An Owner’s Self-Indulgent Fantasy
Published on January 9th, 2017
If buying a big boat was on your ‘to-do’ list for 2017, here’s one that has been designed specifically for the owner who also likes to sail their boat…imagine that!
A new 100ft/30m carbon sloop concept, Egoist, has been developed by the studio of noted yacht designer Philippe Briand specifically to indulge the owner who wants to simplify their experience on board by having the exclusive use of their yacht.
At a time when many yachts are designed to equally satisfy a variety of different programmes – from the charter guest to the potential buyer – the artistic direction can become compromised to the extent that the originality of the design is diluted. The outcome: the essence of why the yacht is being built is in danger of getting lost. Egoist is the antidote to this; she has been designed purely to satisfy the needs and enjoyment of the owner.
S/Y Egoist embodies a fresh take on a classic Eastern Seaboard sailing yacht, but can also be used to race with an expert, though reduced, crew. The yacht has a very roomy interior salon with a superb master cabin and comfortable accommodation for two crew members. She is the ideal day sailor or a cruising yacht for an owner who wants to enjoy the sailing experience of a superyacht without the need for numerous crew.
Calling on his extensive yacht racing background, Philippe Briand developed the naval architecture of Egoist to be fast and very responsive. The design uses the timeless lines of a classic sailing yacht, for which the studio is famed, but with a contemporary twist. As with all of Philippe’s designs, the thinking behind this project is one of a expert sailor with actual racing competence and experience.
Egoist has been conceived as fully customizable, as Philippe elaborates, to “be a pure pleasure for the owner, not bowing to the demands or tastes of anyone else. The concept of Egoist is to become an owner’s self-indulgent fantasy; it should be the yacht that they have always dreamed of owning.”