INOUÏ

Inouï, designed by Phillippe Briand, is an extraordinary 108ft performance sloop,
built at Vitters Shipyard to combine speed and power with comfort and style.


Inouï is the fourth carbon composite superyacht built at Vitters Shipyard.
Her hull and superstructure were constructed at a specialist carbon composite facility within our sister company Green Marine in the UK.


The interior by Andrew Winch Designs weighs in at a mere 8 tonnes,
offering a stylish and seamless transition from the exterior to the technical and leisure areas,
whilst providing a luxurious and elegant feel.

 

“THE INOUÏ PROJECT WAS DRIVEN BY OUR DESIRE
TO CREATE AN EXTREMELY ELEGANT AND EXCITING SAILING YACHT
WITH A STRONG PERSONALITY”

OWNERS OF INOUÏ

INOUÏ IS EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN SUPERYACHT RACES WITH TRADITIONALLY SEE BOTH THE MOST EFFICIENT AND ELEGANT YACHTS COMPETING.

 

PHILIPPE BRIAND

MODERN YACHTS REQUIRE CLEAN AND UNCLUTTERED DECKS.

BY FINDING NEW SOLUTIONS FOR BOLLARDS, TRACKS AND EVEN AIR OUTLETS, OUR YACHTS SHOW WHAT IS POSSIBLE IN TERMS OF HIDING EQUIPMENT WHICH CAN BE IN CONFLICT WITH STYLING.

WHEN BUILDING A SUPERYACHT IN CARBON, THE WEIGHT GOAL IS PARAMOUNT. THE WHOLE TEAM HAS THIS FOCUS IMPRINTED IN EVERY DECISION TAKEN, WHETHER WE WORKED ON A DECK GEAR OR THE INTERIOR.

DESIGNERS STATEMENT: BRIAND YACHT DESIGN

 

Inouï’s design comes from the requirement to realise a high performance yet timeless sailboat.
She is based on a high-tech carbon structure, which boasts a lifting keel with a draft of 5.25m.
The high aspect ratio sail plan and the square top main sail are firsts for a boat of this size.
This has been made possible by engineering a very high tech rig and rigging all in high modulus carbon.
In terms of style, we have devoted a large amount of our attention to designing a boat that is both well proportioned and very balanced.

“WE INTERPRETED THE “TIMELESS” REQUEST OF THE OWNER BY FOCUSSING ON YACHTING ITSELF,
WHICH CULTIVATED OVER MANY YEARS, IS AN OLD TRADITION THAT
HAS GRADUALLY EVOLVED TO HAVE ITS OWN CULTURE.”

PHILIPPE BRIAND

MEANING ‘WOW-AMAZING’ IN THE FRENCH LANGUAGE – THE OWNER CONVEYED AN INFECTIOUS ENTHUSIASM FOR THE YACHTS NAME INOUÏ

ANDREW WINCH

THE COCKPIT IS THE PLACE TO ENJOY THE SUN WITH TWO LARGE SUNBEDS AFT.

VISIBLE STRINGERS AND FRAMES CREATE STRUCTURE IN THE INTERIOR, AND STAINED RIPPLED SYCAMORE BULKHEADS PROVIDE A CALMING BACKDROP

SIGNATURE INTERIOR ELEMENTS ARE THE CHAMPFER-EDGED JOINERY AND THE EXPLICIT COLOURS THROUGHOUT THIS YACHT WITH A STRONG PERSONALITY.

DESIGNERS STATEMENT: ANDREW WINCH DESIGNS

 

Meaning ‘wow-amazing’ in the French language – the Owner conveyed an infectious enthusiasm for the Yachts name Inouï.
He had a compelling wish for the project to be bright and contemporary, providing three vibrant spools of thread as a hook during the initial brief.

 
The challenge was to capture style, comfort and understated power whilst adding decorative elements
and levels of luxury comparable with a larger yacht.

 
Working alongside Vitters, Philippe Briand, Oldenburger and the many personalities involved in creating her, was an enormous pleasure.
The collective passion for the project is reflected in the level of detail and precision seen on the finished yacht.

 

“THE CHALLENGE WAS TO CAPTURE STYLE,
COMFORT AND UNDERSTATED POWER WHILST ADDING DECORATIVE ELEMENTS
AND LEVELS OF LUXURY COMPARABLE WITH A LARGER YACHT.”

ANDREW WINCH

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Inouï is a cruiser racer, sloop rigged. Designed by naval architect Philippe Briand and interior architect Andrew Winch Designs.
Hull and superstructure are fully carbon composite, constructed at our sister company Green Marine in the UK.
Due to the trapezium shaped bulwark and the desire to avoid a break line in the paintwork,
we decided to make the mould in two pieces with the cut line just under the water line.
This new way of constructing ensures top quality laminate, strong connection and a smooth finish of the hull.

 

Type: Performance Sloop.
Length hull overall: 33 m   |   Length waterline: 30.57 m.

Full specifications can be found in Inoui PDF.

 

Images: © Carlo Baroncini and Gianfranco Forza.

For more info about Inouï please contact our yard.

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