Top Ten ‘must-see’ yachts at upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival 2014

August 13, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova


Cannes Yachting Festival represents Europe’s leading in-water boat show and the first international show on the boat show calendar. This year’s event is set to run in the popular Mediterranean yacht charter destination – Cannes from September 9 to 14. The 2014 Festival will showcase over 500 boats with 100 world premieres and 95% of the boats will be in water and available for sea trial.


Top Ten ‘must-see’ yachts at the 2014 Cannes Yachting Festival:

1.          Benetti Ocean Paradise

Benetti motor yacht Ocean Paradise will be the largest yacht to debut at Cannes Yachting Festival 2014. The new 55 meter vessel is rich with innovative contents, especially in regards to portioning, interior design, décor and fitting out. Features include:

•             Built from aluminium and steel

•             Benetti allows this boat to be customised to the owners requests

•             Unique design features such as the combination of both transparent and opaque materials that emphasise the traditional relationship with the sea

•             Four guest cabins, all located on the lower deck, with access from a central hall, each has its own spacious bath and view of the sea with the master suite stretching the full width of the yacht

•             Hidden garage, complete with a mooring platform for jet-skis or a custom made 6.2 m tender

Luxury motor yacht Ocean Paradise by Benetti

Luxury motor yacht Ocean Paradise by Benetti

2.            Otam 58ht

OTAM launches the brand new 58HT “Crazy Too” superyacht chase boat, the 25th evolution of the successful OTAM Millennium 58 Hardtop series. Features include:

•             Custom coloured black hull and hardtop

•             The deck is entirely wrapped in a ‘carbon look’ film

•             Interiors are equally customised with a three cabin layout, designed by Christiano Gatto Design

•             Single cabin with an en-suite, a twin guest room with an en-suite and a full-beam master cabin with en-suite

•             16-bottle custom wine cellar

•             The Salon and Master Cabin has full surround sound HD Cinema systems installed

•             M7 satellite dome allows the guests to watch prime time television from satellites

OTAM 58 HT ‘CRAZY TOO’ yacht chase boat at full speed - Photo by Alberto Cocchi

OTAM 58 HT ‘CRAZY TOO’ yacht chase boat at full speed – Photo by Alberto Cocchi

3.            Riva Mythos 122

Riva Mythos 122 superyacht Sol, the all-new flagship of the Ferretti Group brand, marks a turning point in Riva’s heralded history.

•             At 37.5m, this new yacht is the largest built in the 172 year history of this prestigious Italian brand

•             It is the first from the Ancona based shipyard to be constructed entirely from lightweight  aluminium

•             The materials used inside include Canaletto walnut and leather and chromium-plated steel, in line with Riva’s traditional style of essential, clean and elegant lines

•             The standard version proposed by the shipyard has three or four cabins, and an additional optional layout with five cabins is also available. The aluminum planning hull can reach top recorded speed of 28.5 and a cruising speed of 26 knots, thanks to two MTU 12 V 4000 M 93L, 3510 mhp engines

Riva Mythos 122 luxury yacht SOL from above - Photo by Alberto Cocchi

Riva Mythos 122 luxury yacht SOL from above – Photo by Alberto Cocchi

4.            Shipman 59 by Seaway Yachts

The 19.8m Shipman 59 will make its World Premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival this September, and offers a range of new features as well as the traditional values of a Shipman Carbon Yacht:

•             Solar generated electricity

•             Incapability of sinking

•             It offers a 360° panoramic view pilothouse and protected steering station at the companionway

•             The optional 230 V AC provides a powerful yet silent eco performance

Sailing yacht Shipman 59 by Seaway Yachts

Sailing yacht Shipman 59 by Seaway Yachts

5.          34m Dreamline by DL Yachts International

The 34M Dreamline yacht is an innovative new yacht to be unveiled from Dreamline Yachts, designed by Arrabito Naval Architects with features including:

•             Unique “lama chine wave less hull,” designed by Arrabito Naval Architects

•             A ground-breaking new shape which tremendously reduces fuel consumption

•             A remarkable range of up to 3,500 nautical miles

34M DREAMLINE superyacht

34M DREAMLINE superyacht

6.            Logica 147 by Logica Yachts

The eye-catching and extraordinarily unique superyacht Logica 147 features naval architecture and interior styling by Luca Brenta. She accommodates 12 guests in a master, a VIP, 2 double and 2 twin cabins, with pullmans for 2 additional guests.

•             Powered by MAN engines, she has a cruising speed of 14.7 knots, and can reach up to 15.5

•             An unrivalled, extra-large swimming pool is located in the forward of the main deck

•             Martin Kemp Design, a London based studio, has created airy interiors with exquisite bespoke sculptures, panels and pieces of furniture

Luxury motor yacht MY LOGICA underway - G.Sargentini

Luxury motor yacht MY LOGICA underway – G.Sargentini

7.            46 Displacement by Baglietto SP

The exciting new 46.3m displacement yacht Hull 10217 follows the trend for Nordic styling that has been established through collaborations between Baglietto and Francesco Paszkowski.

•             The stern features a large “beach club,” with space for a dinghy, rescue boat and jet-ski

•             Two 3512B Catterpillar engines power the yacht at an impressive maximum of 17 knots, 7 knots faster than average displacement yacht speed

•             It also has an actual range of 4,500 miles

46m displacement super yacht Hull 10217 by Baglietto

46m displacement super yacht Hull 10217 by Baglietto

8.            Frauchser 747 Mirage

Frauscher 747 Mirage yacht tender is the ultimate boy toy and is a new dimension for luxurious sports. The 747 Mirage continues the approach of previously launched boats, designed by studio KISKA, alongside hydrodynamic expert Harry Miesbauer. The features of the 727 Mirage are more radical, with similarities to supercar design and Frauscher’s racing heritage. The exterior shows an uncompromising focus on dynamics and the cockpit is a revelation of diversity. Features include:

•             The highest quality of V4A stainless steel is used across cleats, fender eyes, trimming, rails and seat frames

•             The optional bow thruster is there for precision manoeuvring in tight spaces helps you negotiate berthing and leaving harbour, or mooring alongside a restaurant. There is a stylish control panel at the helm, and the bow can be manoeuvred to port or starboard at the touch of a button

•             Optimised hydrodynamics of the required recess in the hull prevent any loss of speed in standard cruising

•             Coated with a gel-coat instead of paint, to ensure long-lasting colour

Frauscher 747 Mirage yacht tender running

Frauscher 747 Mirage yacht tender running

9.            Filippetti Navetta 30

One of the ‘Top 5 Largest Motor Boats’ at Cannes Yachting Festival, the new Filippetti Navetta 30 superyacht Gatsby has been designed entirely to meet the criteria of eco-sustainability; displacement hull, soft round lines, emissions and fuel consumption limited. Features include:

•             Fuel tank capacity of 25,000 and low power consumption, which allows the shuttle travel long cruises without the need for intermediate supplies

•             Comfort and privacy are the primary importance of the layout and decoration of the interior, creating panoramic views to make it even more enjoyable navigation

•             Sleeps up to 12 guests in 6 staterooms, including a master suite, 3 doubles with their own private bathroom and 2 twin cabins

•             The bulbous bow yacht also features ‘at anchor stabilisers’ which work at zero speed, increasing on-board comfort at anchor

First Filippetti Navetta 30 super yacht Gatsby

First Filippetti Navetta 30 super yacht Gatsby

10.         Admiral Sail Silent 76

The biggest sailing boat to debut at Cannes Yachting Festival, the Admiral Silent 76 sailing yacht Gigreca enhances comfort and safety on board, with both motor and sailing. The sailing equipment is designed to facilitate the boat management with a reduced crew – no more than two people. Features include:

•             Choice of a double engine, ensures great safety during the navigation and elevates speed in any sea condition

•             All winches are electrical for easy manoeuvring and sailing with fingertip operating from the wheelhouse console

•             The garage is the largest in its class and holds a 3.20m tender and a jet ski, which are easily launched with the aid of an electrical crane

•             Extremely spacious interior with 4 guest cabins (1 master, 1 VIP, 2 guest) and 1 crew cabin

•             All systems are in the engine room, like yachts of a larger size, making the noise and vibration low for a fluid and clean navigation

Sailing Yacht GIGRECA - Admiral 76 Yacht

Sailing Yacht GIGRECA – Admiral 76 Yacht

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