Designer: Jacques Fauroux
Builder: Chantier Naval Caparros
Model: 8 Metre
Boat Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Price: €240,000 VAT Paid
Length: 44 ft 48 in
Beam: 8 ft 5 in
Draft: 6 ft 5 in
Displacement: 8,034 kg
Hull Material: GRP
Yquem II is currently the fastest 8 Metre on the planet having won the last World Championships in Cowes in 2019. She has a proud and very impressive race record with numerous World Championship wins over the past 19 Years.
Designed by Jacques Fauroux and built in 2002 by Chantier Naval Caparros in Antibes, France, she was originally commissioned as Fleurs De Lys and won the World Championships in her first year in Helsinki.
Renamed Yquem II in 2008, her current owner has continued race tuning and upgrading this very impressive and successful 8 Metre. This has included deigning and constructing a rudder in 2018/19, aluminuim mast (tube) in 2013 and working with Europ and North Sails to put together a very extensive sail wardrobe. Most recent work to be completed was a complete repaint of the hull, deck and underwater profiling.
Yquem II is a very special 8 Metre and is race ready for the 2022 season.
GRP (glass reinforced polyester) Cored Airex foamed laminated with epoxy base
Rudder - Fiberglass-Airex/Epoxy, Appli-Composite (2018)
Two Harken 3 speed genoa winches
One Harken 3 speed main winch
Four Andersen 2 speed winches (runners and pit)
Europ Main Sail (2020)
Europ Main Sail (2015)
Europ Heavy Genoa (2019)
North Heavy Genoa (2013)
Europ Medium Genoa (2020)
Europ Medium Genoa (2015)
Europ Light Genoa (2018)
North Light Genoa (2014)
Europ Heavy Spinnaker (2019)
North Heavy Spinnaker (2012)
Europ Medium Spinnaker (2018)
Europ Medium Spinnaker (2015)
Europ Light Spinnaker (2018)
North Light Spinnaker (2014)
Speedwave Aluminum rig tube (2013)
1 set of jumpers
3 stage spreaders (2016)
2 Carbon spinkaker poles
Rig designed by Thilo Seeger and Andy Steiner
Nirtronic 50 standing rigging
BSI tip cups
Lirros running rigging
x2 NKE displays - log, speed, depth and wind (2017)
One Sail compass
Suzuki 15hp Outboard engine with x2 20litre fuel tanks
Designed to be removable and hidden in a compartment behind the helm
1 Main battery
2002 Helsinki, Finland World Champ.
2003 La Trinité, France World Champ.
2004 Geneva, Switzerland Vice Champ.
2005 Toronto, Canada Vice Champ.
2008 Hanko, Norway Vice Champ.
2009 Hyères, France Vice Champ.
2010 Kiel, Germany Europe Champ.
2011 Flensburg, Germany 3rd place
2013 Helsinki, Finland Vice Champ.
2014 La Trinité, France Vice Champ.
2015 Geneva, Switzerland World Champ.
2018 Germany Vice Champ.
2019 Cowes, U.K. World Champ.
Yard cradle with removable wheels
1 Overall cover
2 main sail cover
1 light cockpit cover
1 anchor with 50m rope
The vendor would like to charter Yquem II if sold before the worlds in 2022 (to be negotiated)
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.