At the Cannes Yachting Festival, YYachts shows beside a brand new Y7 the Y9 to the general public for the very first time.
German shipyard YYachts once again presents an exciting line-up at the Cannes Yachting Festival (6 – 11 September). The Y9, a 27.40-meter world premiere, will moor at Port Canto. The shipyard’s new flagship is a Bill Tripp design while the interior was developed by Norm Architects in cooparation with Design Unlimited and YYachts` in-house design team. Right next to the Y9 lies a brand-new Y7.
The yard’s new flagship, the Y9, is born from the ambitious idea of building a lightweight masterpiece of craftsmanship following the company’s philosophy to reduce sailing to its essentials and serving all customer’s needs.
With a length of 27.40 m, the Y9 presents the same volume of a 100ft yacht with a private owners’ apartment to offer maximum privacy, comfortable guest cabins and a large and flexible crew area.
With an exterior design and naval architecture form Bill Tripp the Y9 is built completely from carbon fibre optimizing performance and making her extremely competitive. YYachts founder Michael Schmidt says: "With her length of 90 feet, the yacht has a good rating and with her interesting sai lplan she is for sure able to win some trophies at the St Barths Bucket, the Superyacht Cup or the Maxi Rolex Cup".
The owner also wanted to have a noise free yacht at anchor. Therefore YYachts used solar panels at the sunroof plus hydro drives so that there is no need to use the generator at night.
The interior of the Y9 was jointly developed by two design studios. Norm Architects from Copenhagen and Design Unlimited from Lymington combined their architectural and yachting experience and created a Scandinavian elegant look for the Y9 that follows the principle of "soft minimalism". The owner has chosen smoked oak which conveys perfectly the feeling of Copenhagen design.
After three years, more than 10 yachts delivered and thousands of nautical miles, several YYachts owners and the shipyard’s technical team have developed some solutions to make a fine yacht even finer.
As the Y7 is interesting for some owners who race, YYachts has slightly changed the helm and the position of the winches and also the self-tacking jib and its position.
Since every yacht YYachts delivers is unique, the shipyard has already developed many solutions and integrated them into various layouts.
Dirk Zademack, Managing Partner of YYachts, says: “Talking to currently very interested customers for a Y7 proved that we took the perfect path.”
The interior of the Y7 - like the first model - is elegant and timeless, for which YYachts has already received the prestigious Wallpaper Design Award. Some of the upholstery, furniture and details, however, have been given more pronounced curves by the YYachts design team, resulting in a somewhat strengthened maritime overall impression.
YYachts has the stand number SAIL 034 at Port Canto.