Philippe Briand Yacht Design
Philippe Briand is an acclaimed luxury yacht designer of both sailing yachts and motor yachts, with a number of them available for yacht charter. His design portfolio includes such beautiful and high-quality superyachts as the 70m SYBARIS
, 33m INOUI
, 67m VERTIGO
yacht, 36m HAMILTON II
for sailing yachts and 71m ENIGMA XK
, 73m GRACE E,
55m GALILEO G
or the 50m EXUMA
for motor yachts.
Stunning Super Yacht Exuma - photo courtesy of Perini Navi
Born in La Rochelle, France, Philippe is is now based in London from where he continues expressing his passion for creating some of the world's best known yachts. His design career started when he was 16 and already an accomplished dinghy sailor. At the age of 18 he joined the Swedish designer Pelle Petterson as an apprentice who gave him invaluable experience in the design of America's Cup
vessels and series-production sailing yachts; introducing him to the world of advanced hydrodynamics, tank testing of hulls, computer-aided design and production engineering.
In 1978 he established his own company, with yachts of his own design winning the 1983 Half-Ton Cup and the 1984 One-Ton Cup. In 1991 he designed two of the three yachts in the winning French Admiral's Cup team; following which he took on the job of designing for the French and Swiss America's Cup teams.
Sailign yacht VERTIGO - Image credit to Philippe Briand
His 1995 design of the 44,7m MARI CHA III
and later the design of MARI CHA IV launched Philippe Briand into his current success in the world of sailing super yachts. Motor yacht design was natural progression, and a passion, in which he applies his extensive knowledge of advanced hydrodynamics to design both efficient as well as striking motor yachts.
All Philippe Briand-designed yachts, both charter yachts or a private vessels, combine elegance with efficiency, and the fact that they were completely designed by Philippe Briand and his team, with exception of the interior decoration. Today, there are more than 12,000 Philippe Brian designs cruising our waters.
Below is the latest news and a selection of charter yachts designed by this world-renowned designer. For additional information and a full list of Briand-designed yachts available for rental, contact our professional broker here.
Philippe Briand Superyacht Design News
Perini Navi 70m S/Y Sybaris triumphs at the Superyacht Design Awards. This state-of-art sailing yacht was awarded 3 Gold Neptune trophies for winning in three different categories.
The new concept developed by bespoke Philippe Briand is different from the others recently presented to the yachting world. The main idea of the sailing yacht is simply fantastic: concept EGOIST implies that the owner will have a chance to “simplify their experience on board by having the exclusive use of their yacht”. Sailing yacht...
Luxury Sailing yacht Dahlak was launched by Perini Navi‘s Group Picchiotti shipyard in 2015. At 38 metres, Dahlak is the second 38m Racing Line vessel, designed by well-known Philippe Briand. The yacht’s beautiful interior design is a work of Perini Navi. She comfortably accommodates 6 guests and 4 crew. Dahlak, powered by Caterpillar 560hp diesel engine and...
The recently-launched 38-metre sailing yacht DAHLAK designed by Philippe Briand and constructed by the Italian Perini Navi shipyard reflects legendary sailing yachts when it comes to the combination of exceptional performance and family comfort. She was launched this spring and is the latest yacht from Philippe Briand’s drawing board to hit the water. Dahlak’s beautiful...
PERINI NAVI has launched and finished mast stepping operations on the striking Philippe Briand-designed sailing yacht SYBARIS, with interiors by PH Design.
38.00m (124' 8") | 2008
Sailing yacht P2 is a luxurious superyacht measuring 38,00m (124' 8") built by Perini Navi in 2008. The sleek and fast cruising yacht P2 was designed by Philippe Briand and ...
29.00m (95' 1") | 2008
Luxury sailing yacht INFINITY (ex Infinity Of Cowes) is a 29m (95' 1") 2008 CNB Bordeaux built aluminium sailboat as designed by the famously accomplished Philippe Briand. ...
26.21m (86' ) | 2009
Sailing yacht SPIIP is a CNB 86, designed by the naval architect Philippe Briand. This luxury super yacht measuring 26,21m (86') exudes performance, luxury and opulence. Sailing ...
23.18m (76' ) | 1993
SUNDAY MORNING is a 76-foot (23m) CNB Bordeaux Philippe Briand sailing yacht that accommodates up to 6 guests. She was built in 1993 and received a full refit in 2004. She is an ...
23.16m (76') | 2016
Sailing yacht J SIX was launched by CNB of France in 2016. At 23,16m (76ft), she offers spacious accommodation both below decks and above, for up to 6 charter guests. Her naval ...
23.70m (77' 9") | 2009
S/Y SWALLOWS & AMAZONS is a beautiful, modern CNB Bordeaux sailing yacht delivered in 2009. Her naval architect was the well known Philippe Brian. This suburb charter yacht ...
23.47m (77' ) | 2010
The 2010 sailing yacht AMAZONCREEK is a beautifully designed CNB 77 measuring 23.47m (77’) finished to the highest specification throughout. Built by CNB Bordeaux with Naval ...
60'/ 18.3m | 2008
CNB Bordeaux 60 Sailing Yacht DISCO INFERNO is a brand new 60 foot performance cruiser built by CNB in Bordeaux and designed by Philippe Briand. She was launched in 2008 and is ...