CNB was founded in 1987, at a 100,000 sqm site which includes 44,000 sqm of covered buildings and 300 metres of waterfront quay space where the water is deep enough to launch yachts and perform first trials. Internationally-recognised for the exceptional quality of its luxury superyachts, CNB has launched over 90 boats – be they sail or motor boats, aluminium or composite – since the company was set up, vessels that now sail the seven seas.

CNB 66

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.

  • LENGTH OVERALL (WITH BOWSPRIT) 21.35 m / 70.07’
  • LENGTH @ WATERLINE 18.44 m / 60.53’
  • MAXIMUM BEAM 5.5 m / 18.07’
  • LIGHT DISPLACEMENT MSC 31,1 tonne / 68,563 lb
  • STANDARD KEEL 93,49 tonne / 20,613 lb
    • WATER DRAUGHT 2.94 m / 9.67′
    • AIR DRAUGHT (EXCLUDING AERIALS) 28.75 m / 94.35′
    • FRESH WATER CAPACITY2 x 500 l / 132 gal
    • FUEL CAPACITY 2 x 600 l / 158 gal
    • FULL BATTEN MAINSAIL 112 m2 / 1,205 ft2
    • FURLING GENOA (108 %) 103 m2 / 1,108 ft2
    • GENNAKER OR CODE 5 250 m2 / 2,690 ft2  
  • NAVAL ARCHITECTURE Philippe Briand
  • INTERIOR DESIGN Jean-Marc Piaton and Rafaël Bonet 

CNB 76

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.


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.


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.


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 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.


Bright and modular, the saloon offers more than 2 metres headroom, and panoramic views on the horizon even when seated.


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.


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).


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.


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.

    • LENGTH OVERALL 23.17 m / 76′ – L.W.L   21.98 m / 72’1’’
    • MAXIMUM BEAM 6.10 m / 20’
    • LIGHT DISPLACEMENT (EC) 45 t / 99 225 Lbs
    • STANDARD CAST IRON KEEL 3.00 m / 9’8″
    • LEAD KEEL (1) 3.00 m / 9’8″
    • LEAD KEEL (2) 3.50 m / 11’5″
    • LIFTING KEEL 2.10 m to 3.90 m / 6’9″ to 12’8″
    • FRESH WATER CAPACITY 1 500 litres / 396 US Gal
    • FUEL CAPACITY 2 500 litres / 661 US Gal
    • MAINSAIL 160 m² / 1722 sq ft
    • FURLING GENOA 144 m² / 1549 sq ft
    • STAYSAIL 79 m² / 850 sq ft
    • ASYMMETRICAL SPINNAKER 440 m² / 4736 sq ft
    • E 9,60 m / 31’5″ • I 30 m / 98’4″
    • J 9,06 m / 29’8″ • P 29 m / 95’1″
    • E 9,60 m / 31’5″
    • I 31 m / 101’7″
    • J 9,06 m / 29’8″
    • P 31,50 m / 103’4″
    • NAVAL ARCHITECTURE Philippe Briand
    • INTERIOR DESIGN Jean-Marc Piaton