Cannes Yachting Festival 2018: a guide to the new products

Motor and sailing premiers, odnoklubniki and mnogoyarusnyi, yachts on Falah and yachts-transformers — all the fun at the exhibition in Cannes

What: Cannes Yachting Festival
When: from 11 to 16 September
Where: the promenade de La Croisette, Cannes (Old port and port Pierre Canto)

Why go? Because it’s the biggest boat show in Europe. In 2018, the Cannes Yachting Festival will take over 620 boats in size from 5 to 55 meters. 230 of them new boats and 130 world premieres. Says festival Director Sylvie Erna, here, “everyone will find something of their own”.

Motor yacht

The biggest (per meter) at the Cannes premiere of this year — a 48-metre Baglietto, designed by Francesco Paczkowski (Francesco Paszkowski) and equipped with an advanced stabilization system. To create interiors Baglietto 48M T-Line, the shipyard did not involve external designers, besting its own. Baglietto CEO Michelle Gavino (Gavino Michele) calls the internal arrangement of the 48-meter flagship “the subject of personal pride.” Other superyachts Cannes Yachting Festival 2018 can be read in our previous article, here we continue to list the most high-profile premieres this year.

One of the biggest stands among motor manufacturers this year Azimut. The company will bring to Cannes 18 (!) yachts, among them three world premieres — Azimut S6, Grande and Grande 25 Metri Metri 32. All three boats have a recognizable appearance from Righini Stefano (Stefano Righini). An indoor 18-metre traheity cruiser S6 — the most anticipated new Azimut. His trump card is a good speed characteristics: three engine Volvo IPS 700 and lightweight due to the carbon inserts add-on give a “maximum speed” of 35 knots. And he’s beautiful, like all Italians.

If you’re a fan of the Italian Dolce Vita, don’t walk past the stand of the Ferretti Group. However, it will not be easy: the group has five positions in the list of world premieres. A long list of must see includes 670 Ferretti, Custom Line 120’, Custom Line Navetta 42, Riva 110’ and Dolcevita Riva 66’ Ribelle. Of 20.24-foot Ferretti 670 — one of the most anticipated boats of the festival. In trehkanatnoy version she has a gorgeous master Suite with an office, whose Windows overlook the water. Area on the nose convertible to two table drops to form a large sun lounger.

In General, in the segment of flybridge yachts of medium size a lot of interesting premiers. For example, a very recognizable (albeit controversial) appearance 15-meter Absolute Navetta 48. Great attention is paid to optimization of the internal space. The master stateroom in the nose has a corner layout, whereby the bed can be circumvented with three sides and equipped with VIP dressing room and dressing table.

In 18.7-metre-long Prestige 590 master cabin is amidships and has a separate entrance, double bed VIP cabin is expanded and forms two single beds.

The 22.8-metre Yacht Sunseeker 74 Sport has borrowed the body from a high-speed Predator and shows 38 nodes “maximum speed”. In addition to become the standard for this segment of the cabins in her transom fit a garage for the tender.

29,2-meter Pearl 95 applies more to the “pocket superyachts”. Within five or six staterooms with the master on the main deck. But the main weapon of this boat — a large beach club, formed drop sides and hidden in the transom westbrom.

Also, the festival presents two premieres for those who flybridge is not as important and who wants to save it. Jeanneau NC37 11.5 metres, two cabins as standard with the possibility of increasing to three at the expense of storage. The cost of the bare hull from €291 224.

Bénéteau Swift Trawler 47 and 14.7 meters, three cabins, sleeps eight due to the pullout couch in the salon. Prices start from €466 400.

Sailing yacht

Sailing yachts consistently occupy the fifth part of the exhibition Cannes yachting festival. This year, the official banner of the exhibition is finally a silhouette of a sailboat, going poop aft with a boat.

The palm on the meter at the upcoming exhibition belongs to the Southern Wind 96. The concept of 29.3-meter cruiser was developed in accordance with the slogan “simplicity is the essence of good design”. The boat goes well in light winds and the layout of her deck allows you with the same comfort to take a short navigation and offshore sailing.

The 24-metre Swan 78 is the second longest (but not least) premiere of the Cannes sailing. This is a seaworthy ocean cruiser with a well-designed layout (five cabins) and good speed characteristics. Russian dealer of Nautor’s Swan Mikhail Kondratyev was one of the first tested this boat and shared his impressions with itBoat.

The third interesting representative of the segment of luxury sailboats — Baltic 67 Performance Cruiser. If Swan 78 only partially carbon (carbon gain in the building), a 20.5-foot Baltic cruiser entirely made from carbon fiber that allowed the company to significantly reduce its weight compared to competitors. A displacement of Baltic 67 PC — 21 tons (for comparison, the displacement of the Swan 78 42.6 tons).

Below is the list of the world’s Premier sailing cruisers to more modest sizes.

A 14.9-metre Grand Soleil 48 nominated for the award “European boat of the year 2019”. Case calculated by the method of computational fluid dynamics (CFD — computational fluid dynamics), and the elements of the superstructure subjected to structural analysis using FEM — the finite element method. In the racing version, you can remove some of the interiors, thus freeing a place for storage of sails and facilitating the boat.

A 14.6-metre Oceanis 46.1 borrowed the stage housing his “older sister” — Oceanis 51.1. Its main advantage is simplicity of management: the grotto is twisted in the mast is the jib of the machine, while all the files are displayed on a single winch, each of the two control stations.


In 2016 mnogoyarusnyi a separate section of the exhibition. Here are all of the key manufacturers of catamarans (both sailing and motor) that allows you to make a very clear impression of who is who in this market.

The richest stand — Sunreef: three world premieres. They also own the largest representative of the family of mnogoyarusnyi — 30,5-metre Sunreef 80. This 300 square meters of living space and extravagant mixture of teak, fused quartz and accents of metal in the interior.

Also stand interesting world premieres Sunreef Sunreef Sunreef 60 and 40 Open Power Diamond edition. The first climbs to the presence of a Jacuzzi on the flybridge and the classic marine theme in the interior with a modern twist. As for the second here all the title says. Sunreef 40 Open Power Diamond edition is the first yacht in the world with a diamond coating.

Please see other interesting premieres. Thus, a 20.4-meter sailing Fountaine Pajot New 67 attract the attention of the abundance of possible layouts.

Those who have in the first place is environmentally friendly boats, it will be interesting to see 16.7-metre Silent 55, fully powered by solar energy. This means that he has unlimited range, it does not produce noise and harmful emissions. According to representatives of the Silent Yachts, their offspring is also “virtually maintenance free”.

The latest trends

The boat show in Cannes is the indicator of all modern trends in the development of the yachting industry. Chips this year — fouly, “green” technologies and flexibility of the body.

To get an idea about the use of hydrofoils in the construction of yachts by Princess on the stands, Enata, SeAir and Fliteboard. There you will see Foley all varieties — and T-shaped (as in speedbot Princess R35 or Board Fliteboard), and curved “fish hook” (as in Foiler’and Enata or RIBA SeAir).

Arcadia stands, Silent, Solarwind, SolarImpact and Wasabi illustrate the possibility of applying solar panels, stands Greenline, Liso and Rand Boats — the latest developments in the field of electric motors, Silverfin is a new type of semi-displacement hull, which guarantees amazing fuel economy (more than 400 miles of Autonomous run on 12 nodes of 11.9-meter boats).

If you want to look at the boats-transformers with folding sides, sliding housing, etc., look for the Evo stand.

Tenders and water toys

Tenders and water toys this year are concentrated in the port Pierre Canto. Here is available for sale moored boats. This was done in order to release all the Old port for the new motor and sailing yachts, of which every year becomes more and more.

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