BY APB Staff on 10 Jul 2016

Construction Navale Vordeaux’s stylish 76-foot pocket superyacht is beginning to grace Asia-Pacific waters.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE SELDOM WRONG, so walking up the Sydney dock to the CNB 76 Charlotte was a fairly startling affair for even this world-weary yachting journalist. A few years back, I’d been wandering around the Construction Navale Bordeaux (CNB) yard when plans were being laid for this 76-foot performance cruiser, so to see it in the flesh, as it were, was a moment to savour.

Grand Designs

Instantly recognisable are the angular lines that grace other production yachts under the Beneteau Group, such as the Jeanneau 64 that is also penned by the prolific Philippe Briand. But the major difference between the mass-production yachts from the Beneteau Group is CNB’s 30 years of custom superyacht building. 

“We went to Briand with all our most popular superyacht features and asked him to create a luxury yacht from these ideas,” says CNB Sales Director Thomas Gailly.

Grand Designs 1

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