With shipyards and equipment manufacturers steering toward eco-friendliness, the "Green Route" leads the way, adorned with bespoke signage, guiding visitors to the latest eco-efficient innovations in the marine industry, championing environmental responsibility.
Amidst the opulence of the 2023 Cannes Yachting Festival, the prestigious Louis Roederer Champagne house graced the VIP areas with its exquisite "Collection" cuvée, complementing the lavish decor by Roche-Bobois.
This year, the Festival welcomed three new partners: Textron Aviation, Fathom® with its cutting-edge e-Power System, and Mercury, supplying the eight motors for traversantes. Alongside these newcomers, loyal partners such as Wajer Yachts, Pantaenius, Pixelight, and Yamaha continue to bring their invaluable expertise to the Festival, solidifying their enduring commitment to this prestigious event, where top-tier shipyards unveil their latest designs, featuring world-class premieres.
This modern, elegant yacht is characterised by its slender lines which play on curves and roundness, in perfect harmony with Baglietto’s contemporary ideals. A special feature is a large, built-in swimming pool with an ingenious telescopic floor system to easily cover it to increase the deck surface.
Lomac Granturismo 14.0
Fountaine Pajot New 80
Builder: Fountaine Pajot
The New 80 is a sail multihull almost 24m long with brand-new spaces not seen on other models of this size: two side cockpits with opening wings, a Beach Club entirely sea-facing to enjoy anchorage, and storage areas that have been designed for toys such as forward lockers for paddleboards.
Solaris Power 52 New
Builder: Solaris Power
The Italian Solaris shipyard is expanding its range of open speedboats with the Solaris 52 Open, the largest model in the range. This 16m-long open speedboat picks up on the concept of Mediterranean opens, with large exterior spaces devoted to relaxation and rest. It also provides a very nice interior with two beautiful cabins.
Prestige’s new motorised multihull, the M8, provides smooth, serene sailing that is more eco-friendly, with reduced energy consumption. Its design halves fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared with a monohull with the same habitable volume.
Builder: Centouno Navi
This 16m speed boat has a hull with a low resistance/speed ratio which has a lower impact on the marine environment. It weighs 30% less than competitors. Most materials are fully recyclable and the hydrojet propulsion has very high efficiency, reduced consumption and low background noise. Its CO2 output is half that of a similar standard boat.
Sanlorenzo's sister brand, Bluegame, introduces the innovative BGM75 model, marking its maiden foray into multihull design. This vessel embodies the spirit of a "motor yacht with two hulls by chance," as described by the shipyard. Despite its monohull appearance, the BGM75 offers the advantages of a catamaran, including enhanced stability, spacious interiors, and reduced fuel consumption. Further showcasing its forward-thinking design, the yacht provides the option to install solar panels on the deckhouse, enabling it to generate a sustainable 5kW of green energy.
Sporting a sleek profile, the GTX flagship draws inspiration from Gran Turismo automotive aesthetics, all while delivering the hallmark Pershing performance. The shipyard has launched two hulls to date. The first will make its debut in Monaco, while the second is set to grace Cannes in September. Notably, the second GTX116, departing from its predecessor, boasts four guest cabins instead of five and has undergone an upgrade, featuring triple MAN 2,000hp engines— a departure from the standard package equipped with three 1,800hp counterparts.
Arcadia Yachts A96
Builder: Arcadia Yachts
The A96 is a testament to the burgeoning wellness trend, prioritizing guest serenity by immersing them in nature. Its expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, designed by Igor Lobanov, seamlessly merge the yacht's interiors with the surrounding environment. Thanks to innovative fold-down bulwarks on both port and starboard sides, guests enjoy uninterrupted vistas. Sliding glass doors lead guests to the aft deck, where a spacious beach club seamlessly extends from the seating area, providing a holistic connection to the outdoors.
Cantiere delle Marche Stellamar
Builder: Cantiere delle Marche
The RJ 115 Stellamar, though exuding Mediterranean charm, flaunts formidable explorer attributes, including a remarkable 5,500-nautical-mile range and a discreet crane for toy and tender operations. Making her debut earlier this year alongside her larger sibling, the RJ 130 named Nuri, Stellamar is the inaugural release among three RJ 115 models in the pipeline. The vessel's interior and exterior bear the artistic touch of Francesco Paszkowski, influenced by the shipyard and the owner's vision, resulting in a nature-inspired ambiance adorned with soothing neutral tones.
Since its discreet introduction in Cannes last year, the SX100 has remained shrouded in secrecy, with Sanlorenzo keeping details tightly under wraps. A year later, the acclaimed shipyard is poised to unveil its latest entrant into the thriving SX crossover series. Noteworthy attributes comprise the hallmark fold-down terraces that complement the expansive lower deck beach club, alongside an expansive lounge and sunbathing expanse forward. As reported by BOATPro, the inaugural SX100 model is set to make its grand debut in September, with three more units slated for release in 2024.
ISA Yachts UVII
Builder: ISA Yachts
UV II stands out with her distinctive appearance, showcasing a sporty profile crafted by Enrico Gobbi - Team for Design. Her design features a bold plumb bow, a stylish aft-leaning radar arch, and a gracefully curved superstructure line inspired by modern sports cars. Inside, the Luca Dini interiors are equally impressive, boasting a captivating gold and turquoise color scheme that adds to the yacht's playful ambiance. Notable onboard features include an expansive beach club, a Jacuzzi on the main deck, and a spacious sundeck complete with a custom bar, grill, and ample sunpads.
Azimut Magellano 60
In a collaborative effort with Ken Freivokh, Azimut introduces its latest addition to the esteemed Magellano line, tailored for discerning owners with a penchant for extended sea journeys, all within an efficient and reliable package. The new Magellano 60 is crafted atop Azimut's cutting-edge second-generation dual-mode hull, heralded for delivering remarkable fuel efficiency, boasting up to a 20 percent reduction in fuel consumption at cruising speeds compared to similarly sized vessels in the market. This year, the Magellano 60 made waves by pioneering the use of HVOlution biofuel during its inaugural voyage from Savona to the enchanting Sicilian city of Taormina.
Ferretti Yachts InFYnito 90
Builder: Ferretti Yachts
The InFYnito series, characterized by its year-round terrace, owes its name to the expansive views it offers. Designed by Filippo Salvetti, the exterior concept of the InFYnito 90 features an al fresco space uniquely situated forward on the main deck, discreetly nestled in the bow. This design perfectly embodies the desire for a "balanced, cozy, and sophisticated" atmosphere that seamlessly extends the feeling of home. The interior, masterfully crafted by Ideaeitalia, maintains the serene aesthetic with its gentle curves and a harmonious palette of neutral tones.
Builder: Southern Wind Shipyard
Nyumba, Swahili for "home," marks a milestone as the inaugural hybrid sailing yacht from Southern Wind and the fourth SW96 model launched. Commissioned by a seasoned yachtsman with a penchant for global exploration, Nyumba embarked on her maiden voyage—a 7,500-mile journey from Cape Town to Malta. In a revolutionary step towards sustainable yachting, Nyumba incorporates an advanced energy storage system, enabling zero-emission cruising, extended power range, and serene nights in hotel mode. This remarkable innovation underscores the brand's commitment to greener and more efficient sailing practices.