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CMN Yachts

CMN Yacht Division is a luxury superyacht builder based in France. In building their custom superyachts CMN combines many disciplines in steel and aluminium construction, mechanical engineering including sophisticated engine room systems through state-of-the-art electrical installations, with JMV Industries specialising in sophisticated composite construction.

All the engineering facilities combine on a single shipyard site with other production skills such as teak decking and brightwork. This integration delivers a ‘one-stop-shop’ facility. The Cherbourg site offers a turn-key facility that can provide a full engineering package from the hull, deck and superstructure to the propulsion and systems fit out. Working with interior fit out specialists, naval architects and interior designers, the final superyacht package from CMN rivals other major yacht builder in the world today.


CMN Yachts have a heritage that dates back to 1912 when Felix Amiot aircraft put Normandy on the aeronautical stage. Then in the sixties that CMN brought their knowledge of leading edge technology to the yachting industry with the construction of serials of Maïca, an 11-metre sailing yacht designed by Illingworth and Primrose.

In the 1970’s and 1980’s, among other projects for famous Yacht skippers, CMN launched Paul Ricard for Eric Tabarly and Kriter IV for Olivier de Kersauzon.

The aluminium ice-breaking exploration sailing yacht Antarctica, built in 1989, again illustrates the innovative approach found at CMN. This unique exploration ship was used as a support vessel for the Transamerica Expedition end the Erebus expedition.

With the luxury yacht market expending into larger and larger yachts in the nineties, CMN YACHT DIVISION undertook projects over 140’ such as the schooner Friday Star or the Expedition yacht French Look II.
The new millennium saw CMN Yachts launching larger motor yachts like Bermie II and Héloval, and sailing yachts such as Attimo and Lady Barbaretta.

Today, with three 197'/60m motor yachts in production, CMN YACHT DIVISION is becoming a powerful new bench mark in luxury yacht building.


Three dimensional vessels studies and extensive computer design are carried out in-house.

At the heart of CMN lies probably the most sophisticated computer wizardry, the CIRCE-CATIA computer software that is capable of working with all major challenges from naval architecture, design, spatial layout, finite element analysis to engineering and fabrication of even the smallest component.

The CATIA software also used in aeronautics or industry is a powerful tool able to integrate complex systems resulting in optimised internal space.

Motor Yachts produced by CMN includes the following:

M/Y Heloval

At 43m (140'), ‘Heloval’ was the result of a brief from the client for CMN to submit a complete package for a luxurious charter yacht.

M/Y Bermie II

The owners desire to complete a new 49m (160'7") charter yacht on record time brought together the talents of The ‘A’ Group in.

M/Y Netanya 8

This Motor Yacht is a result of a fruitful cooperation between CMN Yacht Division and Andrew Winch Designs.

M/Y Slipstream

SLIPSTREAM is a 2008 CMN (France) built luxury motor yacht with naval architecture by CMN Constructions Mecaniques de Normandie (CMN). She represents the finest in luxury and style and is one of the significant charter yachts to be launched in 2008. The exterior design, arrangement planning and interior design is by Andrew Winch Designs. SLIPSTREAM is a superyacht with a vast interior volume comprises an enormous master cabin with observation area and a VIP cabin on the bridge deck with private balcony, while the sun deck also has impressive proportions.

Project 802
A new build 60m sistership order has been placed with CMN by bringing the total number of this series.

140 ' / 43 m MotorYacht

This Motor Yacht is an evolution of Heloval designed to cruise in the Mediterranean and Caribbean seas.

Sailing Yachts

Sailing Yachts produced by CMN includes the 32m (105’) sailing catamaran ‘Lady Barbaretta’ and 42,60m ‘Mari-Cha IV’ (140ft) record breaking monohull that won the coveted trans-Atlantic record New-York-Cape Lizard at 19.50 knots in 2003 and also won the Transatlantic Rolex Challenge in 2005.