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Here is our exclusive interview with Michael Schmidt. We will not only talk about the super-boats that are built today by his shipyard Y Yachts, but about Schmidt’s story, from his first steps as a sailor to Admiral’s, from the creation of the Hanse empire to the last adventure with Y. Foto di Mauro Giuffrè WHO IS MICHAEL SCHMIDT But the man in front of us is certainly one of the greatest protagonists of the nautical world of the last 30 years. First he was a yachtsman and racer, protagonist of the German challenges at the Admiral’s Cup in the 80’s, then manager and boat builder, founder of a world colossus like Hanse, and then again creator of a “visionary” brand like Y Yachts. Michael Schmidt’s story is that of a man who has managed to combine passion and business in his work. THE FALL OF THE WALL AND THE CREATION OF HANSE At the end of the 80’s he smells the positive moment after the fall of the Berlin Wall and in what had been East Germany, in Greifswald to be precise, he founded in 1990, in an old warehouse, the Hanse shipyard. Initially the shipyard was mainly involved in repairs, but soon the outlook changed. His goal is clear: the pure cruise boats up to that point were slow and sometimes not very up to date. Schmidt wants to propose something new, not racing boats, but comfortable models that sail very well, but only if they are cheap. To do this, he needed a model of industrial production and innovative designers: the choice fell on two names that would soon become important: Friedrich Judel and Rolf Vrolijk. He bought moulds from a bankrupt Swedish shipyard, Rex Marin, and produced the Hanse 291, which was to be a success at the 1994 Hamburg Motor Show. The foundation stone of a construction site that will become a colossus. THE BIRTH OF Y YACHTS In 2011 Schmidt decides to leave and sell Hanse, but he has something new in mind, he does not intend to stop. He wants to continue to produce boats, but this time not worrying about the market, or rather, not having the market as his main focus. He simply wants to produce his boats, the ones he likes, boats with a very refined design, with unconventional, fast, luxurious stylistic touches. This is how Y Yachts was born, which in these early years has had among its protagonists designers such as Lorenzo Argento and Luca Brenta. A brand outside the box, which will not stop surprising us also in the coming years. Boats that will carry the DNA of Michael Schmidt: a bit racing, a bit visionary; an imaginative yachtsmen. Go to event
In this emotional video we discover the Fjord 38 Xpress, 11.63 meters of power and elegance at your service! The Fjord 38 Xpress, the version with outboard engines, is designed for those who want to have fun and love speed! It has a fantastic cockpit with 4 seats and a spacious and transformable table: in fact, thanks to an easy manual movement the backrests can be folded down and the table, electrically adjustable in height, creates an incredible sundeck… Did you like the boat? You can find out every detail (and ask for all the info you want) HERE, directly on the BluService stand. Go to event
The Catamaran Felci Yachts 80 is an unprecedented project that we decided to present on the occasion of Milan Yachting Week. It is a super cruising catamaran, 24 meters long and about 12 meters wide, in which the naval architecture, the stylistic and functional design are the result of a long research and development work begun on the input of one of our affectionate owners and carried forward by our studio with great enthusiasm and desire to achieve new goals. A great work of design and synthesis in which converge years of experience and a futuristic vision of the sailing boat. This is transformed, from a means of transport and entertainment, to which to combine also a comfortable life on board, in something different. In an entity almost completely autonomous, in which to live even long periods, as in a luxurious villa by the sea, with which it is however possible to easily (and quickly) change the scenarios. Clearly the basic research is declined in new and more extensive formal and functional analysis, in search of new spaces of housing, comfort and privacy. The interior is on three floors. The cabins and the kitchen at the lowest level, in the hulls; the living room in direct communication with the cockpit at deck level and the fly, large terrace located 5 meters above sea level. Many are the episodes that allow you to find these separate and welcoming environments As the first distinctive element, coming from the outside, there is immediately the cockpit, semi covered and characterized by large stairs to climb on the walk around towards the bow. To starboard a luxurious relaxation area with sofas, convertible into a dining or breakfast area. This area is the fulcrum from which to access both inside the boat and to the raised fly bridge. In direct connection, at the same level, we find the living room equipped with an exclusive sofa area for evenings spent relaxing inside, a large table for dinner in 12 and a study with sea views. From a spiral staircase in carbon and teak, you can climb on the fly, where there are areas with different functionalities, for example the sunbathing area with large cushions and equipped with a “vanishing” Jacuzzi, or the command area of the boat, from which to control sailing and motor navigation. Also at deck level, at the bow of the saloon, there is an additional outdoor sitting area that allows a pleasant privacy even when you are moored in the marina with the stern at the dock. Note the possibility of direct access to the two very large twin cabins, with king-size double beds arranged transversally and directly in contact with the environment thanks to two large windows at sea. In both rooms there are also two beautiful walk-in wardrobes and two toilets with separate shower and sauna, as well as a study and a sofa for moments of maximum privacy. The hulls allow to realize also two very large guest cabins, with private toilets with separate shower, maintaining very high the style and the constructive details that characterize transversally all the environments and all the furniture. The kitchen, directly connected to the crew area is located aft in the left hull, characterized by volume and exceptional finishes. A real home kitchen, functional, modern and elegant, available to the crew that in addition to a private living room also has direct connection to the captain cabin, equipped with overlapping beds and large bathrooms and separate shower Two separate crew cabins complete the internal lay out of this project. From a sailing point of view, two versions had been studied, one more performing with telescopic daggerboard and the other more cruising oriented with fixed keel and shallower draught. The construction will necessarily be very Hi-tech, in carbon fibre sandwich, in order to obtain a monolithic structure absolutely non-deformable and robust. The sail plan, with a quite aft located mast, allows you to sail without the aid of the engine power already with 8 knots of TWS and keep averages absolutely interesting, in view of the maximum reduction of consumption and emissions. Technical Data LOA: 24,0 mt B max: 11,7 mt DSPL: 50 t Draft 1: 1,90 mt Draft 2: 4,40 mt Sail Area: 350 sqm Engine power: 2 x 230 Generator: 2 x 10 kw H2o: 2x 800 lt Fuel: 2x 1500 Construction: Sandwich carbon- epoxy – infusion Mast: carbon Boom: carbon furling Go to event