What: Cannes Yachting FestivalWhen
: from 11 to 16 SeptemberWhere
: Quay de Croisette, Cannes (Old Port and Port Pierre Canto)
Why go? Because this is the biggest yacht show in Europe. In 2018, the Cannes Yachting Festival will host more than 620 boats ranging in size from 5 to 55 meters. Of these, 230 are new boats and 130 are world premieres. As festival director Sylvie Hernou says, «everyone will find
The biggest (per meter) Cannes premiere of this year is the
One of the biggest stands among the motor manufacturers this year at Azimut. The company will bring 18 (!) yachts to Cannes, including three world premieres - Azimut S6, Grande 25 Metri and Grande 32 Metri. All three boats have the recognizable look of
If you are a fan of Italian Longitude Vita, do not pass by the Ferretti Group booth. However, it will not be easy to do: the group has five positions on the list of world premieres. The long list includes Ferretti 670, Custom Line 120', Custom Line Navetta 42, Riva 110' Dolcevita and Riva 66' Ribelle. The 20
In general, the segment of medium size flybridge yachts has many interesting premieres. For example, the appearance of the
Also on display are two premieres for those who do not care about the flybridge and want to save money on it. The Jeanneau NC37 is 11.5 meters, two cabins in standard with the possibility of enlarging it to three with storage space. The cost of a bare hull is from €291,224.
Bénéteau Swift Trawler 47 - 14.7 meters, three cabins, berths for eight with a convertible sofa in the salon. Prices will start from €466,400.
Sailing yachts consistently occupy one fifth of the exhibition at the Cannes Yacht Festival. This year the official banner of the exhibition
The palm of the championship on the meter at the upcoming exhibition belongs to Southern Wind 96. The concept of the 29.3-meter cruiser was developed in accordance with the slogan of «simplicity - the essence of good design». The boat runs well in low winds and its deck layout allows for both short transitions and offshore cruises with equal comfort.
The third interesting representative of the luxury sailing segment is Baltic 67 Performance Cruiser. While the Swan 78 carbon fiber is only partially (carbon reinforcement in the hull), the 20
Below is a list of world premieres of sailing cruisers of more modest sizes.
Since 2016 multihulls have been given a separate section of the exhibition. All key manufacturers of catamarans (both sailing and motor) are represented here, which makes it quite clear who is who in this market.
Sunreef has the richest booth: three world premieres. They also own the largest representative of the family of multihulls - 30
The Sunreef booth is also interesting for the world premieres of Sunreef 60 and Sunreef 40 Open Power Diamond edition. The first conquers with a Jacuzzi on the flybridge and a classic marine theme in the interior in a modern reading. As for the second, the name says it all. The Sunreef 40 Open Power Diamond edition is the first yacht in the world to have a diamond-coated hull.
Let's turn to other curious premieres. Thus, 20
Those who prioritise the eco-friendliness of the boat will be interested to take a look at the 16
The Cannes Boat Show is an indicator of all current trends in the yachting industry. This year's chips are foils, «green» technology and hull transformability.
You can get an idea of how hydrofoils are used in the construction of yachts at the Princess, Enata, SeAir and Fliteboard stands. There you will see all kinds of foyles -
The stands of Arcadia, Silent, Solarwind, SolarImpact and Wasabi illustrate the application of solar panels, the stands of Greenline, Liso and Rand Boats - the latest developments in the field of electric motors, Silverfin - a new type of semi-displacement hull, which guarantees stunning fuel efficiency (more than 400 miles of autonomous driving at 12 knots for an 11
If you want to see
Tenders and water toys
Tenders and water toys this year are fully concentrated in the port of Pierre Canto. Brokerage boats are also moored here. This was done in order to free the entire Old Port for the new motor and sailing yachts, which are increasing every year.