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Majority shareholder of X-Yachts & Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Owner and Chairman on the board of a number of companies e.g. Atea and Columbus Partner International A/S. Very passionate and experienced offshore racing and cruising sailor, now enjoys cruising on his new X4³.
CEO, Shareholder and Sales & Marketing Director
Kræn was previously the CEO of Kompan Denmark and Norway. Kræn has a commercial background and experience with production and optimization of production – and is furthermore a very experienced and competent sailor.
Lars is the COO of X-Yachts and has a background with production optimization and quality systems. Lars is responsible for the production flow in Poland. He is also a keen X-Cruising sailor.
Director of Design & Engineering
Thomas has previously been employed at X-Yachts from 1997 to
2007 as naval architect and from 2003 also as Head of Engineering.
In September 2018 he returned to X-Yachts. Thomas is both a keen racing and cruising sailor.
Thorkil is a former Chief Designer at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. He has a background as a carpenter, naval architect and industrial designer and has been a very passionate sailor since childhood. For Thorkil, it is crucial that every single detail on board works nice in port as well as at sea.
Development Manager for X-Power
Kristoffer’s background is in boat building after which he educated to become an architect and has been working with in- and exterior design of boats for the last 25 years. Kristoffer has been designing and developing the first powerboat in X-Yachts’ history, the X-Power 33C.
Export Sales & Project Coordinator
Torsten is a qualified engineer and project manager of our larger yachts. He advises clients and dealers worldwide. Torsten has sailed and raced almost his entire life, and crewed or skippered multiple X-Yachts to championship titles. On behalf of X-Yachts, Torsten maintains close contact to WS, ORC and other rating rules organizations.
Gert is responsible for our Danish customers. Furthermore he advise dealers worldwide. Gert is also responsible for the Danish Charter boats.
Gert is a passionate sailer and have sailed various sail- and powerboats.
He has a financial background, and have previously worked as Sales & Marketing Manager at a big leasing company.
International Sales / X-Power
Martin has a strong technical background. Together with Torben Kornum, He will primarily be building up the dealer network of our X-Power boats. Martin is a passionate sailor and has a varied maritime background within sales, marketing and after sales.
Global Market Development
Torben is in charge of the global X-Yachts market and dealer network with reference to CEO Kræn Brinck Nielsen.Torben entered the X-Yachts organization in 2020 with a strong background in product and market development after more than 30 years in the international windsurfing industry, and before that – 10 years as a professional windsurfer. He has owned four X-Yachts and crewed and helmed many regattas in a variety of boats and classes. From 2022 he is the happy owner of a brand new X4.3 that is fully equipped for adventurous cruising in Scandinavia.
Sales of pre-owned boats
Birger Hansen is one of the three founders of X-Yachts. In fact the production of the first X-Yachts happened in his barn! He is a composite expert and a true legend within the industry. Birger is also a highly experienced cruising sailor. For the past few years, Birger has been working on refurbishing historic and legendary X-Yachts.
Dennis is the marketing manager at X-Yachts. He has a very structured approach. Dennis has a background within marketing and branding from the renewable energy sector.
Digital marketing & Social Media
Laerke is responsible for digital marketing and social media. She is supporting and educating dealers around the world in their marketing projects. She is also coordinating various events and photoshoots.
Head of X-Power
Steffan is the one in charge of the X-Power production and development.
He has a background within Mechanical engineering, project management and is a process expert.
Procurement Logistics Manager
Lars is X-Yachts purchase manager and has a strong background in purchasing, logistics and administration. Lars is a keen cruising sailor in his spare time.
Klaus is responsible for X-Yachts After Sales. He advises dealers and customers all over the world with smaller and minor issues on the yachts.
Dan is a qualified electrician and head of X-Yachts quality control. He is a World class sailor with many world championships in his name. Dan enjoys racing as well as family cruising. Having worked at X-Yachts since 1992, he is one of the most knowledgeable staff at the yard.
After Sales Manager
Nils is X-Yachts After Sales Manager and handle Worldwide After Sales issues. He has a high focus on customer satisfaction. His background is mechanical-, electrical- and Sales in the boating industry and Global After Sales, Spare part- and Service sales in process industry. Since childhood he has been sailing both motor- and sail boats
Internal Service Manager
Carsten is the Internal Service Manager at X-Yachts. Carsten have previously been the quality controller at X-Yachts and has a background within construction managing, in the house building industry. He knows everything about X-Yacht’s values/DNA. Together with the entire service team, Carsten will ensure that your boat is well taken care of. Carsten is a long-time X-Yachts sailor and is very happy with his X-35.
Spare parts / After sales