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5 new superyachts over 40m to spot at the 40th Cannes Yachting Festival

September 12, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The Cannes Yachting Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary today and the strong turnout from superyacht builders is evidence of the event’s enduring success. Showcasing the latest luxury yachts, products and services, the Cannes Yachting Festival is for many an opportunity to upgrade on-board facilities or even buy a completely new and modern luxury yacht.

40th Anniversary of the Cannes Yachting Festival

40th Anniversary of the Cannes Yachting Festival

Over 600 vessels will be in attendance but of the hundreds of superyachts, only 5 are above 40m/131ft and were launched in 2017. These are the latest and greatest luxury yachts in attendance at the Cannes Yachting Festival:

Andiamo – Baglietto

Baglietto luxury yacht ANDIAMO is attending the Cannes Yachting Festival

Baglietto luxury yacht ANDIAMO is attending the Cannes Yachting Festival

48m/157ft motor yacht ANDIAMO from Baglietto has the interior and exterior styling of Francesco Paszkowski Design in collaboration with Margherita Casprini for a cohesive appearance inside and out. Designed as a family yacht for a Mexican owner, superyacht ANDIAMO contains a cinema room, an infinity pool with waterfall and a large beach club, for which the tender garage was moved forward to create greater space.

Her truly lavish interiors are comprised of onyx and lacquered ebony and the central staircase is made of leather and steel. Spotted cruising in the Mediterranean over the summer, she will make her public debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival and will attend the Monaco Yacht Show at the end of September.

Willow – Benetti

Superyacht WILLOW - Built by Benetti

Superyacht WILLOW – Built by Benetti

The latest addition to the Veloce 140 series, 42m/138ft WILLOW is another exceptional motor yacht from Benetti with the exterior designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon while her glittering white internal living spaces are the work of Andrea Longinotti. Abstract artwork draws the eye through the minimalist contemporary design, where guests’ comfort is paramount.

Luxury yacht WILLOW has a beach club for relaxation beside the water, or guests have the choice of a great selection of water toys aboard this Approved RYA Water Sports Centre.

M/Y WILLOW - Main salon and formal dining area

M/Y WILLOW – Main salon and formal dining area

Superyacht Willow is available for charter in the Western Mediterranean from €154,000-€182,000 per week plus expenses. To find out more about her amenities and current availability, contact CharterWorld.

Razan – Turquoise yachts

Motor yacht RAZAN from Turquoise Yachts. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Motor yacht RAZAN from Turquoise Yachts. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Built by Turquoise Yachts in collaboration with H2 Yacht Design, 47m/154ft motor yacht RAZAN has glamorous monochrome interiors as sophisticated as her exterior styling and was described by Turquoise Yachts CEO Mehmet Karabeyoglu as:

“…an important landmark in the company’s evolution.”

Superyacht RAZAN - Main salon. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Superyacht RAZAN – Main salon. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Created to appeal to all ages, the facilities are designed for both relaxation and entertainment with a balance between interior and exterior spaces: The sundeck accommodates a large spa pool and a bar with a lounge area for all-day outdoor living, while the lower deck is home to an extensive beach club as well as a gym and dive centre.

Mangusta 42 – Overmarine

Mangusta Oceano 42 - Built by Overmarine

Mangusta Oceano 42 – Built by Overmarine

Designed by Alberto Mancini and launched in April, the Mangusta 42 represents Overmarine‘s continued commitment to performance and unparalleled comfort. Among the amenities is a bow swimming pool with an infinity-effect waterfall, with two separate sunpads that dip down towards the waterline.  The glazed bottom of the pool forms the skylight to the Master suite below for optimal illumination that adds a beautiful dappled effect to the interior.

Appearance-wise, floor-to-ceiling windows run the length of the port and starboard sides to create a fluid appearance on both the main deck and the upper deck. As a result, the main salon and skylounge both receive plenty of natural light during the day and guests have uninterrupted views of their destination.

The Mangusta 42 has a range of 4,500 nautical miles when cruising at 11 knots and she has reduced noise and vibrations for a quiet night’s rest for all guests.

Elsea – CCN

CCN motor yacht ELSEA at launch

CCN motor yacht ELSEA at launch

50m/164ft all aluminium ELSEA was launched by CCN in April and features the exterior styling talents of Studio Bacigalupo, while Studio Vafiadis took care of the interior decor. She was an innovation for CCN and marked a new era in offering customised luxury yachts to owners interested in performance and interiors that more closely reflected their personality and requirements.

ELSEA is part of the Fuoriserie line of superyachts, and features a sleek white exterior with the power to reach up to 30 knots. The large foredeck is designed for entertaining and the owner requested a top of the line sound system to rival any nightclub’s. The interiors blend art deco with modern trends to create sophisticated lounges for guest relaxation. There are 6 large guest cabins aboard, one of which is a full-beam Master suite.

CCN Launched 50m Superyacht Elsea

April 21, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

CCN (Cerri Cantieri Navali) launched the 50-metre fully-custom superyacht Elsea in Italy. Designed by Studio Bacigalupo, Elsea boasts sleek lines and sporty profile. Her interior design was developed by Studio Vafiadis and features a beautiful Art Deco styling with lots of natural light.

Elsea 50m

CCN Superyacht Elsea 50m

There are two salons on board, one is for formal dining for 12 guests, and the upper salon is for informal get-togethers and chit chats. Outdoor lounges and a spacious beach club provide the guests with an opportunity to enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle. Accommodation layout comprises of 5 staterooms for a total of 12 guests. There is an owner’s cabins, a VIP stateroom, two doubles and one stateroom.

CCN launches 50m Elsea

CCN launches 50m Elsea

Diego Michele Deprati, CEO of the yard, said: “Elsea was an important challenge for us as it opens up a new course. It is the first one-of-a-kind motor yacht that marks CCN’s debut in the world of bespoke projects — unique masterpieces that respond to the customers’ requirements for full customisation.”

Built from an aluminium semi-planing hull, Elsea is expected to have a maximum speed of 27 knots, as she is powered by three MTU 16V2000M94 engines. She will be cruising at a comfortable speed of 18 knots.


72M Charter Yacht O’PARI 3 sold and renamed NATALINA A

December 16, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

As reported by the various international yachting media, the 72-metre luxury superyacht O’PARI 3, that was known as a successful charter yacht cruising the Eastern Mediterranean‘s Greece and other surrounding countries, has been recently sold and renamed NATALINA A.

Super Yacht O'PARI3 now NATALINA A

Super Yacht O’PARI3 now NATALINA A

NATALINA A was originally constructed by Golden Yachts for an owner with plenty of experience in owning luxury yachts and was delivered in 2015. She was designed by Studio Vafiadis. One of the special features of this vessel is her ability to accommodated twenty guests, while twelve guests would be the standard in the charter industry. There are eight staterooms on board, including three beautifully appointed owner’s suites. These are spread over main deck, upper deck and bridge deck, all with private en suite bathroom facilities, fantastic views and the best of luxury amenities.

Super Yacht NATALINA A - Aft deck

Super Yacht NATALINA A – Aft deck

The VIP cabin is located on the main deck. In addition, there are three guests cabins located on the main deck and upper decks. As well as all being equipped with en suite bathrooms, they also have the latest in entertainment centres to keep guests entertained and relaxed while spending time in the privacy of their own cabins.

Super Yacht NATALINA A - Bridge deck dining

Super Yacht NATALINA A – Bridge deck dining

The spacious exterior decks are perfect for entertainment, relaxation and socialising with friends and family. There is a spa-pool lounge as well as a bar and a barbeque, a gymnasium, relaxing steam room, beach house or the more and more popular touch-and-go helipad.

Super Yacht NATALINA A - Master suite 2

Super Yacht NATALINA A – Master suite 2

Superyacht NATALINA A - En Suite

Superyacht NATALINA A – En Suite

There is no information whether NATALINA A remains for charter at this stage, however, please feel free to contact us should you be interested in finding out more or would like us to find you a similar yacht for your vacation.

Super Yacht NATALINA A - Gym

Super Yacht NATALINA A – Gym