Luxury Yachting Meets the Cote d’Azure
On the road to Cannes.
There are many yacht shows held around the world each year, but few can match the elegance and prestige of the annual Cannes Yachting Festival. Apart from being an opportunity to see the world’s greatest yachts already released, the annual Cannes show–taking place from September 6 through 11 at the Vieux Port and Port Canto yacht basins–promises more than 140 global debuts. This year’s Cannes Yachting Festival looks to be one of the best yet.
So what’s on tap? Here’s just a tiny sample of the new luxury yachts that will make their global debut in France this September.
Absolute 56 Fly
The new 17.6-metre flybridge from Absolute Yachts features three spacious staterooms to sleep six, while its twin Volvo Penta D8 diesels should give the yacht an attractive combination of performance and low emissions. The flybridge hard top comes lined with solar panels, hinting to further sustainability features inside.
Aegean Explorer M25
For those who want to enjoy extended cruises to the farthest corners of the earth, Aegean’s Explorer M25 is built to go the distance with its twin MAN 650 horsepower diesels and 16,844-litre fuel capacity. The 25-metre yacht sleeps a dozen guests in six staterooms, in a layout build for endless exploration.
Benetti B.Yond 37
Benetti hasn’t released many details concerning its new B.Yond 37 apart from noting its 37-metre overall length, 8.6-metre beam, and five-cabin layout that presumably sleeps 10. But being a Benetti, it’s a safe bet the B.Yond 37 will raise eyebrows, making this one yacht to definitely watch out for.
Chantiers Fountaine Pajot Aura 51
If you like the feel of wind in your hair then you won’t want to miss the global debut of Fountaine Pajot’s new Aura 51. Just under 16 metres in overall length, this all-new sailing yacht–created in collaboration with Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design–sleeps eight guests in four luxurious cabins.
Extra X76 Loft
Stretching 24.3 metres in length and riding on a generous 6.9-metre beam, Extra’s new 75 Loft sleeps eight guests in four staterooms designed by Palumbo Superyachts/Guida Design. Twin Volvo Penta IPS 1,350 diesels provide a cruising speed of 15 knots and a top speed of over 20.
Ferretti Custom Line CL140
Like to entertain? Then Ferretti’s all-new CL140 is sure to catch your attention with its eyebrow-raising style, size, and amenities. Stretching 42.6 metres in length and built on an 8.5-metre beam, the CL140 stands out with sleeping accommodations for 20 in five spectacular staterooms. MTU 16V 2000 M96L engines give it performance that matches its towering profile.
Hanse Dehler 46 sq
The new 14.8-metre Hanse Dehler 46 sq is described as a dream come true for serious offshore sailors intent on exploring the seas. Three spacious staterooms allow the yacht to sleep six people in comfort, while its 450-litre freshwater capacity speaks to its extended cruising intentions.
Next Yacht Group AB 100
Those who want to get to where they’re going quickly will find a lot to like in Next Yacht Group’s new AB100. The 30.5-metre yacht cruises at an eye-popping 45 knots and can reach 50 knots at full power, thanks to its three MAN V12s powering twin MJP waterjets plus a booster. Four guest cabins sleep eight in comfort, while an 11,700-litre fuel capacity promises a range of up to 500 nautical miles.
From the stores British yacht builder comes the new Sunseeker 100, stretching 29.9 metres in length and accommodating 10 guests with five elegant staterooms. Twin MAN 2000 V12 diesels will give the 100 plenty of power to match its sporty looks.
Sunreef 70 Power
At 21.3 metres in length, Sunreef’s new 70 Power catamaran promises a boatload of features in a sleek cruiser with accommodation for 12 people in six staterooms.