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Yquem II

Boat Details

Designer: Jacques Fauroux

Builder: Chantier Naval Caparros

Model: 8 Metre

Year: 2002

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 Genoa, Italy in 2023. 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.



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 (2024)

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) 

Aluminum boom 

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.

2023 Genoa, Italy                      World Champ.


Additional Information


Yard cradle with removable wheels 

1 Overall cover

2 main sail cover

1 light cockpit cover 

1 anchor with 50m rope



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.

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