In July 1985, the first real big sister to the X-79 was launched. The X-99 had more than 100 units presold, when X-Yachts introduced the plans for the boat, at Fridericia Boat Show in March 1985.
History had thus been written. Never before had a shipyard, anywhere in the world, pre-sold 100 boats of this size.
The X-99 became X-Yachts’ first ISAF recognized class, and still hosts annual World Championships. X-99 hull no. 155 “Hong Kong X-Press” owned by X-Yachts Hong Kong importer Rick and Inge Strompf, participated in the X-99 World Championship in Copenhagen in 1987 and the following year in Vejle, Denmark.
This boat became the best-selling boat for X-Yachts. In the production years of 1985 to 2004, 605 boats were produced and sold. Initially four yachts had to be built each week to satisfy the hungry market.