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News: Philippe Briand 170´ Flybridge Sloop yacht

February 8, 2012 by ss
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The two yacht tenders are housed underneath the 170´ Briand luxury yacht. Although she has a flybridge, the vessel is sleek due to the integration of its different decks. The sides of the superstructure are window panels that open and create an indoor outdoor area of 110m².

This sloop is a superb sailing platform. Under sail she is expected to reach speeds of 18 knots. These speeds are achieved through her long waterline, well calculated hull but predominantly through her enormous sail plan area. The boom rig 170’ respects the restrictions imposed by Panama Bridge but bolsters performance in conjunction with the very impressive foresail, that also gives the yacht a superb lift.

Elegance
The first aim of the Designer was to design an elegant yacht. Her 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 170´ Briand superyacht.

Similar to the sailing yacht Vertigo, and as Philippe has already proven the benefits of, the 170’ incorporates the large wrap around windows, all of which fully open to allow in as much natural light as possible. To keep the foredeck flush and uncluttered, the two 6m yacht tenders are stored out of sight, beneath the deck.

Welcoming
Particular care has been given to the exterior relaxing areas, salon and flybridge, 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 a louvre system and by lateral sliding windows. The flybridge is open but on demand it can be protected by a removable bimini top and a large dodger.

Inside the 170´ Briand yacht is extremely comfortable; light floods in all around, as the designer 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 110 m².

On the lower deck, positioned aft to increase privacy, is a superb Owners stateroom, where an optional second bathroom is possible, with direct access to the lazarette and swim platform. There are an additional 4 guest rooms and forward there is enough accommodation for a crew of 8.

Well performing
This 170’ flybridge sloop sailing yacht is a superb sailing platform. Under sail she is expected to reach speeds of almost 18 knots. These speeds are achieved through her long waterline, well calculated hull but predominantly through her enormous sail plan area.

The boom rig 170’ respects the restrictions imposed but bolsters performance with the very impressive foresail that gives the yacht a superb lift. The 170´ Briand is fitted with a lifting keel and has draft of 4.5 m when the keel is up and 8.0m when down.

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