The world-renowned French naval architect and superyacht designer, Philippe Briand, has recently joined the Superyacht UK (SYUK), following the relocation of his Head Office to London. Philippe is responsible for naval architecture of such outstanding vessels as this year’s award-winning 73m mega yacht Grace E.
A group association of the British Marine Federation (BMF), SYUK represents the interests of Britain’s superyacht industry, and already boasts a membership of over 250 of the leading marine companies, from pioneering engineers to award-winning builders. Philippe joins 11 other naval architects and yacht designers, including Dixon Yacht Design, Design Unlimited, Claydon Reeves, as well as BMT Nigel Gee.
Tom Chant of Superyacht UK commented: “Superyacht UK is delighted to be gaining another master in yacht design. By working alongside leaders in the industry we can refine and showcase our expert knowledge and advice. As a member we will be working with Philippe to utilise our technical expertise and together develop events and activities championing innovation in design. In particular we look forward to engaging with Philippe on another excellent Superyacht UK Design competition.”
Philippe Briand added: “I am very happy to be a member of Superyacht UK, because the association has the most accumulated experience in the field and the members have the biggest potential to be the ones that create the best superyachts in the years to come. Let’s hope one day we can bundle this experience and create another stunning, but this time, truly British yacht.”
Additional charter yachts with design by Philippe Briand.