One size. Four yachts. 80 foot luxury carbon.

The Y8 was the first and founding model of YYachts with the design, engineering and construction of “Cool Breeze” – an iconic, light and easy to sail 80ft yacht. Designers like Luca Brenta and David Chipperfield gave her an unforgettable taste and style. “Cool Breeze” was followed by award winning “Makai” – based on the same technical platform but having a semi raised deck and an interior styling from Design Unlimited. “Vegas Baby” is another evolution with a different exterior styling from the drawing board of Lorenzo Argento and with an asymmetric cockpit and several luxury features well integrated. Currently we are building a new Y8.

This is more than an evolution of the previous model. The client was inspired by IMOCA racers and wants to achieve the highest possible speeds. Therefore, a different sail plan was developed, the foresail enlarged and the mast placed further aft. Due to these requirements, the new Y8 also got a wider stern and thus more volume. Combined with different technical installations, this opened up completely new possibilities for the interior design. The interior is developed in-house, while the construction is provided by the ISS Design and World Superyacht Design Awards-winning Surge Projects studio.

easy handling of sailing yacht

Easy handling

On this 80 foot yacht all halyards, sheets, and trim controls run concealed to the steering positions, allowing the helmsman to comfortably operate the Y8 and sail the yacht with a very small crew.

Proven technology yacht building

Proven Technology

Not everything should run via BUS systems, our main systems are analog.

Our yachts are designed to give you and your family a carefree experience

Effortless Luxury

Our yachts should provide you and your family a carefree experience.

Y8 models realized in collaboration with such famous interior designers as Sir David Chipperfield or Mark Tucker of Design Unlimited.

Variable Layout

Due to the modular construction, the layout can be adapted to the wishes of the owner. If desired, the front and rear living areas can be divided below deck. The number of guest cabins is variable, with up to four possible.


EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE BOAT-SHOW for luxury carbon sailing yachts



YYachts experts look forward to meeting you on-site and will arrange for all the guests an exclusive private boat show on the Y8. 

YYacht team is committed to make you discover all the new features and details, so schedule your exclusive Onboard event today and get ready for this memorable tour on 80 foot! 

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In the gallery below you will find images of our brand new Y8. Scroll through the photos to find out what makes the Y8 a perfect mix between cruising and racing.


The interior of the Y8 is customisable for every owner. With the soft edges and the coachroof, with lots of natural light, the Y8 has a relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy an insight of the inside of a Y8 below. 


Space for your ideas


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.

Y8 Interior Layout PREMIUM CHOICE by

Y8 Interior Layout PREMIUM CHOICE by

YYACHTS PREMIUM CHOICE, Luxury master area forward, 3 cabins plus 1 crew cabin
Y8 Interior Layout CUSTOMER SELECTION 1 by

Y8 Interior Layout CUSTOMER SELECTION 1 by

CUSTOMER SELECTION 1, 4 cabins plus 1 crew cabin
Y8 Interior Layout CUSTOMER SELECTION 2 by

Y8 Interior Layout CUSTOMER SELECTION 2 by

CUSTOMER SELECTION 2, 5 cabins plus 1 crew cabin
Y8 Interior Layout CUSTOMER SELECTION 3 by

Y8 Interior Layout CUSTOMER SELECTION 3 by

CUSTOMER SELECTION 3, 3 cabins plus 1 crew cabin
Y8 Interior Layout CUSTOMER SELECTION 4 by

Y8 Interior Layout CUSTOMER SELECTION 4 by

CUSTOMER SELECTION 4, Master aft cabin with bathroom en-suite, 3 cabins plus 2 crew cabins
Y8 Interior Layout CUSTOMER SELECTION 5 by

Y8 Interior Layout CUSTOMER SELECTION 5 by

CUSTOMER SELECTION, 5 Master aft cabin with bathroom en-suite, 4 cabins plus 2 crew cabins


Length overall (LoA)
approx. 23.99 m

Length Waterline (LWL)
approx. 22.40 m

Draft (fixed keel)
approx. 4.00 m

Draft (fixed keel)
approx. 2.80 - 4.30 m

approx. 6.50 m

Displacement (Light ship)
approx. 37.9 t

Ballast (fixed keel)
approx. 13.30 t

2 x Nanni Marine Diesel N4.115, 169.1 kW (230 HP)

Fuel Tank Capacity
ca. 1600 l

Fresh Water Tank Capacity
ca. 1000 l

Black Water Tank Capacity
ca. 250 l

Mainsail Area
approx. 196 m²

Self-tacking jib Area
approx. 152 m²

Code 0 Area
approx. 245 m²

Gennaker Area
approx. 389 m²

Naval Architects
Surge-Projects / Luca Brenta & C. Yacht Designers / Lorenzo Argento Yacht Design

Sir David Chipperfield / Design Unlimited / Francesca Modica

Michael Schmidt Yachtbau GmbH

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Y ON WATCH innovativ Remote-Control-System by YYachts

With Y ON WATCH, you can easily control the electrical and hydraulic systems on board with your smartwatch or smartphone. The best cutting-edge technologies are connected here.

Y ON WATCH stands for fun, comfort and safety on board. The hardware and software components enable 360° monitoring, with many great features for owners.

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Additional features for an uncomplicated and luxurious sailing experience

Michael Schmidt, founder of YYachts
Michael Schmidt
Founder YYachts

"Our yachts are a place of retreat from the constant hyperstimulation of this world."

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Y8 custom build luxury carbon yacht Vegas Baby

The highlights of a luxury carbon yacht from YYachts

  • Fast 80 foot sailing experience
  • Light and safe construction
  • Easy handling
  • High quality equipment
  • Tailored layout
  • Made in Germany
  • A must have

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Dirk Zademack managing partner YYachts
Dirk Zademack
Managing Partner

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