CIM sailing yacht Y Not sold
by Malcolm MacLean
The 24.26 metre sailing yacht Y Not, listed for sale by Lukas Stratmann at dahm international, has been sold to a direct buyer
Y Not was custom built by France’s CIM yard to a Bruce Farr design and delivered in 1994 with a refit in 2010. Bureau Veritas classed, she has been regularly maintained with the replacement of decks, generator, engine and sails since delivery. She cruises at nine knots under power with a 225hp Perkins engine.
Olivier Flahault coordinated exterior and interior spaces, creating a well-balanced practical design with a superyacht look and feel throughout the interior. A raised saloon is surrounded by glass, enabling ample natural light to pour in, and Y Not has a separate dining area with fridge and bar.
She sleeps six guests in a full beam master suite and two twin staterooms that convert to doubles, all with full en suite facilities. In addition, there are quarters for three crew.
The social cockpit is accessed direct from the saloon and has an oval table with a surrounding settee for al fresco dining sheltered by a custom Bimini top. A novelty here are the port and starboard steps which mean guests can walk up to the main deck level without stepping on to the settee.
A performance winged keel allows close-in anchoring in shallow harbours and bays, while a fully-battened main and roller furled foresail is the perfect arrangement for catching the wind.
A popular yacht on the charter circuit, Y Not was asking €575,000.