The Cannes Yachting Festival is officially opened. Here is a list of yachts worth visiting at Europe’s biggest on-water boat show. The 2022 Festival will be held until September 11 with more than 400 motorboats on show, including 135 world premieres.
Oceanic 143 Trideck
The latest flagship of Canados’s Oceanic range was launched in July. The Oceanic line brings to the market the unique concept of an Explorer styled yacht in terms of design and range with much more than the 13 knots usual top speed offered by most explorers on the market. She is the result of an in-house design and engineering with interiors by Michela Reverberi Design from Rome. The Oceanic particular hull architecture, named by Canados Technical Office as “Displanning” was developed by the shipyard. The vessel features a short superstructure and a huge open aft deck, which is dedicated to fine dining and elegant lounging about, rather than the suite of tenders and water toys generally found aboard its intrepid cousins.
Custom Line 140
Custom Line 140’ is the largest yacht ever built by Custom Line. It features a profoundly sporty aesthetic, as well as the highest standards of comfort for both owner and guests, excellent performance and superior technology, combining design, comfort and spaces never seen before. The elegant and powerful silhouette features generously sized hull windows, while the floor-to-ceiling glazing on deck offers direct contact with the water, emphasized by the open stern rails. The interiors are designed and built by Custom Line Atelier team of architects.
The new Maori Yacht flagship was designed in full Maori style, maintaining the simplicity of Marco Ciampa’s work while still maximizing comfort through commodious interiors. Its body is fully realized with a fiberglass infusion which allows it to glide across the water. The yacht features large windows that outline the spaces spread across the three floors of interiors, all of which consist of a lounging area. Maori 125 has an estimated top speed of 18 knots and a range of 4,200 nautical miles.
B.Yond 37 Goga
Goga, the first of eight B.Yond models currently on order or under construction, was launched in July at a gala thrown by Benetti. The interiors of the superyacht were designed by Benetti architect Mauro Izzo. The model, created by Stefano Righini Design, was motivated by the idea of Paolo Vitelli, the founder and president of Azimut|Benetti Group, who desired a yacht with four decks and a modern yet potent aesthetic. Goga has a sophisticated internal layout that more closely resembles a 50-meter yacht than a 37-meter ship, making the most of the 395 GT of room.
Azimut Grande 36M
The all-new 35.2m Azimut Grande 36M features the exterior by Alberto Mancini and an interior made by Achille Salvagni Architetti. Her D2P Displacement to Planing Hull designed by Pierluigi Ausonio of Studio P.L.A.N.A. in conjunction with the Azimut Benetti R&D Center combines the comfort typical of a displacement hull with the performance of a planing hull and she has a significantly improved fuel efficiency. She can accommodate 10 guests across five cabins and features an innovative upper deck with single-level walkaround. In the center of this deck is located a sky lounge with sliding glass doors. The yacht also has a full beach club.
Benetti’s new Oasis 34M fiberglass superyacht brings the Oasis Deck® solution in a length of just 34 meters. Like her big sister, Oasis 40M, the yacht’s exterior styling is the work of UK firm RWD and the interiors are by Bonetti/Kozerski, the New York based architects. The yacht has an elegant vertical bow and a sleek outline that slopes gently down to the water, broken only by the wheelhouse with its vertical windscreen and the floor-to-ceiling windows. Oasis 34M spreads across three decks. She has a large sun deck with hard top, and multiple outdoor areas.
Van der Valk
The innovative 34m explorer combines a spirit of adventure with superyacht standards of comfort to embrace life on and close to the water. Her Fast Displacement hull, wave-piercing bow and Hull Vane transom wing offer a superb performance and major fuel savings. The superior stabilization of a gyro system at zero speed is combined with a fin system for rough passages. Lady Lene’s exterior was made by Guido de Groot Design, the expedition-style yacht will be fully wheelchair-accessible thanks to an elevator which connects all decks. Her sophisticated interior was designed by Carla Guilheim and Guido de Groot Design and includes an owner suite with an office, which is located on the lower deck as there are two doubles and one single cabin. The VIP suite is situated on the bridge deck.
With the new SP110 model, the first open coupé in the history of Sanlorenzo, the company entered the world of sports yachts. SP110 is created by Studio Zuccon International Project (exterior lines), Piero Lissoni (interiors), under the supervision of Tilli Antonelli. The first yacht in the SP – "Smart Performance" range, the SP110 aims to guarantee high performance with maximum energy efficiency thanks to a fractional propulsion system consisting of three significantly smaller engines with an optimal power-to-weight ratio. The use of various weight-saving solutions, such as the use of lightweight materials, further optimizes consumption and performance. The two-deck yacht is equipped with an energy recovery system that uses monocrystalline solar panels.
102 Corsaro Super
A dazzlingly beautiful flybridge yacht, the new 102’ Corsaro Super spreads across three decks and can accommodate 10 guests across five cabins. The yacht has almost 100 sq. m of liveable open-air spaces, and 140 sq. m of glazing and glass surfaces that reduce the barriers to visual contact with the natural world around the yacht. One of the highlights of the new superyacht is the complete redesign of the stern area on the main deck. This entire space will be configured as an extended 35 sq. m beach club dedicated to conviviality and comfort.
Sunseeker 100 Yacht
The new Sunseeker 100 Yacht was launched in April 2022 and is set to surprise – every element has been carefully considered in meticulous detail. She features an elegant, powerful exterior. Her seamless flybridge sets a new era of Sunseeker’s design. A secluded private terrace, sunbathing hideaways, and generous ‘beach club’ are just a few of her remarkable features.
Azimut 30 Metri Magellano
The new Azimut flagship is designed by the same team as the previous mobel, Magellano 25 Metri. The exterior was styled by Ken Freivokh and the interior was made by Vincenzo De Cotiis. The new 30-meter yacht offers spacious, light-filled interiors that De Cotiis has successfully made intimate and inviting. The new Magellano spread across three decks. The design is inspired by the seamless contact with the sea, from the infinity terrace to the generous terrace on the upper deck for socializing and enjoying the pleasure of cruising in the open air. The huge windows – over 70 sq. m of glazed surfaces – also ensure uninterrupted visual continuity between the interior spaces and the surrounding natural environment.
At the Cannes Yachting Festival, German shipyard YYachts shows a brand new Y9. The yard’s newest flagship, the Y9, with a length of 27.40 m, presents the same volume of a 100ft yacht with a private owners’ apartment to offer maximum privacy, comfortable guest cabins and a large and flexible crew area. The yacht is a Bill Tripp design. The owner also wanted to have a noise free yacht at anchor. Therefore YYachts used solar panels at the sunroof plus hydro drives so that there is no need to use the generator at night. The interior of the Y9 was jointly developed by two design studios. Norm Architects from Copenhagen and Design Unlimited from Lymington combined their architectural and yachting experience and created a Scandinavian elegant look for the Y9 that follows the principle of "soft minimalism".
Lynx Crossover 27
Lynx Crossover 27, named Avontuur was built for the American owner. The vessel features naval architecture by the Alkmaar-based studio Diana Yacht Design and exterior design from the drawing boards of the Dutch studio Bernd Weel. Her interior was made by the French designer Franck Darnet. Avontuur offers three guest cabins and with the crew quarters also integrated into the guest space. Avontuur has a large light-filled main deck saloon, 70 sq. m main deck which transforms easily into a spacious entertainment area once the toys, an Air Nautique G23 and a five-meter RIB, are launched.
Ferretti 860 is the result of collaboration between the Strategic Product Committee led by Mr. Piero Ferrari and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department. The yacht is the third yacht developed by architect Filippo Salvetti (exterior design) and Ideaitalia (interiors). Her features include the introduction of floor-to-ceiling windows and glass fashion plates, which punctuate the sleek, powerful silhouette and characterize the contours, and the windows in the hull and superstructure, which share the same family feeling as the brand’s latest models. The interior design is even more radical and striking, dominated by harmonious, flowing lines set off by several distinctive accents.
Grand Banks 85
The 26.58m Grand Banks 85 is the shipyard’s newest flagship. The GB85 is an ocean-going Bluewater cruiser that is also nimble with a shallow draft, making it equally suited for coastal cruising. Designed to travel efficiently at 21 knots for extended cruising, and easily handled by owner-operators, the internal configurations also accommodate spacious and impressive crew-quarters capabilities should that be the owners’ choice.
Sunreef 80 Eco
The Sunreef 80 Eco is a modern eco-yacht. Among its distinguishing features is a revolutionary patented, composite-integrated system of solar panels built into the hull, superstructure, bimini and mast of the catamaran. This award-winning 80ft electric yacht is also capable of producing clean energy while under sail thanks to a state-of-the-art hydro-generation system.
The updated Bering 70 yacht will be presented at the exhibition for the first time. The new B70 has a number of differences from the previous case: an additional 1.5 meters in overall length and an increase in its width by 1 meter. The yacht also received an alternative stateroom layout, with a spacious full-beam master stateroom located in the center and a large guest stateroom in the bow. Traditionally, Bering 70 will become a full-fledged stand open to guests.
Extra X76 Loft
The Extra X76 Loft naval architecture, as well as exterior design, of the newest X76 Loft, were created by the technical team of Palumbo Superyachts in collaboration with Guida Design. The interior is a creation of the Milan based studio Hot Lab. The direct connection with the sea is achieved through a generous 50 sq. m cockpit and the aft galley retractable window. All the on-board utilities can easily be powered by solar panels. The lower deck accommodates eight guests into four comfortable double cabins, of which the full-beam owner's cabin is located amidships.
The Numarine 22XP is the entry level boat in the XP Series to date. The exterior and interior design were made by Can Yalman, while Umberto Tagliavini took care of the efficient naval architecture. The new yacht has almost all the same features as the 26XP but inside a 22 meter hull. The 22XP’s interior is among the most voluminous for a 70-footer out there on the market. The layout of the 22XP offers three or four spacious cabins, including a full-beam master suite.
Astondoa 677 Coupe
Astondoa will unveil the 677 Coupe in Cannes. A model that defies the standards in its segment, is distinguished by its clean and sporty lines that flow along the length of the boat creating a suggestive and provocative profile. Its sensational interior capacity allows for three cabins with their private bathrooms and an optional fourth cabin. Its inverted bow, a hallmark of the Coupe range, as well as its large glass surfaces blend with the own lines of the boat, creating a unique silhouette that will captivate lovers of sporty sailing who are reluctant to do without luxury on board.
Prestige Motor Yachts will present the Prestige X60. The yacht offers an exceptional level of comfort, with multiple areas for relaxation and an entirely open ‘infinity cockpit’ that affords incredible views of the ocean and creates easy access through a large electric sliding door to the saloon. She will be accompanied by Prestige M48 – the first power catamaran from Prestige Yachts.
Pirelli 50, the flagship of TecnoRib's Walkarounds line, will be unveiled at the Cannes Yachting Festival. The 15-meter walkaround designed by Mannerfelt Design Team will be featured along with a Pirelli 42 and two models of the Pirelli 35, respectively the model that won the Red Dot Design Awards 2022 and a second sterndrive model.
Evo R4 XT Walkaround
Exactly a year after the official presentation of the yard’s flagship at the Cannes Yachting Festival, Evo Yachts is back with a new European preview: Evo R4 XT, a highly customized and appealing 13-meter walkaround. Evo R4XT walkaround is characterized by a new beach area with the full-custom multifunction stern platform developed by Besenzoni exclusively for the yard based on a design by Valerio Rivellini. This tender lift transformer – unheard of until now on a 40-footer – adds an extra meter in length to the boat and enables the entire length of the stern platform to fully submerge, facilitating access to the water or piers of any height in total safety and comfort.
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In the beginning of March Lürssen technically launched the 144-meter Project Cosmos in a construction site in Rendsburg. The construction started in 2020, making the 114-meter vessel one of the largest yachts currently in development. The megayacht features exterior and interior design by Australian designer Marc Newson. She spreads across four decks and has a large aft deck, a swimming pool, an observation lounge and helipad. She will be the first Lürssen yacht to feature fuel cell technology on board. Project Cosmos is scheduled for delivery in 2025.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.Credits: Video by OneHouseMedia/Lürssen YouTube
March 30, 2023
The Milan-based designer Enzo Manca revealed the concept, which he has drawn specifically for the Middle Eastern country. Named UAE One, the 140-meter megayacht was designed in collaboration with a Sheikh (unnamed for privacy) who wanted to create an official flagship of the nation. The vessel is convicted for international meetings, as well as multiple transfer options.“The idea of UAE One was born in 2020, during a very special meeting between me and a sultan of the United Arab Emirates on vacation in Italy,” said Manca in a statement. “The sultan was very clear and categorical, he wanted something really special and unique.”UAE One takes design cues from traditional defense ships but has a curvaceous silhouette that sets it apart from other vessels on the high seas. It also towers more than 39 meters and sports tinted windows that add to the aggressive attitude while providing extra privacy.Spanning nine decks, the vessel offers just over 2,800 sqm of space and has been outfitted to provide the best possible experience to monarchs, diplomats, and visitors. The interior is equipped with one owner’s suite, eight cabins, and 14 mini suites. There are also 35 cabins for the crew. Beyond accommodation, the yacht has three private meeting rooms for top-secret gatherings and a press area for briefings.UAE One isn’t all work and no play, though. The main deck is fitted with a striking, geometric swimming pool, while the foredeck features a huge circular sofa and a cozy fireplace. Elsewhere, guests can find a wellness center with a spa, an expansive swim platform for ocean dips, and a number of alfresco lounges for sundowners. UAE One can hold a full arsenal of vehicles for air, land, and sea. She has a “mini-internal port” for tenders and submarines, two helipads for choppers and one hangar. Manca didn’t share any details regarding propulsion, though it would require some serious horsepower to push this 140-meter vessel through the water.According to Manca the first official renderings of the interiors are expected to be ready by the end of 2023.Credits: Enzo Manca
March 30, 2023
The Genoa-based boatbuilder has sold the 80HT #007. “We’re always ready to introduce engineering and design modifications, but I can honestly say that this time we’re looking at the most extreme and advanced 80HT yet,” says Matteo Belardinelli, Otam sales and communication manager. “The client is not just an expert owner, he’s also an experienced captain and came to us with a detailed list of technical and aesthetic requests of his own.” The full Kevlar lamination of the hull and deck and the carbon fiber superstructure of the yacht are complemented by additional unidirectional carbon fiber for local reinforcements in high-load areas, resulting in an extremely robust and rigid structure that is also lightweight, delivering higher performance in terms of top speed and fuel consumption.While the twin MTU 2600hp engines coupled with Arneson drives and the hull lines by Umberto Tagliavini Marine Design & Services remain the same, almost everything else has been re-engineered according to the specific technical specifications of the owner-operator. More details will be released as the project progresses.To increase natural light and ventilation, the side windows of the yacht are larger than in previous iterations and can be opened electrically. The one-piece windscreen without pillars is also larger, and the hardtop comes with a redesigned sliding skyroof, offering the thrill of a pure Open while providing the protection of an enclosed helm station.While the interior layout is yet to be finalized, it will be fully tailored to the needs of the suite owner-operator, in line with Otam's bespoke approach.“The client came to us because he wanted to create something unique and exclusive and knew we would do what it takes to not only meet but also exceed his demands,” concludes Belardinelli. The 70HT is close to handover and the new 90GTS is currently under construction at the shipyard.The shipyard’s history started in 1954 in Liguria. Its professionalism is what made it stand out, very quickly becoming the first authorized Riva yacht Service Center for the Med Sea. In the 80’s Otam fit around 25 yachts for an American builder before starting his own production of Otam 45’ and 55’, earning significant attention. Today Otam has produced around 90 yachts, becoming an Italian specialist, and, together with its custom range, offers a limitless choice between 45’ and 130’.Credits: Otam
March 30, 2023
Italian shipbuilder Rossinavi has launched the 66m superyacht Alchemy. The yacht is a result of collaboration between the shipyard and Philippe Briand, Founder of Vitruvius Yachts, who is responsible for the exterior design of the vessel. The naval architecture was developed in-house. Alchemy is spread across three decks and commissioned by a private client who has very much been involved in every aspect of the design project. The owner also commissioned this with a brief to focus on the design of the outdoor areas and wellness aspects of the yacht. “I was very lucky to meet this owner, who guided and empowered the entire team involved in the creation of his superyacht. A real Alchemy, as the name evokes, a combination of elements, which leads to an original and refined result: a streamlined and elegant three deck vessel, 66m long, that fits perfectly with what Vitruvius Yachts represents”, says Philippe Briand. The interior was made by Enrico Gobbi – Team for Design. A striking feature of the interior design is the suspended staircase which takes center stage in the main saloon, connecting the bridge to the upper deck. This unique design element creates a connection with its suspended glass steps that are supported by two partitions of white Carrara marble. The staircase serves as both a functional and artistic element, adding to the overall elegance and sophistication of the yacht's interior.<iframe width=560 height=315 src=https://www.youtube.com/embed/i-PaStJ3k9M title=YouTube video player frameborder=0 allow=accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share allowfullscreen></iframe>The other highlights are large alfresco areas, especially asked by the owner. The yacht has a hot tub and garage for two tenders. The 66-meter vessel will be delivered later this year.Rossinavi is an Italian manufacturer of custom steel and aluminium superyachts 28m in size and larger. The Rossi shipyard was founded in the 1970s and is located in Viareggio.Credits: Rossinavi
March 29, 2023
Sanlorenzo announces the acquisition of a stake in Sea Energy, a company active in the design, production and installation of electronics and electrical systems for the yachting sector. Sanlorenzo acquired 49% of the share capital of Sea Energy, for a total amount of almost €2.7 million.With this transaction Sanlorenzo continues in the path of verticalization of its key suppliers. In addition, the expertise and experience of Sea Energy will enable Sanlorenzo to benefit from an excellent and highly specialized know-how, aimed at developing projects in line with the sustainability of Sanlorenzo.Sanlorenzo was supported in the legal due diligence and contractual negotiations of its recent acquisition of a 49% stake in Sea Energy by the Law Firm Musumeci, Altara, Desana and Associates. Andersen Italia provided assistance to Sanlorenzo for the accounting and fiscal due diligence. Lawyer Luca Polidori and Mr. Gabriele Dini, on the other hand, offered support to Sea Energy.Massimo Perotti“I am glad to announce the investment of Sanlorenzo in Sea Energy, a strategic partner, which allows us to reach a further step in strengthening the supply chain. Sea Energy has made innovation technology the key of its success, now representing an excellence of the territory. Sea Energy, in the last few years, has also developed a significant experience in the field of electric and hybrid propulsion; this know-how is fully consistent with our “Road to 2030” vision to develop innovative and sustainable technologies able to revolutionize yachting. I am sure that the contribution of Sea Energy will be valuable in this path”, comments Massimo Perotti, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sanlorenzo. Sanlorenzo was founded in 1985 in Viareggio by yacht builder Gionvanni Jannetti. In 2005, Massimo Perrotti became the majority shareholder in the shipyard. Sanlorenzo builds yachts ranging from 28.60 to 62 meters in length. Credits: Daniele Barraco, Sanlorenzo
March 29, 2023