X-Yachts Headquarter in Denmark

Owner of X-Yachts

Ib Kunøe

Ib Kunøe

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 of X-Yachts

Kræn Nielsen

Kræn Nielsen

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.

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Production

Lars Bjerrum Juhl

Lars Bjerrum Juhl

COO

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.

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Design & Engineering

Thomas Mielec

Thomas Mielec

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.

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Thorkil Munk-Hansen

Thorkil Munk-Hansen

Chief Designer

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.

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Kristoffer Jensen

Kristoffer Jensen

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.

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Sales

Torsten Bastiansen

Torsten Bastiansen

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.

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Andreas Ørbæk Olesen

Andreas Ørbæk Olesen

Nordic & International Sales

Andreas has an educational background in sales and marketing. He started his career in X-Yachts as a social media consultant in 2018, after a successful year developing the SoMe Channels of X-Yachts, Andreas became the sales manager of Denmark and plays an important daily part in the sales department advising Danish as well as international customers and dealers. Andreas is a keen cruising and racing sailor.

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Martin Lindbæk

Martin Lindbæk

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.

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Torben Kornum

Torben Kornum

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.

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Birger Hansen

Birger Hansen

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.

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Marketing

Lærke Haldrup Hauschildt

Lærke Haldrup Hauschildt

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.

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X-Power

Steffan Schou

Steffan Schou

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.

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Purchasing

Lars Strandby

Lars Strandby

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.

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Technical, Warranty & Service

Bjarke Gam Svare

Bjarke Gam Svare

Service Manager

Bjarke is the service and facility manager and is also responsible for one of the fastest-growing departments at X-Yachts — Winter Storage and Servicing. Bjarke knows quite a lot about sailing yachts being a sailor himself and owning his own X-43.

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Klaus Jensen

Klaus Jensen

After Sales Manager

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.

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Dan Pedersen

Dan Pedersen

Quality Control

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.

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Finance

Inger Borregaard Barsballe

Inger Borregaard Barsballe

Head of Finance

Inger is the head of the financial department. She is an educated accountant with many years of experience. Her sailing experience does not reach too far beyond, kayaking in Greenland and owning half a small motorboat.

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