The rise of regattas in the superyacht sector means more sailing-yacht owners want performance-oriented projects. That’s why Philippe Briand and Alloy Yachts have PS46, a 151’7” (46.25-meter) performance sloop, ready for construction.
While “PS” certainly stands for “performance sloop,” it equally means “Panamax sloop.” Indeed, Philippe Briand himself says that the 205-foot (62.5-meter) air draft of the PS46 makes her the largest performance sloop his studio can design for crossing the Panama Canal. (The height of the Bridge of the Americas at Balboa is a limiting factor for all types of vessels, not just yachts. The above-given air draft is the maximum height permissible at low water at Balboa.) While the carbon fiber rigging and race-oriented Panamax rig for the PS46 are optional, they’ll likely be embraced by most potential buyers.
Neither Philippe Briand nor Alloy Yachts are strangers to regattas. Alloy Yachts has sponsored the Superyacht Cup, the two Bucket Regattas, and Millennium Cup, for example. Several of its deliveries over the years have participated in the races, too. As for Briand, performance superyachts he’s penned have competed in the same races, plus others. The builder and designer further collaborated on Vertigo.
For when cruising is the priority, the PS46 offers three interior arrangements. Each has been conceived by Alloy Yachts’ in-house team. The saloon naturally is raised, to benefit from views out the windows. Also naturally, the master suite has a sizable footprint in each. The 30-foot (9.2-meter) beam can further be personalized according to your wishes.
Regardless of race or cruise mode, the PS46 has a lifting keel. Draft ranges from 13 to 21 feet (4 to 6.5 meters, respectively).
Alloy Yachts and Philippe Briand have developed the PS46 in compliance with Lloyds classification.
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