on 22 Apr 2019
The German yard will be holding the world premiere of the 22m sailing yacht at the Palma International Boat Show in Spain (Apr 27-May 1)
One of the highlights of this year’s Palma International Boat Show will be the nearly 22-metre Y7 from Y/Yachts, whose yachts are built in Ladebow, off the Baltic Sea. The carbon construction from the shipyard of sailing legend Michael Schmidt will be presented to a wider public for the first time after departure from the Baltic Sea coast at the beginning of April.
The Y7 was developed in collaboration with US designer Bill Tripp, who has already launched numerous yachts between 15 and 86 metres in length. The briefing for the Y7 was “comfortable sailing behaviour combined with competitive sailing performance, also on the regatta circuit”.
All halyards, sheets and stretchers are concealed along the steering columns on the Y7. This means that the helmsman can operate the yacht alone at any time – which is certainly not a matter of course for a 70-foot yacht. With about 28.5 tons and almost 300 square meters of sail area, the Y7 makes sailing fun even in light winds. Of course, the carbon yacht is also equipped with carbon fiber masts and boom as standard.
Below deck, the Y7 also has a very modern atmosphere. For the interior design, the Y7 owner engaged the Danish award-winning team Norm Architects. The Copenhagen designers created a subtle ambience with a Scandinavian touch that is unparalleled on yachts of this size.
The Palma International Boat Show will be held on April 27-May 1, at the Marina Moll Vell below Palma Cathedral, with numerous exhibits between five and 50 metres in length.