are manufactured in Bordeaux, France, on the shores of the Garonne River. Formed in 1987, CNB is part of the Beneteau group. CNB has the capability of producing both custom and semi-custom sailing yachts. The semi-custom line offers three yacht sizes from which to choose. Yacht sizes at CNB fall between 65 and 105 feet overall. Over eighty percent of CNB’s fleet is exported. The production management is governed by a CNB-developed software package. CNB gives clients the choice to have a yacht built in either aluminum or composite materials. For composite construction, CNB has a building where vacuum-infused resin is used in advanced composite building. In-water testing is possible at CNB, with a sufficiently deep 984-foot waterfront quay. In 2013, the CNB semi-custom range expanded with the launch of the CNB 76, the link between the Bordeaux 60 and the one-off superyachts, designed by naval architects Briand Yacht Design and interior designer Jean-Marc Piaton.