CANNES YACHTING FESTIVAL GETS UNDER WAY
From 10 am this morning sea lovers, yachting enthusiasts, seasoned visitors or people who are just curious, will be able to discover a world that makes way for the dream of luxury yachting.
The Cannes Yachting Festival, inaugural event of the nautical season, opens its doors today for its 41st edition, and will be welcoming visitors from around the world until 6 pm on Sunday, 16 September.
After nearly a month of fitting and installation, we’re ready! As is the case every year, we’ve put all the necessary means in place to enable visitors to discover the very best of the French and international offer in luxury yachting and monohull or multihull motorboats or sailing boats. The show brings together nearly 620 boats, from 5 to 55 metres, including more than 235 in a world preview. New boats are displayed at the Vieux Port and the large second-hand boats (from 22 metres), as well as the nautical toys sector, at Port Canto. Visitors can use the various types of sea and land shuttles provided to get from one port to another easily. However, we recommend they take the boat to enjoy a fleeting moment on the water, with a magnificent view of the Croisette and the bay of Cannes”, says Sylvie Ernoult, Director of the Cannes Yachting Festival.
A must-see event for luxury yachting for more than 40 years, the Cannes Yachting Festival brings together more than 50,000 visitors from around the world and more than 600 exhibitors every year. With an eclectic offer, the show displays new boats, from the smallest (a hundred or so semi-rigid boats will be on display) to the largest boats (more than 150 yachts displayed in-water exceeding 20 metres long), sailing boats (more than 110 monohull and multihull boats) and large secondhand yachts (brokerage) of around fifty metres.
Each year, nearly 600 boats are displayed in and out of the water, one hundred of which are world, European, or French premiers. The 5 largest superyachts on display this season are:
Baglietto T-Line 48 Series 48 metres
The largest yacht at the festiva, the Baglietti T-Line measuring 48 metres is the second model from the brands new T-Line 48 series. Designed by Francesco Paskiwski Design.
The vessel boasts over 350sqm (3767 sqft) of luxurious spaces, with room for many new features. The exterior spaces are vast, with the sundeck alone sprawling across 140sqm (1506 sqft) of al fresco space, including dining space, a sunbathing area, and an infinity pool. The upper deck includes a second al fresco dining area as well.
Powered by 2 Caterpillar engines 3512 C DITA-SCAC, which allow the ship to reach a comfortable top speed of 16kn and cruising speed of 12kn. The yacht is in the highest class of the Lloyds Register of Shipping.
Custom Line Navetta 42 42 metres
The four-deck Navetta 42 is a new flagship for Custom Line's wonderfully smooth and quiet semi-displacement Navetta series, and the largest so far. She will also be the first Custom Line yacht over 300 GT.
The interior decor of the Navetta 42 is fully customisable. The interior layout consists of a splendid owner's suite forward on the main deck, plus either four or five lower deck guest suites. There is also self-contained accommodation for a crew of up to eight, with a private captain’s cabin on the upper deck giving direct access to the pilot house.
One of the Navetta 42's most attractive features is the extensive beach club at the stern, including a side-opening garage and a launching system for all the 'toys'.
Depending on the owner's cruising plans, there are five different engine options available, giving the Navetta 42 a range of up to 3000nm at around 10 knots
Conrad C133 40 metres
The 40 metre graceful Conrad C133 ( Viatoris Yacht) is largest luxury motor yacht ever built in Poland by Polish yard Conrad.
With naval architecture from the Dutch studio, Diana Yacht Design and exterior styling by Reymond Langton Design. Inside, the interiors feature the highest-quality materials and elegant yet understated design details, which are both aesthetic and functional. Decorations were sourced from Europe’s top design houses in London, Milan, and Paris, with a design brief for an elegant, yet aggressive vessel that has modern and unique lines, which will remain timelessly stylish.
Harmony 37 metres
Fipa Group’s Maiora 36 line Harmony, measures 36.2-meter, built in all GRP materials with a raised pilothouse.
Guest accommodation is located on the main and lower decks. Featuring a three-deck layout, a full beam master suite is available on the forward main deck, whilst the lower deck houses four guest cabins in two twins and two doubles. There are also three en-suite cabins for the crew.
Brigadoon 36.3 metres
Launched only three months ago, Brigadoon built in the Netherlands by Moonen, is a 36.3m luxury yacht. Designed by Rene Van Der Velden with Diana Yacht Design developing the naval architecture, and the interior design was created by Nauta Design.
Built for cruising, Brigadoon can cover 3,500 nm on a single tank and reach 17 knots if needed.
The Cannes Yachting Festival brings together all the major players in yachting that come to exhibit nearly 120 new models in world previews
For more information visit: www.cannesyachtingfestival.com