y8Here are the first sailing photos of “Vegas Baby,” the latest Y8 just launched by Michael Schmidt’s YYachts. The Greifswald-based shipyard has announced that three more models will follow through the summer.

Vegas Baby, a 24-meter boat, is currently completing sea trials in the Baltic Sea off Greifswald with her crew.

The design and sporty exterior styling is still the work of Lorenzo Argento. The Italian designer comments on his work: “The boat is a fine example of how to make a good design. We slightly redesigned the hull compared to our original Y8 design, especially in the rear, redefining the aft geometry and the helm console. The cockpit also offers slightly more protection due to these measures.”

By the way, go check out the philosophy behind the Y8 on the YYachts stand at Milan Yachting Week. A deck as clean and “flush” as the Y8 from Y Yachts is a joy to behold. Yachts have become increasingly complicated. Equipment manufacturers have introduced many unnecessary functions and systems that only generate complexity and cause problems on board.

Y Yachts creates yachts that no longer have the features needed to sail fast and at the same time in comfort. “It wasn’t easy for our team of experts to get their hands on what was necessary and what wasn’t to achieve this goal,” they say at Michael Schmidt’s yard. But in the end, they succeeded.

Inside, the owner of the “Vegas Baby” was inspired by a previously built Y8. Francesca Modica of the YYachts design team says, “The client liked the “Makai” so much that the “Vegas Baby” had a very similar interior. We just modified the crew dining room and galley a bit.” Overall, the interior designed by Design Unlimited can be described as very modern – light woods contrast with a dark floor and gray fabrics.

By summer, YYachts will launch two more Y7 models and a 90-foot custom yacht with a design by Bill Tripp and an interior design by Winch Design.


Length overall 23.99 m
Waterline length 21.75 m
Width 6.00 m
Draught (fixed keel) 4.00 m
Displacement ca. 34,5 t
Mainsail 190 sqm
Self tacking jib 114 sqm
Code 0 245 sqm
Gennaker 389 sqm
Engine Nanni T4.230 (169 kW)


Federico Rossi
Author:Federico Rossi


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