worked on the final boat.
The hull design with wider transom and lifted soft chines suits the X4³ very well. The additional form stability is quite noticeable, as is the considerably less wake and turbulence of the heeled transom travelling through the water.
At the helm you have a nice and direct feel. With slight adjustment to the responsiveness of the rudder, that shares the now updated design of the entire Pure X range rudders, helming this yacht will be a fantastic experience for the owners – says Mielec.