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Michael Schmidt Yachtbau with new Managing Partner

Dirk Zademack
Dirk Zademack took over the management of the Greifswald shipyard.

Michael Schmidt Yachtbau GmbH strengthens its management team with Dirk Zademack, who will take over the operative business of the Greifswald shipyard with immediate effect. Founder and main shareholder Michael Schmidt is still active and concentrates on possible acquisitions, strategic orientation and digitalization of YYachts, the sailing yacht brand of Michael Schmidt Yachtbau GmbH. "Over the past three years, I have built up the brand and positioned it in such a way that it is already very successful. In Dirk Zademack I have now found a very experienced manager who will reliably lead YYachts and the shipyard and develop them into the future".
The 45-year-old Zademack, who has held positions at Nobiskrug Shipyard (Head of Sales & Project Management), Wärtsilä (Head of Turnkey Solutions) and R&M (Managing Director), is immensely looking forward to his new position: "As an enthusiastic sailor, I share Michael Schmidt's company philosophy of building reduced and easy-to-operate yachts that stand out from the crowd. With our current team and the modern shipyard in Greifswald, we are ideally positioned to make the YYachts brand a unique player in the industry".
At the same time as Zademack, Peter Markowitz, YYachts' representative for Italy, took over the Sales & Marketing department and relocated his focus to Palma de Mallorca. Markowitz: "The Balearic Islands are a hub for our yachts; almost all the units built are there. That's why we're of course strengthening our activities there."
In total, ten yachts between 70 and 90 feet in length have been sold since the shipyard was founded three years ago. The current model, the 22-meter-long Y7, will be shown by YYachts this autumn at the boat shows in Cannes, Genoa, Barcelona and Valencia.

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YYachts at the most important european boat shows


Y7 Test sailing (San Remo)

24th August – 15th September 2020

Genua Boat Show

1st – 6th October 2020


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YYachts are built in Ladebow on Germany’s Baltic Sea coast. In our modern, newly-built production facility, we are able to build yachts up to a length of 33 metres.

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Our automated paint hall allows us to paint yachts in almost any colour, or temper prepreg yachts at up to 90 degrees Celsius. Come visit us! We look forward to showing you around 

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Current Jobs at YYachts


For our production we are looking for new employees in the following trades:

  • Fitter/Plumber
  • Boatbuilder

In addition to a completed vocational training in the skills above, we are searching for employees who are dedicated to finest craftmanship with passion. We offer our employees interesting compensation, working in a great team on an exciting product.

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If you are interested but would like to know more, we look forward to your questions.

We emphasise that all job descriptions address both male, female and all other candidates! We are looking forward to your message!


Set sail towards a new kind of luxury carbon yacht. YYachts combines design, function and the latest technology with dedicated craftsmanship. Choose between the Y8 and the brand new Y7, or talk to us with your ideas for our upcoming 100-footer.

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