motor yacht NETANYA 8

June 24, 2009 by Yachtie
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Boat International Magazine did a comprehensive article on motor yacht NETANYA here: http://www.cmnyacht.com/iso_album/netanya_reprint.pdf

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When Netanya 8 rolled out of the shed and down the slipway at CMN’s Cherbourg yard in February, what caught the attention of connoisseurs of yachting more than the handsomely rounded lines of her aluminium superstructure, were the lines of her hull, with its prismatic shape that has been engineered for seaworthiness in all weathers.

Tuned up and put through her paces in the English Channel over several weeks, the 58 metre Netanya 8, the first in a series of three and a high technology flagship for CMN, certainly lived up to expectations. Indeed it was her seaworthiness that her crew appreciated most in the sometimes difficult sailing conditions they encountered in the Atlantic. ‘On leaving Cherbourg, we got a bit shaken up in bad weather,’ recalls Sébastien Boutin, the first mate. ‘We were motoring at 14.5 knots as planned without difficulty, and I noted that she responded very well in emergency manoeuvres. I am really impressed by her lack of vibration. She is well balanced and particularly quiet at all speeds. At 85 per cent engine power (from twin 2,200hp Caterpillar diesels), with full tanks, she makes 16 knots, which is a knot faster than expected. This is a very seaworthy boat, and the efficiency of the Quantum zero speed stabilisers both at sea and at anchor is outstanding.’ Chief engineer Riccardo Peirano, who lived at the yard for 14 months while the yacht was being built, is also full of praise as he trots out all the numbers. ‘At 1,500rpm her twin engines are not too greedy, consuming an average of 320 litres per hour each. And at 12 knots, we have a range of around 5,000 nautical miles, with a total of 123,000 litres of diesel in her four tanks …

LOA 58m LWL 52m
Beam 11.2m Draught 3.25m
Displacement 810 tonnes

Naval architect CMN Design Office
Exterior styling Andrew Winch Designs
Interior designer Andrew Winch Designs

Engines 2 x 2,200hp Caterpillar 3516B diesels
Propellers 2 x 5-blade France Hélice
Speed (max/cruise) 16.5/15 knots
Fuel capacity 123,000 litres
Range at 12 knots 5,000nm
Bow thruster Rodriquez 150kW
Stabilisers Quantum zero speed QC
13,600 litres

CMR Automatism
NR Koeling
Communication/ navigation electronics Cassens & Plath, Simrad, Furuno, Ben Anthea, B&G, Maxsea, Inmarsat, Seatel
N E T A N Y A 8
Entertainment systems CMS Euriware/Areva

Owner and guests 12
Crew 14
1 x 7.2m 12th Sence;
1 x 5.5m Nautica catamaran
Tender-launching system
Paint Awlgrip
Classification Bureau Veritas/ MCA
Owner’s project managers Jacques Conzales and Dan Robsham (Patton Marine)

CMN Yacht Division 2007 51 rue de la Bretonière, Cherbourg Cedex,
France Tel: +33 (0)2 33 88 30 20
E-mail: yachtdivision@cmn-cherbourg.com
Web: http://www.cmnyacht.com
N e t a n y a 8

The computerised management and control of all the on-board functions is very efficient and allows me to manage them as I wish. The boat is also equipped with one of the best generator systems, with a manual control as well.’

The crew of 14, mostly of French nationality, is commanded by captain Jacques Conzales. His wife Corinne, who christened the yacht Netanya 8, meaning ‘gift from God’ in Hebrew, works as the ship’s purser. And as you board you realise that a real family atmosphere pervades the yacht, which is something that her American owner, who is obviously very close to his crew, particularly wanted.

British designer Andrew Winch, who was commissioned to do the exterior and interior design, describes the exterior as ‘fresh with clean flowing lines’. But the key feature of Netanya 8’s design, he says, is ‘the best ever view of the sea’. ‘The signature is probably the large windows which have given panoramic views from the main deck saloon and the sky lounge,’ he comments, pointing out that the master cabin on the main deck ‘has wonderful windows in the hull while a VIP cabin on the bridge deck has unique glazed sliding doors to its own private exterior terrace. With glazed windows in the bulwark it is possible to lie in bed and look out and down over the ocean.’

Like most of this generation of large yachts, Netanya 8 has a main entrance situated almost amidships on the starboard side deck. This opens into a large reception lobby, flooded with light like the rest of the interior thanks to the huge side windows and the choice of pale materials for the décor, including the keynote blonde sycamore wood, which harmonises the interior, giving it, as Andrew Winch puts it, a ‘gentle, contemporary and relaxing’ feel. The lobby’s radiating floor design in shades of pale marble accentuates the impression of depth and harmonises well with the very modern style of the wide glass staircase with stainless steel banisters and grooved wood paneling that serves the three decks. From the lobby a
large automatic sliding door opens into the immense 120 square metre saloon/dining room, which has quite exceptional panoramic views. Set against a pretty trompe-l’oeil screen that serves as a sideboard and conceals the servery doorway to port, the dining table and its 12 upright aqua green chairs blend in with the décor thanks to the play of the pale colours in similar shades. Differently worked

The first in a line of yachts of this size by CMN, this 58 metre motor yacht offers a feast of sea views courtesy of designer Andrew Winch and is pervaded by a real family atmosphere words: Félix Aubry de la Noë photography: Stéphane Bravin N e t a n y a 8 Blonde sycamore sets the colour palette of pale neutrals for the interior, which is calm and contemporary, with strong horizontal and vertical lines in both the furniture and structural detailing that create an elegant architectural ambiance. Large windows throughout provide the sea views that are one of Andrew Winch’s key design features … the keynote blonde sycamore wood … harmonises the interior, giving it … a “gentle, contemporary and relaxing” feel wood veneers of sycamore and maple are combined with leather and Alcantara upholstery against a background of fitted carpet and rugs. The arrangement of a deep white sofa in a square around a large ottoman serving as a coffee table fits in perfectly with this pleasing modern décor that is without adornment and yet not at all minimalistic. The spaciousness is one of the first things that catches your attention, and especially the impressive ceiling height which extends to practically all parts of the main deck which is fitted out with furniture by Chantiers Baudet and Ateliers du Marais. A large plate glass window looks out onto the stern deck, but only about a third of it slides back at the touch of the electric control, depriving the saloon of a natural extension out onto the aft deck, which is well protected by the overhang of the upper saloon/bar terrace on the deck above.

Here, Andrew Winch has created a wraparound seating area that ‘makes a wonderful communication and chill-out space on the aft end of the main deck where you can lean over the aft bulwark and look down onto the sea or beach to watch the children swimming, or guests going off to waterski.’

Going back through the lobby you enter a long passageway to starboard, which has one door opening into a dayhead and a second door leading into the owner’s suite. This is a real apartment that occupies the whole of the bow section and extends over a vast area. A lobby leads into the dressing room of the small cabin to starboard furnished with two bunk berths arranged transversally. This cabin is designed for children, with a play area and a bathroom with small bathtub. The owner’s cabin was originally designed with a raised panoramic saloon in the bow which has been transformed into a separate gymnasium. The cabin has large vertical portlights on either side and the subtle use of mirrors has made it look larger. Its seating area to starboard extends into a proper office with sea views. Opposite the large king-sized bed, beneath a big plasma screen, are two eye-catching mirrored chests of drawers, while sliding doors on either side lead into a deep dressing room to starboard and a bathroom to port. The bathroom has a separate head and shower in addition to a bath, where the bather can enjoy superb views out of the water.

From the lobby, the wide main staircase
descends to a lobby on the lower deck off
which the four guest cabins open, with a
passageway through to the crew quarters and
laundry. The two forward cabins are nearidentical
except that the one to starboard has
twin beds and the one to port a double. They
are roomy, light and airy, and each has an en
suite shower room with separate head. The
other two cabins further aft are slightly more
spacious with huge en suite shower rooms aft.
On the upper deck, which is reached via the
central stairway, there is another cabin with
large double bed, compact shower room and
office with sea views. Further forward along a
passageway that is partially covered in
corrugated wood is the VIP cabin. The most
original in design, it has glass sliding doors
that open onto a small private terrace with a
smoked glass screen for privacy. This cabin is
cosier than the lower deck cabins.
The captain’s double cabin to starboard has
direct forward access to the bridge, a serious
working area, underlined by the nautical
walnut panelling and dark grey leather
upholstery, and furnished with a bench which
is usually used for watch duties. The well-laid
out instrument panel has all the navigation and
control instruments that you would expect to
find in a fully automated ship and demonstrates
the yard’s expertise in this area.
Doors on either side of the bridge lead to the
side decks and guests can relax on a banquette
just in front of the bridge or stretch out on the
large sunbed, which has superb views over the
bow. From here it is possible to get to the
gymnasium on the main deck by going forward
down the side stair. This area was originally
designed as a panoramic owner’s saloon, but
the owner chose to convert it to a gymnasium,
which is accessed only from the outside on the
starboard side. Guests can also access the
foredeck for a refreshing view over the bow,
but they do have to negotiate the crew tender.
The upper deck is accessed by the central
staircase, at the top of which a door facing aft
opens into the large upper saloon and bar
area. This has panoramic views through
enormous windows and a wide sliding glass
door opening onto a vast terrace with a
banquette running the length of the aft
bulwark. With its extending round 12-seater
table, this is a favourite place for alfresco
dining, sheltered by the sliding glass
windbreak, which as Andrew Winch points
out, ‘gives that little bit of extra privacy while
not restricting the beautiful panoramic view.’
The servery to port is linked to the galley
below by a dumb waiter and a crew
companionway serving the main, upper and
sun decks.
The 22 metre-long sundeck has a spa pool
in the bow, surrounded by sunpads. Beneath
the protective arch a windbreak makes the
stern area a very agreeable open-air space for
sunbathing or dining beneath an awning, even
when under way. It is well laid out with a
head, an outside shower and a bar and galley
area. For those guests that have a panchant for
keeping fit there is gymnasium which is airconditioned,
or slide open the glass doors to
get the full outdoor experience.
The stern garage on the lower deck, which
holds the two tenders of 5.5 and 7.2 metres, is
notable for its size and finish, and has a dropdown
stern flap that creates a 6 metre wide
bathing and embarkation platform. With its
waste cold room, ultra-violet treatment plant
for freshwater and workshop equipped for any
repair, the garage is a delight for the chief
engineer. The only drawback is that the
control room behind the engine room serves
as the passage through to the garage rather
than being separate.
The crew companionway ultimately leads
down to the galley servery on the main deck,
which is a transitional area between the dining
room aft and galley forward. Run by head
chef Xavier Pilet, the all-steel professional
galley, designed by French kitchen design
company Capic, is both functional and
practical, and is equipped with the latest
equipment including a central six-ring ceramic
induction hob, a combined steam/fan oven, a
second electric oven and 1,200 litres of cold
storage capacity in a refrigerator with four fullheight
Access to the crew quarters is through the
galley and down a companionway to the
forward section of the lower deck where the
crew mess and seven cabins are situated,
along with the laundry and its impressive
row of washers and dryers.
Air is conditioned by a single duct system in
the guest accommodation and fan-coils in crew
and service areas with local control in each
room. Here Netanya 8 has had the benefit of
the expertise of Dutch company NR Koeling,
one of the leaders in this area. The
sophisticated on-board technical installation
required separate compartments for the three
generators and air-conditioning compressors,
which facilitates maintenance and keeps noise
levels down in a yacht that is one of the
quietest of its type.
Following a stint out of the water at
Monaco Marine in La Ciotat, Netanya 8’s
imminent relaunch will be followed by a
cruise across the Atlantic – an ocean she has
already proved she is more than capable
of handling. ❏

The owner’s bedroom is at the centre of a large suite that includes a children’s cabin and play area, separate his-and-hers bathrooms and a dressing room, while the VIP suite on the
bridge deck has its own unique balcony with a smoked glass screen for privacy. Four further guest cabins – two doubles and two twins – are found on the lower deck

N e t a n y a 8

The aft upper deck provides an ideal mix of sun and shade with an open-air banquette and sheltered alfresco dining area, where curved rotating windows provide a wind shield and measure of privacy, while in the garage the two tenders are poised to transport guests ashore at a moment’s notice Although NETANYA 8 is the second result of a collaboration between CMN and Andrew Winch Designs she is the first of a new highly adaptable line of Motor-Yachts: the “CMN LINE 60”.

The CMN LINE 60 will offer large volumes of accommodation for the Owner with a full beam Owners cabin, upper deck VIP cabin and up to five guest cabins. A stunning staircase runs from lower deck to upper deck, and generous open plan saloons are on both the main deck and upper deck.

The line design is highly adaptable and incorporates many impressive features such as the full beam panoramic skylounge and private balcony to the VIP suite which comes as standard. Her exterior deck spaces include a huge open plan sun deck equipped with a bar, Jacuzzi and sun-pads which can be arranged to suit any Owner’s configuration. ‘The best ever view of the sea is a key feature of our design’ states Andrew Winch, a feature that has been optimised in this spectacular line.

51 Rue de la Bretonniére – BP 539
50105 Cherbourg cedex – France
Tel. +33(0)2 33 88 30 20
Fax. +33(0)2 33 88 31 98

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