[dropcap]O[/dropcap]nly 4 days left to the 41st edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival, the show that will transform Vieux Port and Port Canto in a vibrant extension of the famous Croisette for 6 days. Cannes will accommodate more than 600 boats from the most prestigious shipyards, becoming for one week the capital of the luxury yachting industry. Several hundred people are now working to set up the show so thateve erything is ready on Tuesday 11 September at 10 am for the opening.
A must-see event for luxury yachting that brings together more than 50,000 visitors from around the world and more than 500 exhibitors every year. With an eclectic offer, the show displays the smallest (a hundred or so semi-rigid boats will be on display) and the largest boats (more than 150 yachts displayed in-water exceeding 20 metres long), sailing boats (more than 110 monohulls and multihulls) and large brokerage yachts of around fifty metres.
YACHTS NOT TO BE MISSED IN CANNES (by alphabetical order)
AMER YACHTS presents the new Amer 94′
The Amer 94 twin is fuel efficient, considerably lighter than contemporary yachts and promotes the use of environmentally-friendly materials. Nicknamed ‘innovation lab’, the new Amer 94 is a testament to the Italian yacht-builder’s enthusiasm for pioneering the use of cutting-edge products for the benefit both of customers and oceanic health.
AZIMUT YACHTS will present three world premieres and a fleet of 18 models
AZIMUT S6 – One of the protagonists at this edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival will be Azimut S6, the new entry in the S Collection. The S6 is a pure coupé with sporty DNA that looks set to leave its mark in the history of yacht world development, offering unprecedented levels of efficiency obtained with the help of the three IPS propulsion units and Carbon Tech.
The GRANDE COLLECTION, the most recently introduced collection of Azimut superyachts, has been joined by two new models. The first, the Azimut Grande 25 Metri, has a Carbon Tech superstructure, roll-bar, hard top and transom and represents the perfect blend of charm and technology.
The desire to express an innovative vision that breaks with the past is the driver behind the second novelty in the Collection, the Azimut Grande 32 Metri. This superyacht is the epitome of avant-garde in every aspect, with multiple unprecedented solutions. The defining features of the model are the big, airy, interior and exterior spaces.
BAGLIETTO presents the new 48m as a worldwide premiere
The The new Baglietto 48m T-Line is the latest construction in steel and aluminum with a displacement hull. She has sleek interiors by Francesco Paszkowski Design and a layout designed by the Baglietto Interior Design department which created solutions combining modernity and luxury.
Location: SYE 225 / Berth SYE 036
BENETTI WILL BRING THRRE EXCLUSIVE MODELS FROM THE CLASS LINE
Delfino 95 ‘M/Y “Uriamir”, a 29-metre displacement yacht, M/Y “Botti”, a 35.5-metre Mediterraneo 116’ that will appear for her world premiere, and M/Y ” Lejos3″, a 38-metre Fast 125’ model equipped with the AZP C65 propulsion system, developed in collaboration with Rolls-Royce.
M / Y “Uriamir” is the second unit of the Delfino 95′, the Benetti fleet’s entry level yacht. A 29-metre displacement yacht with a fibreglass hull and carbon fibre superstructure, exteriors were designed by Giorgio M. Cassetta, while interiors were developed in accordance with the owner’s specific requests.
The third unit of the Mediterraneo 116′ models, M/Y “Botti”, a 35.5 meter yacht, will also be available to view. With a fibreglass displacement hull and carbon fibre superstructure, M/Y “Botti’s” exterior was created by Giorgio M. Cassetta, while the interior was realized by Benetti’s Interior Style Department in collaboration with the Radyca studio.
M/Y “Lejos3”, is a 38-metre superyacht and the fourth unit of the Fast 125′. An exclusive model that boasts a propulsion system built in collaboration with Rolls-Royce, it is equipped with Azipull Carbon 65 (AZP C65). This is a highly efficient, reliable and light system that, thanks to the widespread use of composite materials, is able to guarantee excellent performance in terms of weight reduction and manoeuvrability.
CANTIERE DELLE MARCHE will present the second yacht of the Acciaio line
CdM reaches new heights with the Acciaio 105 which is a bespoke design and has been built to meet all of her Owner’s exacting requirements. M/Y Gatto has the exterior design as well as naval architecture by Hydro Tec, who has given the yacht a bold yet contemporary exterior accompanied with traditional fresh interiors by Francesco Guida Design.
CCN – CERRI CANTIERI NAVALI
CCN will be presenting as many as 3 world premières at the forthcoming international boat shows: the 30m M/Y Francesca and the 27m M/Y Freedom (for the fashion-addicted, the latter is owned by fashion designer Roberto Cavalli).
M/Y Francesca is the sixth craft in CCN’s successful line of CCN 102’ Flyingsport yachts and was delivered to an American Owner. This 31 m boat in composite material can boast very slender lines and a skilful, balanced mix of style and functionality, combining the characteristics of a flying bridge yacht with the sporty features and high speed typical of large open yachts.
M/Y Freedom is a 27-m fully-custom yacht purchased by fashion designer Roberto Cavalli, who personally designed her in cooperation with his friend and designer Tommaso Spadolini. This is a fast motor yacht featuring a LOA of 27 meters and an aluminium hull and superstructure, capable of reaching a maximum speed of 40 knots thanks to 3 water-jet engines. Both the exterior profile and the interior layout reflect the strong personality of the Owner, who asked for a yacht enhancing maximum contact with the sea while also ensuring the utmost privacy.
DOMINATOR YACHTS will present an evolution of the Dominator Ilumen 28 series
M/Y Zalanka and M/Y Cadet V are an evolution of the Dominator Ilumen 28 series with further enhancement on technological aspects and the integration of many interior details and suggestions taken from key users such as experienced yacht owners and captains as well as industry experts. They are the embodiment of a very personal and fulfilling process that has led from the drawing board to a magnificent craft whose very seagoing style, amenities and beautiful materials are a real, tactile experience, and no doubt the starting point of many wonderful moments for the owners.
FERRETTI GROUP will exhibit 5 World Première and a fleet of 25 yachts
FERRETTI YACHTS 670 – The flybridge that highlights space and liveability
CUSTOM LINE 120’ – The planing jewel that blends automotive design and aeronautical know-how
CUSTOM LINE NAVETTA 42 – The new flagship: 300 GrossTonnage of customisation
RIVA 110’ DOLCEVITA – A loft with a sea view
RIVA 66’ RIBELLE – Tradition and innovation for breaking the mould
GULF CRAFT | Majesty 125
In line with its vision to evolve as a pioneering shipyard, Gulf Craft ups its game with the evolution of the timeless Majesty 125 superyacht M/Y AltaVita. A real standout in its class, the latest Majesty 125 is the sixth in the series to be built and the third to be delivered in Europe. This latest iteration of Majesty 125 for 2018 boasts a number of first-time design and personalisation features that will take the owner-experience to a new realm of ocean-going extravagance.
OVERMARINE | MANGUSTA
Overmarine Group will attend the Cannes Yachting Festival with the third 43 metre steel and aluminium vessel from the Long Range line of Mangusta Oceano 43. Also on display a model of the Maxi Open range.
PRINCESS YACHTS | Epiphany of the new boat show season
Whether you are passionate about small or bigger yachts, The Revelation of this 2018 edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival will take place at Princess Yachts. After their R Class Manga Tv commercial and an almost one year campaign, the moment has finally arrived. Provocative, cutting edge, exhilarating – 35ft in length, fully carbon fibre, powered with V8 engines and with an impressive top speed of 50 knots – the highly anticipated all-new R Class is the result of the partership between Princess Yachts, BAR Technologies and Pininfarina, developed with the aim of bringing a whole new breed of yacht to market with the very latest in advanced technology and naval architecture.
Location: JETEE002, JETEE114, PAN019
SANLORENZO YACHTS will bring Asymmetry to the show
Sanlorenzo will reveal the first asymmetric project in the world with the new SL102. Sanlorenzo returns to the international scene with a bold and innovative project, the SL102. The idea of creating an asymmetrical yacht stems from a well-defined design idea that is rooted in the company’s DNA and in its intrinsic capacity to redesign the interior of a boat, pushing its horizons further and further, while expanding the boundaries of nautical design each time.
SIRENA MARINE WILL PRESENT THE NEW THREE-CABIN VERSION OF SIRENA 58
The Turkish shipyard will present the new three-cabin version of the Sirena 58. The three-cabin layout of the Sirena 58 will be available in two versions, with the master cabin in the bow or in the middle of the boat. Measuring 18,58 metres in length overall, arguably the highlight of the Sirena 58 is her general arrangement and design by Italian designer Tommaso Spadolini.
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