Longtime yacht designer Philippe Briand has unveiled the Perfect 60, a concept yacht that is a smaller sibling to the 300-foot SY 100 that he released this past spring.
The Perfect 60 is a ketch with a carbon fiber mast and rig, and an inverted bow. It is intended to combine motoryacht features with sailing yacht performance that’s strong enough to take line honors at regattas.
Briand says the design also is intended to reduce environmental impact. Underwater turbines are built into the concept, to harness power that would charge the onboard batteries.
How many Philippe Briand designs have been built? About 12,000, according to the firm. His company's current projects range from 19 to 344 feet length overall.