09 February 2024

YYachts delivers customized Y9

The German shipyard built a custom Y9 to a design by Bill Tripp and Andrew Winch. The yacht is one of the biggest sailing yachts ever constructed in Germany and will cruise the Med extensively


YYachts continues its successful cooperation with Bill Tripp and Andrew Winch. The German shipyard just delivered a customized Y9 which implements the work of the two world renowned designers – Tripp for the exterior and Winch for the interior. The 90 feet sloop, one of the biggest sailing yachts ever built in Germany, has been ordered by a European customer who plans to use the yacht for extensive cruising.

This new Y9 features a striking deckhouse that offers a very bright interior. The saloon of the yacht has two levels - the upper level is used for dining and offers a magnificent view of the sea, while the lower level is equipped as a lounge area with elegant furniture.

Forward of this “center“ of the yacht is the owner's cabin, which is entered through a dressing room with ample storage space for him and her. The suite itself is a very personal retreat and is equipped with a sofa, a dressing table and a spacious bathroom.

The layout of the yacht is optimized for families and friends to enjoy extended voyages.

The interior design by Winch Design from London and shows a minimalist and open-plan style, benefiting from plenty of natural light. Drawing stylistic inspiration from the U.S. East Coast and mid-century Scandinavian influences, as well as soft leather and light oak wood, the ambiance exudes understated elegance.

The goal in the development of the yacht was a competitive performance on the regatta circuit, combined with comfortable sailing behavior. This is achieved through YYachts' customary consistent weight saving in the construction and finishing of the yacht: the yachts's hull, deck, internal structure and rigging are made of carbon.

Thanks to its sophisticated configuration, the yacht can be comfortably operated by very few sailors; thrusters provide support during maneuvers in narrow marinas.

Michael Schmidt, founder of YYachts, says: "This new Y9 has been ordered by a repeat customer which makes us proud as it shows that our approach is well received as the owner is not the first one ordering a second YYacht. We are currently looking at a very healthy orderbook and getting requests from around the globe."