Michael Schmidt Yachtbau recently unveiled a whole new take on the sailing yacht. Or rather several.
As this is a series of crossovers known as the Yx7 Explorer range and designed to allow truly pioneering owners venture even the remotest parts of the world aboard a sailing craft.
The first model to be presented is a 74 footer that has a deck saloon with the option to open up the aft and side windows and roof to create the ultimate inside-out location.
Redesigned with Mark Tucker of Design Unlimited, it will have a lightweight epoxy hull (the owner can choose the colour), an easy sailing system with all lines running back to the cockpit, and a semi-light displacement. The interiors also include a large full-beam owner’s suite with bathroom, vanity area and work table as well as a companionway to the cockpit, a double cabin and one with bunks.