successfully started in business in Haderslev, Denmark during 1979, and produced International Offshore Rule yachts that won sailing races. The cruising/performance market became strong, and X-Yachts turned attention toward building performance cruiser yachts to satisfy these customers. Today, X-Yachts produces cruising and racing yachts from 30 feet to 73 feet in length, and is one of Northern Europe’s biggest yards, exporting 95 percent of their production. X-Yachts has an internal research and development team that has a focus on updated keel and rudder designs, resulting in keel choices for yachts. A constant quest to perfect design, and usage of construction procedures and materials, is part of X-Yachts’s philosophy. X-Yachts also holds a yearly Gold Cup and Adriatic Cup race.