Elegance prevails

The latest collaboration between Winch Design, Tripp Design and Y-Yachts, Prevail made its debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival.

07 October 2021


Marking the third collaboration between Winch Design and Tripp Design, Prevail is a 90-foot sloop that features a spacious and comfortable interior with an open plan layout and an abundance of natural light.

Stylistic inspirations come from the East coast of the USA and mid-century Scandinavian influences are peppered throughout with a combination of soft leathers and luxurious timbers, giving the ambience a restrained and sophisticated elegance.

Prevail is a carbon fibre performance cruiser and when you go down below on the boat you are immediately hit with the aroma of wood and the scent of leather which create a wonderful environment.

The Winch Design team has worked very closely with the owner to create a timeless and stylish interior, whilst maintaining the practicalities needed to enable blue water sailing.

The vessel features many intricate details and hints to the exterior, such as naked carbon, combined with stainless steel and leather.


As Joost Roes, Senior Project Manager/Designer at Winch Design explains, “Due to the pandemic, Prevail is the first project we managed fully remotely. It shows that everything is possible when selecting the right partners. We are very proud of what we achieved together with the Tripp and Y-yachts teams.”

Prevail is like a piece of music. The separate elements are beautiful, but the magic really happens when you experience them all together,” said Andrew Winch.

The owner wanted to create a versatile and functional layout for entertaining guests, as well as being able to retreat and relax away from the party, resulting in the creation of a number of quiet ‘reading nooks’. The owner is a keen musician, and the interior even features a daybed incorporating an amplifier and storage for his favourite guitar.

When the boat is fully occupied, the extendable dining table sits six to eight guests, and it is possible to turn the sofa into a daybed when there is a smaller number of guests.

One of the features the Winch Design team has paid special attention to is creating long sightlines within the interior, to create a maximum sense of space and length within the vessel.

To emphasise this, the owner’s galley and crew quarters feature the same luxury finish palette as that found throughout the vessel. When the doors are open, the boat feels like one big space for the owners, guests and crew to enjoy.

The team spent a huge amount of time finding the right material palette, to ensure the harmonious blend of finishes. The owner selected a beautifully flamed Anigre which was stained to achieve the right contrast with the oak floor as well as stand-out accent timbers such as Macassar, Walnut, and feature panels in Rosewood.

The in-house interior team at Y-Yachts has translated this into a beautiful selection of final veneers and stones from the best suppliers in Europe.

All of these materials have been carefully engineered to achieve a lightweight interior, enabling efficient sailing performance. The layout consists of a generous Owner’s cabin with full-beam bathroom, featuring luxurious fittings and feature stones.

Adjacent to the master cabin, the owner requested a study area, which functions as a working and reading area. Furthermore, the interior boasts a twin cabin and double cabin, both with their own colour palettes

This is a boat for sailing with a short crew; with three sailors on board, you can easily go sailing around the world, not just efficiently, but in sophisticated luxury too.



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