Andrew Winch Designs has produced plans for a 65m France-inspired motor yacht at the request of French builder CMN.
The two companies have a strong relationship, having worked together on the 60m sisterships Slipstream and Cloud 9, both successful charter yachts. The CMN Line 65 is based on an extended version of this hull form.
‘It’s proven engineering, that’s the thing clients buy into’, says Andreas Iseli from AWD, who worked on the design. ‘The manager of the yard often goes back to the two boats and talks to the crew – there’s always improvements to be made to the next hull, but the platform itself has shown that it’s very successful.’
The larger design boasts more outside areas than its 60m relations, including a stern beach club with a tender garage in which the technical areas can be closed off and the remaining area used as an extension of the living space. It also has sleeker lines than Slipstream and Cloud 9, a style inspired by classic French designs and incorporating the creases of the much-loved 1960s Citroen DS bonnet and a dramatic stainless steel leading edge that sweeps around the superstructure.
‘The lines go back to the more traditional French products, more curviness, maybe like an ocean liner. I was thinking of the sixties and the French Riviera – Brigitte Bardot, open tenders, 1960s cars,’ says Iseli.