X-Yachts has confirmed this week that the Danish brand’s most popular model in its history, the X4.3, will be undergoing a redesign.
This redevelopment will be the first updated design for the first Pure X Range model since its 2016 release.
Included in the amended X4.3 will be a redeveloped hull shape, featuring wider stern sections above the waterline with the Bmax being brought further aft and with soft chines. The benefit of this change is the subsequent increase in downwind performance while also providing for a much wider cockpit aft and a broader berth in the aft cabin.
Adding to this new larger cockpit are hinged acrylic doors at the companionway and integrated rope storage at the sides, seen in the X4⁰.
Equally, the S-bow design and integrated standard bowsprit, introduced by the X5⁶, have been incorporated alongside an increased mast height, allowing freer flying gennakers.
A reimagined deck layout and deck liner have also been confirmed as included in the new X4.3, which will include a coachroof, coamings, longitudinal jib tracks and optional self-tacking track recessed into the cabin top.
The cabin side portlights have also been redeveloped to include the same openable sections as witnessed on the X4⁰ and X4⁶, allowing for better ventilation and a cleaner aesthetic.
This focus on exterior is also evident in the new spray out layout, providing the X4.3 a sleeker appearance and a better forward view.
“What we are developing now can be described as a smaller version of the X5⁶,” said X-Yachts Director of Design & Engineering Thomas Mielec.
“The development of the X4.3 is considered to be a natural evolution incorporating the lessons learned and the visual appearance of especially the X4⁶ and X4⁰, and after having launched the X5⁶, we saw some opportunities for the X4.3 that will lift her to an even higher level”.
The new X4.3 is expected to be launched in January 2022, with prices expected to begin from €344,000 (AU$540,645) excluding value-added tax.