55m sloop-rigged sailing yacht by Philippe Briand

The ideas for the concept came from a California-based client who wanted a long-range yacht with maximum speed potential, a lot of space inside and outside. Furthermore large tenders up to 6.50m. One is stored under the foredeck, the other one is stored in a lazarette aft that transforms into a beach club. In short: The features of a motor yacht packed in a sailing yacht with a low carbon footprint – also a state-of-the-art propulsion system helps to reach that goal.

55m sloop philippe briand

Designer Philippe Briand comments:

“The building cost for the sailing yacht would be comparable to a motor yacht of the same size. There are a lot of stereotypes in yachting that are not actually true. A sailing yacht is not only for performance and racing. It can be just as suitable as a motoryacht when it comes to exploration, even with a touch more elegance.”

Four different deck house styles

Sailing Yacht Profile Ideas Philippe Briand

Main Specifications

Length over all:54.12 m
Beam:10.66 m
Draft:4.90 m / 7.80 m
Exterior Design:Philippe Briand
Mast Height above water:73.90
Spinaker1,720 sqm
Light Genoa:943 sqm
Blade:761 sqm
Staysail:385 sqm
Main Sail:880 sqm
Upwind Sail Area:1,531 sqm
Downwind Sail Area:2,490 sqm

General Arrangement & Sail Plan

BRIAND 175 - SLOOP Deck Layout
Deck Layout
BRIAND 175 - SLOOP General Arrangement
General Arrangement
BRIAND 175 - SLOOP Sail Plan
Sail Plan