24 of the best luxury yachts heading to the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017


Hull number three in the Darwin 102 series of compact explorer yachts, Galego features several customisations on the standard Hydro Tec design, such as 2.18 metre headroom and an upper deck gym. Built by Italian yard Cantiere delle Marche from a steel hull and aluminium superstructure and launched in Ancona in April, she will be getting her public debut at Cannes 2017, where visitors will hope to catch a glimpse of her warm and welcoming Pierluigi Floris interiors.

Horizon FD85

Taiwan-based yard Horizon Yachts has built up a serious global appeal over recent years and this can be seen in its decision to bring hull number two of the FD85 series to Cannes this year. Launched earlier in 2017, this 26.07 metre yacht was styled by Dutch designer Cor D Rover and can accommodate up to ten guests and five crewmembers.


The first in a new range of Ilumen yachts from Italian yard Dominator, Kalliente will make her public debut at the 2017 Cannes Yachting Festival. Alberto Mancini created the interior and exterior styling for this bright and airy yacht, which features a main-deck master cabin that is absolutely flooded in natural light, while a sporty top speed of 21 knots is made possible by a pair of 1,200hp MAN V8 diesel engines.

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Lot 99

Finnish yard Nautor’s Swan will be debuting a new range at this year’s Cannes show. Lot 99 is hull number one in the 28.87 metre Swan 95 series, boasting exterior styling and naval architecture from long-time yard collaborator German Frers. Her semi-raised saloon allows for more internal headroom and better views out to sea, but a flush-deck version will also be made available for those with more sporty ambitions.

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Nautor Swan   28.87 m •   2017


Hull number two in the Filippetti Navetta 26 series, Maxima will be making her worldwide debut at Cannes 2017. Six years have passed since the launch of her sister ship Sakata and the Italian yard has been busy adding several new features including a raised pilothouse and a forward-facing dining area on the main deck, which promises great views out to sea.

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Filippetti Yachts   26 m •   2017


The ongoing collaboration between Italian yard Monte Carlo Yachts and designers Nuvolari Lenard has produced its seventh model, the MCY96. Hull number one, Mia will be attending this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival, where visitors will be able to admire her smooth lines, high bow and sleek profile — all hallmarks of the studio’s future classic design philosophy.

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Monte Carlo Yachts   29.26 m •   2017


The sunset sea trials are a real VIP highlight of the Cannes Yachting Festival, and with her scorching top speed of 48 knots, Mystere is sure to be the hottest invite at this year’s show. Launched by Italian yard Otam back in March as hull number four in the Millennium 80HT series, her staggering turn of pace is made possible by a twin 2,600hp MTU 16V2000 M94 diesel engine set-up twinned to Arneson surface drives.

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Otam   25.5 m •   2017


Spanish shipyard Astondoa is celebrating its 100th anniversary with the Century range, which began with the launch of the 110 Century Sophye and continues with the 30.45 metre Astondoa 100 Century yacht Ninitas. Built at the yard's Alicante HQ, this 26-knot fast cruising yacht is due to make her public debut at Cannes 2017. The towering superstructure takes the raised pilot house style to new heights, leaving acres of space for a luxurious main-deck master cabin fitted out with a décor by Italian studio Cristiano Gatto Design.

Outer Reef Classic 630

It’s not all about the European yards, however, with a number of American builders making the journey across the Atlantic for the Cannes Yachting Festival. One of the most notable is Outer Reef Yachts, which is giving a European debut to the Classic 630. This 19.23 metre trawler is the epitome of a pocket superyacht, with three generous cabins and upper deck tender storage cleverly incorporated into its compact dimensions. What's more, Outer Reef can modify the design Classic 630 to suit an owner's needs, with the aft deck, saloon, galley and cockpit all customisable.


The first new yacht to be launched by Turkish yard Turquoise since 2013, Razan is a 47 metre steel and aluminium cruiser from the drawing boards of British studio H2 Yacht Design. She stands out from her peers with a spacious superyacht beach club and a globe-trotting maximum cruising range of 4,200 nautical miles. Fresh from her debut season exploring the Turkish coast, Montenegro and Croatia, Razan is sure to be a head-turner at Cannes 2017.

Photo: Guillaume Plisson

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