Vitruvius Yachts

We want to work alongside owners to create the perfect renewable energy machine, using only wind, water and solar energy to run the yacht and provide an exceptional experience of peace on board and exploration of the sea.

philippe briand

Briand’s self-sufficient sailing yachts appeal to owners who wish to minimise their impact on the environment while cruising. The efficient hull form characteristics of Briand’s designs mean that more power could be harnessed through underwater turbines to charge the batteries on board.

Philippe Briand is one of the founders of the Water Revolution Foundation.

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Philippe Briand has launched the SY200, a 62.84-metre sailing yacht concept designed to emit zero-emissions. It is fully wind-propelled with sails created to harness up to 2,000kW of power in optimal wind conditions. The high-performance hull design and the yacht’s hydrodynamic efficiency, the yacht’s turbines can provide power equivalent to a 500kW generator while cruising comfortably at 15 knots.

Philippe is passionate about leading a new wave of “green” superyachts to push the boundaries of technology and efficiency in superyachting.