UK-based yacht designer Philippe Briand unveiled a new 39m sloop for Italian yacht builder Perini Navi. It will be a sister ship to "P2".

P2 has placed consistently well at superyacht regattas around the globe resulting in over 10 podium finishes to date.  She was designed for racing and cruising in comfort with the owner’s family. The new owner has ordered this first 39m on the back of the resounding success of P2.

40m Sailing Yacht Philippe Briand

The 39m sloop design represents many of the most popular features of the award winning P2.  Briand has modified a few of the characteristics of the original design to better adapt the design to a full performance/cruising program. There is now a furling boom and the water ballast has been neutralized, giving more usable space inside.  The aesthetic roof design accentuates the yacht’s dynamic character. It houses an extremely spacious and well-sheltered cockpit.

40m Sailing Yacht Philippe Briand Interior

The two sisterships are due to meet at The Perini Navi Cup, Porto Cervo in September 2015.

“The 39m is a very responsive swift and agile yacht. It has an appealing attractive design and size for owners looking predominantly for performance It is fully optimized and highly competitive in superyacht regattas as well as offering very comfortable cruising features.  Once again my team and I are delighted to partner with The Perini Navi Group to further develop this successful design.”

said Philippe Briand, Naval Architect