YYachts Reveals 27.4 Metre Carbon Fibre Sailing Yacht Flagship Y9 | Boat International

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YYachts Reveals 27.4 Metre Carbon Fibre Sailing Yacht Flagship Y9
2020-07-10By Miranda Blazeby

German sailing yacht builder YYachts has revealed its new 27.4 metre carbon fibre flagship, the Y9.

Already in build and set to launch in summer 2021, the yacht has been described as a “lightweight masterpiece of craftsmanship” by the builder.

Exterior design and naval architecture have been penned by Bill Tripp while the interior has been styled by Norm Architects in collaboration with Design Unlimited.

Speaking about the yacht, YYachts founder Michael Schmidt said: "With her length of 90 feet, the yacht has an interesting rating and is for sure able to win some trophies at the St Barths Bucket, the Superyacht Cup or the Maxi Rolex Cup".

Built entirely from carbon fibre, the Y9 will feature a tender garage at the stern and private owner’s apartment for maximum privacy, complete with a private saloon, dressing room, and bathroom with double washbasins. The yacht will also feature a lifting keel that can reduce the draft from 4.4 metres to 2.8 metres.

The crew area has been designed to be extra spacious, with a crew lounge and additional storage space.

Two interior layout options have been penned by Design Unlimited and Norm Architects, though customers have the option to customise these to match their own tastes.

The interior captures a “Scandinavian elegant look” with a “soft minimalism” achieved through oiled oak and grey fabrics and panels.

Speaking about the interior, Design Unlimited’s Mark Tucker said: “Clients will appreciate the authenticity of our design and the sustainable materials we recommend. People are increasingly orienting themselves towards nature: taking from nature and giving back to nature. This principle is particularly pervasive in the luxury market."

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