The 42-foot yacht, which was on passage from Falmouth in the UK to Crosshaven in Cork, was experiencing difficult conditions.
The crew encountered some damage to their rigging, being forced to alter course and run before the southwest wind that was blowing at Force 6.
The yacht was 12 miles to the south of Kilmore Quay in Co Wexford at 11pm when its crew put in a call to the Irish Coast Guard for help.
Kilmore Quay’s all-weather lifeboat Killarney left the harbour at 11.15pm and was alongside the yacht 35 minutes later.
A tow rope was passed to the yacht and its was towed back to the marina at Kilmore Quay, arriving in at 2.30am.