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