CNB

5 Yachts Found


CNB is one of Italy’s most well known sailing yacht builders. They’ve been in the industry for more than 40 years and continue to release new models regularly. They operate out of a 26,000 square meter shipyard in the city of Aqueleia. All of their yachts are designed as one fluid piece to improve strength, stiffness and stability.

Yacht Selection

This brand currently has three models in production. They also have legacy models that aren’t constructed anymore.

The CNB 66 is one of those. They designed it to be the biggest sailboat that can be managed by a family crew. It features an elegant silhouette and special touches including a hydraulic furling boom and a carbon bowsprit.

The CNB 62 is a successor to the legacy model called the Bordeaux 60. She’s personal enough for a couple but has enough space for family and friends. Some of her special features include a luminous saloon and an oversized owner’s area spread across her spacious interior.

The CNB 88 is their new flagship model. It’s based on the former CNB 76 and pays tribute to the many one off yachts that the brand has created over the years. This sailing superyacht is refreshingly simple to sail but is jam packed with luxurious details.

Brand History

CNB was founded in 1987. Two experienced sailors started the company and established the headquarters in Bordeaux, France. The first shipyard was strategically located along the banks of the Garonne River. They created their first custom vessel two years later.

In 1992, the shipyard became part of a French sailboat and motorboat manufacturer called BENETEAU. They continued to operate under CNB and created 46 fully custom vessels in all. In 2009, they introduced their first semi custom model. It was called the Bordeaux 60 and it formed the basis of 46 new units.

The CNB 76 launched in 2013 and quickly became one of their most prolific boats. It quickly became a best seller and 32 units were sold based on its design. The brand moved into the family cruising space when they released the CNB 66 in 2017.

In 2021, a major landmark occurred in the brand’s history. An Italian shipyard called Solaris Yachts acquired CNB. Operations moved to Italy and production expanded significantly. The following year, they started working on two of their most ambitious projects to date. These yachts are known as the CNB 78 and CNB 88. The CNB 78 launched in 2023 and development is still ongoing for the other model.

Unique Selling Points

I like that the design team at CNB starts with a sailor’s perspective when creating a new vessel. They want their yachts to be beautiful and aesthetic but they’re also concerned with seaworthiness and functionality.

As a result, their boats feature an unparalleled level of artistry that exceeds industrial standards. They continue to evolve and incorporate new manufacturing techniques but have managed to maintain their soul. You’ll feel the difference as soon as you step onto the deck.