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A maxi obsession

Not only is claus-peter offen the owner of the highly competitive wally 'y3k', he is also long-standing president of the international maxi association. tso speaks to him at the start of the racing season to discover what draws him to the sector.….

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"I would say that it has been accepted in the sailing world that, in the maxi sector, the Wally Class is the most attractive class because of the number of boats."

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Monaco’s yacht builder Wally has launched the 30 meter sloop ‘Y3K’, in Italy.

Y3K is the second 30 meter yacht from the Wally stable, a month after the delivery of Indio yacht. The new Y3K has enhanced features, taking off from the current Y3K.

The new Y3K is designed to perform as an all-rounder. The sail plan is very powerful, the hull is characterized by big volumes, the appendages derive from those of the latest America Cup class boats with the trim-tab fixed keel. The rigging is in PBO, the mast is made of super high modulus carbon fiber, and the three meter long bowsprit allows for more downwind sail area.

The deck layout from bow to stern features a slim coach-roof with central skylight to allow natural light to the central corridor down below. The social cockpit features table and seats for eight people. The yacht also features twin helm-stations, a flush deck area between the sleek coamings, with the central skylight over the main saloon, and the aft raised terrace on the sea which serves as a second cockpit to safely enjoy sailing.

The interiors accommodate six to eight guests, and about four crew members. The owner’s stateroom is forward with a large queen size bed, plenty of storage cabinets, and the forward en-suite. Two identical guest double cabins are on either side of the central corridor, both with two beds and one pullman, and the en-suite. The night area (owner’s and guests cabins) is separated from the crew, navigation and service area by a door to enhance privacy and quite.

The main salon is aft and opens onto the raised terrace on the sea. The Wally 100 comes in two versions: the flush – deck and deck-house, characterized by four guest cabins.

The construction of the new Y3K has used the latest advanced composite technology with pre-preg carbon to keep the displacement to only 57 tons.

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A General Description of Sailing Yacht Y3K

Y3K was previously registered as project/yacht name (Wally 100). This 30 m (100 ft) luxury yacht was crafted by Wally in 2007. Sailing Yacht Y3K is a well proportioned superyacht. She is a recent cruising yacht. The naval architecture office which delivered her design with respect to the yacht is German Frers. Her initial interior design and styling is the talent of Wally. Luxury yacht Y3K is a well crafted yacht that is able to accommodate a total of 8 people on board and has approximately 2 crew members.

Construction & Yacht Design of Luxury Yacht Y3K

German Frers was the naval architect involved in the formal nautical design work for Y3K. Also the company German Frers expertly worked on this undertaking. Interior designer Wally was commissioned for the overall internal ambience. Italy is the country that Wally completed their new build sailing yacht in. After the official launch in 2007 in Fano the boat was passed over to the proud new owner having completed sea trials and testing. Her hull was constructed with composite. The sailing yacht superstructure component is made for the most part with composite. With a beam of 6.8 metres or 21.2 feet Y3K has moderate size. A deep draught of 4.9m (16ft) determines the number of worldwide marinas she can enter into, depending on their particular depth.

Engines & Speeds For S/Y Y3K:

The 4BTA engine installed in the sailing yacht is produced by CUMMINS. Y3K is propelled by a single screw propeller (gory 3 blades varifold). The main engine of the ship creates 380 horse power (or 258 kilowatts). She is equiped with 1 engines. The combined thrust for the boat is therefore 380 HP / 258 KW.

On board Superyacht Y3K There is The Following Guest Accommodation Format:

Providing volume for a maximum of 8 yacht guests sleeping aboard, the Y3K accommodates them luxuriously. Normally the vessel requires approximately 2 professional qualified crew to manage.

A List of the Specifications of the Y3K:

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Condaria is the the company which manufactured the AC onboard. This sailing yacht has a teak deck.

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Wally's 30-meter Y3K comes with many racing victories in the superyacht circuit under her belt, delivering a unique sailing experience also when cruising, thanks to her superb interiors solution. Celebrated cruiser-racer with all-round performance, very powerful sail plan and large volumes. Timeless interiors by Christian Liaigre accommodating up to eight guests. Central skylight on deck, aft Terrace-on-the-sea, continuous technological upgrade. Impressive racing pedigree in the superyacht circuit including three Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup trophies. Large sail inventory.

€ 2,800,000.00 [EUR] (VAT paid)

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6 + 2 guests & 4 crew

531 sqm upwind - 1.162 sqm downwind

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The new cruiser-racer y3k is a wally 101 full custom..

Judel/vrolijk & co. collaborated with Wally’s sailing design team, led by Luca Bassani and Studio Santa Maria Magnolfi, to provide the naval architecture, exterior, and interior design for the new full custom yacht. The vessel boasts the Wally Enhanced Hydraulic System, which utilizes multiple hydraulic pump technology to expedite sail handling. Additionally, the lifting keel allows for an impressive increase in the draft from 4.70m to 6.80m, resulting in unparalleled upwind performance. The wally101 Full Custom can achieve high performance in all speeds and configurations and reach a top speed of 11.5 knots with its 425hp engine when not under sail.

Wally 101 Custom Y3K Sailing Yacht

This cruiser racer integrates a high-performance platform with a family-friendly exterior and interior design. The yacht’s deck plan showcases an amidships cockpit equipped with a table that can comfortably accommodate up to eight individuals and an aft sunbathing area that provides the utmost relaxation. The owner’s cabin boasts an ensuite bathroom and a spacious walk-in wardrobe. Two additional ensuite cabins complete the guest accommodation, allowing for six guests. The saloon encompasses a living and dining area, providing ample seating for 10-12 individuals. The service area consists of a crew mess, laundry facilities, a galley, and two ensuite cabins that can accommodate a crew of four.

Wally 101 Custom Y3K Sailing Yacht

“Following Baron D, Nahita and the Wally 144 Full Custom of the last few years, this is the 48th full-carbon sailing superyacht built by Wally, continuing the company’s remarkable contribution to the advancement of sailing design and technology.,” says Stefano de Vivo, Wally Managing Director . “Launching a fully custom 101-footer is a great milestone for us, which demonstrates once again the ability of Wally and Ferretti Group to always place themselves at the forefront, even in the competitive market of sailing superyachts”.

“I’m extremely proud of the results achieved with the wally101 Full Custom. The light ship displacement is just 55 tons, almost 15% less than yachts of similar size and configuration, and with 40% of the total weight placed in the keel”, adds Luca Bassani, Wally Founder and Chief Designer . ”This achievement is accomplished thanks to the latest carbon fiber technology pioneered and developed over the years by Wally, using a high-tech sandwich composite with pre-preg carbon fiber”.

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Y3K is a luxury 30.5m sailing yacht delivered in 2009 by Wally Yachts. She is currently listed for sale with Bernard Gallay.

Designed by German Frers to be a fast cruiser-racer with all-round performance, Y3K is an stand-out example of a true Wally Yachts build.

Not only fitted with a powerful sail plan, large volumes and a stunning aft terrace, Y3K also features incredibly elegant interior design by Christian Liaigre. A bright central skylight also adds to making her interior layout appear more spacious. 

Y3K also has an impressive racing history with three Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup trophies.

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 Y3K can comfortably accommodate six guests across three cabins. She also has accommodation for four crew in two cabins. 

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  • Carbon-fibre construction for enhanced performance
  • Versatile design suitable for racing and cruising
  • Five spacious cabins accommodating up to eight guests
  • Teak-decked terrace on the aft for relaxation
  • Impressive racing pedigree with three Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup trophies
  • Thorough upgrade in 2022 for modern features and amenities

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Y3k Yacht | 100' Wally 2009

Designed by German Frers as a cruiser-racer with all-round performance, Y3K is a state-of-the-art example of a Wally Yacht, with a powerful sail plan, flush decks, an aft Terrace-on-the-Sea, large volumes, and timeless interiors designed by Christian Liaigre accommodating up to 8 guests.

She has an impressive racing pedigree in the superyacht regattas including three Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup trophies, and comes with a full racing wardrobe and equipment to compete next summer!

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Denison Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Bernard Gallay Yacht Brokerage.

Denison Yacht Sales offers the details of this yacht in good faith but can’t guarantee the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this boat for sale. This yacht for sale is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal from that yacht market without notice. She is offered as a convenience by this yacht broker to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a specific yacht for sale.

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Y3k HIGHLIGHTS

  • Yacht Details: 100' Wally 2009
  • Location: Palma de Mallorca, ES-PM, Spain
  • Engines: Cummins
  • Last Updated: Feb 2, 2024
  • Asking Price: €2,800,000
  • Maximum Speed: 12 kn
  • Max Draft: 16' 1''

Y3k additional information

  • Beam: 22' 4''
  • Hull Material: Composite
  • Displacement: 141.1 lb
  • Fuel Tank: 1 x 2000|liter
  • Fresh Water: 1 x 1300|liter

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An Inside Look at Jeff Bezos’ $500 Million Superyacht and What It Costs To Keep It Afloat

C liché but true, the second-richest man on the planet, according to Forbes , owns the tallest sailing yacht in the world . In fact, the 417-foot Koru is so big, it has its own 250-foot support vessel .

Priced at $500 million, the Koru hit the sea for the first time in 2023 and has since ferried Jeff Bezos and company around the globe. Complete with three massive 229-foot masts, it can reach a top speed under sail of 20 knots, according to the New York Post — which is approximately 23 miles per hour.

Made for a group, up to 18 guests can set sail on the yacht, allowing Bezos to bring family and friends on vacation with him. Here’s a look at the Koru’s extravagant features and how much it costs to operate his floating mansion.

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As expected Bezos’ yacht is dripping with luxury. With a net worth of $203.8 billion — as of May 4, 2024, according to Forbes — he can afford to outfit the Koru with nothing but the best and he did just that.

The superyacht has three outdoor decks, with two containing swimming pools, according to the New York Post. It also features a cinema, several lounges and multiple business areas, according to Luxuo .

Highly personalized, the yacht is complete with a figurehead modeled after Bezos’ fiancée Lauren Sanchez. Even its masts are luxurious, as the Amazon founder chose in-boom furlers, which keep the canvases at the bottom of the mast above the deck, creating a pristine and spacious rope-free deck.

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Support Vessel

One of the most shocking features of the Koru is the fact that it requires its own support vessel. The $75 million Abeona features a helipad that Sanchez has been spotted using to park her personal helicopter, according to the New York Post.

Designed to carry extra gear, four jet skis, two fast launches and a dinghy were spotted on the Abeona during a 2023 trip to Mallorca, Spain, according to the New York Post. It’s also capable of lifting a small submarine, but Bezos isn’t believed to own one — at least not yet.

Additionally, the support ship has two extra staterooms, which can accommodate four guests. This could come in handy if Bezos wants to entertain a larger group than can fit on the Koru.

On-Board Crew

It probably isn’t a surprise that operating both the Koru and the Abeona is no small task. From staff to drive the boats and maintain them to caring for guests onboard, Bezos needs a small army at sea.

The Koru has a crew of up to 36 people, according to The New York Post. If you think that’s a lot, the Abeona requires up to 45 crew and support staff.

Annual Operating Costs

Purchasing the Koru and Abeona cost Bezos more than half a billion dollars, but his expenses didn’t end there. As you might imagine, the annual cost to maintain a superyacht and its own enormous supporting yacht is more than most people earn in a lifetime.

The Koru costs approximately $25 million in operating expenses per year, according to the Daily Mail . Much less, but still sky-high, Bezos spends around $5 to $10 million on annual maintenance costs for the Abeona, according to Super Yacht Fan ).

When their owners are on dry land, yachts have to find a parking space. However, even this doesn’t always come cheap for Bezos and the Koru.

In November 2023, the billionaire’s yacht arrived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but was too big to fit in the port with all the outer superyachts, according to the Daily Mail. Therefore, it had to be docked with cruise ships at Port Everglades, at a rate of $16,500 per week.

While one week of storage might be more than the average person can afford, picking up the tab for any number of weeks would clearly be no issue for Bezos. While his superyacht and the many expenses surrounding it are clearly astronomical, he’s still living well within his budget.

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Galateia wins Maxi A class Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Galateia, Y3K and Svea win at Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

The 33rd edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup drew to a close on Sunday after four days of close racing out of Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo.

The final classification remained unchanged from the penultimate day of competition after the last day of racing was cancelled due to lack of wind. The race committee took the decision to send the 45-strong fleet back to port for prize giving.

Fresh off of a win at the PalmaVela regatta, David Leuschen and Chris Flowers' 30.5-metre Wallycento Galateia won the Maxi A class with a seven-point lead from Leopard 3 and eight points ahead of fellow Wally , Bullitt . While Leopard 3 made the strongest start to the event, Andrea Recordati’s newly refitted Bullitt won two races in lighter winds, but it was Galateia that maintained a consistent series of podium finishes.

On his return to the dock, David Leuschen said: "It has been an exceptional week, the key factors for our success have been our consistency, nothing but second and third-place finishes, and our starts, probably the best we have ever had in a regatta. Winning the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is an extraordinary achievement, for us it’s like the Holy Grail, so we feel very good."

In the Super Maxi class there was a two-horse race between Claus-Peter Offen’s new custom Wally 101 Y3K and Juan Ball’s Swan 115 Moat , both having scored two bullets, but with Y3K prevailing by one point in her first-ever event.

Y3K, the brand new Wally 101 owned by YCCS member Claus-Peter Offen, won the Supermaxi class on her debut outing, ahead of the Swan 115 Moat and the Briand 108 Inoui. Karol Jablonski, Offen's trusted tactician of many years, explained how they got there: "We are more than pleased with the result. We only had three days to test the boat and we are very happy with the job Wally has done. It is all about teamwork and how fast you learn about the new boat. We’ve been improving from day to day. I must admit that conditions in the first three days were perfect for learning about the boat, because it was blowing quite hard. Then we had light breeze conditions, so we had to learn very fast how to sail the boat in the light breeze as well. It’s a learning process, and we managed well in this first event."

The most dominant performance of this year's Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup was in the J Class where Niklas Zennström and Filip Engelbert’s Svea achieved a perfect scoreline, beating fellow Js Velsheda and Topaz in every race. The result means two class wins in a row for the 43.6-metre Vitters sailing yacht following her win at last year's Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup.

And for the first time, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup introduced a new Maxi Multihull class that welcomed three boats to the circuit: a 24-metre APC78 Allegra , the new Gunboat 80 flagship Highland Fling 18 , and a Gunboat 68 Convexity2. Allegra made a strong start claiming the first two races in strong winds, while it was Highland Fling 18 that prevailed in lighter winds that followed in the latter half of the week. Ultimately, Allegra claimed class victory finishing two points ahead. 

Owner Adrian Keller said: "We couldn't have wished for better, the venue is top class, the first two days were great racing, and I think some of our colleagues on the monohulls have understood that catamarans can also be competitive. I think we will see more participants next year, we have agreed among ourselves to make a joint effort to attract more boats, so it will be even more exciting in the future. A big thank you to Sardinia and the YCCS of which I am a member, wonderful hosts.”

The 34th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup will take place from 8 to 14 September 2024.

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It sure looks like Mark Zuckerberg is taking a brand new superyacht out to celebrate his 40th birthday

  • It seems as if Mark Zuckerberg will celebrate his 40th birthday on the  megayacht, Launchpad .
  • The yachting world has speculated for months that the Meta CEO is the owner of the vessel.
  • Now, both the boat and Zuckerberg's private jet have landed in Panama.

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All signs point to Mark Zuckerberg celebrating his 40th birthday on what many speculate is his brand-new superyacht Launchpad .

The boating world has been buzzing about Launchpad — a 118-meter yacht built by the Dutch shipyard Feadship — for months, with rumors swirling that her owner is none other than the Meta CEO. But in the yachting world, where privacy is paramount , no party would confirm her owner.

"It is Feadship's standard policy to never divulge any information about our yachts with reference to ownership, costs, or delivery, etc," Feadship, the ship's builder, wrote to Business Insider in March. "Whether it is an 18-meter Feadship from the 1960s or a 118-meter Feadship from the 21st century, we do not share private information."

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Representatives for Zuckerberg did not respond to requests for comment from BI.

Now there's even more evidence: The megayacht arrived in Panama on Monday, making her way there from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she's predominantly been moored since she made her maiden voyage across the Atlantic in March, according to public ship-tracking data. Wingman, the support superyacht that he is suspected to have purchased with Launchpad, made the journey with her.

Zuckerberg's plane also landed in Panama on Monday, per a private jet tracker, and if his Instagram is any indication, he was on board.

Putting two and two together — along with the many other clues linking Zuckerberg to the yacht — we can surmise that the Meta CEO is likely kicking off his new decade aboard his new toy.

Little is known about the luxury vessel, which was said to have been built for a sanctioned Russian businessman before it was handed over to the Dutch government, which served as a middleman for the purchase. Her final purchase price is unknown, but it's safe to say a yacht of that size from that shipyard would cost nine figures upfront and six figures a year to maintain.

The few photos of Launchpad available on the industry site SuperYacht Times show there appears to be a helipad and a swimming pool on her main deck.

A vessel of her size can typically sleep dozens of guests and crewmembers and likely has an expansive gym (where Zuckerberg could practice his jiu-jitsu), a spa, a movie room, and a garage to fit plenty of toys like his viral hydrofoil .

Zuckerberg's name was first connected to Launchpad in December when reports swirled that he visited Feadship's shipyard in the Netherlands. By March, yachting blogs like eSysman SuperYachts and Autoevolution suggested he officially snagged the boat at a $300 million price tag. Launchpad also bears the flag of the Marshall Islands, a US territory that is commonplace for American buyers to register their ships.

We will never know for sure whose name is on her title, so unless Zuckerberg confirms he's Launchpad's owner, we will have to wait for an invitation to Zuck's birthday party to confirm.

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