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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First Images Revealed of 65m Zazou
65m superyacht Zazou has made her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show. The 65m custom yacht was launched in Livorno last April. She has an aluminium superstructure and steel hull painted in "Carinthia blue". Her exterior design was made by Giorgio M. Cassetta. Zazou interior was designed by Dutch studio Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, who used marbles, woods and light colours for the yacht's decoration. Zazou exterior "I like to think of the interior as a musical composition. When you hear it for the first time you like it, but when you listen to it for a second time you start to hear another instrument or a chord that you didn't hear before. If you walk on board Zazou you will notice that it's an embracing atmosphere. When you sit down you will start to discover all the little details which make the boat rich and luxurious," says Paul Costerus of Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design at the presentation of Zazou. Upper deck salonThe design signature of Sinot is clear to see throughout Zazou, where the studio managed to create a light-filled and inviting interior atmosphere, characterized by a contemporary luxury style and a neutral palette accented by various contrasting and colourful details in the accessories and furniture. This homely environment is an inspiration to spend precious time together with family and friends.Main salonShe can accommodate 12 guests in six staterooms, including an owner’s suite which is located on the main deck. She features a dining and cinema / relaxation zone at the aft. the 90 sq. m sky lounge, massage room, five meter infinity pool at the sun deck. DiningThe garage, forward of the main deck, houses a 7.5 meter tender, two jet skis and a rescue tender. The engine room hosts a couple Caterpillar 3512C’s for a maximum speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots. The range at 12 knots is 5,000 miles.Founded in 1873, Benetti is the oldest Italian shipyard specializing in luxury yachts. They design, build and sell composite vessels from 29 to 44m and steel and aluminium boats from 37 to over 100m. Their fleet consists of five categories: Class, Oasis, B.Yond, B.Now and Custom, to meet all the needs of the market, and they belong to the Azimut|Benetti Group, the largest privately owned luxury yachting group in the world.Credits: Benetti
RMK Marine and Hot Lab Unveiled 50m Explorer Aries
The Turkish shipyard RMK Marine and the Italian design studio Hot Lab presented the 50m concept superyacht Aries. The name of the newest concept relates to the zodiac sign. The superyacht will have a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. She will be an explorer yacht with a range of 5,000 nautical miles and ability to visit the most remote world areas. The owners can choose between a diesel engine or a mixed diesel-electric engine with lower fuel consumption. Aries will have a large beach club with hydraulic platforms. The large tenders and water toys can be stored underneath.The design is made not only for exploration, but also for pleasure and relaxation in the Mediterranean. The interior design and configuration of the newest concept will be customised according to the owner’s wishes. RMK Marine is the Turkey superyacht builder. The shipyard was founded in Halic, Istanbul to construct boats in steel, aluminium, and composite in 1978 joined the Koç Group of Companies in 1997 and was renamed RMK Marine, is located in Tuzla. RMK Marine specializes in building, repairing and maintenance of commercial, naval vessels and super yachts. Credits: Hot Lab
103m Superyacht JASSJ to Be Built by Lürssen
Lürssen has announced the new superyacht Project JASSJ. The 103m vessel will be overseen by Moran Yacht & Ship New Construction. At the moment we don’t have a lot of information, but it is already known that the design will be handled by the UK's premier yacht design studio Redman Whiteley Dixon. The yacht will be accommodated by 22 guests in 11 cabins and will feature a spacious beach club aft, a full-beam gym and extensive outdoor space for entertainment and relaxation. First details were released during the Monaco Yacht Show 2021. More details will come later. Lürssen is a German shipyard with headquarters in Bremen-Vegesack and shipbuilding facilities in Lemwerder, Berne and Bremen-Aumund. Founded in 1875, Lürssen is one of the world's leading builders of custom luxury superyachts and has launched many of the largest yachts in the global fleet, including Octopus, Rising Sun, and Azzam.Credits: Lürssen
The Machine Odyssey
Sea Machines announces 1,000 nautical miles remotely commanded autonomous long-distance journey of discovery and demonstration.September 30, 2021, marks the start of The Machine Odyssey, an epic voyage to circumnavigate Denmark with a commercial vessel commanded by marine officers seated in the United States.Intrepid vessel, the Nellie Bly, will be controlled by Sea Machines’ SM300, an autonomy system leveraging cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence, giving the riding crew the ultimate confidence and comfort:1. route planning and navigation via ENC-based GUI and GNSS localizations;2. dynamic situational awareness with computer vision, radar, AIS, depth transducer, IMUs, audio and streaming video;3. obstacle detection and collision avoidance with dynamic path re-planning;4. true redundancy of remote communications with fail-over, long-distance cellular radiosThe SM300 enables operators to remotely command and monitor multiple autonomous vessels from a shipboard or shore-based center. The shore-based center is located 3,500 miles away in Boston, Massachusetts. The system is managed by the Sea Machines team, which developed and refined the SM300 to the advanced product it is today. From the remote command center, marine officers will plan and manage the daily journey, and will monitor and oversee the autonomous operations.
Horizon Launches Fifth FD80 Skyline
New FD80 Skyline by Horizon Yachts during construction to a first-time yacht owner.This latest FD80 will be named Parabolic and features an enclosed skylounge configuration with a full-beam master stateroom on the main deck and three guest cabins on the lower deck, with crew quarters for four and a beach club situated aft.Plentiful deck areas distinguish the FD80 from any competition, and the owner of Hull 5 customized the upper deck layout to accommodate two jet skis on the boat deck aft along with a six-person Jacuzzi with counter seating and a bar area. The foredeck is fitted with a large sunpad and U-shaped seating with dinettes for enjoying the view at anchor. A large dining table for eight occupies the main deck aft, while additional dining can be enjoyed at the convertible dining table in the main salon.Throughout the interior, light anegre wood with walnut highlights is complemented by expansive windows and a light ash flooring for a bright and airy feel. The main salon features a dayhead and seating area with an off-white leather sofa to port and a fold-down television, console and convertible dining table to starboard. The galley is situated forward to port and features privacy glass and a bar area with three stools.The master stateroom occupies the forwardmost area on the main deck, while two VIP en suites and a convertible twin comprise the lower deck accommodations. The anegre and walnut finish continues throughout these areas as well.On the topmost deck, the customized enclosed skylounge configuration houses the wheelhouse with twin helm chairs forward and an L-shaped seating area facing a pop-up television and storage just aft.The owner worked with Horizon’s in-house design team to select a bright and cheerful soft goods package in a theme inspired by the Ginko tree that adds pops of blue, green and coral red hues complemented by decorative forms representing the ocean, earth, passion and geometry, all of which are intended to represent life’s infinite cycle peppered with the unexpected.Parabolic will be on display at FLIBS October 27 – 31. Upon delivery, the owner plans to cruise the U.S. East Coast and Caribbean aboard his new yacht. Founded in 1987, Horizon Yachts has celebrated 30 years as one of the largest luxury yacht builders in the world as well as the number one builder in the Asia Pacific region. In the past three decades, Horizon has delivered over 855 luxury yachts, with more than 220 of these over 80 feet in length. Popular models ranging from 52 to 150 feet include motor yachts, superyachts, power catamarans, expedition yachts, and fast displacement motor yachts.Credits: Horizon Yachts