Yx7 Michael Schmidt Yachtbau

Yx7 by Michael Schmidt Yachtbau

22m crossover explorer sailing Yx7 by Michael Schmidt Yachtbau and Design Unlimited with naval architecture by Lorenzo Argento Yacht Design.

The Yx7 bribes with her very characteristic deckhouse that comes with a strong workboat optic and was developed for people who want to sail around the world including the Arctic.

Interior

Although the deckhouse conceals a clear view over the deck, it has other advantages: Guests can enjoy a 360-degree view from the seating area and the captain has an overview while sitting at the navigation desk. Natural light comes through a skylight in the middle (on both sides are solar panels) and the side windows that can be lowered. Also, the side windows of the cockpit can be lowered.

The owners' suite - bright or brighter?

The Yx7 has a base price of EUR 2,380,000 and a maximum price of EUR 3,104,970 without VAT and special requests. The price with my personal requirements adds up at EUR 3.006.180. Details below.

PositionPrice
Total Price:3.006.180
Base Price2.380.000
Layout Option 212.300
Hull painted with PU coating in light colour choice34.000
Teak Deck23.700
Performance keel with weldox-welded fin, lead bulb and lower centre of gravity, draft of 3.40 m58.000
Max. power bow thruster upgrade, retractable R300 hydraulic 25 KW32.900
B&G Navigation Package31.900
Audio Entertainment (Amplifier in each cabin)14.560
Air Conditioning (40.000 BTU)31.540
AC Power Upgrade Pack (needed for Air Conditioning)28.450
Heating with additional burner integrated on air conditioning8.900
Water Maker (95l per hour)18.200
Freezer under floor 80 liters2.400
Washer-Dryer Combination3.400
Dish-Washer2.550
Electric cooker and oven1.250
Underwater Lights8.900
Decklights in bulwark and around foredeck seating2.890
Electric single-lever engine control at both steering positions and a third one at the control station in the deck saloon6.300
Gennaker/code zero gear including upgrade to hydraulic furler22.630
Air horn on mast1.830
Spreader lights, 6x up and 6x down4.370
Sprayhood3.820
Cockpit-Cushions4.800
Electrical lowerable saloon windows, 2x windows on each side18.600
Electrical lowerable cockpit windows, 2x windows on each side23.800
Dinghy launching system with crane in hatch8.380
Carbon mast painted black or white, rod standing rigging, Harken track for mainsail113.400
Carbon V-boom painted black or white26.200
Reckmann hydraulic genoa furler instead of electric18.900
Additional Harken track for try-sail on mast5.300
Deck wash pump1.290
Gangway, GS 3,20 m foldable, matching boat color, storage bag6.540
Mooring Package14.200
Cockpit and foredeck cushions9.100
Launching and rigging in Greifswald plus application of 3 coats of antifouling29.500

Not a typical sailing yacht feature: Seating and sunbathing on the foredeck

Blue or grey...?

...or rather a signal color like orange?

Yx7 Explorer Yacht Orange

Main Specifications

Length over all:21.86 m
Length waterline:20.84 m
Beam:6.00 m
Draft:3.20 m
Exterior Design:Design Unlimited
Interior Design:Design Unlimited
Naval Architecture:Lorenzo Argento Yacht Design
Structural Engineering:AMS ITALIA
Francesco Pelizza
Main Engines:Volvo Penta D4 225 HP
Certification:Category A
Displacement (light ship):38 t
Ballast:12 t

General Arrangements

Same yard, same size, different concept: Y7


Y7 Tripp 70 Michael Schmidt Yachtbau

Y7 Tripp 70 by Michael Schmidt Yachtbau

Michael Schmidt Yachtbau presents the Y7 Tripp 70, designed by the American yacht designer Bill Tripp.

The Y7 Tripp 70 is a 22m lightweight sailing yacht made of carbon with a modern and clean design. Like many modern and fast sailing yachts, the Y7 has a wide stern, so the yacht will be equipped with a twin rudder. One disadvantage of twin rudders could be a bad maneuverability in marinas but a twin-engine configuration with two 75 hp Volvo Penta engines will compensate that and streams the rudder blades directly. One of the engines serves also as a generator but a further generator is also available as an option.

The yard has the principle

“Keep it simple”

that a family can sail the yacht by themselves or with a small crew. So the yacht has a self-tacking jib. The draft of the yacht with the fixed keel 3.30 meters. But you can order the yacht with a lifting keel to reduce the draft to 1.90 meters. In the sailing mode, the keel bomb hangs in 3.60 meters. There is also a performance keel with a lower center of gravity.

Interior

The Y7 Tripp 70 has a basic layout and four layout options. Owners’ cabin with en-suite bathroom is always in the forward area, crew cabin next to the tender garage at the aft. Dining and living area with coffee table amidships. The interior is made of lightweight materials with veneer.

The Owners' Suite

The price starts at EUR 1.820.000, my personal configuration (who is interested, the list of chosen options is in the tab below) ends at EUR 2.317.270 (without VAT). When I am choosing all options without special requests, I came on a maximum price of EUR 2.599.630. Price list stand: November 2017.

PositionPrice
Total Price:2.317.270
Base Price1.820.000
Layout Option 13.800
Teak Deck23.700
Lifting Keel270.000
Retractable Bow Thruster15.900
B&G Navigation Package31.900
Audio Entertainment (Amplifier in each cabin)14.560
Air Conditioning (40.000 BTU)31.540
AC Power Upgrade Pack (needed for Air Conditioning)28.450
Water Maker (95l per hour)18.200
Freezer under floor 80 liters2.400
Washer-Dryer Combination3.400
Dish-Washer2.550
Electric cooker and oven1.250
Underwater Lights8.900
Gennaker/code zero gear including upgrade to hydraulic furler22.630
Air horn on mast1.830
Spreader lights, 6x up and 6x down4.370
Sprayhood3.820
Cockpit-Cushions4.800
Deck wash pump1.290
Dinghy launching system with extension in boom8.380
Gangway, GS 3,20 m foldable, matching boat color, storage bag6.540
Mooring Package14.200
Launching and rigging in Greifswald plus application of 3 coats of antifouling26.500

Tender Garage

The tender garage comes with an integrated crane in the hatch

Main Specifications

Length over all:21.68 m
Length waterline:20.35 m
Beam:5.75 m
Draft:3.30 m (fixed keel)

1.90 - 3.60 (lifting keel)
Interior Design:MSY Design Team
Naval Architecture:Tripp Design Naval Architecture
Main Engines:2 x Volvo Penta 75 HP
Certification:Category A
Guests:6
Crew:2
Displacement (light ship):approx. 28 t
Ballast:9.6 t

General Arrangement Options


Brenta 80 Cool Breeze - Michael Schmidt Yachtbau

Cool Breeze - Brenta 80 DC by Michael Schmidt Yachtbau

Brenta 80 DC (christened S/Y "Cool Breeze") is the new baby by Michael Schmidt under his new brand: Michael Schmidt Yachtbau in Greifswald, northern Germany.

Cool Breeze is the result of 40 years experience by Michael Schmidt, the founder of luxury sailing yacht builder HanseYachts. Mr. Schmidt, also the winner of the legendary Admiral’s Cup regatta in 1985 summarizes that project:

“This boat is an accumulation of my life’s work”

The exterior lines of the Brenta 80 DC were made by Lorenzo Argento who worked for the well-known Italian yacht design studio Luca Brenta. He was involved in most WALLY and B-Yachts projects over the last 20 years and founded his own design studio in 2016.

Brenta 80 Cool Breeze - Michael Schmidt Yachtbau
Brenta 80 - Michael Schmidt Yachtbau

Responsible for the interior is the award-winning architect Sir David Chipperfield. As a sailor and owner of a Brenta 42, he integrated his love to the sea in this project. He designed a very clean interior.

Michael Schmidt explains:

“The Brenta 80 DC is a completely European product, being built in Greifswald, Germany on the Baltic Sea. Brenta Design of Italy provides the exterior design with the styling and interior being created by David Chipperfield Architects of Great Britain and in RegaYacht, we have found a competent partner for all the composite work.”

Andreas Bock, Project Manager at MS Yachtbau commented:

“Up until now, most bluewater yachts have been heavy and slow. By using the lighter and more durable carbon fiber technology, we’re able to create a yacht that is not only faster but incredibly strong, durable and ultimately safer. Carbon fiber provides a very low displacement, more accurate control and more stability resulting in a more efficient yacht. It’s built for those who embrace the cruising lifestyle, sprinting large distances.”

As a sailor and fan of sailing yachts in the 70 to 130 class, I look forward to taking the chance for a visit when the Brenta 80 is finished to see her in all details.

Main Specifications

Length over all:23.99 m
Length of Waterline:21.75 m
Beam:6.00 m
Draft:3.50 m
Exterior Design:Lorenzo Argento
Naval Architecture:Lorenzo Argento
Interior Design:Sir David Chipperfield
Mainsail:188 m²
Selftacking Jib118 m²
Code0230 m²
Gennaker403 m²

Brenta 80 DC Layout
Layout