The reference point for offshore sailing boats.


The CNB 78 redefines the off-shore sailing yacht with crew. From her predecessor, she takes on the same style and functionality but now offers even brighter, larger spaces where every detail has been designed for the pleasure of being at aboard.


CNB78 is the successor to CNB76. It is an evolution rather than a revolution. We have kept all the criteria of the ideal yacht for voyages:

  • The water-line length of less than 24 m to explore the coastal waters.
  • The ability to be managed by a reduced and permanent crew.
  • The forward owner’s cabin and the aft longitudinal garage.



Technical specifications

Naval architect

Philippe Briand

Interior design

Piaton Yacht Design

Length overall (with bow roller)

24.85 m / 81’5

Air draught (excluding aerials)

34.00 m / 111’5

Hull length

23.25 m / 76’3

Fully battened mainsail area (approx.)

160 m2 / 1722 ft2

Length with bowsprit

24.85 m / 81’5

Furling genoa area (approx.)

144 m2 / 1550 ft2

Length @ waterline

22.20 m / 72’8

Staysail area (approx.)

79 m2 / 850 ft2

Maximum beam

6.10 m / 20’

Asymetric spinnaker area (approx.)

470 m2 / 5059 ft2

Draught (standard)

3.50 m / 11’5

Gennaker or Code 5 area (approx.)

405 m2 / 4359 ft2

Light displacement MSC (approx.)

47900 kg / 105 600 lbs

Code 0 area (approx.)

235 m2 / 2529 ft2

Standard keel (approx.)

12600 kg / 27 800 lbs

Main engine

VOLVO D4 175 HP @2800rpm


30.00 m / 98’4

Fresh water capacity

1500 L / 396 US gal


29.00 m / 95’1

Fuel capacity

2500 L / 660 US gal


9.60 m / 31’5


9.06 m / 29’7

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Magnificent & easy sailing

The aft section is the crew’s domain with a professional standard galley and a chart table all integrated in the immediate vicinity of a double cabin. The saloon is an extension of the cockpit; the glass aft bulkhead and the panoramic roof reinforce the feeling of freedom, enhanced by a subtle balance between wood, lacquered surfaces and textiles.

Guests will enjoy two double cabins of equal size, while the owner’s suite is worthy of a 90 foot yacht, occupying the entir e area forward of the mast. Her purposeful lines combined with a wide and powerful hull thanks to its two chines inspired by the world of ocean racing promise great performance.

The CNB 78 combines the experience of CNB and the knowhow of Solaris to create a modern and seaworthy yacht made to explore and conquer all oceans.


I was particularly pleased that the Solaris group wanted to continue the specific style of the CNB’s that we designed and created for the 76: this is recognition of the remarkable success of this model.

The new range, and the 78 in particular, are in the same vein: both classic and innovative, resolutely contemporary, elegant, bright, comfortable and above a joy to live with. She benefits above all from the opportunities offered by her new hull, which has enabled us to achieve unequalled improvements in volume and perceived space, particularly in the forward part of the yacht.


Interior Configurations

The CNB 78 proposes 4 cabins : a master suite and 2 equivalent guest cabins with double beds, the portside one can be divided into 2 twin beds. Plus a crew cabin for a couple and an optional pullman bed for a third crew member.
In the standard version, the master suite is equipped with a a rear-facing bed and an additional sofa; as option the configuration with a front-facing bed and a desk is available.