The Cannes Lions, the world's largest advertising festival, might not start until June but booking a yacht for the event before Christmas is essential to secure the best yacht and a prime berth in the Port of Cannes.
Indeed, Alexander Coles, Charter Broker at Bespoke Yacht Charter, confirmed that their agency has already booked 5 yachts for the 2017 event. In fact, the Cannes Lions has become the most popular venue for event charters in recent years.
Spanning over 8 days and incorporating 3 festivals, the Cannes Lions has become the most highly regarded event for advertising executives with impressive line-ups of keynote speakers. This year, the CEOs of AirBnB, Burberry and Time Warner are all scheduled to give talks to an audience of over 15,000 delegates from 4,000+ companies.
As well as reinforcing a company's stature and brand, chartering a yacht for the Cannes Lions allows the company to have an abundance of private meeting locations, free accommodation for its executives onboard and gives the company the ability to organise presentations onboard.
Using a combination of the yacht and the quay, we have arranged cocktail parties for in excess of 500 people!
Alexander Coles, Charter Broker, Bespoke Yacht Charter
Chartering a yacht for the Cannes Lions is however not only limited to having perfectly located floating headquarters, it can also allow companies to treat key customers and executives to sunset cruises along the French Riviera. Whilst most yachts are only able to transport 12 guests onboard, SOLAS classified ones can carry up to 36 guests and might be more suited for some charters.
The majority of yachts can easily welcome 25-30 guests on board for cocktails with most welcoming 60 on board at any one time. In so many cases, the older yachts are the most seasoned when it comes to events charters and are used to welcoming on board large numbers.
Alexander Coles, Charter Broker, Bespoke Yacht Charter
Most yachts will require arrangements to be made with large event caterers as their own chefs might be unable to handle large crowds. The choice of the caterer is key in a successful event charter according to Bespoke Yacht Charter as they provide the crew with additional storage space and man power. Entertainment is also an important factor for such events and options are limitless, ranging from DJs to magicians to beauty treatments.
With advertising's most powerful executives descending into Cannes for the Lions, most brands have already secured their locations for the event which is why getting in touch right now with Bespoke Yacht Charter is essential to make sure your company is still able to secure a good yacht and berth in time.
CRN, Ferretti Group’s brand specialising in the construction of super and mega yachts, is about to create a new masterpiece. The Ancona-based shipyard has indeed announced the sale of a new 62-metre fully-custom yacht - the shipyard’s hull no. 138.The new project has been developed by CRN’s engineering department in close cooperation with the Dutch design firm Omega Architects by Frank Laupman, who are taking care of the exterior concept, and with the Italian architecture & design firm Pulina DNA, in charge of interiors.Characterised by sporty and sleek exterior lines - Omega Architects’ distinctive design feature, CRN’s new fully-custom yacht skilfully combines the infinitely large – huge size and impressive perfomances – and the infinitely small, in the form of precious, functional details. CRN has previously collaborated with Omega Architects in 2014 on the creation of the 73-metre superyacht Yalla. CRN has three other vessels in build: a 50-metre vessel to be launched this February, a 79-metre superyacht, CRN 135 and a 62-metre CRN 137.
January 22, 2018
Valencia-based designer Alejandro Crespo has revealed his latest superyacht concept, Sunset, an 80 metre luxury yacht. Sunset can accommodate up to 16 guests over her 4 decks, with cabin layouts able to be determined by her prospective owner. She will sail with up to 30 crew members. A helicopter pad is located on the bow, and has a diameter of 9 metres.The superyacht features a 7 x 3 metre swimming pool with concealed LED lighting and her exterior spaces are designed to be easily converted from cosy, private chill out areas to large party spaces. Other features include a spa area incorporating a sauna, Turkish bath and a Jacuzzi. The main deck pool leads to an unusual view of the beach club area from the ceiling. The aft section is dedicated to a spacious beach club, which opens up on to a huge fold down transom door to provide a sea level sun deck. Fold out balconies on both sides of the beach club enhance the open and airy feeling of the entertainment area.No information is given as yet on the motor yachts engines or her speed, though she will have a trans-Atlantic range.
January 22, 2018
The 47-meter Benetti, Africa, previously on the market through Burgess at an asking price of €16,750,000, has now been sold with Marine Marketing in Greece introducing the buyer. She spent just under 18 months on the brokerage market.Africa, Benetti's FB501 hull, was launched in Italy in 2010 and christened Imagination by her original owner. Two years later, she was put on the market through Camper & Nicholsons asking €22,000,000. Later that year, her price was reduced down to €19,800,000. Following two yacht show attendances by the yacht during her first year on the market, in Cannes and in Monaco, a buyer was found that purchased the yacht in 2014. The yacht was then asking €16,5 million through Camper. Her new owners then opted to rename the yacht to Africa shortly after the purchase. In 2016, she was listed for sale once again, this time through Fraser, asking €19,750,000. The seller later switched to being represented by Burgess and later lowered the asking price by €3 million, at which price she ultimately sold earlier this month.This report is an excerpt from Yacht Harbour's proprietary Timeline platform, featuring detailed, individual reports on every single yacht on the water. To subscribe to Timeline at just €99/month follow this link.
January 19, 2018
Chinese shipyard Heysea Yachts has received an order for a new Asteria 126 from a local client. The same individual also commissioned an Asteria 96 as well as a 25 meter model from Heysea.Asteria 126Built out of composite, the new Asteria 126 will have a length of 38.4 meters coupled with a shallow, 1,54-meter draft. Powered by twin Caterpillar C32 engines, she will have a top speed of 22 knots and a range of 1,200 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 10 knots.Asteria 96The Asteria 96 was developed in collaboration with Australian naval architects David Bentley Yacht Design. The yacht measures 29.26m in length with a GRP hull and superstructure.Accommodation is for six guests, split between a master suite and two convertible double staterooms, which can be set up as doubles or twins. Meanwhile the crew quarters allows for a staff of up to three people.Other key features include a walk-in wardrobe in the owner’s cabin and a separate media room that has been fitted out with a state-of-the-art entertainment system, while subtle accent lighting adds to the relaxed ambience on board.Asteria 96Heysea adds that future models can be built with a more powerful engine set-up, resulting in top speeds of up to 28 knots. Other extras include a larger crew quarters with room for five. The shipyard is also currently building a 43-meter yacht as well as a 41-meter, both of which seemed to be destined for the Asian market.
January 19, 2018
The 46.3-meter Baglietto, Only One has just undergone a hefty price reduction with her owner keen to sell her in this new year according to its central agent, M Blue Yachts. Built in 2015, she's now on the market asking €17 million down from €19 million.Accommodating up to 10 guests in a master suite located forward of the main deck, two VIP suites and two twins on the lower deck, Only One was designed by Francesco Paskowski and is currently lying in Turkey.Amongst the yacht's main features are an extensive sun deck with a large dining table and lounging area, a spacious main salon and sky lounge perfectly suited for entertaining as well as a beach club.MCA compliant and classified by Bureau Veritas, Only One has a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure. Having seen very little use by her owner, Only One has just 585 hours on her Caterpillar 3512B engines that give the 46-meter a top speed of 16.5 knots and a range of 4,500 nautical miles at 12 knots. She is now asking €17,000,000. A viewing of the yacht currently lying in Turkey is highly recommended.Sponsored by M Blue YachtsE. firstname.lastname@example.orgT. +30 6970 101877
January 17, 2018