German shipyard YYachts has started working on constructing their latest flagship model YYachts Y9, with the first unit already sold and named Paula. The new sailing yacht is due for delivery in summer 2021.
Exterior design and naval architecture have been penned by Bill Tripp while the interior has been styled by Norm Architects in collaboration with Design Unlimited.
Built completely from carbon fibre to optimise performance, she has a transversely arranged tender garage in the stern and a separate owner’s apartment which consists of a private saloon, a dressing room, a bedroom and a bathroom with double washbasin including a separate shower. The YYachts Y9 will also feature a lifting keel that can reduce the draft from 4.4 metres to 2.8 metres.
YYachts founder Michael Schmidt says, “With her length of 90 feet, the yacht has an interesting rating and is for sure able to win some trophies at the St Barths Bucket, the Superyacht Cup or the Maxi Rolex Cup”.
The YYachts Y9 model offers two interior layout options which can be customized to suit the owners’ needs. The interiors designed by the two studios have a “soft minimalist” theme with oiled oak and grey fabrics throughout. The crew areas have been designed to be larger than the norm, with additional storage space and a crew lounge made available.