Hollywood heavyweights have the Cannes Film Festival to look forward to each year. In the marine industry, an equivalent is the Cannes Yachting Festival. While its exhibits span broad size ranges, megayachts have long comprised a part. And, as you’d expect of an event that’s grown in scope and influence, a number of megayachts are set for their global debut there.
The Cannes Yachting Festival is Europe’s largest in-water boat show. It encompasses hundreds of docks along the famous Croisette. From September 12 to 17, everything from tenders to megayachts will line up in Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto. New-superyacht shoppers should specifically concentrate on the Super Yachts Extension in Vieux Port. This is where you’ll find yachts from 82 to 180 feet (25 to 55 meters).
As for which megayachts are making their debuts, 10 not to miss are:
Amer 110. The biggest project to date from Italy’s Amer Yachts is enjoying her first cruising season as you read this. She’s a flying-bridge design commissioned by a repeat client. Quadruple Volvo Penta IPS power makes her a spacious, and efficient, cruiser.
Astondoa 100 Century. Following last year’s 110 Century, the Spanish shipyard Astondoa is premiering a smaller megayacht model. She still features a main-deck master suite and four guest staterooms below decks.
Azimut 35 Metri. A number of unusual amenities make the flagship of the Azimut Yachts lineup stand out. She can come with a third deck, for example. She also bears a wavepiercer hull, despite being “only” 115 feet and a semi-custom project.
Baglietto’s Andiamo. Another megayacht enjoying her maiden cruising season, Andiamo measures 157 feet (48 meters), with design by Francesco Pazskowski. Onyx and high-gloss ebony wood dominate inside.
Cantiere delle Marche’s Galego. As a Darwin Class 102, Galego (above) is a true global explorer. In fact, she’ll set off across the Atlantic on her own bottom right after the show. Her owner’s family plans to spend abundant time visiting far-flung shores.
Custom Line 120. The largest planing yacht from Custom Line is the first penned by Francesco Paszkowski. She’s sporty, with an equally sporty 25-knot reported top speed. Be sure to check out the aft-deck window, with two sections that can open independently.
ISA Yachts’ Clorinda. The first launch from the newly revived ISA Yachts is a freshened-up version of the most popular series from the Italian yard. Clorinda is an ISA Sport 120. The semi-custom series is further the builder’s entry-level series.
Numarine 32 XP. This model stems directly from client requests for more long-range, explorer-esque projects. (Numarine previously focused only on sportboats.) Hull number one belongs to a loyal Numarine owner.
Sanlorenzo SX88. Sanlorenzo calls this new model a crossover. Like crossover automobiles, she blends performance with creature comforts. Particularly noteworthy, she meets RINA’s Green Plus classification, too. A battery bank should permit zero-emission mode for four to eight hours.
Turquoise Yachts’ Razan. At 154 feet (47 meters), Razan (above) will be one of the largest megayachts at the Cannes Yachting Festival. Her beach club is large, too, due to tenders stowing on the foredeck. The beach club further contains a dive center.
Besides all of the boats in the water, the Cannes Yachting Festival has a Luxury Gallery. Located within the Palais des Festivals, it’s a showcase of cars, fine food, jewelry, private aviation, and other high-end goods.