In line with the Let’s Go Beyond! strategic plan, which notably aims to realign the Boat offering around eight global strategic brands in order to benefit from stronger commercial and operational dynamics, Groupe Beneteau is announcing that it signed an agreement with the Italian yard Solaris on April 2, 2021 to sell the CNB Yacht Builders brand.
By joining Solaris, CNB Yacht Builders’ future will be developed within a smaller, more responsive structure, adapted to the demands of this exclusive market. Its facilities are calibrated for producing small series with high levels of customization and quality for each boat.
Vincent Arnaud, CNB Yachts Brand Director, will pursue his career with CNB Yachts alongside Solaris. This will enable CNB Yachts owners to continue to enjoy support from Vincent and Solaris. A transition period will run through to 2022 with a view to supporting future deliveries and enabling Solaris to gradually integrate production.
The yachts currently being built and the CNB 66 and CNB 76 models sold in 2021 will continue to be produced in Monfalcone at the Groupe Beneteau site. These yachts will continue to benefit from the same conditions as the other CNB units already delivered.
From 2022, CNB 66 and CNB 76 production will gradually transition to the Solaris site, which is around 20 km from Monfalcone.
This operation will not have any impact on the jobs previously linked to designing and building the CNB Yachts units within Groupe Beneteau. In both Bordeaux and Monfalcone (Italy), these employees will continue with their missions on the other boat models offered by Groupe Beneteau’s brands.
About Groupe Beneteau
Groupe Beneteau stands out in Europe and worldwide thanks to its longevity and its exceptionally diverse range of products.
Founded in 1884, the family-owned yard has evolved over time, from fishing vessels to leisure boating, then diversifying into new industrial sectors. The Group has developed unique skillsets and technical know-how. Today, through its Boat and Housing business lines, its activities are truly international.
As the boating industry's global market leader, Groupe Beneteau, through its Boat division’s 11 brands, offers some 180 recreational boat models serving its customers’ diverse navigational needs and uses, from sailing to motorboating, monohulls and catamarans.
Leading the European leisure homes market, the three brands from the Group's Housing division offer a comprehensive range of leisure homes, lodges and pods that combine eco-design with high standards of quality, comfort and practicality.
With its international industrial capabilities and global sales network, the Group employs nearly 7,500 people, primarily in France, the US, Poland, Italy and China.