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, GLISS 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
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
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

Fill the gap: Charter sailing yacht Amadeus in the Eastern Mediterranean
Luxury yacht AMADEUS - Cockpit dining
Fill the gap in the Eastern Mediterranean and charter sailing yacht Amadeus in Greece. Perfect for family and friends groups, the layout provides spacious cabins for all guests and great use of deck space for unwinding or dining in the warm summer sun.
Balearics gain in popularity as the number of super yachts for charter grows
Master suite aboard motor yacht THE WELLESLEY
Luxury charters to the Balearic Islands are growing year on year after a change in Spanish tax exemption laws for luxury yachts above 20m. Always an area filled with natural beauty and a bustling nightlife scene, visitors now have greater financial freedom to take to the seas and explore the waterways surrounding the islands. The number of superyachts available for charter in the area is increasing - find your favourite among this list of the newest and biggest superyachts in the Mediterranean.
Sailing Yacht Sybaris wins 3 Gold Neptune Trophies at 2017 the Superyacht Design Awards
Sybaris Perini Navi
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.
Your Dream Sailing Yacht: Concept EGOIST by Philippe Briand
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...
Watch: Perini Navi: 38m S/Y Dahlak on the water
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...