Philippe Briand

Bristolian II

Built by Yachting Development, Bristolian II was launched in New Zealand in June 2008.

The experienced owner of Bristolian I was very outspoken and involved in the design of Bristolian II, the new design needed to be very fast and responsive. The yachtsman asked us to develop a bespoke yacht that looked like a 1950s Maserati. Our team opted for a carbon composite yacht with a lifting keel and modern hull lines. Below deck, the client requested a low, wide saloon with a raised panoramic dining area to the starboard side. The end result is an ingenious, original asymmetrical deck saloon. The deck lines, are certainly “out of the box”, the two helm station pods and the voluminous and panoramic coach roof catch the eye.
It is always a challenge to combine an important superstructure with great views from the cockpit. Bristolian II proves this combination is achievable and very striking


She received the International Society Design Award “Best sail boat in the 24-40 m category” in October 2009.