The latest Philippe Briand/Perini Navi Group collaboration - a 39m Briand designed performance sloop due be launched in July 2015, is on schedule, according to the design studio. She has been developed as a sistership to the highly successful 38m P2 launched in 2008.

P2 has placed consistently well at superyacht regattas around the globe, with over 10 podium finishes to date.  Subsequently, the new owner has ordered this first 39m on the back of the resounding success of P2.

Briand has modified a few of the characteristics of the original design to better adapt the design to a full performance/cruising programme. There is now a furling boom and the water ballast has been neutralised, giving more usable space inside. The aesthetic roof design accentuates the yacht’s dynamic character.

The two sisterships are due to meet at The Perini Navi Cup, Porto Cervo in September 2015 and Briand said of the new vessel, "The 39m is a very responsive swift and agile yacht. It has an appealing attractive design and size for owners looking predominantly for performance.

"It is fully optimised and highly competitive in superyacht regattas as well as offering very comfortable cruising features", he continued. "Once again my team and I are delighted to partner with The Perini Navi Group to further develop this successful design.”

In November Perini announced the design of another 39m performance sloop - a Briand hull with a Perini superstructure and an open transom - Project C.2196.

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