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Cannes en fête

The 2021 edition of the Yachting Festival has begun, spanning the entire shoreline of La Croisette.

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From 7 to 12 September the Cannes Yachting Festival showcases the best of international yachting in power, sail, monohull and multihull boats, including 140 world launches, representing almost 25 percent of the boats exhibited.

For more than 40 years, the Yachting Festival, the largest in-water boat show in Europe which starts the sailing season in September, is the showcase of many world previews presented by the most renowned shipyards.

Over six days, at the heart of the French Riviera on the picturesque Bay of Cannes, almost 600 exceptional boats and yachts, from 5 to 50 metres, monohulls, multihulls, sailing, motor, with rigid or semi-rigid hulls, new or second-hand, will be presented by the biggest international shipyards among the 560 exhibitors.

Alongside them, the exhibition pavilions and land displays will accommodate equipment suppliers, engine manufacturers, and service companies. At the Port Canto, The Innovation Space created in partnership with Mer Angels and BNP Paribas Banque Privée will showcase intelligent start-ups in the nautical sector offering breakthrough technologies or high added-value services.

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To go even further in the “green” transition of the show, the Yachting Festival has organised a full Green Route for visitors : more than 50 exhibitors will showcase 80 boats or equipment that are innovative from an environmentally-friendly viewpoint.

Around 140 vessels will make their debut at this year’s event.

The exhibitors’ and previews’ lists can be seen on the Yachting Festival website, including the following as selected by show organisers.

As soon as they enter the Festival on the Vieux Port side, on quai Max Laubeuf, visitors can admire the MY 4.S, a new boat from Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts (QML059), which gives many motor catamaran enthusiasts the opportunity to own a boat from this prestigious brand. It promises more than a third more comfort than monohull yachts of the same size, with a streamlined and elegant line.

Not far from there, Axopar will be unveiling the Brabus Shadow 900 XC (QML047), the latest incarnation of the 37-foot Superboat range, which makes the connection between utility and luxury thanks to its functions and adaptability.

Once visitors have arrived on Quai Saint-Pierre, they can see the Solaris Power 44 Open (QSP026), 13.47m long, which uses the brand’s distinguishing aesthetic codes, and uses very modern technology to meet what sailing enthusiasts are looking for.

It can exceed 38 knots, with its two Volvo Penta D6 IPS650 motors, and the shape of its hull increases its performance all while reducing fuel consumption and noise. Superb promises for the latest new product by the Italian boat builder.

After having passed Quai Saint-Pierre, and arrived on the Pantiero esplanade which is dedicated to motor boats between 10 and 25 metres, enthusiasts of the renowned Beneteau shipyard can enjoy the world preview of the Grand Trawler 62 (PAN067) which combines the simple luxury and comfort of a large boat and offers a 31-square-metre flybridge as well as a large cockpit completely open to the sea.

Still on the Pantiero esplanade, Dutch boat builder Roughneck presents the new Roughneck 1010 (PAN054), a very comfortable, elegant semi-rigid 10-metre boat. There are two versions: the open version and the cabin version, both available with numerous options.

A little bit further along on Vieux Port, on the Jetée, Azimut will present its first “plus one” tri-deck, the Grande Trideck (JETEE006). It is the very quintessence of innovation that challenges yacht-design standards with dimensions that have never been seen before with a length of 38.2-metres.

Also on the Jetée, boat builder Sanlorenzo will present its new motor monohull, the 36.92m-long SL120 (JETEE004) which has an asymmetric design: a side bridge at port and large dining room at starboard, perfect for welcoming guests.

On the Jetée presented in the large, luxurious spaces of this part of the Festival, Palumbo SuperYachts announces the world launch of the 29.60-metre ISA SS 100 GTO (JETEE115). This yacht has been designed by Marco Casali, and has sporty lines with a hull infused with carbon fibre combined with a light carbon superstructure.

Performance is its asset thanks to its three MAN 2,000 HP motors and hydrojet propulsion which enables it to reach a maximum speed of 55 knots.

A few metres from there, in the Super Yachts Extension, Wally, a brand by the Ferretti group, will unveil its first superyacht project, the WHY 200 (SYE025). This elegant motor monohull has an exceptional panoramic view, providing up to 50 percent more living space than traditional yachts, all without compromising on speed. A hybrid between fast, gliding yachts and heavier yachts for going places

Finally, outside the Palais des Festivals along the beach, Festival visitors can discover the sophisticated design of the TimeSquare 20 (PALAIS111) from the Frauscher naval shipyard which benefits from extremely comfortable seats and large sundeck.

The shipyard has worked on materials and finishes a lot, particularly by using carbon fibre for how it looks and weight reduction. It is an electric, multihull dayboat that offers a significant advance in terms of efficiency and battery life in use.

On the other side of the Croisette, on Port Canto, in the sailing area, enthusiasts will see the Swan 58 (SAIL034), the new fast cruise yacht by the world-known shipyard, Nautor’s Swan. If this model of just 58 feet is a first for the shipyard, it takes its inspiration and characteristics from 54 years of heritage and unequalled success in beautiful high-sea yacht production for the make. Another remarkable boat is the Sunreef 70 (SAIL019) from the famous Polish shipyard Sunreef Yachts.

This sailing model is a multihull with perfect balance between comfort, performance and cutting-edge technology.

It can be fully personalised, offering an infinite range of fittings and decors. The innovative design of its hull and superstructure in excess of 21-metres gives it exemplary handling at sea as well as unparalleled habitability potential.

All these previews and many more are waiting to be discovered until 12 September in the exceptional setting of the city of Cannes during the Yachting Festival, the inaugural event of the sailing season and the largest in-water boat show in Europe.

 

cannesyachtingfestival.com

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