A 90' long carbon sloop by YYachts

YYachts continues its successful collaboration with Bill Tripp.

The Custom Division of the Greifswald based shipyard is currently building a 90 feet long carbon sloop, of which the design and construction are created the American naval architect. The yacht is being built on behalf of an American customer who intends to use the yacht for both regatta sailing and for worldwide cruising.  Dirk Zademack, Managing Director of YYachts, says: "With Bill Tripp we are collaborating with one of the best Naval Architects in the world. After working on the Y7 with him, we are now implementing the Tripp 90 resulting in our collaboration becoming more intense and will soon be followed by another example".
The new yacht, called Tripp 90, is another example of the Custom Division of the Greifswald based shipyard. Previously, the 22 meter long "Eugen Seibold", an innovative research vessel for the Swiss Werner Siemens Foundation, has already been built there.


The goal of the development process for the Tripp 90 was to create competitive performance on the race course in combination with comfortable sailing behavior. This is achieved by YYachts' standard weight saving method in the construction of the yacht: hull, inner structure and rig of the Tripp 90 are made of carbon.
The fact that all halyards and sheets are operated from the steering columns makes the yacht extremely user-friendly; she can be sailed with a very small crew.

The interior design of the Tripp 90 is by London based Winch Design. This is the third time Tripp Design and Winch Design have worked together on a sailing yacht, previous collaborations are "Shaman" in 1997 and "Alithia" in 2002. The spacious interior is minimalistic with an open layout and plenty of natural light. Stylistic inspirations from the east coast of the USA and Scandinavian influences from the middle of the last century in combination with the use of soft leather and light oak wood give the ambience a restrained elegance.

The owner gave particular importance to the design of the deckhouse - his wish was to be able to sit in the saloon and look out at the sea. Bill Tripp therefore drew a deck saloon surrounded with glass. This does not only takes into account the owner's wishes but also floods the interior with plenty of daylight.

The Tripp 90 is scheduled to leave Greifswald in November 2020.

Technical data:
Length (LOA) 27.40 m
Length waterline 24.75 m
Width 6.80 m
Draught 4.25 m
Displacement 49.9 t
Ballast 20 t
Fuel 2000 l
Sail area 408 sqm
Exterior Design Tripp Design
Interior Design Winch Design
Shipyard Michael Schmidt Yachtbau GmbH

The YYachts portfolio currently consists of six models: Y7, Y8 SRD, Y8 DC, Y9, YC Tripp 90 and YC Pure. All are united by Michael Schmidt's motto: "Sailing is fun with a simple ship that is reduced to the bare essentials without sacrificing comfort.

About YYachts:
The development of YYachts is one of many success stories of its founder Michael Schmidt. Schmidt, himself a passionate regatta sailor and boat builder, was privately looking for a yacht. Since he did not find what he was looking for in new yachts or on the used boat market, he decided to build his ideal ship himself. From this idea came the Brenta 80 "Cool Breeze" and in 2016 the brand YYachts. YYachts are made exclusively of carbon composite in Ladebow on the Baltic Sea. YYachts manufactures sailing yachts up to a length of 33 metres in a modern, completely newly built production facility. Our own automated paint shop makes it possible to paint yachts in almost any colour or to temper prepreg yachts at temperatures of up to 90 degrees Celsius. 


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