Philippe Briand at Cannes Yachting Festival 2023
Philippe Briand is looking forward to showcasing three new exciting projects in both the sailing and motoryacht segments, at their debut during the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival 2023, from the 12th to the 17th of September.
Bluegame BGM75 – World Debut
In the motoryacht category this is one of the most awaited premieres of the whole Cannes show. This project started in 2020 and represents the first motor “twin hull “ ever built by Bluegame, part of the Sanlorenzo group. Thanks to its multihull, the BGM75 benefits from increased stability, large volumes, and reduced fuel consumption.
The new BGM75 will break the rules of the multihull segment.
Philippe Briand says: “The reason why we named it “twin hull” instead of power catamaran is because of the width of the platform which is not that of a sailing catamaran, or that of a traditional monohull, it is in between. We chose this solution after experiencing excessive “rocky “ movement on beamier sailing catamarans while cruising. With reduced distance between the two floats, we achieved much smoother rolling, almost like a monohull, while still maintaining higher stability.”
CNB 78 – World Debut
The CNB78 project is the upgraded version of the CNB76. The study of this 23mt sailing yacht follows the acquisition of the brand CNB by the Solaris Group in 2021. The result is a beautiful model produced with the same craftsmanship that distinguishes the Solaris quality standard.
Philippe Briand says: “We have designed the CNB78 following the tradition of all the CNB models we have worked on since 1985 and in addition we took advantage of the new group to propose something new and future oriented, keeping an eye on the new size limit of 24 meters for mooring in the Med”.
Jeanneau Yachts 55 – Cannes Debut
Jeanneau Yachts 55: starting in March 2020, this project is a product of the Covid period. Developed together with the Jeanneau team (part of the Beneteau Group) and Winch Design, the Jeanneau Yacht 55 is already a success, with more than 15 units sold in 5 months.
Philippe Briand says: “We wanted to explore and understand how the features firstly introduced in sailing catamarans could also be applied aboard sailing monohulls. That’s why we designed such an innovative layout , where the core of the onboard living area is outside amidship but fully protected, leaving a large open space aft for a perfect al fresco beach club and a private owner suite forward, including galley and lounge.”