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Philippe Briand was born in a family in which racing was a long-established tradition. He began his career as a dinghy sailor in La Rochelle, France, at the age of 9. His father, an Olympian Sailor, was always an inspiration. At the age of 22, he had created his first series of yachts and was sailing them.
Philippe became a skilled and talented man. In the 80's, he received many important awards including the Half Ton Cup and the One Ton Cup. After that, he decided to race for the world famous America's Cup. This race is very well known among yacht designer. He designed 8 America's Cup yachts from 1986-2000.
On 2003, "Mari-Cha IV" broke the trans-Atlantic world record, crossing the ocean in 6 days and proving to be the fastest monohull. This revolutionary superyacht is an example to other yacht designer. Her predecessor, Mari-Cha III was Phillippe's first superyacht. This mega yacht successfully combines size, speed and comfort.
Phillippe has become famous for designing fast hulls. He believes that sea worthiness is the essence of naval architecture and that the hull is the essential feature.
Philippe Briand's Studio has won three times the "Design of the Year" award. He has designed more than 10,000 yachts. Phillippe is considered a very talented yacht designer in the design industry.
Nowadays, he is working in numerous projects with Andrew Winch and Wetzels Brown partners.
Philippe Brand's Studio has 12 talented people and two strategically located offices in La Rochelle, France and in London, UK. They are close to suppliers and industry experts.