Already the owner of two CNB yachts, including Grand Bleu II, the French yachtsman who reaffirmed his trust with this 95-footer made a simple observation:“In twelve years of cruising, I had to eat below decks on three occasions…”
Philippe Briand picked up on the passing remark.The very clear uptake that occurred in the case Grand Bleu Vintage is therefore to be found on the deck, which is level with the cockpit.This becomes truly liveable, a living space in which one lounges, well ensconced to windward or to leeward in the dual outside lounging area.Movement forward is as easy as it is aft, where the large tender garage and its articulated launching arm are located.
Below decks, we find ourselves in a true deck saloon, where the fine tuning of the coachroof and saloon heights makes it possible to see outside even when seated.The mirror glazing is partially protected by Persian blinds that refine the silhouette.
From a technical viewpoint, the deck saloon configuration also has the advantage of enlarging the engine-room.Very spacious and easily accessible, it contributes to a remarkable centring of mass.The impressive tender garage with its articulated launching arm enables the bathing platform to be freed up when at anchor.
The first 95-footer to provide 4 guest cabins in addition to the owner’s suite, Grand Bleu Vintage also provides pleasant accommodation for the crew, with two cabins and a mini saloon.The decoration blends bird’s-eye maple in the cabins and dappled mahogany in the saloon, all enhanced with white lacquer.
2004 International Superyacht Design Award Finalist Best Sail 23m to 36m.
2005 Finalist International Superyacht Design Award Best Sail 23m to 36m.