THE SUPERYACHT ACCORDING TO SCHMIDT & TRIPP
Measuring 27.40 meters in length, Y9 is as spacious as a 100-foot yacht offering a master stateroom that provides privacy for the owners in a truly separate apartment, comfortable guest cabins and a large, flexible crew area.
Exterior design and naval architecture have been all created by Bill Tripp, while her interiors are the result of Norm Architects’ style and the experience of Design Unlimited. Like all YYachts models, Y9 is entirely built from carbon fibre optimizing performance and making her extremely competitive
The yard’s new flagship Y9 is born from the ambitious idea of building a lightweight masterpiece of craftsmanship, following the company’s philosophy to reduce sailing to its essentials and serving all customer’s needs.
Several consultations with expert yacht owners have been crucial to Y9’s development, as Michael Schmidt states:
More shipowners were actually interested in the 100-foot length. However, from this size up yachts become disproportionately challenging. Through our experience, we implemented the comfort of a 100-foot yacht on a 90-foot length.
Y9 interiors were jointly developed by two design studios. Norm Architects from Copenhagen and Design Unlimited from Lymington combined their architectural and yachting experience to create for Y9 a Scandinavian elegant look that follows the principle of “soft minimalism” where oiled oak and grey fabrics and panels determine the colour palette. Katrine Goldstein, Managing Director of Norm Architects, says: “The Y9 already follows the award-winning Y7 in its design, but is much more complex and goes deeper”. The Y9 will also be a luxurious getaway from the constant stimulation that our everyday lives bring. Mark Tucker, founder of Design Unlimited adds: “Clients will appreciate the authenticity of our design and the sustainable materials we recommend. People are increasingly orienting themselves towards nature: taking from nature and giving back to nature. This principle is particularly pervasive in the luxury market.”
YYachts Y9 does generate an incomparable volume due to her transversely arranged tender garage astern. The yacht provides a true separate apartment for the owners, consisting of a private salon, dressing room, bedroom and a bathroom with double washbasin and separate shower. A maximum of privacy is guaranteed, which the owner can enjoy with family and close friends.
Great importance was also given to the design of the crew area. As there is an unwritten law in yachting “Happy crew, happy owner”, the crew cabins on the Y9 have been designed extra-large, with well-thought-out storage space and an additional crew lounge.
All spaces onboard Y9 must not necessarily have a single predefined purpose. The internal layout options can be customized, also following this concept. The Y Yacht’s design department is there to satisfy all customer wishes while preserving the yard’s exclusive style.
|DRAFT / LIFTING KEEL||4.25 m|
|DRAFT / TELESCOPIC KEEL||2.90 – 4.40 m|
|BALLAST||approx. 20.0 t|
|DISPLACEMENT / STANDARD LIGHT SHIP||approx. 49.5 t|
|SELF-TACKING JIB||170 m2|
|CODE 0||450 m2|
|MAIN ENGINE||Volvo Penta 280kW|
|SERVICE BATTERIES||24 Volt, 1,400Ah|
|STARTER BATTERIES / ENGINE||24 Volt, 120Ah|
|STARTER BATTERIES / GENERATOR||24 Volt, 120Ah|
|FUEL TANK||approx. 2,000 l|
|FRESHWATER TANK||approx. 1,500 l|
|HOTWATER TANK||2 x 75l|
|BLACKWATER TANK||approx. 300 l|
|GREYWATER TANK||approx. 200 l|
|NAVAL ARCHITECTS||Tripp Design Naval Architecture|