Taking on the family resemblance, the CNB 66 was designed as the largest sailing yacht that could be handled by a family crew. It can be equipped with the hydraulic roller-furling boom developed in an exclusive partnership with Hall Spars. Endowed with a carbon bowsprit, her elegant lines conceal an abundance of volume, exploited with all our know-how. This is the case, for example, in the owner's cabin, where the queen size island bed is offset to the side to remain invisible when the door is open. In the light-filled saloon that occupies the entire beam (5.50 m), the large, nearly 3-metre long sofa to starboard can be divided into three parts to increase the seating around the adaptable saloon’s massive table. As for the galley, we wished it to be practical, well ventilated, but in direct contact with the living space. Decoration and interior environments are designed by Jean-Marc Piaton and Rafael Bonet. Outside, there is clear separation between the lounging and handling areas. As on the One-offs, we have sought throughout to eliminate differences in level in order to facilitate movement without impairing safety. Finally, what sailing yacht of this size can boast a tender garage enabling the launching in less than a minute of a 3.25-metre tender with its engine?
Beyond question, the CNB 66 redefines what is possible with a 20-metre yacht. No wonder that even before she was launched, seven owners from Europe, Australia and Mexico put their faith in us.
|Naval architect:||Philippe BRIAND|
|LOA (m.):||20,61 m / 67'61''|
|Beam (m.):||5,51 m / 18,07’|
|Displacement (kg.):||9 350 kg / 20,613 lb|
|Fuel tank (l.):||1200 litres / 158 gal|
|Fresh water (l.):||1000 litres / 132 gal|
|Max Engine Power (cv):||VOLVO D4 180 HP @ 2,8000 trm|
Design and functionality
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. The vertical stem, aft chine, twin rudders and bowsprit provide a high level of performance. At the same time, the many windows, flush deck, panoramic saloon, the garage for a 3.25 m tender (which can be launched or recovered in less than a minute, as on the CNB 76!)… afford a degree of comfort apparent when you live on her.
A dual-purpose cockpit
Since the success of the CNB 76 (16 boats built since 2014), the organisation of a single-level cockpit, separating the operating area and relaxation area, as well as an asymmetric companionway enabling an increase in the size of the relaxation space, have become key elements of a CNB yacht (already taken up by other boatbuilders). To innovate further in respect of movement flows, we have reduced the difference in level between the cockpit and the deck in order to facilitate access. A difference of a few centimetres between the cockpit and sidedecks provides easy evolution. Movement becomes straightforward and more convenient.
An innovative interior layout
The Bordeaux 60, a successful monohull in its semi-custom 60-foot category (46 built in 8 years) revealed an exceptional saloon oriented towards the galley, providing a unique living space for this size of boat. The CNB 66 adopts the same principles: the asymmetric companionway facilitates communication between the saloon and galley. The chart table between the galley and dining area is multi-purpose and can be converted as desired into a bar, desk or nav station. This is the result of many discussions with sailing owners, seeking to optimise space while adapting to new styles of living and sailing.
Being outside while inside was a seminal issue. With 270° panoramic glazing and huge portholes, it is impossible to take your eyes off the sea! As for the sofa area opposite the dining table, it gives an incredible impression of space. Moreover, its seating can be converted to accommodate unexpected guests around the table!
Cabins designed for greater comfort
The standard version of the CNB 66 has 4 cabins, including an owner’s suite. The latter has an off-centre queen-size island bed to provide greater privacy (the bed is not visible from the aft end of the boat when the cabin door is open). It has a bathroom and a desk. The VIP cabins are not neglected. They have double or bunk beds and it is possible to convert the double beds into 2 singles.
For 30 years, CNB has demonstrated the appositeness of its technical choices to offer unique boats to each new owner. By virtue of unrivalled industrial experience in building monohulls over 60 feet in length, as well as expertise in custom superyacht design, this new model promises to be the quintessential 20 m monohull.
With 6 boats sold to Mexico and New Zealand, as well as France and Germany, even before the initial designs were unveiled, there can be no doubt that the CNB 66 will soon be a key benchmark. We have not seen the last of the CNB family’s growth…