Philippe Briand unveils zero-emission sailing yacht concept SY200

When the yacht sails at 15 knots, the hydrodynamic generators of SY200 produce 500 kW of energy and 200 kW at 12 knots. Enough to power the systems onboard. According to the designer’s calculations, in optimum wind conditions, the 60m high-performance sailing yacht sails 20 knots and produces 2,000 kW. The energy is stored in a big 20-ton battery bank to have enough energy at anchor.

Engine room moved away from the guest area

The sloop-rigged yacht accommodates up to 14 guests. The owner’s suite has been placed in the aft area of the vessel and features a private terrace at the stern with direct access. In front of the owner’s suite are four guest cabins. Philippe Briand moved the engine room a third way back from bow to reduce noise and vibrations in the guest area. Moreover, a more accessible engine room from the crew area forward that welcomes a crew of twelve persons.

Philippe Briand comments:

“I have always expressed my faith in technology and efficiency, as they are an integral part of the yacht design process. Previously we designed sailing yachts for the express purpose – or the hidden purpose – of winning regattas, and so passionate owners pushed our industry to develop more and more high-tech sailing yachts. But this competitiveness is no longer an appealing motivation for today’s younger generation of yacht owners. As a result, the market for such advanced sailing yachts is dramatically down.
“I believe we need to embrace ‘lateral thinking’ when it comes to the future of sailing yacht design. 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.
“Instead of using competition between owners as a motivator, environmental sustainability will become the reason to push the boundaries of technology and efficiency
in superyachting. This is something we are very passionate about.”

Deck Layout and General Arrangement of SY200

Self-Sustainable Sailing Yacht SY200 Philippe Briand

Main Specifications ofSY200

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Draft (keel up)



Draft (keel down)