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CNB Yachts

cnbAs long time sailors we know that beyond the promises, our boats must be fast, seaworthy comfortable and safe. We build them with love of the sea and the constant concern for work well done. We design them as we would our if we ourselves were the future owners. Because that is part of our nature as builders and as sailors. Created in 1987, CNB is part of the Bénéteau group, world leader in the construction of sailing yachts and quoted on the Paris Stock Exchange's second market. 

Located on the banks of the Garonne River, a few hundred yards from the greatest vineyards, CNB is situated on a 105 000 m2 lot with 44 000 m2 of covered buildings and has a 300 meter waterfront quay with water deep enough for launching and sea trials. With more than 60 prestigious yachts constructed from 20 to 32 meters, CNB has acquired an unfailing reputation for the quality of its construction and the finish of its boats.

Versatility Quality Guaranteed

More than 80 % of our production is exported… CNB sailboats cruise the Mediterranean, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean and in the Caribbean Sea. The CNB staff: sheet metal workers, Veritas certified welders, laminators, mechanics, plumbers, electricians, painters, varnishers, woodworkers, cabinetmakers, marine carpenters, riggers, shipyard sailing crew, stock controller, maintenance crew, design office, project managers, boat manager, marketing and administrative staffs; numbering almost 250 people in the year 2000, who are particularly proud of the prestigious notoriety achieved by our yachts in every ocean on the globe.
The specialists in our design office work in close collaboration with the most famous names in naval architecture, to assure the creation of the technical construction plans, these specialists are in charge of implementing the plans in our workshops. This collaboration also extends to the decorators chosen by our clients and allows our cabinetmakers to demonstrate their know-how and their talent, which is renown, the world over
2cnbA computer database was developed at CNB, creating a management system for purchasing and stock. The production management is also computerized with a software package specifically developed at CNB. This versatility gives the shipyard complete mastery of naval construction; it guarantees rigorous quality control and total independence in our technical and technological choices. During the past years, CNB has engineered and built units for sea professionnals: fishermen, feries, administrations... All of these units, some of them with powerplants in excess of 2 x 1 400 hp, have met with success the expectations of their end users:

Published in Yacht Design

A very special project - and the result of the work of one of the best-known German engineering companies for naval architecture and yacht design in collaboration with CNB, the leading French shipyard for super yachts, the CNB 39.5 is unique in the super yacht industry: It is one of the first fly bridge motor yachts in the 40 meter range, equipped with conventional engines, that reaches a speed of over 38 km. This performance is normally the privilege of yachts with surface-drives, gas turbines and/or jets.

Published in Yacht Design

This motor yacht offers modern light open spaces with relaxing connections to exterior decks.

The Wetzels Brown Partners approach to flexibility in the furniture design allows the main deck to be easily transformed from a classic lounge layout to a large area of connected spaces for true outdoor living - lounging, bar, barbeque, personal cinema and alfresco dinning. In the Wetzels Brown Partners design concept, the style of the yacht is not defined by a 'look' but by the client's personal lifestyle. In this custom yacht you can incorporate your preferences for true customization of detailing, materials and colours.

Published in Navis April / May 2013

SPIIP, a CNB 86, was specifically built to meet the expectations of an experienced yachtsman. The owner set high requirements that resulted in a beautiful sailing yacht that has plenty of personality.

Published in Yacht Design
The CNB GrandBleu designs are directly inspired from recent designs built with CNB, and whose excellent properties have been assessed. All our expertise has gone into these designs to further improve comfort, performance and elegance.

Published in Yacht Design

Onboard the CNB 180 - Evoë, living and relaxing areas complete each other within the continuity of a same space. This concept results in an elegant and clean design associated with high performance hull lines. This fast cruising yacht is open to the sea and bathed in natural light: quality of life is the key word.

The vast flybridge has two steering stations and a saloon for "al fresco" evenings. Manoeuvres have been simplified and centralised so as to make the yacht easy to handle by a short crew.

Published in Sail Yachts
With the semi-custom yachts built by CNB, you have the choice among various styles and interior layouts, ranging from the very traditional to the most contemporary, making the perfect solution available. Nearly 20 years of unremitting labor and research have brought to fruition the semi-custom yachts of CNB, maintaining the possibility of personalized accommodations and some equipment. 

In the wake of the CNB 76 and the earlier CNB 77, here is "Spip". She is slender, light, exquisite and benefits from the latest technology and naval architectural progress. The integrated superstructures are made of vacuum infused composite, the hull is fluid and powerful, the deck plan provides ideal sea access.

Published in Sail Yachts
When George Nicholson, friend and adviser to the owner, contacted CNB, we were very surprised and proud to learn that it was about the construction of Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan’s next yacht.

The design, preparation and imagination required by this new yacht have been a fascinating experience. We all remember emotionally – naval architect, stylist, project manager, captain – the warm and friendly welcome that awaited us every time we visited them at home on the shore of Lake Geneva where the inevitably long, studious and constructive planning meetings with the Prince, the Princess and one of their sons were held.

Published in Sail Yachts

Designed by the renowned Italian architect Luca Brenta, this modern looking boat has a characteristically sober deck plan with a cabin roof entirely covered with smoked glass panels.
The accommodation bears the signature of Wetzels Brown Partners. It is also very modern and minimalist. The outcome is a plain looking boat with long flowing clear lines outside and inside, a particularly rewarding achievement.
After “Only Now”, CNB has entered into the exclusive world of the large contemporary style yachts with this Luca Brenta design.

Published in Sail Yachts

CNB Yachts has signed a new contract for the construction of a sistership to “Spip” which will be delivered in Spring 2010. They benefit from the latest technology and naval architectural progress. The integrated superstructures are made of vacuum infused composite, the waterlines of the aluminum built hull are fluid and powerful, the deck plan provides ideal sea access.

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