Philippe Briand

Inoui 108ft

The Briand 108’ carbon composite sloop, built by Vitters Shipyard with an interior by Andrew Winch Design, was launched in June 2013. This design is based on the requirements of her owner, who wanted a high performance yet ‘timeless’ sailboat.

An intriguing project, Philippe Briand became fascinated with it instantly. The yacht is based on a high-tech carbon structure.  The keel is a lifting keel with a draft of 5.35 m.  The high aspect ratio sail plan and the square top main sail are seen for the first time in a boat of this size.

Philippe Briand devoted a large amount of his attention to design a boat that is both well proportioned and very balanced.  With this in mind, Briand designed a hull whose main features are: a moderate beam, a sloped transom, a low freeboard and an accentuated sheerline. Each of these features are, in his eyes, qualities of the most beautiful sailing yachts that have existed over the past 70 years. Combining these qualities has made the 108’ a truly timeless design.

With her striking green hull she is also distinctive and instantly recognisable, ensuring she stands out from the crowd.

She is expected to participate in superyacht races which traditionally see both the most efficient and elegant yachts competing.