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. Crossing oceans and living aboard fully self-sufficiently; each item of equipment has been selected with this in mind.
Jean-Marc PIATON has succeeded in giving the CNB 66 a contemporary style while retaining a nautical feel. Many practical solutions have been devised in order to provide maximum comfort on board; but these solutions are not visible at first glance, they are cleverly integrated into the overall design. In the owner’s cabin, for example, the queen-size bed is an island type, with access from both sides, but it is off-centre so as not to be visible from the aft end of the boat when the cabin door is open.
Externally, a multitude of details contribute to the aesthetic harmony and ergonomics of the whole. For example, it will be seen that the difference in level between the cockpit and the foredeck was limited to a few centimetres, as on superyachts. This enables easier, more comfortable, and therefore safer movement.
The galley, which has become a necessity for those who spend time on board, has been set apart for greater ease of working. It is bright and well-ventilated, and communicates with the cockpit while remaining open to the saloon. A cosy bar acts as the divider and becomes a chart table or desk as required. With 270° panoramic glazing and huge in-hull glazing, it is impossible to take your eyes off the sea!
The slender hull designed by Philippe Briand, with its vertical stem and aft chines and the judicious distribution of weight, will give the CNB 66, like its predecessors, incomparable helm sensitivity and feel. The various options in respect of the rig, fittings, keels and equipment in general, will enable the most discerning of owners to configure their boat to join the other CNBs that devote themselves to prestigious regattas on the world’s seven seas.
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