The exhibition in Cannes in 2020 could not be held because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the cancellation of the event did not affect the annual World Yachts Trophies Award, which is traditionally presented during the Cannes Yachting Festival. The finalists of the
We have already told you about 12 boats from 13 to 20 meters long and in this article we offer you 9 boats that made it to the final in nominations for yachts from 19.5 to 24 meters long.
The best exterior.
The elegant and vivid design of this 19.94 metre model is based on the Lexus Sport Yacht concept, which the company developed with the Italian studio Nuvolari Lenard back in 2017. Flybridge cruiser LY 650 launched by Marquis Yachts was the first experience of this idea.
The boat hull is made of two types of plastic, one reinforced with carbon fiber (CFRP) and the other with glass fiber (GFRP). Thanks to this, the case (by the way, one of the widest in its class, 5.76 meters) is lightweight and simultaneously very rigid. The speakers of Volvo Penta IPS allow to accelerate the yacht with a displacement of 33.3 tons to 31.4 knots. Specialists note the stability and maneuverability of the model.
Palm Beach GT60
It is one of the fastest cruisers of its kind. The 19
The designers have taken into account the speed characteristics of the model and made it possible for both the helm and the rest of the guests to enjoy the swift ride. Electrically operated windows and an opening skylight in the roof allow you to feel the wind without leaving the cabin.
Pershing 7X (winner)
This model is 1.7 meters longer with a sandwich, but 0.4 meters longer is already LY 650. Due to the use of 7X carbon fibre for the 21.11-meter hull, the displacement of the yachts is also comparable. Pershing has only 35 tons, 3.6 tons more than Lexus.
However, the MAN V13 engine makes the 7X stand out from the competition. 42 knots - cruise speed of the model. At a maximum it can accelerate and at all to 50 knots. It is not without reason that the boat was given a sports design of the exterior.
It is also distinguished from other Pershing models by a new hull and superstructure colour. Unlike the Lexus Americans, who wanted to make the LY 650 as bright as possible with two-colour paint and metal accents, the Pershing Italians preferred elegance and laconicism.
MCY 70 Skylounge
The main feature of this 21
Due to the fact that the control post is removed from the main deck, there is a lot of free space in the salon at this level. It is occupied by a large galley, which, contrary to usual practice, is located at the bow rather than the stern side of the cockpit. At the same time, the galley and dining room area is placed on a small podium, which allows you to further designate the zoning of the cabin and separate this part of the room from the living room.
On the forward main deck, guests will find two almost semi-circular sun loungers separated by a central aisle that can also be transformed into sofas. This is the main outdoor seating area on board.
On the lower deck there are four double bedrooms with separate bathrooms: a
Prestige X70 (winner)
The layout features of this 21
In addition to the owner's bedroom on the lower deck of the X70 there are 2 VIP or VIP cabins
Of the three nominees, the 21.1-metre
The main deck of the yacht is ideal for welcoming guests. With the galley, dining area and lounge on a small podium behind the control station, everything is designed so that people can easily move between areas. The cockpit easily becomes an extension of the salon, thanks to the sliding doors.
Guests who wish to sunbathe can choose between a sunbed or sun loungers on the flybridge. And the facilities of the Stern Beach Club have long been well known to Sunseeker connoisseurs of other shipyard models. In creating the Manhattan 68, the company has not changed itself.
On the lower deck there are four double bedrooms: a midships
The best innovation.
Absolute Navetta 64 (winner)
The main innovation on Navetta 64 is the aft VIP cabin under the cockpit. Its rear wall (and entrance) is a solid glass surface. So whoever lives in this bedroom can enjoy the superb sea view that even the forward master stateroom cannot offer
The glass door at the stern leading into the living room must be not just waterproof, but airtight. The shipyard has taken this into account and now the door frame is part of a special pneumatic system which improves the waterproofing at the push of a button.
Greenline Oceanclass 68 Hybrid
This 20.8 meter model has become the new flagship of its shipyard. It is also the largest production hybrid yacht in the world. It is powered not only by a pair of Cummins 850 HP diesel engines each, but also by a pair of 60 kW electric motors. Using only electricity, it can accelerate up to 7 knots. Batteries will allow it to travel up to 40 nautical miles in silent mode without harmful emissions to water and air. Batteries can be doubled if desired by the owner.
On diesel, the boat can accelerate up to 30 knots. At 7 knots, it can travel up to 1800 nautical miles without refueling.
The model is also available in a version with only electric motors on board.
MCY 76 Skylounge
As with the MCY 70 Skylounge, the control post on this 23.06-meter
The alternative layout presupposes a more familiar galley oriented along the stern side of the saloon. In this case, the forward part of the cabin is occupied by a large U-shaped