Continuing the success of Philip Briand’s CNB Bordeaux 60 and the larger CNB76 the CNB 66 was immediately a huge success from the moment the first hull was launched. The styling and interior layout are reminiscent of the CNB76 yet the smaller size brings a more user friendly yacht to the market just like her predecessor the Bordeaux 60.
On deck the cockpit now has an offset companionway allowing a full size table to port which lowers into a sun bed, a huge open area aft around the helms with carbon steering wheels and clever seats with integrated instruments. Inside is another world, large open spaces, 4 ensuite cabins and a crew cabin in the forepeak. The Owner’s cabin is forward with a large double bed in the centre of the cabin, as well as a seating area and en suite. Two of the Guest cabins, one midships and one to aft, have convertible berths from double to single, depending on the guest configuration, and both have en suites. The fourth Guest cabin offers upper and lower bunks along with an en suite.
The galley is port side aft making it very comfortable to use at sea yet open to the saloon to make it a mire sociable space.
Sailing she comes alive, the CNB 66 was designed as the largest sailing yacht that could be handled by a family crew. Speed, Style, Space- the CNB 66 redefines what is possible from a 20 metre yacht.
Designer and naval architect, Philippe Briand, sums the 66 up stating that “We designed the hull with the triple objective of increasing the CNB 66’s volume, performance and seaworthiness. It will be capable of sailing far afield, while still able to be handled by a couple.”
Hull #2 has been maintained to a high standard by a captain since new and has only been lightly used by one owner who is now looking to upgrade to a larger yacht.