X4.3 MKII Named in Top 10 Boats

For almost 20 years Sail magazine has been awarding the “Best Boats of the Year” over several categories and sizes. In 2023, “Sail” decided to simply honor the Top 10 boats.


X-Yachts X4.3 has been awarded a place in the Top 10 boats for 2023. This is what “Sail” had to say;
“Many boat builders looking to capitalize on a successful design will create a “new” model of a boat by changing a few particulars on an old bull and the change the name as well. Leave it to the circumspect Danes at X-Yachts to soft sell an entirely new design, built with all new tooling for hull and deck, by giving it the same name as its immediate predecessor. The previous X4.3 was a bestseller in the X-Yachts ”Pure X” range, with over 100 hulls launched worldwide, and the new X4.3 takes what was already an outstanding boat and makes it even better.


The new hull sees maximum beam carried a bit further aft, with a subtle soft or “radius” chine, rather than a simple hard chine, pushing out volume to increase initial stability and boost interior space in the aft cabins. The larger cockpit also has a slightly raised sole, thus increasing clearance over the aft berths. The new deck design incorporates a dodger with improved forward visibility and accommodates overlapping and self-tacking headsails. Forward. a longer integral bowsprit allows for larger off-wind sails to be set, and this combined with a taller mast (or an even taller optional carbon mast) improves light-air performance.


The quality of construction, as on all X-Yachts, is impeccable, with epoxy-infused post-cured structures throughout and a bulletproof galvanized steel keel grid. The boat’s interior is elegant and transitional, exquisitely finished, with more opening portlights and improved ventilation. Under sail the X4.3 is fast and given its build quality, the boat is competitively priced.”


The first X4.3 MKII was launched in Sydney earlier this month and is already turning heads in Sydney’s Pittwater. A second X4.3 MKII is on order for her new owners and due in Sydney in June this year.


For more information on X-Yachts contact Kevin Wallis (m) +61 414 258 666 or (e) kw@x-yachts.com.au

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