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2009 CNB 100

€3,450,000 tax paid

Stunning Luca Brenta designed carbon super-sloop

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelCNB 100
DesignerLuca Brenta
Boat NameWhimsea
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingMonfalcone, Italy


LOA30.5m (100'0")
LWL26.9m (88'0")
Beam6.82m (22'0")
Draft4.2m (13'0")
Hull ConstructionCarbon composite
EngineCummins QSB5.9M 355hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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Michele Antonini
Broker - Grabau International Italia

+39 333 74 89 281

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    Luca Brenta designed multi-award-winning carbon superyacht from CNB in 2009 with stunning Wetzels Brown Partners designed interior. Fully push-button controlled and maintained/upgraded regardless of cost.


    Delivered in 2009 by Construction Navale Bordeaux (CNB) and formerly named CHRISCO, WHIMSEA features an exterior design by Luca Brenta and an interior design by Wetzels Brown Partners. Winner of the 2009 International Superyacht Design Award for Best Sail 24m-40m and also best interior, WHIMSEA is one of the most striking sailing superyachts of her generation.

    Her specification highlights include:-
    • Carbon fibre deck and hull construction
    • Titanium deck hardware
    • Coachroof made of 78 glass panels
    • Carbon fibre removable hard top
    • Teak laid deck
    • Titanium steering wheels
    • Twin generator – 2016
    • Main sail hydraulic operated magic trim
    • Hydraulic winches
    • Hydraulic operated transom
    • Tender garage
    • Recessed anchor
    • Sills locker
    • Carbon fibre bowsprit
    • Carbon fibre cockpit hard-top
    • B&G electronic
    • Apple TV
    • Gaggenau galley
    • Miele appliances


    CHRISCO (now WHIMSEA). An incredible project, unique owners .. An unrivaled team game.

    It happens, from time to time, to be able to take part in a project that simply goes over the top, it is not easy, but fortunately it happens.

    Involving talent, ambitions and hard work from a large number of people of different nationalities and cultures may seem simple but the reality is that when this happens, it is something magical.

    First of all, the meeting with the owners, Glass was the key word, in terms of materials and geometries. The first thing that came to my mind is that glass is hard, angular, as much as boats are delicate and linear.

    From our perspective we took this challenge quickly and worked on the entire exterior design starting from the primary concept that glass panels are typically flat. So we developed a surface made up of several windows that must be seen as an object completely separate from the rest of the boat; a sort of aesthetic signature: boxed up like a precious diamond, the roof is made up of 75 peeled glass panels applied to a carbon strip structure. All this gives the hull a futuristic configuration as well as great natural light for the interiors.

    From the outside, Chrisco looks pure and without contrasts. But from the inside, the armament never leaves the field of view. Navigation on board is all about the art of living.

    The deckhouse extends into a large cockpit equipped with sun loungers and tables, but without maneuvering devices.

    All the hydraulically operated maneuvering devices are hidden and converge near the two twin wheels of the wheelhouse. The winches present are automated and on command carry out all the winding maneuvers of the entire and complex sail plan installed.

    Chrisco is not just a boat, it is the result of an enviable team game between professionals and enthusiasts.



    As a Captain on board this amazing yacht I can confirm that the yacht has incredible performance capabilities in light medium winds. The yacht will give an owner the feeling of a high-performance vessel while cruising in comfort with a reduced experienced crew. At anchor and in ports WHIMSEA constantly turns heads and wows others with her sleek futuristic design.


    2021 / 2022
    • Replacement of Lower Rudder bearing JP3
    • Service of the anchor system
    • Replaced of the seacocks
    • Overruled of 2 x Gianeschi Black Water Pumps
    • Overruled of 2 x Gianeschi Fresh Water Pumps
    • Overruled Of Sea Recovery DX High Pressure Pump
    • Replacement and Balancing of Varifold propeller Hub
    • Replacement of shaft bearings
    • Removal and cleaning of Aft & Forward Boilers
    • New Comenda commercial Dish washer
    • New Miele Drier
    • New Sun Cushions for stern area
    • Hull sanded before antifouling
    • Master Volt Battery charger replaced
    • New Termodinamica AC Compressors
    • New inverter for Termodinamica AC system

    • New Forestay Carbo-link
    • Overhaul main engine
    • Overhaul generators

    • Mast and rigging serviced and painted
    • New carbon fibre rudder from Persico

    • New rudder bearings
    • New hull epoxy treatment before antifouling

    • Main companionway hatch system serviced with re finished and new parts

    • New Teak deck throughout
    • Topsides Paint job
    • Reckmann stay sail furler hydraulic Boom
    • New clear coat
    • Aircon system new throughout
    • Interior paint new
    • Clear coat on floors new Chart navigation system
    • New carbon fibre hard top

    • Carbon Bow Sprit / removable
    • Cabo-link Bobstay



    Hull and deck Construction:
    • Advanced composite sandwich construction, carbon fibre, Kevlar, epoxy resin and Corecell, Klegecell.
    • Teak laid side decks, cockpit seating & cockpit sole – 2016
    • The complete superstructure of is made out of 78 glass panels of FORMGLAS SPEZIAL® from Tilse Yacht Glass. Most of them are bent.

    Keel & Rudder
    • Fin keel with lead bulb, attached to hull with stainless steel bolts
    • Lead bulb with trim tab keel electro hydraulic operated with Navtec cylinders
    • Pre-preg carbon fibre rudder stock from Persico
    • Two self-aligning bearings from JP3 Racing – replaced 2018


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Cummins QSB5.9M, 5.9litres, 6 Cylinder, 4 stroke turbocharged diesel engine producing 355hp @ 2400RPM – replaced 2012
    • Shaft drive gearbox
    • Freshwater cooled engine.
    • Racor fuel/water separator
    • Approx. 10knots cruising / approx. 12knots maximum speed under power
    • Range motoring is approx. 1450nm

    Service & Maintenance:
    • Engine hours – approx. 3,500 as of end of 2022
    • Date of last engine service – summer 2022

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • Brunton’s Varifold 4-bladed automatic feathering 32-inch diameter propeller
    • MaxPower R321/4 32.5 hp hydraulically driven by PTO
    • Pedestal bowtrhuster bottom port and starboard side
    • Twin titanium wheel steering, dyneema cable to Isotop carbon helm pedestals
    • Emergency tiller.
    • B6G Hydraulic autopilot actuator – 2016


    Voltage systems:
    • 24vDC primary domestic system with 24vDC starting circuit and 220v AC via generator, inverter or generators.

    Battery Banks:
    • All Hoppecke GEL Batteries – 2016
    • 24vDC 135Ah engine start battery
    • 24vDC 1,500Ah service e battery pack
    • 24vDC 200Ah radio battery
    • 24vDC 400Ah buffer battery

    Charging / Inverter:
    • Mastervolt 5000W since wave inverter
    • Shore Power 2 phase 240v 63 Amp connecter in port aft mooring locker
    • Mastervolt battery charger

    • 2x Fisher Panda 30-4HD single phase 230v/50H producing 23Kw each.
    • Portside generator hours – approx. 6,500 as of end of 2022
    • Starboard generator hours – approx. 6,200 as of end of 2022
    • Date of last generators service – summer 2022

    • Engine mounted alternator

    Hydraulic system:
    • PTO pumps mounted on each generator producing 20KW each – both replaced 2016
    • Cariboni 24vDC hydraulic power pack dual electric motors 5KW-24vDC each
    • Cariboni Magic trim main sheet with hydraulic horizontal below deck hydraulic piston
    • Awning Carbon hard top removable – 2016

    Other Electrical:
    • 100Amp 220v shore power with isolator and circuit breaker
    • Termodinamica 24vDC ELECTRONIC EXPANSION VALVES AC system for electronic cooling systems, fridge and freezer – 2016


    Fresh Water:
    • The hot freshwater circuit is led into 2x 80 litres well-insulated hot water tanks, heated by engine or 230v AC immersion heater elements
    • Sea strainer Cathelco System on all 3 water intakes - 2018

    Salt Water:
    • Main sea water supply manifold - 2016

    • Aqua Whisper revesre osmosis watermaker producing 270 litres/h
    • Aqua Whisper revesre osmosis watermaker producing 25litres/h

    Bilge Pumps:
    • Sail Locker automatic Bilge Pump AMFA Marian ZZ-24vDC
    • Froward bilge automatic pump Jabsco 34000-101 24vDC
    • Aft automatic bilge pump Rule 1950 Submersible
    • Lazarette automatic bilge pump Rule 1950 Submersible
    • Engine room Automatic Gianeschi CP 30 24V
    • Main bilge pump Gianeschi ACB 131 24V with suction network to all bilge spaces
    • Engine Driven Fire/Bilge pump P2 Forani & Pecorari TS40FE with suction network to all bilge space

    Other Plumbing:
    • Sewage Hamann MSD Treatment Systems


    • Approx. 3930 litres fuel capacity in 7x tanks and day tank (day tank is approx. 300lt)
    • Transfer fuel pump with spare one

    Fresh Water:
    • Approx. 1600 litres fresh water capacity in 2x tanks

    Holding Tanks:
    • 1x 260 litres holding tank forward
    • 1x 200 litres holding tank aft
    • Hamman water purification system


    In Cockpit:

    • Furuno Blackbox Navnet TZ Touch Mac Mini / Windows Time Zero
    • 2 x Böenning custom multi touch displays on deck foldable at helm stations -2016
    • 2 x Böenning (1 multi touch) Nav station at the chart table - 2016
    • B&G H5000 Automatic Pilot – 2016
    • B&G Gyro Compass HSG PG 700
    • Radar Furuno
    • GPS Furuno GP39
    • Furuno F50 AIS inbuilt GPS receiver
    • Navtex Furuno Fax 30 Facsimile receiver/Navtex receiver
    • Echo Sounder
    • B&G H5000 system with 2 transducers
    • B&G H5000 CPU - new 2016
    • AIS Furuno F50 Class B Transponder

    Communications Equipment:
    • Satcom Thales
    • Iridium Certus VesseLINK Satellite transceiver for voice, text, and web communications - 2019
    • VHF Radiotelephones B&G V90 with DSC
    • VHF with 2 H90 handsets - 2016
    • 2x ICOM IC-M33 Handheld VHF


    • Gaggenau electric oven
    • 4-burner Gaggenau ceramic stove
    • Frigomar 485l refrigerator
    • Frigomar 410l freezer
    • Icemaker
    • Dishwasher
    • Miele washing machine

    • 5x electric carbon fibre Tecma heads

    Heating & Ventilation:
    • Bathroom and galley ventilation heading to port or starboard lazarette sea strainer
    • Termodinamica 230vDC 2 stage marine Inverter air-conditioning system with Electronic touch screen control system circulating R410A refrigerant gas to 11 air handlers.

    • Apple Tv with
    • 2x LCD tv in dinette;
    • LCD tv in the owner cabin
    • LCD tvs in each guest room


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • WHIMSEA offers accommodation for up to nine guests.
    • She has an Owner’s full beam double bed cabin forward with direct access to the wide master head and shower
    • The VIP cabins have a double bed and further bunk bed in the port side cabin.
    • All of the cabins have their own ensuite bathrooms.
    • There is also a galley and chart area in the crew quarter aft with dedicated access to the cockpit, to the saloon and to the angine room.
    • The crew of 4 has separate accommodation with heads

    Accommodation Finish:
    • All interior woodwork in white painted composite panelling
    • Painted composite flooring with floating panels
    • Main bulkhead, hull innings and heads finished in white
    • White learther upholstery
    • Extensive use of diffused lighting
    • Skyscreens for deckhead hatches


    • Hall Spars carbon fibre spars – black painted
    • Fractional keel-stepped mast with four-sets of swept-back spreaders
    • Hall Spars carbon fibre V boom with lazy jacks
    • Hall Spars SCR Airfoil standing Rigging – 2016 checked
    • Running backstays replaced – 2021
    • Backstay replaced - 2021
    • Carbo link staysail – 2021
    • Carbon fibre bowsprit
    • Cariboni designed Magic trim main sheet with hydraulic horizontal below deck hydraulic piston
    • Headboard car lock main halyard
    • Reckmann hydraulic Code0 furler
    • Reckmann hydraulic jib furler
    • Cariboni Staysail tensioner
    • Navtec cylinders for backstay, Jib halyard, mainsail traveler, outhaul, vang
    • Remote control for all the system and backup systems

    • 4x Harken 1130 Self Tail three speed Carbon electric primary winches
    • 2x Harken 990 Self tail two speed carbon electric halyard winches in mast pit
    • 4x Harken hydraulic mooring winches

    • Sails by North
    • North Sails 3DI Main Cruising – 2015
    • North Sails 3DI Racing Main - 2012 modified 201
    • North Sails 100% Furling Jib – 2015
    • North Sails 90% Jib – 2012
    • North Sails 80% Jib – 2009
    • North Sails Top down furling Black 3DI Code 2 (Black Bag Code 0) 2015
    • North Sails Stay Sail furling
    • North Sails A2 White 1050sqm – 2012
    • North Sails A2.5 Multicolor 900sqm – 2009
    • North Sails A5 Coral 600sqm – 2009
    • North Sails A5 Blue Clouds 600sqm – 2009
    • North Sails Try Sail – 2009
    • North Sails Storm Jib 2009
    • Anchor Sail - 2019
    • Millenium Sails Carbon full batten main sail – 2022

    • Carbon fibre gangway – 2019
    • Folding electro hydraulic operated swimming platform with wave preventer
    • Carbon fibre swimming ladder – 2018
    • FMS-3000 multi zone Fire alarm
    • Alarms Fire / General alarm Bilge / Tank level alarms Not critical / Breaker alarms Crew call alarm
    • Fire Fighting Smoke detectors in each zone

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Custom retractable hull anchor system
    • 120 kg CQR anchor on 140 meters 14 mm galvanized chain
    • Muir VR-6000 Hydraulic Windlass
    • Spare Fortress anchor
    • Spare 80kg CQR anchor in container
    • Mooring lines

    Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
    • Awning Carbon hard top removable – 2016

    Tender & Outboard:
    • Custom 4,20m carbon fibre hull tender
    • 60hp Yamaha outboard engine

    • 2x20ft container with built in cradle supports
    • Cradle for tender
    • Spare rudder


    General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

    Life saving:
    • 2 x Avon 6-man life rafts – service due in 2024
    • Hammer Hydrostatic release unit
    • 16 automatic spinloc life jackets with teathers
    • 16x Thermal Protection Aides
    • 2x Portable GMDSS VHF radios
    • 2x Sailor SART II
    • Jonbuoy recovery module

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying Monfalcone, Italy

    Available to view strictly by appointment

    Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
    Saturday by prior appointment

    For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

    Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

    Lead Broker: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)
    Tel: +39 333 74 89 281
    Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

    Grabau International offers the details of all vessels in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or warranty the condition of any vessel and the details do not constitute a part of any contract. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. All vessels are offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Grabau International provides professional yacht conveyancing and legal transfer of title for all yachts as per the ABYA Code of Practice with all deposit payments and final balance payments processed through secure dedicated client accounts solely for that purpose. Our dedicated client accounts are written in trust at Natwest Bank and we are fully insured.

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