As the Cannes Film Festival enters its final days, some of the word’s most spectacular superyachts are flocking to the Mediterranean charter grounds to join in the moment and take part in the spectacular social calendar.
For all the incredible vessels gathered in the marinas, some stand out above all others either because of their size, or styling. Here are six eye-catching superyachts currently cruising through the Mediterranean that you might still spot on your summer holiday.
Madame Gu in Cannes
Cannes will always be a charter hot spot for such events as the Cannes Film Festival and the summer concerts and galas, so it’s no surprise to see 99m/325ft mega yacht MADAME GU. Her interior and exterior styling comes from British designer Andrew Winch, who created her impressive foredeck dance floor that doubles as a helipad.
Scuba diving equipment and an array of water toys ensure that wherever she travels, guests can see the very best of the Mediterranean above and below the waves.
Dilbar in Antibes
Currently, the fourth largest yacht in the world, 156m/512ft mega yacht DILBAR from Lurssen was built in 2015 and has interiors by Andrew Winch while the exteriors come from Espen Oeino and was photographed in Antibes before crossing the Ligurian Sea to reach Porto Cervo in Sardinia.
Eclipse in Cap d’Antibes
162.5m/533ft motor yacht ECLIPSE is owned by Russian businessman Roman Abramovich and is another one of the world’s largest yachts. Delivered by Blohm+Voss with interior and exterior styling from Terence Disdale, she provides glamorous golden and white living spaces using contemporary and classic design elements designed for everyday living as well as celebrating special events – perfect for such locations as the Cap d’Antibes.
Built with two swimming pools, a dance floor, several hot tubs, an outdoor fireplace and a three-person submarine, superyacht ECLIPSE is everything up to 36 guests require for a day of adventure followed by tranquillity in the breath-taking surrounds of the Cote d’Azur.
Stella Maris in Cyprus
Luxury yacht STELLA MARIS from Viareggio Superyachts was built in 2013 and designed by Espen Oeino in collaboration with Laurent Giles. Her timeless interiors by Michela Reverberi will accommodate up to twelve guests as well as nineteen crew, and her air-conditioned interiors and modern technology ensure that guests are well rested and refreshed after a day in the strong sun.
A sundeck Jacuzzi and helipad create the ideal outdoor entertainment area for daytime in the shade or all-night parties under the stars.
Quantum Blue in Nice
Nice is a popular stop along the French Riviera and the bay provides miles of sandy beach while the city is a cultural feast of some of the best galleries, museums and luxury boutiques in the South of France. 104m/341ft luxury yacht QUANTUM BLUE from Lurssen is a dazzling sight at night, when her blue-tinted deck lighting complements the warm interior lighting and green furnishings from critically acclaimed Alberto Pinto, who is known for his sophisticated style when creating both classic and contemporary designs.
Kiss cruising to Greece
46m/151ft Feadship motor yacht KISS was on her way to Greece when this photo was taken, showcasing her imposing jet black hull and red waterline designed by Dubois Naval Architects. What isn’t on show is her stunning modern interior from RWD, which manipulates the light throughout the day to create evocative recreational areas and the perfect setting for celebrating special events.
If you are travelling to the Mediterranean this summer, you have a chance to spot the largest private yachts in the world from aboard your crewed charter yacht.