Forty-two days remain until the annual Cannes Yachting Festival. While not exclusively a superyacht show, it does showcase a healthy number of new and brokerage yachts to 180 feet (55 meters). This “smaller” emphasis makes the Cannes Yachting Festival ideal for seeing global premieres that might otherwise get lost in the sea of super-size superyachts at other boat shows. Here are 10 yachts to see in Cannes if you plan to visit.
80 Sunreef Power. This mega catamaran from Sunreef Yachts should please space-seekers, given her 40-foot (12.1-meter) beam. Hull number one is just finishing up at the shipyard, in time for her boat-show premiere. Several more are on order. In fact, Rafael Nadal just ordered an 80 Sunreef Power, for delivery next year.
Audace, by Cantiere delle Marche. Delivered over the summer, Audace (below) belongs to an owner who lives aboard and plans to travel as far as the Red Sea. The 140-footer (42.8-meter) is among the yachts to see in Cannes if you’re a similarly hard-core explorer. Audace is about as rugged as they come, fitted with a heavy-duty crane for a 33-foot (10-meter) tender.
Azimut Grande S10. Alberto Mancini styled a super-sporty, small superyacht as the new flagship for the Azimut Grande series. LOA: 94 feet (28.7 meters). He drew inspiration from supercars, villas, and even sailing yachts. Expect equally sporty performance as well, with top speeds up to 35 knots.
Extra 86 Fast. “Extra” means extra-beamy and extra-open areas. With more alfresco space aft than most motoryachts in her size range, the Extra 86 Fast has a heightened beach-club-like ambiance. She’s further primarily targeted to the new generation of buyers, who aren’t satisfied with the typical enclosed configurations.
Jangada 2, by Van der Valk Shipyard. The largest launch from Van der Valk, Jangada 2 is a fully custom 105-footer (32-meter). While she may look like a traditional raised-pilothouse motoryacht, she’s quite different in arrangement. For instance, the VIP suite goes on the main deck, while the master suite sits below. The main-deck galley is also big.
Kiboko Tres, by Southern Wind. Kiboko Tres (top) gets her name from being the third Southern Wind Shipyard delivery for this owner. She’s an SW105 tailored for superyacht regattas, and of course tailored to her owner’s tastes. The interior design calls attention to the natural shape of the structure, for instance, rather than hides it.
Mangusta GranSport 45. The latest long-range motoryacht model in the Mangusta family, the Mangusta GranSport 45 (above) should see 3,500 nautical miles at 11 knots. Simultaneously, she provides swift travel, boasting a reported top end of 26 knots. The nearly 149-footer (45.3-meter) has accommodations for 12.
Sanlorenzo SD96. This is among the yachts to see in Cannes because she’s the new entry-level model in Sanlorenzo’s semi-displacement series. Interestingly, multiple rooms, ranging from the staterooms to the skylounge, can transform to different needs during the day. For example, one stateroom doubles as a lounge when furnishings are re-arranged.
Sherpa XL. While she may “only” be 78 feet (23.8 meters) in length, the Sherpa XL rivals larger megayachts for usable space. The elongated aft deck, Arcadia Yachts’ hallmark, offers sunning, seating, and dining areas. Yet another hallmark, solar panels, reduce genset reliance for hotel loads.
Sirena 88. Just christened last week, the Sirena 88 (above) stands out for having a foredeck pool, plus a fold-down balcony off the main-deck master suite. A skylight makes the master head extra bright.
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