Business expansion
Sud-Ouest; Aquitaine; Gironde
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.12 - Building of pleasure and sporting boats

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
21 November 2017
Employment effect (start)
22 November 2017
Foreseen end date
30 November 2018


The leisure shipbuilder Construction Navale de Bordeaux (CNB-Lagoon), a subsidiary of the group Bénéteau, has announced the recruitment of 150 employees in Bordeaux to support a 40% increase in its production capacity. CNB-Lagoon is the world leader in catamaran construction. The objective is to produce 700 ships a year at Bordeaux and at Belleville-sur-Vie (Vendée). The company employs 1,000 people: about 500 at the Bordeaux site and 500 at the Belleville-sur-Vie site.

Management explains that it is difficult to attract enough candidates: 'Recruiting is complicated: to fill three positions under a permanent contract, our HR teams must meet 45 candidates. I let you imagine for 150 recruits ... So we have decided to hire workers from two temporary agencies directly on our site to explain training and safety issues and to identify candidates to whom to propose a permanent employment contract'. The company had already announced the recruitment of 100 employees by 2020. Created in 1987, CNB has an annual turnover of € 230 million.


  • 21 November 2017: La Tribune - Objectif Aquitaine


Eurofound (2017), CNB - Construction Navale Bordeaux, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 92603, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92603.