Philippe Briand, the most awarded designer in the sailing and motor yachts naval architecture, revealed a new sailing megayacht concept providing a head-turning aesthetic and ultimate comfort on board.
Authenticity and a passion for performance are the core principles behind Philippe Briand’s SY300 concept.
Philippe Briand has unveiled the latest sailing yacht concept to come from his London-based design studio: the 90-metre (300-foot) SY300. With a traditional sailing rig, the 1,550-tonne ketch has been created to outperform other sailing megayachts on the water today.
According to Philippe Briand, the new SY300 concept is “ideal for a passionate sailor who wants to stay in touch with the water and the power of the wind. They could even take the helm of the yacht themselves.”
“In a market where there are a growing number of ‘sailing yachts’ that require assistance from engines while underway, Philippe Braind has unveiled a new thoroughbred 90m sailing yacht concept that pays homage to the true values of sailing,” commented superyachtnews.com.
“I am a purist at heart,” said the famous naval architect and designer.
“Every Philippe Briand design is guided by the golden principles of balance, efficiency and performance on the water, from the single-handed ocean sailing boats that I raced to victory in my early career, to some of the world’s best-known sailing superyachts. Staying true to our name, this SY 300 design showcases a yacht with purpose that is in keeping with the authentic spirit of sailing,” Briand commented on the announcement of the SY300 design.
Being fully wind-propelled, the SY300 would be a true leader in the new wave of “green” superyachts; in particular, its hull- form characteristics and predicted performance would put the SY300 at the forefront of this cohort of vessels. Its remarkable hydrodynamic efficiency means more power could be harnessed through underwater turbines to charge the batteries on board. In the best conditions a maximum speed over 20 knots would be reached.
The highlight of the new sailing yacht is a spectacular flybridge, which covers an area of 112m2 and 14.8 metres in length.