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Shareholders

Ib Kunøe

Ib Kunøe

Majority shareholder of X-Yachts & Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Main shareholder and Chairman on the board of a number of companies e.g. Atea and Colombus Partner International A/S. Very passionate and experienced offshore racing and cruising sailor, now enjoys cruising on his new X4³

Niels Jeppesen

Niels Jeppesen

CEO

Shareholder of X-Yachts, founded X-Yachts in 1979 with brother Lars and friend Birger Hansen. Runs the UK/Hamble based Design & Marketing office. Experienced racing and cruising sailor.

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Management

Peter Thorup Hovgaard

Peter Thorup Hovgaard

COO

Responsible for the daily operation of the company, Racing history of different types of boats including X-99.

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Sales

Flemming Ancher

Flemming Ancher

Sales Director

Flemming brings a broad experience from entrepreneurial sales positions and very successfully represented Halberg Rassy, Dehler and Azimut Yachts in Denmark from 2004 to 2009. Flemming is a keen cruising and racing sailor.

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Torsten Bastiansen

Torsten Bastiansen

Export Sales & Project Coordinator

Qualified engineer and co-ordinator of large yachts. He advises clients and dealers worldwide. German Champion in his previous X-35 and X-Yachts’ class rules specialist. Now, Torsten is the owner of an Xp 38.

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Birger Hansen

Birger Hansen

Sales of pre-owned boats

Highly experienced cruising sailor and one of the original founders of X-Yachts

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Kristjan Pigsborg Kristjansen

Kristjan Pigsborg Kristjansen

Nordic and International Sales

Kristian is responsible for Nordic and International Sales and competently advises clients and dealers. Kristjan brings experience from Harmony Yachts whom he has previously successfully represented, and is also a keen cruising and racing sailor. Since 2015, Kristjan has been working in X-Yachts.

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Purchasing

Lars Legarth

Lars Legarth

Head of Purchase & Logistics

Lars has many years of experience in the boat industry and a detailed knowledge of construction of boats in general.

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Technical, Warranty & Service

Knud Erik Hansen

Knud Erik Hansen

Warranty Manager

Responsible of warranty management. Cruising sailor in his X-442.

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Dan Pedersen

Dan Pedersen

Quality Control

World class sailor with many championships in his name. He has worked at X-Yachts since 1992. Qualified electrician and head of quality control. Enjoys racing as well as family cruising.

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Finance

Inger Borregaard Barsballe

Inger Borregaard Barsballe

Head of Finance

Inger is the head of the financial department. Inger is an educated accountant with many years of experience field. With her sailing experience not reaching too far beyond owning half a small motorboat and kayaking in Greenland.

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