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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Fincantieri group - the largest shipbuilder in Europe
Fincantieri, the major Italian shipbuilding company, truly impresses by its numbers throughout the long history of presence in the industry. It is based in Trieste, the capital of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northeast Italian region at the Adriatic Sea. Photo: FincantieriThe group is multinational and has twenty shipyards across the world - in Europe, the Americas and Asia. 60% of its approximately 19,000 employees work outside Italy. With a turnover of over 4 billion euros, the company builds both commercial and military vessels.Photo: FincantieriHere is a short chronological overview of this major shipbuilder’s milestones:Fincantieri was founded in 1959 as a State financial holding aimed at overseeing the main shipyards of Italy. In those times it included 8 different companies involved in ship building, repair and engine construction.Later on, in 1984, all these companies along with the holding itself converted into an operating company, the only one to have preserved the old traditions of Italian shipyards. In the 1990’s Fincantieri delivered the Crown Princess, its first cruise ship, to the Carnival Group, and, thus, began its work in the cruise industry. Photo: FincantieriIn 1991 the 67-metre Destriero was build at the Muggiano yard in La Spezia - the yacht that, almost immediately - in 1992, set the world record for the fastest transatlantic crossing with no refueling. Photo: FincantieriBefore 2001 the company focused mostly on designing and manufacturing of high value-added products which, along with cruise ships, included ferries and naval vessels. Over 50 ships were delivered over this period, 13 of them were for the Italian Navy.The Mega Yachts sector appeared among Fincantieri’s business areas after 2005. The “Fincantieri Yachts” line is aimed at the creation of large luxury yachts, specializing in both design and construction. Photo: FincantieriWith the acquisition of Manitowoc Marine Group in the USA (which became Fincantieri Marine Group) in late 2008 and the foundation of Etihad Ship Building LLC in 2010 the company confidently went on with global development and joined the US defence market. Serene, Fincantieri’s first 134-metre mega yacht, was delivered in 2012. A true masterpiece of luxury, quality and technical innovation, it deservedly won the “World Superyacht Award”Photo: FincantieriIn 2013, after the acquisition of the Norwegian group Vard, Fincantieri group doubled in size and became the fourth largest in the world (as per 2014).Photo: FincantieriThe group was quoted on the Italian Stock Exchange in 2014. The company Marine Interiors was created In the same year. It specializes in design, refitting and turnkey cabins delivery. Photo: FincantieriFurther on, in 2015, Fincantieri SI and Fincantieri (Shanghai) trading Co. Ltd. were established.
Douce France - world’s largest schooner sailing catamaran announced available for sale
Douce France, also known as ‘the Gentle giant’, is the largest schooner sailing catamaran in the world. This luxurious and exquisite vessel has been introduced to potential buyers - for the first time in more than 15 years.The catamaran is 42.2-metre long, with a beam of 15.4 metres, and features 6 cabins to comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests. Built in 1998 by Alumarine, Douce France has an aluminium hull and aluminium superstructure. The maximal range is estimated at 3,500 nautical miles.Refitted in 2015 the yacht has been continuously upgraded and is unbelievably well-maintained. Designed for adventure, yet she has a warm and intimate feel. The schooner can achieve 13-knot speed under engine thanks to her new main engines. Newly installed feathering Maxprop propellers improve the ship’s performances even more. The new headsail furlers and renewal of the running rigging, including the lazy jack system, are part of the recent upgrades. Her shallow draft and fine line on the water means she allows you to set sail to discover the world's most beautiful and unspoiled places. Douce France’s sleek lines reveal just how fast she is. Douce France graces the tropical blue waters with her gentle yet impressive appearance. Designed by world-renowned naval architects and multi-hull specialists VPLP (Van Peteghem and Lauriot Prevost), she is an elegant, sophisticated and sexy catamaran. Her shallow draft allows you to set sail to unspoiled places, and her sleek lines mean that she can achieve high speeds under sail.Her latest upgrades include 3 new silent Kohler generators, new headsail furlers, autopilot and the latest VSAT satellite connection. These upgrades, combined with great maintenance, makes her readier than ever for long and off the beaten path adventures.Douce France has been under Exmar Yachting’s professional technical management since 2004. This means the new buyer has the unique opportunity to receive years worth of information and insight about her history, specifications as well as previous itineraries. She’s proven to be very popular on the charter market, a potentially interesting feature for her new owners. Douce France’s interior is the essence of elegance. Guests appreciate her spaciousness: with her large deck spaces and six air-conditioned staterooms, Douce France’s layout is perfectly catered towards hosting large groups or families.The galley, situated below deck, leaves room for a spacious saloon. This incredibly generous saloon has a private office space and library to enjoy. The wooden floors are smooth to the touch, creating a warm and inviting feel throughout the interior. As Douce France has incredibly spacious decks, guests have a choice of multiple lounge areas where they can wine and dine, enjoy a cocktail or simply sit back and relax. There is the spacious cockpit, pleasantly shaded by the overhang of the flybridge; the flybridge itself, perfect for enjoying a cocktail while observing the captain; the intimate lounge to retreat to on cooler evenings; the aft deck, where you can dine under the night sky in the warm breeze; and the trampolines, which lend themselves as an exquisite sunbathing area while enjoying the refreshing ocean spray.Douce France has plenty to offer to active guests. With a large selection of water sports equipment, you can enjoy a range of activities such as water-skiing, kayaking, sailing, fishing and windsurfing. She also has all the diving equipment to explore life below the waterline. The large, hidden swimming platform drops below the waterline, allowing you easy access back on board.
Bold, the 85-metre superyacht by the Australian manufacturer
Bold is a 85-metre luxury explorer yacht which was launched in 2019 by SilverYachts. The yacht sails under the Flag Of The Marshall Islands and accommodates up to 16 guests in its 8 spacious en-suite cabins, as well as 21 crew-members.The yacht exterior was designed by Espen Oeino, and the interior - by Vain Interiors. The vessel can reach a maximum speed of 23 knots, while its engines guarantee a range of 7,000 nautical miles at the cruising speed of 14 knots. After the success of the 70-metre motor yachts of the Silver Line, Bold is equipped with the same hydrodynamic and eco-friendly technologies but provides almost twice the volume at 1,600 GT. Most of the accommodation for guests is located on the main deck. Owner's deck with the Owner's suite and the spacious main salon can be reached from a central staircase. Beautiful handmade silk carpets by TaiPing, cosy coffee tables with plush armchairs and sofas can be found in the area within. The zone behind the main salon features the winter garden, where most of the guests may gather for sophisticated dining at a 14-seat table covered with marble. Utmost comfort and delight are guaranteed by the possibility to cordon off by closing up glass panels and enjoy panoramic views in full climate-control.The exterior of this huge vessel, which might even seem a warship at first sight, features a helideck convertible into a disco zone. If a party is to be thrown, even a wedding or a ball, the ship can easily fit around 200 people.Bold is the 5th largest superyacht built by the SilverYachts shipyard. It is owned by the German businessman Guido Krass.
Numarine's 7 Diamonds - the new 32.5-metre expedition yacht
The Turkish manufacturer Numarine, which is among the country’s and region’s leaders in the industry, has launched a new superyacht of the 32XP series at its yard in Istanbul. The vessel is ready for sea trials which will take place in the Bosphorus in the nearest time - before the eventual delivery to the owner.The interior, with the predominance of white colour, has been designed by the famous Italian Hot Lab, whilst the exteriors Can Yalman, naval architecture Umberto Tagliavini. With a crew of five, the yacht can accommodate up to 12 guests in her six en-suite cabins.Photo: NumarineBuilt from a steel hull and GRP superstructure, the yacht has a bright modern appearance with the contrast of vivid aquamarine and discreet creamy colours of the hull and superstructure respectively.Photo: NumarineThe new 32XP’s maximal speed is of 14 knots with a cruising speed of 12 knots and a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 8 knots. Numarine’s Chairman, Omer Malaz, emphasized that he is proud of the company’s efforts made to create “such a strong product”.
Kokoro, a.k.a. YN199, - another Martinique yacht launched by Moonen
The Dutch manufacturer has launched the new 36-metre motor yacht which continued the Martinique line. Back in summer is was bought by a middle Eastern client, and trials will be started soon. Photo: Tom van Oossanen“I have always wanted a Moonen, but it was unclear when,” as the newly made happy proprietor has stated. “It’s, in fact, a smaller size yacht, but can easily compare with the largest superyachts in the world quality and style-wise”.Photo: Tom van OossanenThe vessel is indeed an efficient and enviable solution for a yachtman: she can cross the ocean and, thus, take the travellers onto an unforgettable world cruising in a small package. The range in nautical miles is 4,000 with the cruising speed of 10 knots, reaching 16.5 knots when at her full power.The yacht’s designers are the outstanding René van der Velden, Studio Indigo and Diana Yacht Design.Photo: Tom van OossanenKokoro is perfect for luxurious and relaxing pastime - she has got a large saloon on her vast main deck, a roomy master suite, dining area and an up-to-date galley. There is also a swimming platform and nice relaxation areas at the aft deck. What’s more - there’s a true winter garden in the second lounge area at the bridge deck which transforms into an entertainment room, either indoor or outdoor.The sun deck is equipped with a sound system and makes a great chilling zone for a nice company to seat, sunbathe, enjoy the bar and grill.The boat can accommodate guests in its 4 additional staterooms on the lower deck, all equipped with private bathrooms.