• 40.50 m / 132'87
  • 8.00 m / 26'25
  • 1.28 m / 4'20
  • 25 knots / 25 nœuds
  • 20 knots / 20 nœuds



Because Philippe Briand believes that comfort under way makes it possible to voyage further and for longer, he put into this motor yacht all the know-how acquired over generations of sailing yachts.The fine stem with its slight cutwater increases the waterline length and pierces the waves with the minimum of resistance; the height of the superstructures is moderate.As for the length/beam ratio, it has been maximised on a semi-planing hull for cruising speeds of 20 knots…Considerable work was also undertaken on centring mass and lowering the centre of gravity in order to limit unnecessary motion.
On the basis of these sound design principles, too often ignored in motor yachts, Philippe Briand then considered thelayout, in collaboration with the Wetzels-Brown design office.Comprising three decks, its main features are the totally glazed superstructures for visibility when under way and the sensation of space as well as the opening of the pivoting bulwarks to extend the space to the exterior at will.These new connections between life aboard and the sea are of course accompanied by a large aft platform incorporating stowage space devoted to nautical recreation and diving equipment.
Inside, the ambience combines the warm tones of smoked oak and lighter hues, available in leather or silk.The quest for maximum light, by virtue of the numerous glazing units, is matched with refined control of the interior lighting.
With 10 to 12 guests on board, the CNB 40.1 is ready for passages of more than 600 miles at an average speed of 20 knots, in a high degree of comfort and a peaceful atmosphere.