Grand Bleu II



  • 7
  • 1992
  • Philippe Briand
  • CNB
  • Aluminium
  • 23.00 m / 75’76
  • 6.04 m / 19’10’’
  • 2.50 m / 8’2’’
  • 42 t / 92,610 lbs
  • 14.6 t / 32,193 lbs
  • Cutter
  • 255 m² / 2,744 sq.ft
  • Bama, Ninon, GranBleu III, Narval II, Cap, Sunday Morning, Lilla, XTC.

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Her sister ships are named Lilla, Ninon, Narval II and Sunday Morning…Considered on its own, this design by Philippe Briand of La Rochelle is a little epic!The seventh hull launched in Bordeaux in 1992, Grand Bleu II is actually the third 76-footer built by CNB to the same design.She is an iconic sailing yacht in the boatbuilding yard’s history.Not that she was the first collaboration with Philippe Briand - he had already designed the personal yacht of co-founder Dieter Gust in the early 1980s - but this was the first time that we had exhibited one of our yachts at Cannes.With much critical acclaim from the very international visitor base into the bargain and, as a bonus, the visit of one Eric Tabarly, always curious about large yachts and French know-how.
Grand Bleu II was innovative, with her first-generation panoramic coachroof, through which, standing in the saloon, one can view the sea through 270°.Once seated, it is the large portholes that enable one to observe the horizon. Thus the boat’s entire beam is used – 6 metres in fact, impossible to guess from the outside!Grand Bleu II is an elegant yacht but exceptionally spacious for her size.The extensive volumes are maximised in a generous hull, free of any rating rule constraints or reference to cruiser-racing, with as a bonus a 5-cabin version, highly prized in the charter market.The very fluent but protective deck plan, extended by a large bathing platform, confirms, if necessary, that Grand Bleu II is a yacht on board which life is pleasant.