CRUISING THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AND RACING FAST
Bill Tripp’s Y 7 bears a signature of the most internationally recognized. The design focus for the Y7 has been on marine and comfortable sailing behaviour combined with performance capable of shining in international racing circuits. Y 7 is a boat that one can travel the world and get great satisfaction on the racing course.
A displacement of only 29 tons and almost 300 of upwind sail area that becomes 700 downwind, guarantee performance and fun sailing even in lightest winds. The yacht is made of carbon and is also equipped with a carbon mast and boom as standard. To complete her extreme manageability, twin engines have been designed for trouble-free manoeuvring even in small ports.
“The Y7 is full of innovations and at the same time, pared back to the essentials. An owner”, says shipyard founder Michael Schmidt, “should be able to operate their yacht intuitively. It should not be too complex but comfortable at the same time.
The Y7 achieves all this and more”.
Bill Tripp has created a unique design for Y 7 that is full of interesting solutions. The jib, anchor and manoeuvring positions are elegantly embedded in the exterior look. A tender up to 3.50 metres literally disappears into the huge watertight stern locker to be easily moved with a lift system integrated into the carbon boom. All the halyards and sheets of the Y7 run hidden up to the steering columns, where the helmsman can handle the navigation even on solo. Probably the only 70 feet that allows it also thanks to the twin engines. A rigging without backstay allows the use of a square-headed mainsail, improving the profile and increasing the sail area. The cockpit, characterized by great versatility, includes on portside perfectly concealed into the seats, independent access to the crew quarters. With the optional lifting keel Y7’s drought may vary from 3.90 to 2.70 m.
Interior customization is one of the key principles of Y7. Depending on whether you love sailing alone or with the crew, whether you are racing or cruising, Y Yachts has thought of a layout that is right for you. This is without forgetting the comfort of the staff: the “crew cabin” has a separate entrance from the cockpit (aft left), two berths and an independent bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.
There are five different layouts proposed for Y7.
Should any needs arise, the boatyard is always open to customized solutions.
|DISPLACEMENT (LIGHT SHIP)||28.9 t|
|DRAFT (Lifting KEEL)||2.70-3.90 m|
|SELF-TACKING JIB||123 sqm|
|CODE 0||350 sqm|
|ENGINE||Nanni D4.80 2 x 52.9 kW|
|BATTERIES||24 Volt DC. AGM 600 AH|
|BLACKWATER TANK||200 L|
|FUEL TANK||900 L|
|FRESHWATER TANK||900 L|
|NAVAL ARCHITECTS||Tripp Design Naval Architecture|