INTERVIEW OF THE ARCHITECT AND THE EXTERIOR DESIGNER
“We increased the internal space. In doing so, we took account of the importance of the proportions. A boat that is pleasing to the eye is a boat that has elegant proportions.”
The CNB 76 has been kept secret for more than two years during which time the CNB teams worked intensely and passionately on the project. For Dieter Gust and Olivier Lafourcade, "the principles that have been guiding our work and that of everyone at CNB’s since 1987 can be simply summed up: a sailing yacht built in our workshops must be seaworthy, innovative, elegant, luxurious, reliable, comfortable, and functional."
Celebrating 30 years of passion, innovation and "Lagoon Attitude"
Hydrotube Energie is a company in Bordeaux that is developing a tidal turbine with the goal that it will be perfected and sold to developing countries. This tidal turbine produces clean energy that corresponds to sustainable development policies as desired by France and Europe.
CNB Yacht Builders was created in 1987 on the banks of the Garonne River in Bordeaux. On 100 000 m² facilities (44 000 m² covered), employing more than 400 people, CNB has built more than 90 yachts, sailing yachts, motor yachts in aluminum, in composite, custom monohulls or catamarans. Since 1992, CNB has been the Superyacht branch of world leader Beneteau Group, and is an international benchmark for custom-built yachts, bringing together the most famous designers and the best interior designers.
Founded in 1984, Lagoon is now part of CNB, a division of world leader Beneteau Group. Lagoon offers a complete range of catamarans designed by the architects Marc Van Pethegem and Vincent Loriot Prévost (VPLP). Lagoon catamarans are built on two sites: Belleville sur Vie in Vendée and CNB shipyard in Bordeaux. Specialized in the building of superyachts, the Bordeaux site builds the "large" Lagoons (50 feet and over).
Alenyacht shipyard was established in 2004 in Istanbul, Turkey. On their 5000 m2 facilities the yard builds the Metaphor 68, a motor yacht that combines speed (40 knots) and design (Designer: Victory Design) as well as a range of tenders from 11 to 15 metres.
Alu Marine has been specializing in the building of aluminum boats since 1986. Alumarine builds work boats for professionals, sailing and motor yachts as well as high-end cruising catamarans. Alu Marine also builds superyachts, such as the 42-metre catamaran Douce France designed by Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Loriot Prévost (VPLP).