YYachts Experience in boat building and luxury boats

Experience in building fast luxury sailing yachts

The YYachts employees have a combined total of hundreds of years of yacht building experience.


We are a real team made up of a wide variety of characters and nationalities. We discuss passionately with one another and are only satisfied when we have developed the best solutions. Everyone in our team has spent decades building boats and is still passionate about their profession.

The common belief of our most sophisticated team of shipyard Greifswald is simple: we only let yachts leave the shipyard with which we ourselves would sail around the world. Experience in building fast luxury sailing yachts is essential to us.

Luca Giammattei YYachts as Head of Production for luxury boats

Luca Giammattei

My heart beats for fast carbon yachts

Luca Giammattei has been working at YYachts as Head of Production for four years. The Italian is responsible for the entire technical equipment of the yachts and has already developed numerous innovations for YYachts. Before moving to Greifswald, Giammattei worked at several Italian shipyards, where he completed a number of large yacht projects and looks back on 25 years of professional experience. He is one of the main pillars of the YYachts team.

Ina Schulze interior design expert for luxury super yachts

Ina Schulze

I like luxury interior design

Ina Schulze, Project Management & Wood Engineering at YYachts - recently joined our team in March 2021. Ina is an open-minded person with several years of background within the world’s leading interior companies and multicultural experiences. She has worked for renowned yards and clients for 6 years in China, 3 years in Dubai and 2 years in NewYork on interiors of prestigious luxury yachts. Therefore, she is particularly well versed in the wishes of clients who want something special.

Ina oversaw the successful projects management of the Mega Yacht A designed by Philippe Starck with construction taking place in the HDW/TKMS shipyard in Kiel, Germany and Design Coordination in Dubai/UAE. 
Moreover, Schulze partnered in the engineering and development of complex furniture for a 170m Mega yacht designed by Terrence Disable, with construction taking place in the Blohm & Voss shipyard, Germany. In the past Ina also led the development of furniture engineering fabrication efforts for a 141m private yacht with construction taking place in the LI shipyard, Abu Dhabi. 

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Raeed Ghabra YYachts Konstruktion

Raeed Ghabra

I feel safe in Greifswald City

Raeed Ghabra has been part of the YYachts team since 2016, having moved to Germany from Swaida/Syria a year earlier. Ghabra studied aerospace engineering and is therefore well equipped for all high-tech tasks. At YYachts, he primarily produces design drawings and system plans. He says: „My first contact with a boat was a small instable thing in which we escaped from Syria. Now I am working on such fantastic fast and luxurios yachts and am very proud to lead the technical team.”

Francesca Modica design specialist at YYachts luxury sailing yachts
Francesca Modica

The elegance of the sea is what inspires my design

Italian-born Francesca Modica has been a member of the YYachts team since the beginning of the year and will work at the YYachts location Palma. Modica, equipped with two master titles (yacht design and architecture), comes to YYachts with, among other things, three years of professional experience at Lorenzo Argento Yacht Design and will now support the Greifswald brand’s design department. 
Michael Schmidt: “Francesca brings a wonderful understanding of design through her work in various Milan offices and that certain Mediterranean touch, which is enormously important when building boats that are mainly used in the Mediterranean”.

Mirko Ihlenfeld carpenter at YYachts luxury boats

Mirko Ihlenfeld

I am driven by wood craftsmanship passion

Mirko Ihlenfeld is a carpenter through and through. After his educational training in Lubmin, he gained work experience in the Netherlands and then returned to his home country. Born in Greifswald, he has been working with boats and yachts for over ten years and at YYachts he appreciates the challenge of implementing the interior in consistent lightweight construction and cooperating with internationally renowned designers.

Guillaume Florent, head of Research & Development in YYachts

Guillaume Florent

Let’s go beyond traditional boating components 

Guillaume Florent, Head of Research & Development in YYachts recently joined our team in February 2021.  He is in charge of Research & Development with a focus on developing technical innovations of composite materials and methods for the next YYachts projects. 
The challenge at YYachts is to come up with new breakthrough materials and processes to produce a higher quality hull and deck structure while decreasing at the same time boat displacement and lead times. 

Guillaume is a very active und successful sailor. At the Olympic Games 2008 he won a bronze medal in the Finn class. But Guillaume's passion and experience started much earlier, in fact he made his debut with the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996 in Laser class. While at his second Olympic participation in Athens in 2004, he finished the regatta in eighth place. His big boat career took him to the afterguard of an America's Cup team and in a Volvo 70 team as a navigator during the Volvo Ocean Race.

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Maik Ellen his passion, however, is fast, beautiful sailing yachts

Maik Ellen

Sailing is my passion since my childhood 

Maik Ellen, Naval archictect Maik Ellen originally comes from Oldenburg, very close to the renowned shipyards Lürssen, Lloyd, Fassmer and Abeking & Rasmussen. This is where his passion for ships and seafaring grew. His grandfathers went to sea as captains and were boat builders. At the age of 14, he was already sailing on the North Sea with his uncle. After training as a metalworker, he studied shipbuilding in Kiel. Later, he worked at the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg as a project manager, where he most recently coordinated the shipbuilding interior design. An accomplished yacht all-rounder, he worked in North America and then hired on at YYachts directly from Mexico. His expertise is primarily in technical project management. His passion, however, is fast, beautiful sailing yachts.

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YYachts Hall yard

In the sheds of Michael Schmidt Yachtbau, located on the Baltic Sea on the outskirts of Greifswald, we can produce yachts up to 35 meters LOA.

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YYacht Vision

Our promise to you is: We are a good company.

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Keep it simple YYachts luxury yachts at a glance

There is a quote attributed to several famous thinkers: "I'm writing you a long letter because I didn't have time for a short one."

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Yacht construction design

YYachts works with the best designers and engineers in the world. Some models have already won awards.

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