YPI Yachts MARY-JEAN II and LIONHEART Finalists in World Superyacht Award 2011

The buzz these two yachts generated following their respective launches last summer ahead of remarkable appearances at the ensuing Monaco Yacht Show was almost unheard of. They have since graced the covers and made the features pages of just about every major yachting title around the world in four different languages and now YPI Charter and Brokerage yachts – the ISA-built MARY-JEAN II and CLAASEN JACHTBOUW-built LIONHEART are Finalists in this year’s World Super Yacht Awards 2011.



MARY-JEAN II – project managed by YPI Management, launched Summer 2010 and now available for charter with YPI Charter


View the MARY-JEAN II Specifications and Charter Rates

“I know we always say that YPI only works with the cream of the world’s best and most exclusive yachts,” smiles YPI Group CEO Bertrand Vogèle, “well here are two of the very finest examples – and clearly the judges on the World Super Yacht Awards panel agree with YPI.”

Launched in May last year, the 61.73-metre MARY-JEAN II was built by International Shipyard Ancona (ISA) which was also responsible for the design, naval architecture and engineering of the yacht. Accommodating up to 12 guests in 7 cabins and working with a crew of 14, MARY-JEAN II makes excellent use of the very latest technology and design to create a light-filled and spacious yacht that maneuvers exceptionally well and delivers on all levels in terms of comfort, interior & on-deck entertainment, toys & tenders, and overall efficiency.

“She is an absolute joy for those first charter guests enjoying her in the Caribbean this winter,” says YPI Charter Head Fiona Maureso. “MARY-JEAN II deserves her place in the Final and we are all behind her to win.”

For more charter information on MARY-JEAN II contact:

Jacqueline Leigh
YPI Charter
Tel: +33 493 34 01 00            Email: charterfleet@ypigroup.com
Fax: +33 492 91 70 00          



LIONHEART – the world’s largest J-Class and testament to the design skills of Hoek Naval Architects, LIONHEART is now for sale with YPI Brokerage.

View LIONHEART specifications

At 44-metres (144 feet) in length and with an astonishing 17-metre (56 feet) of overhang, LIONHEART is presently the largest J-Class to have ever been commissioned.

J Class Lionheart
LIONHEART is quite simply…stunning,” says her YPI Broker and Head of the YPI Sailing Division, William Bishop. “Anyone who loves sailing is already well aware of the philosophy, the history, the technology and the passion that has gone into the construction of LIONHEART. That’s what makes this the beginning of a whole new era of J-Class yachting.”

Originally designed for the Ranger Syndicate, by Starling Burgess and Olin Stephens in 1936, LIONHEART’s design was extensively optimised by the Hoek Naval Architects to ensure she competes at the very highest level.

“And she is just as much designed for cruising as she is racing,” Will points out. “She was built to MCA Classification and incorporates two small deckhouses and two small cockpits for the owner and his/her guests – that gives extra versatility on how the yacht can be used whether racing or cruising.”

As for the racing, the wealth of experience Hall Spars bring to a project was fully utilised in the building of the spars and she utilises Harkens race proven carbon winches.

“LIONHEART is a new breed of J-Class,” says Will. “It is only right and proper that the judges have now put her through to the Finals of the World Super Yacht Awards. They don’t build yachts like this anymore…and for those who really love sailing LIONHEART is the very best of a by-gone era and one still to come.”

For further information, a spectacular new e-brochure and to arrange a viewing, please contact:

William Bishop
Head of YPI Sailing
Tel: + 377 99 99 97 97             Email: will.bishop@ypigroup.com
Mob: +33 (0) 6 27 32 65 42