“The real challenge is to reduce a yacht to her essentials.“
It’s all about boat building
and the amazing passion for sailing
THE STORY OF YYACHTS
Behind YYachts stands Michael Schmidt Yachtbau, one of the many success stories of its founder Michael Schmidt. And like many boatyards, this one began when Schmidt, himself a passionate regatta sailor and boatbuilder, was looking for a private sailing yacht.
He already had the boat’s key characteristics in mind: she must be fast, and therefore light - after all, he had once built the first carbon race yachts and brought Admiral’s Cuppers like "Pinta" and "Container" to the water. In addition, a yacht needs its own aesthetic for Michael Schmidt.
A MODERN YACHT MUST BE FAST
AND HAVE A DISTINCTIVE LOOK
Schmidt wanted his new yacht to stand out in the harbour, yet still please the eye after the passage of the years. He had drawn a blank looking for a new or used yacht that fitted the bill, so he decided to build his perfect sailing yacht himself.
In Lorenzo Argento of Brenta Design and Sir David Chipperfield, he found sailors with the same passion as him; Argento for the construction and Chipperfield for interior and design. 2014 marked the birth of YYachts.
FAST IS FUN –
A YYACHT MUST SAIL WELL EVEN IN THE LIGHTEST WIND, so there is no thought of STARTING THE ENGINE
According to Michael Schmidt, the ideal cruiser is the opposite of a heavy yacht overloaded with features. "Sailing fun is maximised by a simple boat that is reduced to the bare essentials without sacrificing comfort."
"All together makes up to us the fascination of our yachts. This is what we want to convey to our customers."
YYachts sail at a reasonable speed, even in the lightest wind so there’s no need to start the engine. Once you have experienced this, you do not want to sail on any other yacht.
Our job is to bring together all these different elements in a kind of Swiss clockwork: the playful mastery of long distances, the easy handling of a large yacht, the performance in all winds, coupled with a high-quality living space.
RESPECTING THE ELEMENTS
At YYachts, saving on materials is also environmental protection
Lightweight ships need lower driving forces and manage with smaller engines. Then you can look to hybrid drives or energy recovery systems that reduce primary energy demand. YYachts has been a pioneer in this field since 2018.
With the "Eugen Seibold", we created a 22-metre research yacht based on the YX PURE. This explorer yacht will venture to waters where divers can explore the so-called euphotic, light-flooded zone up to 500 metres deep.
With its electric drive, the YX PURE "Eugen Seibold" provides important know-how for the entire YYachts range
As a supplement to the large German research vessels "Meteor" and "Sun", several thousand water samples can be taken annually.
The ship was financed by the Swiss Werner Siemens Foundation, a heavyweight in research funding.
Responsiveness is as important to YYachts as the construction of the yacht itself. Being a privately-owned company, the shipyard on the Baltic Sea is able to accommodate all customer requirements.
WE FEEL CONNECTED TO YOU FOR A LIFETIME
For Michael Schmidt, this is a matter of the heart. "Our yachts always have to be just as much a part of the customer's philosophy as that of the yard. With each project we start again."
That's the big challenge, but also a key part of why we enjoy boatbuilding. Another important concern is after-sale service. YYachts wants to stay in touch with every customer, even after 20 years. Anyone who chooses a YYacht buys this security.
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BUILT TO SAIL – OUR LUXURY CARBON SAILING YACHTS
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.