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Construction Navale de Bordeaux

Founded in 1987, Construction Navale Bordeaux, or CNB, is part of the Bénéteau Group, a world leader in yacht construction. The shipyard is situated on the banks of the Garonne, opposite to La Cité du Vin. It has acquired an international reputation for the quality of its construction and the finish of its boats. CNB currently builds and commercialises 3 brands of boats:

  • Lagoon: the world leader in catamaran cruisers;
  • CNB Yacht Builders: specialised in the construction of "semi-custom" monohulls and customized yachts and power boats from 18 to 60 metres long;
  • CNB Pro: a major French shipbuilder of craft for professional seafarers.

Bordeaux has a great history of vine-growing, but also a long naval tradition. Our facilities occupy the site of old boatyards dating from the 19th century. It was self-evident that two representatives of the Bordeaux tradition of excellence should support each other, particularly since we are close neighbours. We are united by a river and every day the magic of the architecture of La Cité du Vin sparkles on the hulls of our boats as they are launched.