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Celebrating the best names in film and showcasing award-wining superyachts, the 71st edition of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival is set to be the pinnacle of glamour on the 2018 A-list calendar. Superyachts and the Cannes Film Festival go hand in glove. Entertain friends or clients on board your own luxury yacht, with your own venue and accommodation right at the 'front door' to this prestigious event. Cannes is ideal for meeting clients and a corporate charter at the event is not only the ultimate statement but also makes an ideal platform for experiencing the buzz of parties, fine dining and above all, the Cannes allure.It is one of the premier yachting events on the glamourous French Riviera and marks the start of the busy Mediterranean summer season. Previewing new films of all genres, including documentaries, from around the world, it is recognised as one of the most prestigious and publicised film festivals in the world. The invitation-only festival is held annually in May at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrés, where the movie industry's elite step from their motor yachts onto the red carpets that line the quays. The newest and largest yachts act as platforms to host parties with the world's best known entertainers.Top megayachts attended Cannes Film Festival 2018 :1. Eclipse - 162-metre yacht built by Blohm+Voss in 2010 and owned by a Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich with net worth of $11,6 bln.2. Dilbar - 156-metre yacht built by Lurssen in 2016 and owned by a Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov with net worth of $12,7 bln.4. Jubilee - 110-metre yacht built by Oceanco in 2017 and owned by a Qatar Royal Family.5. Quantum Blue - 104-metre yacht built by Lurssen in 2014 and owned by a Russian billionaire Sergey Galitsky with net worth of $3,8 bln.6. Madame Gu - 99-metre yacht built by Feadship in 2013 and owned by a Russian billionaire Andrei Skoch with net worth of $4,9 bln.7. Faith - 96-metre yacht built by Feadship in 2016 and owned by a Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll with net worth of $2,7 bln.Some models were also spotted on the superyacht Faith : 8. Tatoosh - 92-metre yacht built by Nobiskrug in 2001 and owned by an American billionaire Paul Allen with net worth of $19,9 bln. An enormous cruise ship is prepared to throw an opulent 'Casablanca-themed party' this year.
May 18, 2018
Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho was ordered to turn over his $250 million 91.5-metre yacht Equanimity to the US authorities who plan to sail it from Indonesia and sell it in the US. Previously in April, Equanimity seized as captain turned off 'AIS' system to avoid detection, but then U.S. was blocked from seizing the superyacht Equanimity.Dale Fischer - the US district judge in Los Angeles, claimed that her ruling doesn’t impede on the sovereignty of Indonesia where a court last month returned the 91-metre vessel to Low after finding that local police had improperly seized it at the behest of the FBI.“This is not a matter of the US government forcibly seizing property within a foreign country without the proper authority from that country’s government,” Fischer said. The trusts that hold title to the Equanimity on Low’s behalf will be required to turn over the yacht without seizure by the US in Indonesian waters, according to Fischer’s ruling. The trusts can comply with that order, or not, the judge said, “depending on which consequences they prefer”.The trusts were given 30 days to try to challenge the decision because of the unique nature of the proceeding. The yacht is among more than US$1.5 billion in assets that the US claims Low and his accomplices acquired with money they siphoned from the 1MDB sovereign wealth fund.
May 16, 2018
Abeking & Rasmussen’s superyacht Aviva is a winner at this year´s World Superyacht Awards which took place on May 19, in Florence. The judges dedicated the famous Neptune Statue in the form of a Judges´ Special Award for this very special yacht.“Aviva is the result of highest workmanship and best communication between the owner and his team during the short building period of less than three years. Together with Toby Silverton and Reymond Langton Design we are very proud to win this important award.” said Till von Krause – Sales Director Yacht.The extraordinary cooperation with Reymond Langton Design already created several award-winning superyachts.Aviva had already convinced also the judges of the Boat International Design & Innovation Award with her special lifestyle feature: a full-size padel tennis court (20m x 10m x 6.65m) inside, stretching over two decks. “It is not only a lifestyle change for the owner but also to crew as this is also the largest gym of any yacht. The crew is encouraged to play with the owner and guests, and when the court is not in use for padel the net can be removed and the crew plays football and use other exercise equipment in the space, it is after all a sports hall.” confirms Reymond Langton Design.With this giant sports ground Abeking & Rasmussen has managed to live up a new trend. More and more customers are attaching great importance on travel around the world while practicing their favorite sports. This yacht harmonizes all needs in a perfect way.
May 21, 2018
The American actor and film producer Pierce Brosnan, 65 and his wife Keely Shaye Smith, 54 were spotted on the superyacht Carla D'or during the Cannes Film Festival. Carla D'or is a 20-metre motor yacht, built by Princess Yachts in 2003. The yacht was sold in 2016 for €305,000. Yacht charter price for Carla D'or is approximately €3,000/day.The German model, television personality Heidi Klum, 44 and Tokio Hotel guitarist and her new boyfriend Tom Kaulitz, 28 were spotted on the 21-metre yacht Black Star, which is from Prestige Yachts 680S series. While sailing in Cannes, they even got their pizza delivered on the Italian-built Lomac tender straight to the yacht. Charter price of Black Star yacht is starting from €4,500/day.
May 21, 2018
The Spanish yard Astondoa revealed the launch of the new 120 Century, the new “jewel of the range” commemorating the centenary of the shipyard. The first unit of the 120 Century is currently under construction and its setting in water is planned for the spring of 2019.With a design developed by the shipyards own design department,Astondoa it is provided again with the collaboration of Cristiano Gatto.The 120 Century plays and combines many style elements of the successful range Century, but with a personality of its own whose result is this magnificent yacht, with dimensions and distribution that reach the level of yachts of great length.It emphasizes its elegant and powerful profile, with generous glazed areas and an innovative design in all its areas. With 37.40 meters, the 120 Century features a magnificent sleeve of 8.30 meters. These dimensions allow us to design a upper deck with a gorgeous Ski lounge and side aisles around that allow you to enjoy without changing the level in the wide deck area, which has a solarium and swimming pool to the open area of the stern. It has been incorporated a modern flybridge with broad areas of solarium.On the main floor we find the amazing full beam shipowner cabin and a lounge with wide windows and large doors of access later and lateral. In its lower deck we can find 4 or 5 cabins, according to the ship-owner’s choices. A modern design of the stern offers us a beach club with a huge garage with side opening.
May 17, 2018