German yachtbuilder YYachts has introduced a new custom edition of its 23.9-metre Y8 model "developed exclusively for an owner seeking to incorporate many personal ideas in his new bespoke yacht", according to the yard.
The new model will be built for a former racing sailor with a number of personal integrations, including the removal of backstays and the use of a square top main to increase power in lighter air conditions.
Other changes include a customised interior layout with a dining area that can be used as part of the saloon, or can be closed off and adjoined to the master cabin to function as an office. To facilitate this, there are lockers for galley utensils and cutlery on one side and office materials and equipment on the other side.
Placing crew quarters aft also means that the custom Y8 has a longer coachroof which creates an enlarged cockpit. On the original Y8, up to five cabins be integrated into the layout. The Y8 features design by Javier Jaudenes and his Surge Projects studio, with an all-carbon hull that has been retained for the new Y8 custom version.
YYachts’ founder Michael Schmidt said: “The Y8 is the perfect size for me and it's no coincidence that I once owned one myself. With the Y8 Custom, we can now serve almost every customer’s taste and requirements in this size category.”
Delivery of the new yacht is expected in January 2024.Read More/First look: YYachts reveals new renderings of 27m Y9 model