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News: 174´ Flybridge Ketch Sailing Yacht by Philippe Briand

February 8, 2012 by ss
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The two yacht tenders are housed underneath. Although the 174´ Briand luxury yacht has a flybridge, the vessel is sleek due to a very interesting integration of its different decks. The sides of the superstructure are window panels that open and create an indoor/outdoor area of 140 m².

The 174´ Briand sailing yacht is a superb sailing platform. Under sail she is expected to reach speeds of 20 knots. These speeds are achieved through her long waterline, a well calculated hull but predominantly through her impressive roached main and mizzen sails. The sail area is maximised where the wind velocity is greater and provides extra driving force. Therefore runners are used in instead of permanent backstays. She is fitted with a lifting keel and has draft of 4.5m when the keel is up and 8.3m when down.

Sleek
The first aim of the Designer was to design an elegant yacht. The 174´ Briand superyacht´s lines are such because of her long waterline and very clean, slightly curved but stretched sheerline. She also has an almost vertical bow which allows for a greater waterline length, thus making for a considerable improvement in speed both under sail and engine power.

The real beauty of the hull shape comes from its balance and specifically from the distance between the main mast and the bow of the boat. Although she has a flybridge, the external height has been reduced to a minimum through a very interesting integration of the different decks of the yacht.

Similar to the sailing yacht Vertigo, and as Philippe has already proven the benefits of, the 174 incorporates the large wrap around windows, all of which fully open to allow in as much natural light as possible. To keep the fordeck flush and uncluttered, the two tenders are stored out of sight, beneath the deck.

Welcoming
Particular care has been given to the exterior relaxing areas, such as the salon and fly bridge, affording the possibility to be outside and sheltered as one wishes.

The aft cockpit is especially well protected by a large hard top (that incorporates an opening louvre system) and by lateral sliding windows. The whole area can be protected whilst opened at the same time. The flybridge is open but on demand it can be protected by a removable bimini top and a large dodger.

Inside the 174´ Briand yacht is extremely comfortable; light floods in all around, as Briand intended, especially in the saloon on the main deck. The sides of the superstructure are transparent, bringing the outside into the saloon. The perfect integration of deck saloon and cockpit create a seamless living area 140 m².

On the lower deck, positioned aft to increase privacy, is a superb Owners stateroom with direct access to the lazarette and swim platform. There are an additional 4 guest rooms forward. There is accommodation for a crew of 10.

Sensitive to sail
This 174’ flybridge yacht is a superb sailing platform. Under sail she is expected to reach speeds of almost 20 knots in a reach with a true wind speed of 20 knots. Also, with light winds less than 10 knots, she will outperform most sailing yachts. These speeds are achieved thanks to her long waterline, low drag hull but predominantly through her generous sail plan area.

The ketch rig 174’ respects the restrictions imposed but bolsters performance with the very impressive roached main and mizzen sails. More sail area is exposed up where the wind velocity is greater and more driving force is created. The roached sails do have a larger driving force than conventional triangular sails. Therefore runners are used in instead of permanent backstays.

The 174´ Briand yacht is fitted with a lifting keel and has draft of 4.5m when the keel is up and 8.3m when down.

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