Essence of all experience
For the new Y8, the follow-up model to the first ever YYacht, our design and development team cooperated with Surge Projects. The Mallorcan design studio around Javier Jaudenes has a "knack" for a timelessly elegant design, but also has great experience in designing fast yachts.
In contrast to the previous Y8, the new model has a wider stern, so that in combination with the mast set further back, Javier Jaudenes attests to the high speed potential of his design: "A lot of R&D results from earlier projects have gone into the Y8. It is an essence of our experience and will be fast, but at the same time very safe under any conditions. The new Y8 is a lot of fun. I would describe her as a good-mood yacht."
Of course, the new Y8 also offers the innovative standard YYachts are accustomed to - such as the transverse garage in the stern, the self-tacking jib, the separate crew access in the cockpit or the flat deckhouse, whose optimally placed windows prevent the yacht from heating up too much.
By the way, the interior volume of the yacht is 20 percent larger than that of her predecessors "Cool Breeze", "Makai" or "Vegas Baby" - this results in many different layout options. And by moving the engine room under the saloon floor, the yacht has a lower centre of gravity and thus a better balance, which results in additional speed.
Our designers about the new Y8
Javier Jaudenes from Surge Projects and Francesca Modica from the YYachts design team explain the exterior and interior concept of the new Y8
On this 25-metre yacht, all halyards, sheets and extensions run concealed to the steering columns - so the helmsman can operate the Y8 comfortably at all times and sail the yacht with a very small crew - "keep it simple".
The electronics of a YYacht are based on the CZone system, which is connected to a transponder and thus to our technicians. We can troubleshoot remotely - no matter where in the world you are.
Our yachts are built in lightweight construction and equipped with numerous sustainable materials. A YYacht can set sail in light winds, producing far fewer emissions.
Due to the modular construction, the layout can be adapted to the owner's wishes. We can install the master suite either in the stern or in the bow. The number of guest cabins is also variable - up to five are possible.
Elegant, timeless and fast
The current Y8 is a perfect blend of cruising and racing yacht. Surge Projects, together with YYachts, developed a fast and equally safe yacht that is suitable for both family holidays and racing.
Harmonious, individual and flooded with light
The interior of a Y8 can be individually designed for each owner. With its soft edges and coachroof, and flooded with natural light, the Y8 has a relaxing atmosphere.
YOUR Y8. YOUR LAYOUT.
There are numerous options for a layout of a Y8 below deck. With the available options the Y8 can flexibly adapt to your requirements, with the possibility to divide the front and rear living areas. With this division implemented, the crews’ cabins, the navigation station, and the galley of the yacht are then located in the stern. This is the ideal layout to maximize privacy and remains undisturbed by the crew. With two cockpit solutions, variable headroom, and an interior that can be fully adapted to the customer, Y8 is a sailing yacht which is as individual as its future owner. A large dinghy garage with a transversal storage of the tender is a feature nearly all YYachts share so far. With state-of-the-art technology, the yacht can be handled even by a couple or with very small crew. The Y8 is one of the most customizable yachts in the 25 metre range providing speed, design, comfort and ease to use.
Specifications (the new Y8)
Length overall (LoA)
approx. 23.99 m (80 foot)
Length Waterline (LWL)
approx. 22.4 m
Draft (fixed keel)
approx. 4.80 m (optional 4.00 m / 3.50 m)
Draft (fixed keel)
approx. 2.80 - 4.30 m
approx. 6.5 m
Displacement (Light ship)
approx. 37.9 t
Ballast (fixed keel)
approx. 13.3 t
2x Nanni N4.115 SD, each 84.6 kW
Fuel Tank Capacity
ca. 1600 l
Fresh Water Tank Capacity
ca. 1000 l
Black Water Tank Capacity
ca. 250 l
approx. 179 m²
Self-tacking jib Area
approx. 146 m²
Code 0 Area
approx. 245 m²
approx. 517 m²
Surge-Projects / Javier Jaudenes
YYachts Design Team / Francesca Modica
Michael Schmidt Yachtbau GmbH
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