One of the world’s most sought after superyacht designers, Philippe Briand has become a member of Superyacht UK (SYUK) to capitalise on the innovation found in Britain.
Previously, as well as winning numerous awards, Philippe has rooted his business and home in the UK, relocating his Head Office to London to be “at the centre of the yachting world”.
As a French naval architect and yacht designer, Philippe first found acclaim designing sail boats, from the America’s Cup racing yachts to Jeanneau cruisers. He then turned his talents to creating innovative motor yachts, including this year’s award-winning Grace E. Today he believes the benefits of being a recognised member of SYUK in his drive to design the foremost yachts in efficiency and elegance.
A group association of the British Marine Federation (BMF), SYUK represents the interests of Britain’s superyacht industry, championing UK innovation, excellence and heritage. Already it boasts a membership of over 250 of the leading marine companies, from pioneering engineers to award-winning manufacturers.
Philippe Briand joins 11 other naval architects and yacht designers, including Dixon Yacht Design, Design Unlimited, Claydon Reeves and BMT Nigel Gee, as a SYUK member to drive cutting-edge yacht design in Britain.
Tom Chant of Superyacht UK commented: “Superyacht UK is delighted to be gaining another master in yacht design. By working alongside leaders in the industry we can refine and showcase our expert knowledge and advice.”
“As a member we will be working with Philippe to utilise our technical expertise and together develop events and activities championing innovation in design. In particular we look forward to engaging with Philippe on another excellent Superyacht UK Design competition.”
Philippe Briand added: “I am very happy to be a member of Superyacht UK, because the association has the most accumulated experience in the field and the members have the biggest potential to be the ones that create the best superyachts in the years to come. Let’s hope one day we can bundle this experience and create another stunning, but this time, truly British yacht.”
For more information please contact Annabel Wildey at the British Marine Federation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01784 223811.