9 new boats over 15 meters to see at the Cannes Yachting Festival
The Cannes Yachting Festival 2023 is getting closer and closer, and after looking at the must-see boats under 10 meters andthe 7 new 10- to 11-meter boats, today we take it a step further and explore a decidedly larger dimension. Here, then, are 9 boats over 15 meters to see at the Cannes Boat Show 2023, Sept. 12-17.
Centounonavi Vespro | 16.7 m
There is a new fast-cruiser coming on the market. The Italian One hundred and one ships, founded by designer Manuela Lucchesi and naval engineer Marco Arnaboldi, is preparing to show itself to the general public at the Cannes Yachting Festival with the first Vespers, a 16.5-meter equipped with two 1,200-hp MAN 8V engines coupled to MJP 350X waterjets, a combination that promises top speeds of 56 knots, with a range of more than 350 miles. Noteworthy and curious features include the new vertical windlass system, a solution developed by Centounonavi and under patent, which essentially allows for a linear meter gain at the bow, benefiting the owner’s cabin.
Shifting the focus instead to space and volume, below deck the layout features a forward master stateroom complete with private bathroom with separate shower stall, a large salon with galley, and a second service bathroom. Instead, a second cabin, dedicated to guests, is located aft of the stairs leading below deck while, under the hard top, there is an L-shaped sofa with dining table, another sofa in front, bar cabinet, and dashboard. Finally, the cockpit features a walkaround sundeck that can be converted into a dining area with fold-down murals while, the foredeck, is almost entirely occupied by a large sundeck.
Azimut Magellan 60 | 18.4 m
There is a new entry-level in Azimut ‘s long-distance range. It is theAzimut Magellano 60, which combines the iconic seafaring character of this series with exquisitely Italian taste and comfort. The new Magellan 60, then, an 18.47-meter designed precisely for long cruising, will be a crossover with an explorer soul, strong in great family feeling with the shipyard’s lines and with delicate lines and well-balanced volumes. Much attention has been paid to the integration of interior and exterior, as well as to comfort and versatility. Thus, in the cockpit, sheltered by the broadside and upper fly, is a pair of sofas served by an elevating table. A space designed to be usable in both lounge and dining modes.
Continuing on, the salon is projected into the outdoors thanks to the continuous fenestration that envelops this open space, immersing the galley, seating area, and wheelhouse here in the sea and light. Below deck there are then 3 cabins, excluding a fourth, dedicated to the crew. Returning outside are two additional convivial areas, one at the far bow, complete with sofas, and one on the fly, where lounge areas abound, served by a complementary mobile bar. In terms of engines, the Magellan 60 includes a pair of 730-horsepower MAN I6s, capable of propelling the 60-footer to about 26 knots of speed.
Cannes Yachting Festival. Silent 62 3-Deck | 19 m
Austria’s Silent Yachts has launched its first three-deck catamaran with all-electric propulsion: the Silent 62 3-Deck. Based on the previous Silent 60-a yard success-the new 62-footer is a design that looks to the future of motor boating. The inverted bow of the hulls and the elongated waterline provide stability and security to the design, which, for future owners, offers three different options for outfitting the third deck, an area as large as 18 square meters. Thus, one can opt for an open sky-lounge (fly deck) or enclosed and set up with a bar, second kitchen and dining table, or, for a private owner’s suite.
On board we find a four-cabin, twin and double configuration with up to six full bathrooms. A very important feature of the Silent 62 is then the 100% electric propulsion. This takes advantage of the 42 solar panels located on the hard tops and capable of 17 kWp peak power, thus powering the two motors of 340 kW each and the 286 kWh water-cooled lithium battery. In fact, as the shipyard states, the range of the Silent 62 would be essentially unlimited (again depending on sailing speed), allowing it to sail silently and in relative environmental friendliness.
Cannes Yachting Festival. Prestige M8 | 19.82 m
Following the success of its first powercat, Prestige‘s new M-Line flagship, the Prestige M8, a 19.82-meter motor catamaran designed for relaxing, art de vivre cruises, now debuts in Cannes. Aboard the flagship, depending on the chosen layout, between 7 and 11 people, excluding crew, will be comfortably seated, to whom two separate bunks are dedicated. In terms of spaces for conviviality and relaxation, on the other hand, there are large outdoor lounge areas and an open space lounge on the main deck, complete with kitchen and convivial areas. Below deck, the interiors reflect the starting philosophy, seeking to facilitate on-board well-being and complementing the interiors with 3, and up to 5, cabins.
Shifting attention to the exterior, the space proves to be well thought out, as in the case of the previous M48, benefiting here from the greater amount of surface area. A large relaxation area is located in the bow, consisting of a really large sundeck on the deckhouse to which, at the far bow, is added an additional area consisting of facing sofas. The cockpit, a natural extension of the salon, is then home to several seats, overlooking the water and the aft elevating platform. Finally, the fly is complete with outdoor wheelhouse, wet bar, large table and lounge area.
Bluegame BGM75 | 22.7 m
Bluegame, since its first expansion, has been able to bring a breath of fresh air to boating. From its first “SUV” models to its innovative cross-overs, monohulls have been the ground for action and eslporazione of the brand part of Sanlorenzo Group, and now, we will finally get to discover seeing its new target realized: motor multihulls. In fact, the BGM 75, the first catamaran in the line, 22.7 meters long and 8.15 wide at maximum beam, debuts in Cannes. The BGM 75 was born, as far as the water lines are concerned, by Philippe Briand, who optimized the live work for Volvo’s IPS, two 550-horsepower or, optionally, 600-horsepower engines.
Among the intentions of this new BG is, then, the desire to obtain a hull as efficient as possible, not only thanks to an adequate living work, but also through a fine work done in material research, thus lightening the non-structural parts and implementing, where possible, also the use of carbon fiber to make the whole structure less heavy. As for the rest of the design, two well-established collaborators defined the choice, Bernardo Zuccon and Piero Lissoni, who, in the exterior lines and interiors, worked to offer this hull “monohull elegance,” while still being able to rely on the volumes and stability of form proper to, precisely, multihulls.
Sunreef 80 Power Eco | 23.8 m
Also in Cannes will be the Sunreef 80 Power Eco, Sunreef‘s new catamaran, a 23.8-meter fully-electric designed to sail in maximum comfort in an eco-responsible manner. In addition to its nearly 200 square meters of solar panels, this catamaran will also offer the option of being equipped with a kite to further enhance its performance and autonomy. But in addition to solutions aimed at reducing its footprint, attention to layout and detail also wants its share.
Strengthened by its dimensions, 23.8 x 12 meters, the new 80 Power Eco does, in fact, offer ample space for comfort and relaxation, starting with the deck, where the layout highlights a large central covered space surrounded by several open areas dedicated to life on the sea. Thus there is a large beach area in the stern, followed by a huge sundeck and cockpit, mirrored in the bow by a large terrace with sofas overlooking additional lounge areas and the sea. The salon and a master cabin take their place in the middle of the boat, topped, on the fly just above, by an external wheelhouse, lounge areas, wet bar and jacuzzi. Below decks find galley space, 4 double cabins equipped with bathrooms and crew quarters.
Astondoa Ax-8 | 24 m*
Also debuting at Cannes will be Astondoa‘s newcomer, theAstondoa Ax-8, about which, however, little is yet known. From the renderings and information that has emerged, it should be a new 80-foot* crossover from the shipyard, capable of balancing enclosed and protected spaces with several open, water-contact areas. Indeed, starting from the deck, there will presumably be an aft beach area and a sundeck in the cockpit, balanced by additional open spaces in the bow.
The fly, in turn, would seem to go in the same direction, with an enclosed and protected forward area, followed by an open aft terracing. All qualities that leave one imagining a crossover suitable both as an all-weather and as a boat with which to fully enjoy even the most classic Mediterranean summer conditions. As for the interior, it will be necessary to wait for Cannes for more information.
Arcadia Yachts A96 | 29 m
With her 29.34 meters overall length and a maximum beam of 7.87 meters, the new A96 embodies Arcadia Yachts ‘ desire to hybridize outdoor and indoor, two elements in continuous dialogue aboard this new yacht debuting in Cannes. Starting from the stern, first of all there is a convivial cockpit that merges with the main deck saloon, made particularly airy by the adoption of fold-down broadside. Two more open areas-one aft and one forward-then find a place on the upper deck, interspersed with a glassed-in lounge. Shifting attention instead to the interior, the choice of natural materials and large windows are able to make the exterior and interior communicate better.
The salon is completely surrounded by opening windows while, in the bow, is the master cabin with a full-beam double bed, private bathroom and walk-in closet. The lower deck, forward, then houses a crew area with three cabins. In the stern, however, are two double cabins and two twin cabins with single beds. Standard motorization includes four Volvo Penta IPS 1200s (1350 as an option) capable of propelling the A96 to a maximum speed of 24 knots. Thanks to the optional 100 kWh-plus system, one can activate silent mode and, also thanks to solar panels, have up to 9 hours of silent life on board.
Pershing GTX 116 | 35 m
Also coming to Cannes will be the all-new Pershing GTX 116, a sporty and elegant 35-meter whose pride, among many other things, is its more than 165 square meters of totally interconnected open areas. Balanced in form and space, with interiors and exteriors that blend together, the yacht attempts to best marry two philosophies, relaxation and performance, the latter provided by three hydrojet-powered engines, for a complex capable of over 35 knots and packed with lounge and relaxation areas. In keeping with the Seascape concept, as mentioned, there is no shortage of open spaces, unraveling along the deck and on different levels, ranging from the 39sqm aft beach club to the more than 40sqm of sundek on the flybridge, accessed via the equally large and comfortable cockpit.
Continuing toward the bow are terraces cantilevered over the sea, finally leading to the last relaxation area, complete with sofas and Jacuzzi, at the far bow. Shifting the focus indoors, the Pershing GTX 116 offers a total of 8 cabins and as many facilities, 5 for guests and 3 for crew, respectively. In terms of care and livability, the spaces are bathed in light, provided by the large windows, while the decor is strictly designer, Made in Italy, of course. Needless to say, the whole thing is configurable according to the taste and needs of the owner.