The Cannes Yachting Festival (September 6-11) is one of the main events in the superyacht industry attracting over 50 000 visitors to see almost 600 boats on display. Here are a few that are worth the visit.

Baglietto has launched the first 46 meter yacht part of its new FAST line at the beginning of May. The yacht was styled by Francesco Paszkowski Design in an effort to maintain the brand's tradition and to continue to move the company forward. A master cabin complete with an office and dressing room is located forward of the main deck. 4 additional guest cabins are located on the lower deck. On the upper deck is located a salon and a large outdoor area. From a technical standpoint, the yacht is powered by twin MTU 16V 4000 engines capable of propelling the aluminum-built yacht to a maximum speed of 28 knots. Classified with Lloyd's Register of Shipping and MCA compliant, the yacht will makes its debut at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival.

Gulf Craft is preparing for a regal display at the Cannes Yachting Festival with the European debut of its largest and most luxurious superyacht –  Majesty 155. She is Gulf Craft’s first displacement superyacht, boasting 47 meters of unsurpassed luxury, from an ornately designed fountain on the sundeck, surrounded by a spacious seating area where passengers can enjoy breathtaking views of the water, to a beautiful waterfall that cascades from the rear sundeck into the Jacuzzi situated on the upper deck. Those looking to spend time under the sun’s golden rays will find comfort in the superyacht’s dedicated beach club situated at the rear entrance, fully equipped with a pantry, a retractable television, and a spacious lounging area.  The lower deck also features a spacious garage behind the beach club which can house a tender and two jet skis, all easily moved in and out by crane.

Sarp Yachts, located in the Free Zone of Antalya in Turkey, has splashed their first project in March 2016. Sarp 46 is a tri deck vessel constructed with a steel displacement hull and composite superstructure. The yacht bears naval architecture by Tanju Kalaycıoglu and interior design by Adam Lay Studio. She has a customary layout, including a main-deck master and saloons on both the main and upper decks. Adam Lay Studio was asked to create a contemporary decor incorporating natural elements. Silks, carpets, leathers were used throughout the interior. Sarp 46 can accommodate 10 to 12 guests across 5 staterooms consisting of two double, two twin and a full beam master cabin.

Italian yacht builder Benetti will present the 40m yacht Chrimi III, the seventh hull in its Classic Supreme series. The vessel features exterior design from Stefano Righini, with an interior by Pulina DNA. Five cabins onboard are able to sleep ten guests and the owner comfortably. There is a full-beam stateroom forward on the main deck dominated by large windows that stretch the full length of the cabin on either side. Amongst her highlights are two Jacuzzi and the folding transom that comes with umbrellas and sunloungers for relaxing in the shade after a swim in the sea. It also reveals the tender garage that has space for a Williams Diesel-jet tender and two jet ski’s.

Perini Navi is pleased to announce the company’s inaugural presence at the Cannes Festival of Yachting. S/Y Dahlak, designed in collaboration with French Naval Architect Philippe Briand, is the most recent addition to the company’s fleet of 60 yachts and will be prominently on display in the Vieux Port of Cannes for the duration of the show. This 38m delivered in June sloop, with its aluminium hull and superstructures, showcases shipyard's latest innovations in singlehanded sail handling and stored power systems. 

Custom Line has recently launched its first Navetta 37Unveiled in March 2015, the new 37.04 meter long maxi yacht is the outcome of a complex design process in which the Group's engineers, architects and designers were engaged for over a year. Built in the La Spezia shipyard, Navetta 37 features strikingly clean lines, well-balanced spaces, and meticulous attention to every detail, a combination that makes for an innovative yacht yet with a timeless elegance. Born from the collaboration between the Strategic Product Committee, in which Ferretti Group is proud to have Mr. Piero Ferrari, the Engineering Department and Studio Zuccon International Project, the new ship applies the qualities of seaworthiness, comfort, safety, and personalization - in Custom Line's DNA from birth - to a revolutionary product in terms of style, design and spaces, putting it in a place of its own at the top of the class.

Cantiere delle Marche has launched the second hull in its Darwin Class 102 line at the beginning of May. 31.9m Babbo was built for a South American client. Hydro Tec was responsible for the naval architecture and exterior design, whilst her interiors were made in collaboration between Simon Hamui and PFA Design. Babbo features a 25sqm garage to host toys and tenders on board. The aft platform is able to accommodate a 5m tender, with another 6.3 metre tender stowed on the upper deck. Performance wise Babbo provides a top speed of 13 knots and a cruising speed of 11.5 knots. Powered by two 1340hp Cat engines, the yacht is capable of a 4,700nm range at 9.5 knots.

Ferretti Yachtsowned by Weichai Group, launched the very first Ferretti Yachts 850 in July in Italy. The new flybridge is 26 metres and is the epitome of how the largest yachts in the fleet have evolved, currently consisting of 10 models ranging from 45 to 96 feet. The Ferretti Yachts 850 is being built at the Cattolica shipyard and is the result of collaboration between the company's Product Strategy Committee, Studio Zuccon International Project - for the design of the exteriors and the layout of the interiors - and the Group’s Engineering Department, which handled the engineering and naval architecture and the interior design.

The innovative new 52 foot (15.84m) model by Sunseeker sets a new benchmark for the smaller flybridge format. Designed to maximize entertainment options, light and living space throughout, its hull incorporates unparalleled amounts of curved glass. Throughout the main deck there is a strong focus on creating easy to use sociable spaces. Its layout flows effortlessly from the spacious bow seating and sunbathing area – a unique feature for a boat in this class – to the cockpit space and upper aft galley. The open layout continues right through to the well-equipped bathing platform and transom, where an optional barbecue, full shower and range of other features can be found. The galley doubles up as a bar and opens up the whole main deck as an entertainment space, with hinged glass doors opening upwards and outwards to create a unique inside/outside environment for owners to enjoy hosting family and friends. The reconfigured helm seating area is another new feature which provides space for entertaining and socializing.

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