YYachts delivers nine yachts

YYachts delivers nine yachts

YYachts delivers nine yachts

Sailing boat

25/03/2024 - 15:00

German shipyard is keeping very busy and launches seven yachts of the Y7 model and two units of the Y8.
It is currently a very busy few weeks for the staff at YYachts. The shipyard is delivering no fewer than nine yachts by the summer - seven of the Y7 model and two of the Y8. Two units of the Y7 were already completed in 2023, but which the owners only want to use this spring and kept them with the shipyard. Tijl Hetterschijt, Managing Director of YYachts, is delighted about so much activity: "It's wonderful to see so many customers starting the coming season with their new yachts and our YYachts fleet in the Mediterranean continuing to grow."

The fact that seven Y7 yachts alone leave the shipyard speaks for the excellent positioning of this model on the market. The aim in developing the Y7 was to combine comfortable sailing behavior with competitive sailing performance, including on the regatta course. This was achieved by consistently reducing the weight of the yacht during the design phase and the expertise of YYachts founder Michael Schmidt and Bill Tripp, one of the world's best naval architects when it comes to large sailing yachts. Schmidt and Tripp also focused on reducing vulnerable components when designing the Y7. "Keep it simple" is the philosophy behind the Y7, so that downtimes are reduced to a minimum and maximum safety is generated on board. 

On the Y7, all halyards, sheets and tensioners run concealed to the steering columns. The owner or helmsman can therefore operate the Y7 alone at all times - not a matter of course for a 70-foot yacht. With a weight of around 29 tons and a sail area of almost 300 square meters on the wind, the Y7 has sufficient propulsion even in light winds and offers corresponding sailing fun. 

The furling system and anchor are elegantly integrated, while the dinghy, which is up to 3.45 meters long, disappears into the transverse garage at the stern. Thanks to this clever layout, a Y7 has a larger interior than comparable 70-foot yachts.                   

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