Photography by Philppe Briand Design
A smaller but equally powerful ketch with a traditional, carbon-fibre mast and rig, Perfect 60 is a 60-metre little sister to SY 300 featuring the same distinctive contemporary hull with its efficient inverted bow.
Briand has designed the yachts in response to the growing trend for sailing megayachts that are effectively motoryachts with sails, requiring engines to assist in propelling them through the water.
Returning to a more authentic design space for passionate sailors who enjoy taking part in regattas such as the St Barths Bucket, Perfect 60 is expected to take line honours and put her owners on podiums wherever they choose to race.
Aside from their racing credentials, Briand’s self-sufficient sailing yachts will also appeal to owners who prefer to minimise their impact on the environment while cruising the oceans.
The efficient hullform characteristics of Briand’s designs mean that more power could be harnessed through underwater turbines to charge the batteries on board.
London-based naval architect and yacht designer, Philippe Briand has been conceiving high-performance, visionary yachts since his childhood days sailing in La Rochelle.
Today Philippe Briand is the CEO and inspired team-leader coordinator of three different design divisions: sailing yacht as Philippe Briand Ltd, motoryacht with Vitruvius Yachts Ltd and interiors by Philippe Briand, both for yachting and world-class real estate.