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 X4⁶.

Kræn Nielsen

Kræn Nielsen

CEO 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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Thorkil Munk-Hansen

Thorkil Munk-Hansen

Chief Designer

Thorkil is back in our design team after 11 successful years as 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 was employed in X-Yachts from May 2019.
Kristoffer’s original background is in boat building after which he
educated to become an architect. 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

Qualified engineer and co-ordinator of large yachts. He advises clients and dealers worldwide. German Champion in his previous X-35 and X-Yachts’ class rules specialist. Now, Torsten is the owner of an X-41.

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Andreas Olesen

Andreas Olesen

Nordic & International Sales

Andreas is responsible for Nordic and International Sales advising clients and dealers. Andreas started his career in X-Yachts as social media consultant – an area for which he is still responsible. Since his permanent employment by the end of 2019, Andreas has also played an important daily part in the sales department.
Andreas is a keen cruising and racing sailor.

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Martin Lindbæk

Martin Lindbæk

International Sales / X-Power

Martin joined the X-Yachts team in January 2021. Together with Torben Kornum, Martin will primarily be building up sales of our X-Power boats and to some degree also work with sail 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

Market Development Manager

Torben Kornum is a former professional windsurfer and has built up his own company, Neilpryde Scandinavia which he has owned for many years. In the Autumn of 2020, Torben started working for X-Yachts being a brilliant ambassador for our yachts so it seemed a natural choice to invite Torben for a formal cooperation. Torben has been the proud owner of 3 X-Yachts till now.

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Birger Hansen

Birger Hansen

Sales of pre-owned boats

Highly experienced cruising sailor and one of the original founders of X-Yachts

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Production

Peter Rødbro

Peter Rødbro

Operations Director

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Purchasing

Lars Strandby

Lars Strandby

Procurement Logistics Manager

Lars joined the X-Yachts team in February 2021. He has previously worked with purchasing, logistics and administration, thus well-equipped to the X-Yachts journey. Lars is a keen sailor in his spare time.

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Technical, Warranty & Service

Bjarke Gam Svare

Bjarke Gam Svare

Service Manager

Bjarke joined the X-Yachts team in January 2021. He has previously worked as service manager responsible for customer service, working in a service department and with after sales.

Bjarke knows quite a lot about sailing yachts being a sailor himself and owning his own boat.

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Klaus Jensen

Klaus Jensen

After Sales Manager

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Dan Pedersen

Dan Pedersen

Quality Control

World class sailor with many championships in his name. He has worked at X-Yachts since 1992. Qualified electrician and head of quality control. Enjoys racing as well as family cruising.

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Flemming Nielsen

Flemming Nielsen

Spare parts & After sales

Flemming Nielsen has been employed in X-Yachts since 1986 and knows all there is worth knowing about spare parts and current and previous X models.
If you need proper service finding the exact spare part for your boat, Flemming is the perfect guy to contact.

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Finance

Inger Borregaard Barsballe

Inger Borregaard Barsballe

Head of Finance

Inger is the head of the financial department. Inger is an educated accountant with many years of experience field. With her sailing experience not reaching too far beyond owning half a small motorboat and kayaking in Greenland.

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