Since Philippe Briand unveiled a 90m/295ft self-sufficient sailing yacht concept called SY300, he has designed a new self-sufficient 62.9m/206.2ft concept known as sailing yacht PERFECT 60.
The smaller traditional ketch has the same power and manoeuvrability of the larger yacht and is designed with a carbon-fibre mast and rig, and an inverted bow.
A growing trend for larger sailing yachts and motor yachts with sails has prompted the concepts as technology looks for ever more environmentally friendly was to power on board service and reduce impact in sensitive regions. S/Y PERFECT 60 is also designed for performance and will appeal to competitive Owners taking part in world-renowned regattas such as the St. Barth’s Bucket.
Among her special features is a hull form that allows underwater turbines to charge on board batteries while cruising.
The engine room is placed amidships and forward slightly elevated from the tank deck, above which is the crew quarters, galley, mess and captive winches with a staircase leading up to the bridge.
The guest accommodation provides for up to 10 across five en-suite cabins, four of which are placed to port and starboard amidships and a broad Master suite in the stern. A staircase between the Master suite and guest cabins leads up to the interior salon and formal dining area.
On deck, the aft cockpit provides a sunbathing and alfresco dining and lounging area, with the outer helm stations placed near the aft. The foredeck is kept clear for crew use, and while at anchor guests have another large outdoor area for socialising, sunbathing, observation and exercise.