Philippe Briand

Perini Navi 70m S/Y Sybaris

The 70m S/Y Sybaris is the largest sailing yacht ever built in Italy and represents leading edge innovation as it relates to both design and engineering in superyachts.

Sybaris was built to the same uncompromising levels of quality, comfort and safety that characterise all Perini Navi yachts, but her design and engineering have been taken to the next level.


This has been achieved in part because of her greater length and volume, but is also thanks to Perini Navi’s ongoing research into new technical solutions and her experienced owner’s input and insistence on excellence from the very beginning. Indeed, the original design was thoroughly revisited and underwent significant upgrades to finesse an extraordinary yacht that captures the advanced technical and styling attributes that define the Perini Navi brand.


The exterior design by Perini Navi’s Technical & Design team, with considerable input from the owner’s team, is noticeably sleeker and more sculptured than previous models with a less pronounced sheer line and more vertical bow.


The contribution of Philippe Briand, called in to optimise the naval architecture and powerful sail plan, was fundamental in integrating high performance with luxurious comfort at sea. The French designer advised moving the mizzen mast further aft, for example, to provide more ‘clean’ air between the main and mizzen sails and improve sailing performance.