Cannes Yachting Festival (September 6-11) marks the beginning of the September boat show season and is set to host one of the biggest selections of world debuts seen in recent years. Despite the disruption caused by the pandemic and supply chain chaos, shipyards have continued to roll out the finest superyachts against all odds, which means there are plenty of new models available on the market. Here are some of the hottest new launches to look out for in Cannes this year...
Sunseeker 100 Yacht
The first Sunseeker 100 Yacht was lowered into the water in Poole Harbour in April this year ahead of its maiden tour of the Mediterranean. The new model marks the start of a "new era" in flybridge design for Sunseeker and is defined by a walkaround flybridge that connects the top deck with the foredeck lounge.
102 Corsaro Super
Length: 30.18 metres
As the first model in Riva’s 102 Corsaro Super range, the motor yacht is presented as the heir apparent of the yard’s popular 100 Corsaro model. She is penned inside and out by Officina Italiana Design, who worked in partnership with Piero Ferrari and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department. Stand-out features include a 35-square-metre beach club with direct access to the water, while owners can choose from two interior configurations.
Goga is the first of eight B.Yond models currently on order or under construction. The newly launched semi-custom superyacht by Benetti was the last project in collaboration with designer Stefano Righini before his passing and billed as “the greenest model in its class”. She stretches 8.6 metres across in the beam making it almost a metre wider than the Motopanfilo model. The conscious decision to keep her LOA under 40 metres means the boat can go alongside or stern-to in smaller Mediterranean harbours.
The SP110 is the first in the shipyard's SP series - or 'Smart Performance' range - and represents Sanlorenzo's entry into the sports yacht market. Highlights include a jet-propulsion system - the model is capable of reaching up to 40 knots - and a two-storey atrium visible from the aft deck. The first hull was launched in May and christened Almax.
Custom Line 140
Builder: Custom Line
The flagship of Custom Line, a brand of the Ferretti Group, offers generous onboard spaces thanks to its 400GT and 8.5 metre beam. The design itself takes its inspiration from residential architecture with an aluminium handrail with Y-shaped uprights, floor-to-ceiling glazing and open stern rails.
Attitude is the first of six Baglietto DOM 133 models currently under construction or on order in what is one of the shipyard’s most popular designs to date. The model features an exterior design by Stefano Vafiadis and is defined by a split-level beach club with an infinity pool. The pool's floor can be raised or lowered to increase the use of space in the cockpit as needed. With deliveries scheduled until 2024, Baglietto has called the new line a "roaring success".
Azimut Grande 36M
Length: 36 metres
The Grande 36M sports an exterior design by Alberto Mancini, while Achille Salvagni Architetti oversaw interiors that sleep up to 10 guests in five staterooms. The exterior can be easily accessed by a walkaround upper deck that runs from the bow to the stern and she is part of the yard’s ‘Low Emission’ range. She will also be joined in Cannes by the first Grande 26M.
Length: 38.2 metres
Builder: Maori Yacht
The new Maori Yacht flagship began construction in Sardinia in October 2019 and is set to be unveiled at Cannes. Renderings released in January 2022 hinted at a main saloon with a bar and dining area for ten guests, while comfortable seating is found in a circular lounge setting. Penned by Marco Ciampa, the yacht has an estimated top speed of 18 knots and a range of 4,200 nautical miles with power coming from twin MAN diesel engines.
Builder: Van der Valk
Lady Lene was sold to a repeat client of Van der Valk who was looking to downsize from a 37 metre motor yacht to a smaller explorer with less crew. Instead of starting from a blank page, designer Guido de Groot turned to one of the Dutch yard's recent launches – the 29-metre Venera – for inspiration. Lady Lene adopts Venera's high bow but softens its military lines in favour of curves that run the length of the yacht with an extra deck and tonnes of glass.
Length: 27.4 metres
The carbon-built Y9 sailing yacht was launched at the YYachts shipyard in July 2022. Her design team is an all-star cast with Bill Tripp creating her slender exterior profile and naval architecture, and Design Unlimited and Norm Architects collaborating on the interior package. The yacht boasts a large beach club and hydraulic swim platform at the stern, while a spacious main saloon offers an office and plentiful natural light throughout.
Oceanic 143 Trideck
Italian shipbuilder Canados launched its all-new flagship - the 43.45 metre Canados Oceanic 143 - in July this year. The model follows in the footsteps of a number of other Oceanic models, including the 27.8 metre Oceanic 90, Tsa Tsa. She features a twin-stepped hull, designed to reduce friction and a bulbous bow, with a range of 6,000 nautical miles.
Following the success of the Oasis 40M, Italian shipyard Benetti has introduced an entry-level model to its Oasis fleet. The 34 metre superyacht features an exterior by British studio RWD with interiors by New York-based studio Bonetti & Kozerski architecture. The hallmark of the Oasis fleet is a tiered, open-air beach club that runs from the aft deck down to the water.
Rush is the first hull in Baglietto’s 42 metre SuperFast series, but the planing hull design is well-established territory for the La Spezia-based shipyard. Francesco Paszkowski has penned the yacht’s slender silhouette, with interiors by the studio in collaboration with Margherita Casprini. Living up to her name, the yacht is able to reach top speeds of 28 knots.
Azimut 30 Metri Magellano
Marking the new flagship of Azimut’s popular explorer-style Magellano series, the new 30 Metri was designed for an owner "who plans to enjoy long-distance voyages, whatever the weather conditions," the yard has said. Equipped with a Dual Mode Hull, the Magellano 30 Metri offers high stability at sea and 15 per cent reduced fuel consumption compared to traditional hard chine planing hulls.
Builder: Ferretti Yachts
Eight months after the project was announced, the first Ferretti 860 hit the water in Italy. The yacht will now go on to appear at the Cannes Yachting Festival, alongside four other debuts from Ferretti Group. The Ferretti 860 is the third yacht developed in collaboration with Filippo Salvetti, who designed the vessel's exterior, and Ideaeitalia, who created the interior design concepts.
Lynx Crossover 27
Builder: Lynx Yachts
The Lynx Crossover 27, christened Avontuur, marks the first yacht in Lynx’s Crossover series, which is billed as an intermediate model between an explorer and a support vessel. The 140GT yacht has been designed to maximise tender and toy storage to meet the needs of an active American owner.
Grand Banks 85
Builder: Grand Banks
Malaysian builder Grand Banks debuted its flagship GB85 at the Palm Beach Boat International Boat Show and she is now set for her European debut in Cannes. She follows on from the smaller GB60 and shares the same uber-efficient V-Warp hull form. The model comes in an enclosed flybridge or open sky lounge configuration
Lazzara UHV 87
Builder: Lazzara Yachts
The first unit in Lazzara's UHV (Ultra High Volume) series will be making its European debut at Cannes Yachting Festival after launching last year. Named Sandro, the 26.5 metre motor yacht is the smallest offering available in the series but offers unrivalled interior volume. She features a distinctive chevron pattern amidships and offers accommodation for eight guests and four crew.
Extra X76 Loft
Builder: Palumbo Superyachts
The Extra X76 Loft is an iteration of the builder's first X76, Moanna II, which was launched in 2018. She is designed in collaboration with Guida Design and features significantly more space on the aft deck by moving the superstructure further forward. This particular model also includes a closed helm station on the interior and a dedicated passageway for crew operations at the request of the owner. Interiors are courtesy of Hot Lab.
Lady Fleur is the first in the X-Treme 105 series by Dutch shipyard Holterman. Her sculpted lines come from the boards of Bernd Weel Design with naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design. Lady Fleur features a homely interior with blonde woods, stone accents and warm tones inspired by the natural world and is equipped with a four-fin electric stabiliser solution. Her modern, champagne-gold exterior is sure to turn heads in Cannes.