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The biggest yachts for sale at Cannes Yachting Festival 2023

8 September 2023 • Written by Nick Jeffery

As excitement builds for Cannes Yachting Festival, BOAT International looks ahead to 10 of the largest yachts for sale that will be on display from 12 to 17 September. Whether you're heading to Port Canto or the Vieux Port, be sure to look out for these yachts. 

Bartali

Length: 46m
Builder: Wider
Year: 2017

Bartali has only been used privately to date and, consequently, has low engine hours and is in immaculate condition. She boasts a clever layout by Ideaeitalia, interior volume and operational efficiencies – with a sculptural exterior by Fulvio De Simoni. Her impressive diesel-electric power system significantly minimises noise, vibration and fuel consumption. Powered by a hybrid propulsion system, the yacht for sale has a transatlantic range of 4,700 nautical miles at 10 knots and a top speed of 14 knots.

Asking €22,800,000 with Moravia Yachting.

UV II

Length: 44m
Builder: ISA
Year: 2023

UV II's exterior lines were penned by Enrico Gobbi while the custom interior was designed by Luca Dini. She accommodates up to 10 guests and sports a Jacuzzi on the main deck, close to the beach club. The broker said that "the attention to detail is evident in every corner, from the meticulously selected materials to the exquisite furnishings". The yacht for sale has a range of 3,700 nautical miles, cruising speed of 14 knots and top speed of 15.5 knots.

Asking €24,900,000 with Fraser.

Baron Trenck

Length: 43.5m
Builder: Eurocraft
Year: 2011

Baron Trenck was delivered in 2011 to an in-house design and has since benefitted from multiple refits. Most recently in 2023, the yacht received a new teak deck and a repaint. Accommodation is for up to 12 guests in six cabins, including a full-beam master suite on the main deck with large oval windows. Up top, a 120-square-metre sundeck sports a raised Jacuzzi forward flanked by sunpads on either side, as well as sofas and shaded seating options. Her top speed is 14 knots with a cruising speed of 10 knots coming from twin 1,632hp MTU diesel engines. The broker said that this yacht for sale sports "incredibly low engine hours", as well as being commercially compliant for charter operations.

Asking €13,500,000 with Camper & Nicholsons.

Genesis

Length: 43.1m
Builder: Italyachts
Year: 2011

Genesis is a high-speed, sports yacht, built in GRP in Italy in 2011 and delivered as a Leopard 43 model. Designed by Andrea Bacigalupo, she features a striking golden hull and is offered for sale having completed her 10-year class survey and full engine service. Her interior, by Cristiano Gatto Design, comprises a full-beam master suite, VIP double, guest double and a twin cabin with an additional Pullman berth. Genesis is said to have the feel and capacity of a far larger yacht yet – with her shallow draft of 1.45 metres – she can anchor close to beaches or in secluded bays. The yacht for sale has a top speed of 33 knots and a cruising speed of 29 knots.

Asking €7,000,000 with Camper & Nicholsons.

Charade

Length: 38.1m
Builder: Benetti
Year: 2018

Built of GRP, Charade was delivered in 2018 as the sixth hull in Benetti's Fast 125 series. The yacht's sporty exterior was designed by Stefano Righini, with contemporary interiors embellished by sharp metal accents from RWD. Large floor-to-ceiling windows fill the yacht's main living spaces with natural light. A focus on lighting throughout the design process led to an abundance of thin light panels used throughout the yacht's interior, coupled with colourful exterior lighting Onboard highlights include a plexiglass grand piano, flatscreen TV and gaming table for entertainment in the upper lounge area. The yacht features a customised steel and glass aerial stairway by RWD, with backlit stone step tops leading to the upper deck. The yacht for sale draws its power from twin MTU engines, providing a comfortable cruising speed of 17.5 knots and a top speed of 22 knots.

Asking €16,450,000 with Arcon Yachts.

Norfolk Star

Length: 37m
Builder: Perini Navi
Year: 1996

Norfolk Star received a revamp in 2020, described by the broker as "a multi-million euro refit. This included a new main engine, two new generators, PLC system, Inmarsat VSAT dome, 505 Williams tender, Doyle sails and Reckmann rigging". The interior and exterior furnishings have been recovered, all surfaces and marble have been professionally cleaned and coated. The teak decks have also been professionally sanded. She offers a "family-friendly layout" with accommodation for six guests. The yacht for sale's interior is finished in cherry wood, and the large hull portholes give a particularly light and airy feel. From the upper saloon a generous stairway forward leads to the main saloon. There are two sofas and a more formal dining area in the main saloon which features an extendable walnut table.

Asking €5,950,000 with Burgess.

Mi Amore Julia

Length: 36.6m
Builder: Benetti
Year: 2010

Mi Amore Julia's voluminous interior, by François Zuretti, has an open-plan layout that provides guests with a great sense of space. Accommodation is for up to 12 guests in a full-beam master suite, two double staterooms and two twins with Pullman berths. On the upper level, Mi Amore Julia boasts an inviting sky lounge with a bar and comfortable seating area. The sky lounge offers an exceptional view of the surrounding vistas or, if preferred, the blinds can be closed to enjoy movies on the large screen television home theatre system. Twin 1,550hp MTU engines power the yacht for sale to a cruising speed of 13 knots, top speed of 16 knots and range of 3,300 nautical miles.

Asking €6,950,000 with Blackorange.

Safad

Length: 36.9m
Builder: Benetti
Year: 2015

Safad has been upgraded to include a sundeck featuring a Jacuzzi with a wraparound lounging area, complemented by a bar and cooling mist jets. The extended hard top provides additional shaded exterior deck spaces. The broker pointed out that thanks to the extensive use of glass and open-hatch portholes across the vessel, Safad "welcomes fresh and naturally lit corridors". Interior design is by François Zuretti and is described as “laid-back” yet “elegant”. Accommodation is for ten guests across five cabins, comprising a main-deck owner’s suite with panoramic views. Power to the yacht for sale is from a pair of MTU 12V 2000 M72 engines that deliver a cruising speed of 11 knots and a range of 3,300 nautical miles.

Asking €10,900,000 with Northrop & Johnson.

Bunty

Length: 36.6m
Builder: Benetti
Year: 2009

Bunty belongs to the Benetti Classic 120 series designed by Stefano Righini. The yacht has benefitted from seven refits over the past five years, with her most recent (2023) involving a jet pump, watermaker and Jacuzzi overhaul alongside a complete replacement of all interior carpets and galley vinyl. The bootstripe was also resprayed in the shade "Royal Blue". Accommodation is for up to 12 guests across five cabins, including a full-beam main deck master cabin with a private study, two doubles and two twins. Bunty's glossy, classic interiors are by Francois Zuretti, who opted for dark-wood bulkhead panelling complementing cream sofas and armchairs. The spacious main saloon is furnished with vibrant statement furniture and features a central bar and formal dining for up to ten guests forward. This yacht for sale has a maximum speed of 15.8 knots, cruising speed of 13 knots and a range of 3,300 nautical miles when pared back to 11 knots.

Asking €7,600,000 with Northrop & Johnson.

Technomarine

Length: 33.3m
Builder: Overmarine
Year: 2007

Designed by Stefano Righini and accommodating eight guests, Technomarine is a speed machine, constructed of GRP, with a top speed of 34 knots and cruising speed of 30 knots under twin 2,735hp MTUs. The broker pointed out that the yacht for sale has been extensively refitted and meticulously maintained by a passionate owner and crew.

Asking €3,350,000 with TWW Yachts.

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