Award-winning naval architect and yacht designer, Philippe Briand and his wife Veerle Battiau are the creative forces behind Vitruvius Yachts. Philippe Briand has been designing visionary yachts since his childhood days, sailing in La Rochelle, France.
Philippe’s technical excellence and precision, accompanied by a strong artistic flair and talent for driving innovative design trends in the yachting market, have continued to evolve over what is arguably the most prolific and acclaimed career of any yacht designer today.
With 34 international yacht design awards and over 12,000 boats built to date, this makes him the ideal person to design and engineer the perfect yacht. Philippe Briand’s successes have created a loyal client base of extremely discerning owners wanting bespoke designs, as well as encouraging a new generation of owners who are attuned to his prioritisation of sustainable, intelligent design solutions, with efficient and long-range green technologies. Veerle focuses on the comfort and style of the family on board and how they can get maximum enjoyment in a sophisticated setting.
While Briand continues to design some of the fastest and most elegant sailing yachts as Philippe Briand Ltd, it is with his wife Veerle that they have developed the perfect motor yachts for owners wanting a different type of ocean experience. Together their complementary skills have created this truly innovative family of Vitruvius motor yachts, always responding to a client’s desires.
Who we work with
With offices in London and La Rochelle, France, Philippe Briand works to exceed the expectations of his widely international clients as they put their dreams into reality. Vitruvius Yachts ltd works only with the best shipyards such as Feadship, Lurssen, Rossinavi and Sanlorenzo.