The Cannes Yachting Festival was in full swing from September 6 to 11 and Yachting was there. We spent seven busy days walking the docks and had a close encounter with the massive mega-yacht Ulysses, saw the Sanlorenzo 78 make an extravagant entrance, and even managed to fit in a sunset cruise aboard the Prestige 630.
With so many exciting announcements made prior to the show — like the debuts of the Outer Reef 620 Trident, the Ferretti 850, the Navetta 37 and the Arcadia 85S — the Cannes festival was highly anticipated.
The show had a record 630 boats on display, premiered 191 new models and had more than 51,000 people in attendance, the Cannes Yachting Festival website states. This show also marked the 10th anniversary of the Brokerage & Charter Area of the Cannes show.
We’re already looking forward to next year, as the Cannes Yachting Festival turns 40.
Don’t let the boat’s name fool you, this Riva 76 Bahamas is sleek and stylish. It also features the convertible top system that first appeared on the 88.
Williams has become a go-to tender for larger boat. We’re good with this 385. Wrap it up.
The 351-foot Ulysses looks large from a distance too.
Rivamare greets visitors at the entrance to the Cannes Yachting Festival.
Wider’s 32 caught the eye of many showgoers.
The Revolt RIB looks ready to beat back the seas in style.
Pershing’s 54-foot 5X debuted in Cannes. This one was IPS-powered, but surface drives are optional.
This Perini Navi was the talk of the docks all week in Cannes.
Numarine’s 78HT came to Cannes after a cruise around Croatia.
Narvalo means narwhal, and the animal theme is carried throughout this Nauta-Air 108 from Cantiere Delle Marche.
The Lagoon Seventy 7 offers sizable beach club space.
She’s ready to go anywhere, and we’ll happily handle those wine glasses on the teak beach for ya. Cheers!
Aimed at the growing cruising family, Fairline’s Squadron 53 debuted at Cannes.
Like your express cruisers large and stylish? Think we found one for you.
The EVO 43 expands to create a sizable at-sea party platform.
How it all started, an old-school Evinrude outboard in a sea of newfangled technology.
Custom Line has expanded the use of glazing in its larger models offering owners and guests a better connection to the sea.
Here’s a new entry into the midsize express-cruiser market from a builder called Blu Martin.
Benetti in red. Sounds like a song we know. Wait for it…
Twin 4,615 hp MTUs reportedly propel the Baglietto 46M to a top speed of 26 knots.
Axopar had a 28 and 37 CC on display at Cannes. A 24-footer is now available.
Austin Parker’s 42 has some Downeast flavor with impressive Italian styling.