Michael Schmidt Yachtbau in Germany has announced a new partnership with Bill Tripp for the design of a 70-foot sailing yacht.

This new model is part of a plan to develop a series of smaller semi-custom Carbon Sailing yachts.

Michael Schmidt Yachtbau (MSY) is increasingly becoming a more dominant player in the construction of fast, light displacement sailing yachts built in carbon. Currently the yard is working on a new 70-foot model to be launched in 2018, with Bill Tripp the chosen designer.

Bill Tripp an avid racer, started Tripp Design Naval Architecture in 1984. Today Tripp and his team, design and engineer state-of-the-art yachts, ranking from race boats to the largest sailing superyachts with offices in both Connecticut and Amsterdam.

“We are happy to work with Bill as he has an unsurpassed reputation in the field of fast cruising sailing boats,” says managing director Johannes Malzahn. “We look forward to exciting times for both companies.”

The first information on the new project is expected to be revealed at the Cannes Boat Show in September this year. The first boat will be launched in summer 2018.