M/S Ylajali

M/S Ylajali was built and launched in 1987 at Brighten Shipyards in southern England. The stunning 80 foot (24 m) motor sailor is built of steel and the interior decorated in exclusive wood. A stunning, unique and comfortable boat with excellent sea and sailing characteristics. The boat has sailed on many seas in both Europe and beyond. From 1992 to 2002 the boat home port was in Spain, where it served as the home for the builder and owner. In 2005 the boat was sold to a new owner in Denmark and was completely renovated inside and out. In 2010 the ship was taken over by the company Horizon Lofoten Svolvaer, and was sailed to its new home port in Lofoten, where the boat is used today for sailing cruise in Lofoten and leasing for companies and groups of individuals for the ultimate adventure in Lofoten scenery.

Ylajali is certified for 12 passengers + crew and has a total of 5 comfortable cabins with shower and toilet. 2 double, 2 triple and a suite cabins (with bath!) On the lower deck is a great lounge with ample space for dining and socializing. Large windows on both sides make for good views. Central heating in all cabins and lounges offer comfortable temperature in the boat.On the lower deck there are on both sides of the boat covered patio, where you can stay dry when it is windy and raining, but still want to feel the fresh wind.

The upper deck has a nice and roomy space for sunbathing and views. Here you can also follow the captain’s navigation and sailing instructions, and maybe even participate when the conditions are right for it.Modern kitchen and a good chef makes sure that the food is tasty. It is primarily used local raw materials (local food). The lounge on the deck we cover for breakfast, lunch and dinner, or maybe just having a good time in the afternoon or late night hours.

In addition to the two masts, sails and 4 250 m2 sail Ylajali is equipped with a quiet 350 HP Cummins diesel, which provides for propulsion when the wind is not there. With a cruising speed of 8.5 knots, just from the “front row” enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Lofoten while the boat cruises at a comfortable speed. A Ford 50 HP auxiliary engine makes 220 V power available anywhere on the boat.

The captain
Raphael have in the last 14 years been sailing the length and breadth of the Caribbean, South and North America, the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean and in northern Europe. He has training from RYA in England. 

When he came to Lofoten for a couple of years ago, he fell in love with nature, the climate and the people, and decided to settle. Now he works as captain and host of the M / S Ylajali.