Egoist, the daysailer according to Briand-it’s 30 meters long!


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In recent years, there has been a real proliferation in the Maxi world of 100-footers commissioned by “duckies” who are eager to race.
Instead, the fortunate owner who hired nautical archistar Philippe Briand goes against the trend. He wanted a 30-meter modern-classic cruiser style, easy to drive, even solo: Briand has pleased him with the Egoist 100, a carbon bolide that makes elegance its strong point.

A streamlined and aerodynamic deckhouse, a flush deck and an old-fashioned central cockpit characterize the boat, which also goes back in time in the design of the stern, with a truly “old-fashioned” momentum. The foredeck, on the other hand, is nearly vertical and follows the latest dictates in racer-cruisers, complete with a long integrated dolphin rail. The Egoist features a very cozy saloon, an extra-luxury master cabin and comfortable cabins for two crew members as well. A true 30-meter day-sailer.

Philippe Briand (photo ©Guillaume Plisson)

It is no coincidence that we called Philippe Briand an “archistar of boating.” He has accumulated as many as 31 international awards for his projects in his career. If one also considers all the Sun Odyssey and First from Jeanneau and Beneteau, there are more than twelve thousand boats designed by Briand. Born in La Rochelle, he is the son of an Olympic dragoon specialist, so with sailing in his blood. Already at the age of 16 he was drawing IOR Quarter Tonner. Between 1986 and 2000, he signed as many as eight hulls that participated in the America’s Cup challenge (including French Kiss and Ville de Paris). He then signed the maxi Mari Cha III and IV (the latter holds the undefeated Atlantic crossing record), two Perini (P2 and Sybaris) and many other sailing superyachts (Inoui, Bristolian, Whimsy are just a few of his successes).



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