Design - Keep it simple: "It should look good and it must sail nicely"

YYachts only works with the best designers, engineers and Naval architects in the world for award winning yachts.

Michael Schmidt had previously collaborated with some of the most famous design developers in the world before YYachts was founded. Sir David Chipperfield, one of the most important architects of our time and also a sailor along with his team created an interior of timeless elegance for the Y8. A clear and straightforward concept in Chipperfield's signature minimalist design language. The lines of this yacht are from Luca Brenta's Italian studio and correspond seamlessly with the interior.

The YYachts portfolio contains numerous groundbreaking concepts designed by stars such as Bill Tripp, Lorenzo Argento, Mark Tucker, and Norm Architects. 

Yacht construction design

Exterior Designer

YYachts works with the best designers and naval architects in the world. Luca Brenta, Lorenzo Argento, Javier Jaudenes (Surge Projects) and Bill Tripp have already drawn for the leading German shipyard in carbon yacht building.

Bill Tripp

Bill Tripp naval architect YYachts

Bill Tripp and his team are among the best yacht designers in the world. For YYachts, Tripp designed the successful Y7 model, the flagship Y9 and the latest delivery of the YC division. His designs match perfectly with the YYachts philosophy.

Bill Tripp has spent almost his entire life on the water sailing and racing. Partly, by the way, on yachts designed by his father, William H. Tripp Jr. After studying naval architecture at the University of Michigan, Bill Tripp first worked as chief designer for Doug Peterson. Together they created designs that won the Admirals Cup, the Sardinia Cup or the Southern Cross series. In 1984, Tripp went into business for himself and founded Tripp Design Naval Architecture, which today has offices in Connecticut and Amsterdam. Meanwhile, Tripp's portfolio features references up to 86 metres in length.

Surge Projects

Javier Jaudenes Naval Architect YYachts

YYachts realised the new Y8 with Javier Jaudenes and his team from Surge Projects. The Spanish design and construction office specializes in fast sailing yachts, and its designs have already won numerous regattas.

With extensive experience in the construction and conversion of motor and sailing boats, Javier Jaudenes, naval architect and passionate sailor, founded Surge Projects in 2012.

The studio's portfolio ranges from exterior design to pure naval architecture using the latest technology. Javier Jaudenes believes in a fully integrated product developed by a dedicated and responsible team. At Surge Projects, they aim to exceed their clients' expectations. In the past, they have launched such successful and exciting yachts as "Win Win", the Café Racer - or the new Y8.

Lorenzo Argento

Lorenzo Argento ist bereits seit der ersten Stunde bei YYachts aktiv. Er war mitverantwortlich für die Gestaltung der ersten Y8 und seitdem in verschiedene Exterior-Designs der Werft involviert. 

Lorenzo Argento has been active at YYachts since the very beginning. He was jointly responsible for the design of the first Y8 and has since been involved in various exterior designs at the shipyard. 

Argento has been very actively involved in sailing since the age of 12, after gaining his first experience on Lake Garda. Together with Luca Brenta, he founded the Studio Associato Luca Brenta after his studies in Southampton.

In the late 1980s and in the 1990s, Brenta and Argento worked a lot for the Wally brand; other milestones were the projects "Ghost" for a prominent American client and "Chrisco" for a German owner.

In 2005, the first of a new generation of daysailers, the B38, was launched together with B Yachts. To date, almost 100 B Yachts between 30 and 60 feet have been sold. 

Interior Designer

The interior of the YYachts is designed by world-renowned architects such as Sir David Chipperfield, Norm Architects, Winch Design or Design Unlimited. They collaborate with our shipyard's own design team on every project.

Norm Architects

YYacht Interior Design by Norm Architects

The Danish studio Norm Architects developed the Wallpaper Award-winning interior of the first Y7 and has been associated with YYachts for a long time. Founded in 2008, the design studio from Copenhagen stands for Scandinavian minimalism.

Similar to human well-being, the essence of Norm Architects' work lies in balance - between opulence and restraint, between order and complexity. Each project is imbued with the same quality: a simplicity that carries bigger ideas. Norm Architects' projects are oriented around the body and mind rather than trends or technology, exploring ideas that not only look good, but more importantly, feel good. "We provide retreats in a world of hyperstimulation," says Katrine Goldstein, Managing Partner of Norm Architects.

Design Unlimited

YYachts Interior Design by Mark Tucker

Design Unlimited is a versatile studio that has built a strong reputation in yacht design. The Brits have collaborated with YYachts on several projects, including the new flagship Y9.

With over 30 years of experience, Design Unlimited CEO Mark Tucker is a respected figure when it comes to high-end interiors. Tucker founded his design studio in 2000, and since then the multi-award-winning company has made a name for itself through innovation and creativity combined with technical understanding. The Design Unlimited team has a comprehensive understanding of systems and the technical aspects of interior design, and also has an extensive product and fabric library in its showroom. 

David Chipperfield Architects

YYacht Design by Sir David Chipperfield

Founded in 1985 by Sir David Chipperfield, David Chipperfield Architects designed the interior of the first Y8. With offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai, David Chipperfield Architects is one of the world's renowned design addresses. 

The firm is best known for its numerous museum buildings in Europe, China and America. References include the Museum Folkwang, the Neue Nationalgalerie, the Museo delle Culture and the Empire Riverside Hotel.

David Chipperfield grew up on a farm when his father bought another farm and some other buildings and converted them into holiday homes, with his son helping him. Taking a liking to it, he began studying architecture and after graduating worked for Douglas Stephen and then in the joint practice of Richard Rogers and Sir Norman Foster.

In 1985, Chipperfield founded the architectural practice David Chipperfield Architects in London. Further offices followed in Berlin (since 1998), Shanghai (since 2005) and Milan (since 2006). 

Winch Design

Andrew Winch YYachts

Andrew Winch and his team of over 100 are among the big players in yacht design. The London studio cooperated with YYachts for the first time for the Tripp90 "Prevail". The result: two award nominations.

Based on his enthusiasm for sailing, Andrew Winch founded his own design studio and started on a rather modest scale. However, Winch quickly built up an excellent reputation, grew steadily with his office and can now look back on numerous large yacht projects, some with a length of over 100 metres. 

In a London suburb directly on the Thames, more than 100 employees not only take care of yachts, but also design aircraft and residences. The Tripp90 "Prevail", with an interior by Winch Design and delivered by YYachts in summer 2021, was shortlisted in both the Yacht & Aviation Awards and the BOAT International Design Awards.

Francesca Modica

YYachts' in-house design team is led by Italian Francesca Modica. Joining YYachts directly from Milan, Modica coordinates external designers and creates her own interiors.

Italian-born Francesca Modica has been a member of the YYachts team for several years and works at YYachts' Palma de Mallorca location. Modica, who holds two master's degrees (yacht design and architecture), came to YYachts with three years of professional experience at Lorenzo Argento Yacht Design, among others, and cooperates with interior design firms such as Design Unlimited, Winch Design or Norm Architects, but also designs complete interiors with YYachts' own design team.

3D-Design - standard in our boat constructions

YYachts believes it is commonsense that all technical equipment can be reached at any time and, if necessary, easily replaced or repaired.

Any yacht can sail far and wide with ease if it is simple to maintain.

To this end, every detail of our yachts is created in advance on 3D design software. The positions of all internals are thus already fixed before construction.

Because we optimise every area of the yacht, you can be sure that you will not experience any surprises at sea. We promise. Keep it simple: "It should look good and it must sail nicely"

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