Philippe Briand unveils 90m sailing yacht SY300 concept

Written by Saskia Henn

The London-based naval architect and yacht designer Philippe Briand has released his latest project, the SY300 yacht concept. Basing her design on a smaller, high-performance racing yacht, Briand has put his stamp on a bigger sailing yacht with his characteristic clean lines and contemporary aesthetics.

90m SY300 conceptPhoto: Philippe Briand At 90 metres in length, the SY300 sailing yacht is completely propelled by wind and features carbon fibre masts. With no use of motor engines, her hydrodynamic efficiency allows for her underwater turbines to charge the onboard batteries, meaning that in perfect conditions a top speed of 20 knots could be achieved.

The interiors of the two-masted sailing yacht can easily be tailored to individual tastes, but initial drawings of the SY300 concept highlight the potential of her spacious layout. On the main deck, there is room for a full-beam owner’s suite, along with an office and private terrace. Connected to the full-beam saloon is a dining area on the port side and a playroom on the starboard side.

90m SY300 conceptPhoto: Philippe BriandThe exterior boasts three contemporary decks each feature their own swimming pool and set of sun loungers. The flybridge, which covers an area of 112-square-metres, is perfect for entertaining with its dining table for up to 16 guests, panoramic views and removable bimini.

Briand comments, “Staying true to our name, this SY300 design showcases a yacht with purpose that is in keeping with the authentic spirit of sailing. I picture it being ideal for a passionate sailor who wants to stay in touch with the water and the power of the wind.”

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