MSY has unveiled the new Yx7 from the Explorer range. The Yx7 Explorer range makes the most of its wide beam to ensure maximum comfort on extended voyages, while retaining the ability for fast cruising that is the hallmark of MSY’s ‘Y’ series.
The yard’s Y7 and Y8 models have seen some success and now MSY is launching a new crossover model, the Yx7 Explorer range. This new breed of explorer yachts is aimed at adventurous couples or owners with a small crew who are looking to head anywhere from the Tropics to the Arctic while still being able to rely on a considerable degree of comfort, living space and safety.
MSY has achieved this while still retaining the speed and looks of the original Y series. The first version of the new range is the Yx7 Explorer 74, the result of collaboration with the same parties involved in MSY’s recent build of a 72-foot research vessel for the Werner Siemens Foundation and Max Plank Institute for chemistry. This clean vessel has been redesigned with Mark Tucker from Design Unlimited.
The hull of the Yx7 Explorer 74 will be built in strong and relatively lightweight epoxy while owners can choose the colour. The wide stern and square-topped mainsail arrangement further ensure speed.
In contrast to catamarans and powerboats, the majority of the deck is set aside as living space. The deck saloon has lots of seating and the option to open up the aft and side windows and roof to create the ultimate inside-out location. On the same level is an eight- seat cockpit with integrated bimini and a sliding side window option. The foredeck has ample amount of seating and sunbathing space.
More leisure options are available aft, where the key feature is the twin steering positions.
All lines are brought back to the helmsman to facilitate short-handed sailing. In a similar vein, the yacht’s displacement is relatively low so owners can enjoy easy sailing by themselves.
The interior style of the Yx7 Explorer 74 can be fully customised by the owners together with the experts from Design Unlimited, including a range of woods. Highlights include: