A taste of the future: Philippe Briand project

New details have been revealed about the latest Philippe Briand project, ushering in a new era of sustainability in the industry with sumptuous style. A true sailing experience, SY200 is a dream for any owner wanting the very best in engineering and performance.

Eager to break away from the trend of sailing yachts adopting engines that usually run on motor vessels, Briand has returned to authentic sailing values to develop a concept that mimics the design approach of smaller racing yachts, only on a much larger scale.

SY200 is entirely wind propelled, and the studio has lauded their creation as a “true leader in the new wave of ‘green’ superyachts.” The brief was to build a superyacht that would discharge zero emissions when travelling from port to port, and this has been achieved by harnessing kinetic energy, storing energy in a 20-tonne onboard tank while also limiting tonnage to under 500GT. The yacht will generage 500kW when sailing at 15 knots and 200kW at 12 knots, enough to meet the onboard power demands of the hotel and manoeuvring systems.

This commitment to sustainability has certainly not squandered the superyacht’s image, as it sports the clean, dynamic lines that have come to be synonymous with the work of Philippe Briand. A sloop sailing rig has been elected to complement a contemporary hull which features a slightly inverted bow. 

Commenting on his latest design, Philippe Briand said “I have always expressed my faith in technology and efficiency, as they are an integral part of the yacht design process.” Philippe Briand’s commitment to combating environmental concerns is unwavering. “I believe we need to embrace ‘lateral thinking’ when it comes to the future of sailing yacht design,” stated the world-renowned designer. “We want to work alongside owners to create the perfect renewable energy machine, using only wind, water and solar energy to run the yacht and provide an exceptional experience of peace on board and exploration of the sea.”


15JAN 20 by George Bains