Expertise & professions


Naval expertise

Specializing in shipbuilding for over 60 years, the CMN shipyard has positioned itself as a world leader in the design and construction of military vessels up to 95 meters in length. These are intended for navies around the world. The company is also distinguished by the construction of civilian ships and has consolidated its reputation with the design and manufacture of yachts.

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Dare to diversify

Marine Renewable

This great victory marks the beginning of a new adventure for CMN and its employees. New projects are already in preparation.

Each need is unique and specific.

Taking up the challenges

On a day-to-day basis, more than 450 men and women deploy their knowledge and skills to take up the challenges and challenges specific to each project.

Each need is unique and specific.

Each employee invests to the maximum, develops and improves their technical and industrial knowledge with the aim of satisfying the customer and offering them tailor-made solutions.


by design

In 2016, CMN was honoured to receive the label “Showcases of the industry of the future”. It is awarded to companies involved in industrial transformation in France. “Exemplarity, Innovation and Commitment” are the criteria for obtaining this label. This distinction gives CMN national as well as international visibility.

Skills at the service of professional excellence

The CMN design, build and test their boats. The ship life cycle process is deployed from A to Z within the company, for better monitoring and a product that is more than innovative. A variety of skills are therefore required to build the ship: from design to production, through to the installation of weapon systems, testing, putting into service and after-sales service.



In order to respond to the client’s project, internal resources are mobilised to imagine the best solutions for both the exterior design and the interior fittings:

A single shared goal for the Technical Management : to perfectly respect the customer’s criteria and the deadlines imposed.
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A major characteristic of CMN is that it has been able to maintain internal control of all production trades. A total of 14 departments in the Production Department collaborate to build the entire hull, structure and all the fittings on board the ship.

Commitionning and testing


Once the boat is finished, it is launched in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, so that tests can be carried out. These are used to check whether the boat is in good working order and meets all the criteria, such as speed, requested by the client.

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Warranty / After-sales service


The vessels delivered to the customer all benefit from a guarantee period. The company also maintains contact for after-sales service interventions, specific projects or technical assistance.



Technical trainings are given by CMN instructors to ensure a perfect handling of the ship by the crew. This support assures the client that each member of the crew has the necessary skills to correctly use all of the ship’s functions.

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Support functions


The design and production departments are supported by support professions, divided into 7 departments:

This comprehensive range of skills and know-how is a testament to the shipbuilding expertise brought to each project with the aim of achieving professional excellence.


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