X-Yachts Headquarter, key staff

The Board

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.

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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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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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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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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Production

Technical, Warranty & Service

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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Purchasing

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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