Nice boat. Mine is pretty much the same, but Navy Blue. I know how you feel about a long winter. Picked up my 07 X1 in January of this year, made for a long 3 months. Then pretty much every day in May was 20 plus mph winds.
We had a great time this summer with the boat. Got out last weekend for some surfing. Hopefully I'll get out a couple more times.
I second the thought on the removing the hard tanks and installing some bags. It gives you tons of room for storage. I put 400's in but I'm thinking of going up to 750's this winter to make the surfing better.
Enjoy the new boat.