Y9, why not?

Speed, large interior spaces and a cutting-edge look characterise the Y9 from YYachts, exhibiting for the first time at the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival.

15 August 2022


The brand new Y9 is the logical continuation of models Y7 and Y8. The development of the Y9 was driven by requests from customers for an easy to sail and fast yacht that requires a small crew and has a fantastic volume.

Complementing this, the Y9 offers the volume of a 100-foot yacht in 90 feet, available in three exciting versions – Y9, Y9 Pilot House, Y9 Custom.

The main focus for Y9 owners is spending time with family and friends on board. As a result, the 90-foot carbon sailing yacht is easy to sail even with a small crew.

Her interior design fulfils and even extends all owners’ wishes for a family yacht with sufficient privacy while they travel the world.

Of course, the Y9 can also prove her potential on regatta courses in the Mediterranean or the Caribbean and sail right at the front of the field. She will be a formidable opponent in any regatta.


Like all YYachts, the Y9 follows a clear design philosophy – reducing all unnecessary superstructure and components to create a clean and minimalist deck: Keep it simple. Look good and sail nicely.

The carbon-built Y9 sailing yacht was launched at the YYachts shipyard in July 2022.

Her design team is an all-star cast with Bill Tripp creating her slender exterior profile and naval architecture, and Design Unlimited and Norm Architects collaborating on the interior package.

The yacht boasts a large beach club and hydraulic swim platform at the stern, while a spacious main saloon offers an office and plentiful natural light throughout.

The interior of the Y9 can be customised according to the taste of every customer.

The owner is provided the highest level of privacy with his own apartment; dependent upon the configuration, up to three additional suites are available for guests.

Considerable importance was given to the design of the crew area, after all an unwritten rule in yachting is “happy crew, happy owner”.

There are various layouts available for the Y9 in addition to numerous interior furnishing options.

The YYachts team will work with each owner to personalise their interior. You may also select your own interior designer for the project.

The Y9 Pilot House is the second version of the Y9 category and features a striking deckhouse that offers a very bright salon and phenomenal views at the sea.

The layout of the Y9 Pilot House is optimised for families and friends to enjoy extensive cruising. Andrew Winch and his experienced team designed a sophisticated atmosphere below deck.

The Y9 is perfectly scaled to human dimensions and activities by eliminating exaggerated exterior and interior lines and proportions, as well as ineffectual spaces that are difficult to manage and maintain.

Several guest and crew cabin options are available for the Y9 Pilot House. The distinctive coach roof floods the salon with abundant daylight, which also boasts 360-degree views of the sea.

This coach roof design is not only an aesthetic element, but also helps to reduce overheating below deck by deflecting the rays of the warming sun and minimising the energy required to keep the interior cool in hot climates. This is just one of the aspects defining the Y9 as a sustainable yacht.

German builder, YYachts will show the new Y9 and Y7 at the Cannes Yachting Festival, 6 to 11 September 2022.



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