CNB and Philippe Briand team up again for 92 sailing yacht
by Chris Jefferies
French yard CNB has teamed up with designer Philippe Briand once again for a new 29.54 metre sailing yacht concept called the CNB 92. If built, this single-masted cruiser would be the largest launch from the yard since the 30.48 metre Chrisco S, which hit the water in 2009.
Long-term CNB collaborator Briand described the CNB 92 as “well-behaved but exhilarating”, adding, “She shares and maximises certain characteristics such as manoeuvrability, performance and ease of maintenance.”
The yard explains that the CNB 92 would be built from GRP and carbon composite to have a maximum beam of 6.75 metres and a draft of 3.5 metres. This long-range cruiser has been designed to be handled by the minimum of crew, making it ideal for an owner who values privacy and seclusion at sea. The flush deck also features a large amidships cockpit perfect for relaxing al fresco.
The elegant, contemporary exterior features extensive use of glass to ensure a bright interior and the fit-out and interior design options would be completely at the owner’s discretion. As a result, no further interior details have been disclosed at this stage.
CNB adds that an all-carbon version could be commissioned for an owner who prioritises performance, making the CNB 92 a potential regatta racing yacht.
Other superyacht projects currently under development at the French yard include a 43 metre German Frers-designed motor yacht. If built, this aluminium-hulled design would become the yard’s flagship, overtaking the 35.65 metre sailing yacht Hamilton II, which was launched in 2005.