About us


YXXI is a yacht design studio based in Lyon (France), at the center of Europe, and close to the Mediterranean sea.

Our principle objective is to bring a fresh vision to yacht design, by creating a distinctive style in yacht form and layout.

We design boats that deliver a new customer experience, as an added value in emotion and aesthetic.


YXXI was created in 2016, but the story really started 25 years ago, with a simple picture of the yacht Adler, from the Baglietto shipyard. The sporty lines and sleek profile of the boat put stars in the eyes of Thomas Vuaillat, founder of YXXI Yacht Design.


Then came Jon Bannenberg and his legendary yachts from the Oceanfast shipyard. And many other yacht designers such as Gerhard Gilgenast or Paolo Caliari. And many other yachts, such as Benetti Nabila, Heesen Octopussy or Blohm & Voss Eco.

The story went on along the years, and formed the DNA of YXXI Yacht Design.

Then, backed by his experience in automotive engineering, Thomas Vuaillat finally decided to create his own yacht design studio, thinking it was the obvious way to continue the story.

YXXI would like to thank Airbus Corporate Helicopters ( www.airbuscorporatehelicopters.com ), U-Boat Worx submarines ( www.uboatworx.com ), AboutGolf simulators ( www.aboutgolf.com ),

ABB ( new.abb.com/marine-ports ), Rolls-Royce ( www.rolls-royce.com ) and

Vision systems ( www.vision-systems.fr ) for their cooperation


Seascape pictures courtesy of Ryo Yoshitake, Ibrahim Egan, Paul Jarvis and Afrah / Unsplash.com



YXXI Yacht Design, 10 Rue Camille Roy, 69007 Lyon – France


Siret identifiant : 828 794 800 00015

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E-mail : contact@yxxi-yacht-design.com