Sail all over the world (and race fast)

The Y7 Yachts was developed in collaboration with US designer Bill Tripp, who has already launched several yachts between 15 and 86 meters in length. The design focus for the Y7 has been on marine and comfortable sailing behaviour combined with performance capable of shining in international racing circuits. A boat with which to travel the world and take some satisfaction in racing.

All halyards run hidden and are manageable from the Y7 government consoles. This means that the helmsman can manoeuvre the yacht alone at any time, which is certainly not a given for a 70-foot boat. With around 28.5 tons and almost 300 square meters of sail area, the Y7 guarantees performance and fun sailing even in light winds. The yacht is made of carbon and is also equipped as standard with mast and boom of the same material. Below deck the Y7 has a very modern atmosphere, with a “minimal” touch and offers endless possibilities of layout customization.

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A displacement of only 29 tons (very few for a 21 meters!) thanks to the carbon construction, almost 300 square meters of upwind sail area that becomes 700 downwind make the Y7 a fast boat, even in light winds. Thanks to the 9.6 ton lead ballast, the yacht is very stable and heels very little, which makes sailing more than comfortable: the Y7 was created for long family vacations, to have fun even alone or with a small crew. All the knowledge of the shipyard and Michael Schmidt has gone into the construction of this boat in order to achieve ease of handling and performance in all conditions, combined with a high-quality living space.


The design of the hull by Bill Tripp is elegant and full of interesting solutions. An important bowsprit is integrated in the bow of the hull, there’s an anchor roller under the bowsprit (far away from the bow to prevent chafing) and an attachment point for the furling sails. The garage for dinghy and water toys is huge, which is accessed by a large opening hatch accessible from the aft deck. It can accommodate tenders up to 3.30 m x 1.75 m. The lifting keel reduces the draught from 3.90 to 2.70 m.

The Y7 is full of innovations and at the same time, pared back to the essentials. “An owner,” says shipyard founder Michael Schmidt, “should be able to operate their yacht intuitively. It should not be too complex but comfortable at the same time. The Y7 achieves all this and more”.


Britain’s Wallpaper magazine, considered the “bible of contemporary design” worldwide, honoured YYachts with one of its prestigious design awards. In the “Cabin” category, the Y7 “Bella” came out on top, with its interior design by Norm Architects of Copenhagen. “This is a very special award,” said a delighted Michael Schmidt, founder of YYachts. “We don’t seem to have been completely wrong in choosing a design office that brings a fresh approach to yachting”. Katrine Goldstein, Managing Director at Norm Architects, commented: “In this yacht, which we have designed according to our principle of soft minimalism, one escapes for some time from constant stimuli and distractions of modern society”.

Very high, of course, the quality of finishes and materials. The owner’s cabin is forward and has large spaces, with bathroom and shower. In one of the layout options offered, there is also the possibility to have a large walk-in closet.

The customization of the interior is one of the key principles of the Y7: depending on whether you love sailing alone or with crew, whether you are racing or cruising, Y Yachts has thought of a layout that is right for you. Without thinking also about crew comfort: the “crew cabin” has a separate entrance from the cockpit (aft left), two berths and an independent bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.

All the layouts you want

Below we show you five different Y7 layouts. If you have special needs, Y Yachts will find the right “custom” solution for you.


Hull lenght 21.68 m
Waterline Length 20.35 m
Max Beam 5.75 m
Ballast 9.6 t
Displacement (light ship)  28.9 t
Draft (lifting keel) 2.70-3.90 m
Mainsail 174 sqm
Gennaker 550 sqm
Self-Tacking Jib 123 sqm
Code 0 350 sqm
Engine Nanni D4.80 2 x 52.9 kW
Batteries 24 Volt DC. AGM 600 AH
Blackwater tank 200 L
Fuel tank 900 L
Freshwater tank 900 L
Naval Architects Tripp Design Naval Architecture

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