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.
Credits: Astondoa, Azimut, Benetti, Bering Yachts, Canados, Cannes Yachting Festival, Evo Yachts, Ferretti Yachts, Grand Banks, Lynx Yachts, Maori, Numarine, Palumbo Superyachts, Prestige Yachts, Sunreef Yachts, Van der Valk, YYachts
Aras Kazar once again surprises the public by presenting his new trimaran concept called Wakinyan, which is a Lakota word for "thunder." The word is usually translated as "Thunder Spirits", "Thunder Beings," or "Thunder Birds".The trimaran, which can be easily called a floating bird, is 130 meters long with a 26m beam and total width of 38 meters. The interior offers a soft and gentle color solution. The trimaran has five bedrooms and one master suite. Wakinyan notable features included the pool on the aft, a spa inside. Thanks to the full glass decks the guests will have almost 360 views with lots of natural light for the interior.Wakinyan is not one of those boring slow superyachts, says European designer, she is equipped with all-electric and hydrofoil technology that she can reach a maximum speed of 32 knots. Recently, the вesigner has spoiled us with his futuristic concepts, including 150m Ono and 66m Noy.Credits: Aras Kazar
March 24, 2023
Princess Yachts has introduced the new Princess S80 to the S Class. Inspired by urban living, the S80 provides a sense of contemporary elegance, with a single level main deck, flowing furniture and sophisticated detailed interiors. The 25.43-meter model has been designed by the shipyard's team with the Olesinski and Pininfarina. The Princess S80 yacht follows her predecessor, the S72, which debuted at boot Düsseldorf this January. She features full-length windows along her main deck that extend to her cockpit canopy to provide a sheltered area from the sun. The interior is available in four different wood options. The cockpit can be equipped with seating including adjustable twin upholstered L-shaped seats which can manually slide in-board, outboard and forward facing alongside twin coffee tables and twin aft sun pads which flank the teak-capped stairs leading to the spacious electro-hydraulic bathing platform.The all-new S80 can accommodate eight guests below the deck, including a full-beam owner’s stateroom amidships, via a private lobby area in the lower companion way. Thanks to the twin MAN engines she can reach 34 knots and delivers an excellent driving experience. British yacht builder Princess Yachts was founded in 1965, manufacturing fibreglass yachts ranging from 13 to 40 meters in length. Its parent company is the French luxury group LVMH. Credits: Princess Yachts
March 24, 2023
Wally is showcasing the latest addition to its wallypower fleet at the Palm Beach International Boat Show 2023. The new wallypower58X showcases a number of innovative features, including the Magic Porthole. Instead of peppering the flawless hull with windows, which compromise privacy and are a weak point in the event of an impact, the benefits of exterior visibility are recreated inside using camera images relayed to large screens. In this way, guests can ‘see’ outside, enjoy the view and the light – all in perfect privacy.But the real innovation here is in the way the aft deck is configured to support up to four 600hp Mercury Verado V12 engines without in any way impinging on the way the owner and their guests interact with the water. Fold-down aft bulwarks and a large four-person sunpad transform the deck into a natural beach club. Measuring nearly 25 sqm, it is perfect for enjoying the peace of a quiet bay or anchorage. What is more, Wally has even found the space to build in its innovative hydraulic passerelle, which doubles as a bathing ladder.Thanks to its striking glass superstructure, the wallypower58X can adapt readily to different conditions, climates and uses. An adjustable cockpit top has an electric hatch that allows increased ventilation as needed, while the covered exterior area can be air conditioned to offer relief at anchor or in port. In colder conditions, the whole cockpit can be fully glass-enclosed and heated. The glass-covered cockpit offers generous seating for 12-16 guests across the two flanking benches and on the forward-facing portion of the sunpad. Accommodation is just as flexible below deck, where natural light floods in from the glass overhead. The wallypower58 comes as standard with a full-beam ‘double saloon’ for guest and owner use, with a day head incorporating a separate shower to the port side. Up front, the master cabin features a queen-size bed and ensuite bathroom featuring a large, standalone shower. “This yacht will appeal to all those who appreciate purity of design, and have the experience to understand already how they will use the boat. With its two supremely comfortable double cabins, the wallypower58X opens up a whole new realm of cruising possibilities for couples, families and friends alike who may not wish to spend every night ashore,” says Luca Bassani, Wally Founder and Chief Designer. Mercury’s new smart V12 engines offer a reduced draft compared to other models, making the boat suitable for shallow water operations, while the rotating gearcases and joystick maneuvering system ensure trouble-free precision docking in tight spaces. All that combined with the ultra deep-V hull form makes the yacht incredibly sea-worthy and capable of max speeds above 50 knots at half load and a cruising speed of 42 knots for 320 nautical miles.“Wally stands for avant-garde, so it should come as no surprise that we have found a way to unite the very latest in outboard performance with the essential access to the water that the wallypower line provides. Exhilarating speed from 2,400hp of motors, peerless handling and a true spirit of enjoying what nature has to offer – these are all hallmarks of Wally yachts,” says Stefano de Vivo, Managing Director of Wally. On the occasion of the US boat show, Wally announced the sale of the wallywhy100 to a new American owner.Wally is part of Ferretti Group. It was founded in 1994 in Monaco by Luca Bassani and is the only yachting brand to be a two-time winner of the ADI Compasso d’Oro, the world’s most important award for quality and design. Credits: Wally
March 24, 2023
ISA Yachts has sold a new bespoke 66-meter project to a European customer. The yacht will be built in Ancona. The Vallicelli studio is responsible for the exterior lines and Pinto for the interiors, naval engineering is by Palumbo Superyachts.With steel hull and aluminum superstructure, ISA Custom 66 meters will be characterized by a dynamic profile with the typical ISA’s hallmark of the three arches connecting the decks. In addition, at beach club level the easily opening platforms will create a large living area equipped with a gym, lounge and spa.“This new construction is the result of the constant work that our shipyard has undertaken since 2016 when we acquired the Ancona facility together with the ISA brand. Excellence is our ultimate goal in everything we do and I would like to thank all the clients who have placed their trust in Palumbo Superyachts and all the commercial and production teams who work alongside me on a daily basis. We have many exciting challenges ahead of us and we will face them with the concreteness that has guided and distinguished us up to now,” comments Giuseppe Palumbo, Founder and Sole Director of Palumbo Superyachts.Currently under construction at Palumbo Superyachts shipyards, there are two ISA 80m, two ISA 66m, one ISA 45m, a Columbus Custom 50m with hybrid propulsion, three Columbus Atlantique of 43m and 47m, one Columbus Crossover 42m and four Extra models of 26m, 30m, and 40m.Palumbo Superyachts took root in 2008, when the Columbus Yachts brand was established, and in 2011 it launched its first 54m superyacht, emblematically christened Prima (the First). Currently, Palumbo Superyachts comprises a representative office in Monaco and a logistics network of five shipyards in the Mediterranean (Ancona, Malta, Marseille, Naples, and Savona); it also operates the following brands: ISA Yachts, Columbus Yachts, Mondomarine, Extra Yachts and Palumbo SY Refit.Credits: ISA Yachts
March 23, 2023
The 41st annual Palm Beach International Boat Show starts today. Owned by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County and produced by Informa Markets, the PIBS will be taking place along Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach, directly across the Intracoastal Waterway from Palm Beach Island. An analysis of the boat show from 2022 showed that the event has an estimated total statewide economic impact of over $1.05 billion. With over 55,000 visitors attending the show in previous years, this has contributed to over $725 million in total sales resulting from the show. This year's edition will feature 600+ exhibiting brands and over 800 vessels, more than $1.2 billion worth of yachts and accessories. Here is the list of the yachts worth seeing. Arrow75mFeadship Arrow was delivered by Feadship in 2020, and hit the market for the first time, listed for sale by Fraser. The 75-meter is a full displacement superyacht built in steel and aluminum and Lloyd’s registered. Her exterior and interior were penned by London-based H2 Design. She can accommodate 12 guests in six spacious cabins, including an impressive full-beam owner suite complete with an office and his and her dressing room; and a VIP stateroom on the main seck. Arrow features the latest generation of Feadship hybrid technology – enabling the most efficient use of energy with the lowest possible impact. Calex67mBenettiFor the 67-meter vessel it’s an American debut. This tailor-made superyacht was delivered to her Californian owner in 2022. With a steel hull and an aluminum superstructure, Calex testifies to the shipyard’s ability to build superyachts that perfectly reflect their owner’s personality. Calex’s sleek, modern exterior styling was made by Giorgio Cassetta, while the interiors were drawn by Benetti Style Department. The yacht provides accommodation for 14 guests across seven staterooms. Her notable features include a private sundeck with gym, spa and gas fireplace. Come Together60mAmelsThe Amels 60 Come Together is the first of a new generation of Amels Limited Editions and was delivered to her owner in Spring 2022. This 60-meter features the Espen Oeino exterior design. Her custom interiors, with a relaxed and natural theme and a subtle masculine edge, have been created by Winch Design. With an 830 GT, a large sun deck and folding owners suite balcony as well as hybrid power and propulsion technology, this first Amels 60 retains the sought-after Amels Limited Editions DNA now shaped for future. The yacht has a touch-and-go helipad, a DJ booth, and a spacious beach club. 26XP Fast25.89mNumarine Numarine will present for the first time the fastest 26XP with a planing hull, built for the US market. The Numarine 26XP is a large-volume motor yacht that can be customized with either a displacement hull or a planing hull with bigger engines, as well as with a 4- or 5-cabin layout. The 65 sqm flybridge is one of the biggest in the market. With twin MAN 560 engines, the 26XP Fast can go up to 3000 nautical miles and has an impressive speed of 31 knots. PC6820.73mHorizon For Horizon’s PC68 the 2023 Palm Beach International Boat Show is the global debut. The new, ultra-spacious Horizon PC68 model has been meticulously planned to meet and exceed the cruising needs of discerning boaters. She offers a four-stateroom layout with the option for an expansive open-plan saloon or an on-deck master stateroom. The debuting PC68 features an Open Salon layout, which offers an expansive saloon area and a large seating and entertainment space on the main deck. Honey Fitz28.3mDefoe Boat & Motor WorksThis legendary wooden yacht was originally built in 1931 and has been used by five U.S. presidents: Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, and President John F. Kennedy. She has been carefully reconstructed by her current owner, Charles R. Modica, and will debut at the show after three years' restoration. Zeelander 514.7mZeelander For Zeelander 5 the PIBS 2023 will be an international debut. The curvaceous Zeelander silhouette is still instantly recognisable, but compared to the Z44, the shearline is more voluptuous than ever, and now follows an elongated ‘S’ shape. The yacht features bigger windows in the wheelhouse and in the hull. The Zeelander 5 has a maximum speed of 40 knots courtesy of three Volvo Penta IPS-650 drives and at the same time manages to be 2dBA quieter than its predecessor. Arksen 288.57mArksenThe Arksen 28 is one of the latest models in the Adventure Series, and a perfect day boat. Her aluminum deep-V hull makes her perfect for a safe and stable ride, the 360 views from the saloon and helm station provides panoramic views on the way to and at anchor. The boat has a day-bed, pantry unit and toilet. The top speed of 40+knots makes her perfect for a day adventure. Credits: Arksen; Benetti; Damen Yachting; Feadship; Horizon; Numarine; PIBS; Zeelander
March 23, 2023