News from the Chairman of X-Yachts

Monday 12th February 2018

It’s with great pleasure I can inform you, that as of March 1st 2018, we have employed a new CEO for X-Yachts. With this recruitment, the management group is again complete.

After a few tough years we have successfully made a turn-around and have achieved a positive result in 2017 and are looking towards an even better result in 2018. Niels Jeppesen and I therefore decided that it was time to look to the future and employ a permanent CEO so that Niels Jeppesen should not continue with a double responsibility both as CEO and Head of Design, stationed in England.

Niels – together with the management group – has done a great job turning the company around, and we are all very grateful for that. It gives our new CEO a solid foundation to build upon.

Our new CEO is Kræn Nielsen. He is presently the CEO of Kompan Denmark and Norway. Kræn is 45 years old, lives in Rødekro very close to Haderslev and has a commercial background and experience with production and optimization of production from his 10 years engagement in the Berendsen Group. Kræn has previous experience as Head of Sales and lately as Country Manager.

Kræn is an experienced and very competent sailor and especially in the 90’ies he won the World Championship Silver and European Championship Gold in Soling with Jesper Bank. Kræn has also sailed a lot of X-Yachts, and we are looking forward to having him on board.

Kræn looks forward to meeting all of you as soon as possible.

Kind regards
Ib Kunøe


Kræn Nielsen


Ib Kunøe