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THE CNB SHIPYARD
“Of the many prestigious boats built by CNB, some have become synonymous with the idea of elegance in the world of yachting: Hamilton II, Grand Bleu Vintage, Only Now and Mari Cha II.” – Olivier Lafourcade, Co-Founder of CNB and Director of CNB Superyachts.
”The aesthetic design reflects reality, we wanted to build a fast boat, one that would move quickly beyond the horizon and, above all, be a pleasure to sail.” – Philippe Briand, Naval Architect for the Bordeaux 60 CNB In keeping with our reputation at CNB, the Bordeaux 60 is designed to swallow up the miles with ease. Featuring the ideal weight distribution for secure performance in heavy seas, extremely well-equipped yet clear deck layout, exceptional autonomy (1000L of water and 930L of fuel, Volvo D4 180 hp engine, water maker with capacity of 280L/h,etc.): the Bordeaux 60 has everything you need for a long cruise, whether sailing as a couple or with a crew.
SIMPLE TO MANOEUVRE
Thanks to its simple, efficient and safe deck layout, the Bordeaux 60 is also highly appreciated as it is so simple to manoeuvre even with a small crew. The Bordeaux 60 is reassuring because it is extremely easy to manoeuvre, responsive at the helm and remains impressively stable however heavy the sea swell. All manoeuvres are controlled from the steering stations, as the sheet and halyard winches are grouped in the aft of the cockpit. In strong winds, the skipper can control the boat without having to move, using the self-tacking track forward. In light winds, fine-tuning is easy, and will not disturb any guests sitting comfortably around the cockpit table.
THE ENGINE ROOM IS EASY TO ACCESS
The engine room is accessed directly below the saloon floor.
EASY TO MOVE AROUND ONBOARD
With especially wide side decks, flush deck hatches, a limited number of steps leading out of the cockpit, direct access from helm station to the aft cleats, moving about on deck is much easier and much safer.
The spacious saloon and galley, bathed in light, is worthy of a superyacht. The huge galley, with plenty of storage space, opens onto the saloon, making it cosier and more convivial. For greater comfort, it is located in the centre of the boat, where pitching is less perceptible. The owner’s cabin, which many people prefer in the bow for more space and natural light, has a dressing room, a vanity table / desk, an extra-large bathroom, and silent electric toilets. A door can be fitted in the bathroom to give safe access to the forepeak in bad weather conditions.
A perfect blend of materials of colours, with the light playing on the fine woodwork, the designer Hervé Couëdel has created a harmonious and relaxing atmosphere aboard the Bordeaux 60, while leaving owners the freedom to add their own personal touch to the interiors.
The aluminium framework is a special CNB feature. Made by our own superyacht metalworkers, it also improves the Bordeaux 60’s rigidity. Fastened inside the vacuum-infused hull, the aluminium structure ensures solidity and, therefore, safety. The keel and the mast, for example, are directly integrated into this structure. The aluminium structure also makes access to the engine room and machinery much simpler: located beneath the flooring, these areas are thus permanently accessible and functional, leaving more space above them for your comfort and for storage. The structural components of our yachts (hull, deck and bulkheads, etc.) are made of composite vacuum-infused materials. This process entails homogeneously impregnating the fibre (composite and balsa sandwich), once only and so that it absorbs the resin.
Philippe Briand has designed a fast hull that has proved its worth on more than one occasion. The Bordeaux 60 Osprey, for instance, has won the Isle of Wight Round the Island race three times, beating 900 other yachts. A number of owners have already crossed the Atlantic on their Bordeaux 60s, achieving amazingly good performances, for instance on the occasion of the ARC: 1st and 3rd place in 2008, 4th in 2011, the Bordeaux 60 has amply demonstrated is qualities as a serious competitor. Owners looking for enhanced performance under sail will opt for a Hall Spars carbon mast (extended by 1.5m), a 2.95m lead keel, a set of carbon-fibre sails made by Incidences or North Sails, and a 275 m² spinnaker. The result: impressive speed while maintaining sensational responsiveness at the helm.
CNB and Philippe Briand have done everything to ensure that the Bordeaux 60 has the same sea-faring qualities whatever the rig configuration chosen by the owner: Full Batten rigging and a Hall Spars V boom, an extended carbon mast, in-mast furling and a vertical batten mainsail, a furling boom, genoa or staysail on a self-tacking track, and a spinnaker or gennaker… the choice of options means that everyone will find the ideal solution for their specific sailing plans. The different keels to choose from are adapted to suit to the range of possible sailing plans. At the request of one customer, CNB designed and made a hydraulic telescopic keel to make anchoring in shallow waters possible. This type of keel is now available as an option on all Bordeaux 60s. It is not uncommon for our customers to inspire a major development like this. With grey or black teak joints, different colours above and/or below the waterline, a choice of colours for the rigging – every Bordeaux 60 is unique. The Bordeaux 60 boasts all the advantages of custom superyacht expertise. Drawing on sound experience and proven equipment, the Design team devoted to the Bordeaux 60 can tailor their work to the customer’s specifications. Many Bordeaux 60s have been custom-built for our customers.
RIGGING (STANDARD MAST)
RIGGING (PERFORMANCE MAST - OPTIONAL)
RIGGING (IN MAST FURLING - OPTIONAL)
“We designed the hull with the triple objective of increasing the CNB 66’s volume, performance and seaworthiness. It will be capable of sailing far afield, while still able to be handled by a couple.” – Philippe Briand, architecte naval du CNB 66 The hull of the CNB 66 was designed with speed through the water as a priority, while retaining the offshore seakeeping qualities essential for long cruises and short-handed sailing. Crossing oceans and living aboard fully self-sufficiently; each item of equipment has been selected with this in mind.
Jean-Marc PIATON has succeeded in giving the CNB 66 a contemporary style while retaining a nautical feel. Many practical solutions have been devised in order to provide maximum comfort on board; but these solutions are not visible at first glance, they are cleverly integrated into the overall design. In the owner’s cabin, for example, the queen-size bed is an island type, with access from both sides, but it is off-centre so as not to be visible from the aft end of the boat when the cabin door is open. Externally, a multitude of details contribute to the aesthetic harmony and ergonomics of the whole. For example, it will be seen that the difference in level between the cockpit and the foredeck was limited to a few centimetres, as on superyachts. This enables easier, more comfortable, and therefore safer movement.
The galley, which has become a necessity for those who spend time on board, has been set apart for greater ease of working. It is bright and well-ventilated, and communicates with the cockpit while remaining open to the saloon. A cosy bar acts as the divider and becomes a chart table or desk as required. The modular sofa facing the dining table gives a feeling of incredible space, and at almost 3 metres in length it will be very useful not only for relaxation but also for night watches. Its central part is removable to form 2 additional seats around the table. With 270° panoramic glazing and huge in-hull glazing, it is impossible to take your eyes off the sea! Incorporated on the boat’s axis, the CNB 66’s garage has been designed for a 3.25 m tender, which can be launched or recovered in less than a minute, as on the CNB 76.
The slender hull designed by Philippe Briand, with its vertical stem and aft chines and the judicious distribution of weight, will give the CNB 66, like its predecessors, incomparable helm sensitivity and feel. The various options in respect of the rig, fittings, keels and equipment in general, will enable the most discerning of owners to configure their boat to join the other CNBs that devote themselves to prestigious regattas on the world’s seven seas.
“We have sought to make a yacht as CNB as possible … CNB yachts express a kind of elegance ‘‘à la Française’’, combining balance, symmetry, modesty and refinement in every last detail.” – Jean-Marc Piaton, interior designer of the CNB 76
“With a length of 76 feet (23.17 metres), the CNB 76 is a real luxury yacht but of a reasonable size, easy to handle short-handed. Safe and efficient, thanks to the seaworthiness qualities of her hull and her simple, efficient deck layout.” – Philippe Briand, naval architect of the CNB 76
1500L of water, 2500L of fuel, Volvo D4 180 hp engine, water maker with capacity of 280L/h, … a luxury yacht to explore the seven seas with total peace of mind.
THE CREW COCKPIT
A large and fully-equipped maneuvering area, clearly separated from the living spaces, is centred around the twin helming positions with their lateral seat close to the maneuvering winches and electronic controls.
Contemporary and simple exterior lines, a sleek outline: the CNB 76 is a 21st century yacht.
Separated from the maneuvering area, the forward part of the cockpit is welcoming, safe and comfortable. A large extending table offers two positions (dining or sunbathing) protected by a recessible bimini, hidden in the roof.
CONCEIVED FOR HOSTING
As convivial when at anchor as they are comfortable when heeling, the port side sofa can be converted into two facing armchairs separated by a bar. To port, a large double cabin, the bed of which can be changed into two single berths, and the possibility to make a “pullman” bed, by adding a third mattress. To starboard, the “younger crew” cabin: 2 bunk beds, the lower one can be transformed into a double bed.
A large galley: located in the aft part of the boat, designed to be as pleasant at sea as at anchor, the CNB 76 galley has a direct access to cockpit. Perfectly well-ventilated, superiorly equipped it is both user-friendly and professional. Thanks to the central work plan, this galley is a particularly convivial place.
THE ENGINE ROOM
It is located in the centre of the boat and very easily accessed from the saloon and the galley gangway. The sound insulation has been carefully looked after. As on board superyachts, the CNB 76’s engine room is perfectly designed for easy management and maintenance of the yacht’s different systems.
THE TENDER GARAGE
The garage is designed to receive a 3,85 m long tender and it can be stored or launched in less than one minute via an electric winch and the large hydraulic swim platform. Large storage volumes are available on each side of the garage.
SPACE: A HUGE SALOON
Bright and modular, the saloon offers more than 2 metres headroom, and panoramic views on the horizon even when seated.
LUXURY: THE OWNER’S CABIN
Located forward so as to be isolated from the noise of life on board, the owner’s cabin is peaceful and bathed in light, thanks to numerous opening deck hatches and portholes. The bed faces forward so as to keep privacy even when the door is open, and also gives a huge impression of space. The practical, refined bathroom is well insulated. It separates the owner’s cabin from the guest cabin to port and is closed to its bathroom.
The deck, the hull and structural bulkheads are built in sandwich composite using the infusion technique, with carbon reinforcements in the most stressed areas and the hull bottom, making the CNB 76 a safe and solid yacht. The weight distribution is optimized for a comfortable sailing even with heavy seas. A very significant tooling investment has been made by CNB to optimize the CNB 76’s building process, while providing a quality of construction above reproach.
The design of the hull, with the high freeboard and aft chine, ensures a very good stability.
A completely flush fore deck to the foot of the mast, wide side decks for safe circulation.
The Philippe Briand designed hull is fast, powerful and secure. It’s an ultra modern design with aft chines and a sharp, vertical bow. The fairly high freeboard of the CNB 76 also makes her a dry boat. Last but not least, the centering of the weights ensures a comfortable and fast ride in choppy seas.
A POWERFUL, WELL BALANCED SAIL PLAN
With a rather aft located mast, the rig configuration allows an excellent repartition between the mainsail and the foresails (many various sail combinations are possible).
OUTSIDE – RIGGING
The rather aft location of the mastgives the CNB 76 a large foretriangle which gives the self tacking staysail selection its full meaning and allows many foresails choices (genoa, Code 0, gennaker…). Three different mast types are available : standard, performance (carbonfibre spar) or for in mast furling. Each owner will find the best adapted combination to his/her sailing programme.
KEELS AND RUDDERS
The double rudder allows to offer a retractable keel as an option. The owners will have to choose between different types of keels according to his priorities and needs.
“A kind of elegance ‘‘à la Française’’, combining balance, symmetry, modesty and refinement in every last detail. Classic and innovative, graceful and contemporary, light and comfortable, and above all pleasing to the eye and to live in.” – Jean-Marc Piaton, interior designer of the CNB 76.
Of course, numerous wood finishes are available for the inside cabinet work, as well as a large choice of upholsteries and linings. Last but not least, the CNB 76 has been developed like a superyacht. The inside accommodations are designed to satisfy the expectations of the most demanding owners, whether they wish to have a crew onboard or not. But the boat also benefits from CNB’s experience in “one off” yachts construction: while relying on proven conception, construction and equipment, the CNB 76 R & D technicians remain attentive to our clients specific requests.
SAILS (STANDARD MAST)
SAILS (PERFORMANCE CARBON MAST)
RIGGING (STANDARD MAST)
RIGGING (CARBON PERFORMANCE MAST)
“Our ambition was to push the boundaries, to go even further to create a yacht that is happy to steer for distant horizons and can be handled by a small crew despite its ninety-two feet.” – Philippe Briand, naval architect of the CNB 94
A modern approach to the superyacht
For many years, CNB has demonstrated its expertise in the design and construction of large one-offs (Chrisco, Grand Bleu Vintage, Hamilton II, Only Now, Victoria T, Simeron, Spip to name but a few) as well as successful semi-custom ranges… We remember the CNB 73s and then the CNB 77s and 70s designed by Philippe Briand, as we also recall the magnificent CNB 76s designed by German Frers.
Subsequently, thanks to its mastery of its production facilities, its unique manufacturing equipment and methods, CNB is able to offer luxury yachts in fiberglass and carbon composite at reasonable, controlled prices.
Today, we are proud to present the CNB 94, a fusion of high technology and our experience as yachtsmen. On the “drawing board”, our ambition was to push the boundaries, to go even further to create a yacht that is happy to steer for distant horizons and can be handled by a small crew despite its ninety-two feet.
With her elegant, contemporary design, her sleek lines and her admission of light, the 94’ will appeal to yachtsmen wishing to acquire a luxury performance yacht that is comfortable and easy to handle for magnificent extended offshore cruises. A boat that sails well but also provides excellent accommodation, the 94 is designed by Philippe Briand, designer of the Bordeaux 60, CNB 66 and CNB 76, one of the world’s leading naval architects, the winner of many prestigious international awards.
“The 94 is well-behaved but exhilarating, thanks to the skills of CNB. This is a new yacht born from the same heritage as the Bordeaux 60, CNB 66 and CNB 76. She shares and maximises certain characteristics such as maneuverability, performance, ease of maintenance, the large panoramic saloon…” Philippe Briand
The CNB 94 is offered with several fit-out and interior design options to satisfy the wishes of each owner. The most advanced technologies in terms of pollution control equipment are installed.
Lastly, for enthusiasts of uncompromising performance, the 94 is also offered in an all-carbon version, from hull to masthead.
CNB is thus offering much more than a semi-custom, but rather a unique yacht, designed to accommodate the choices and desires of each of its owners.
Further information will be published when available.