We have selected three catamarans, five boats and seven yachts from the 650 boats on display at Cannes, 213 of which are premieres. More than a common trend, in addition to the emergence of hybrid types that combine different styles and shapes, there is the idea of finding something new in the usual motor boats. At the base of all this is the desire to give as much space as possible to owners and guests. Sometimes even at the expense of pure lines, but obviously the market likes it that way. In addition, catamarans increase efficiency and become more and more real alternatives to motoryachts, while small boats become more and more attractive for the finishes and spaces that you would not have expected until a few years ago.
Here, in strict alphabetical order, is our anthology
Astondoa 377 Coupé
From the Spanish shipyard a walkaround inspired by the whale for its unusual but elegant shape. One of its special features is a highly sought-after command post. Complete electronics and navigation instruments, leather-covered steering wheel. In addition, possibility to add the bow thruster and engine controls via optional joystick. Guest entertainment is a priority, as you can see from the sound system pre-installed on board. Beautiful and functional windscreen without uprights to protect the cockpit
Lft: 11.60 m: b.max: 3.70m; displ. 7.00 t; Motor: 2 x Volvo Penta D4-260 hp Diesel; cabins: 2 +1;
Azimut Atlantis 45
Compact in its external forms, a bit for the dimensions and a bit for the coupe type, this arrival at the beginning of the price list proposed by the Avigliana shipyard impresses with its current line, with the bow becoming vertical at the end of the wheel. The wall has a window that runs almost the entire length to give light to the interior, but also to thin out and make the profile even sportier. Two owner’s cabins in the bow and a second in the middle of the boat, with berths that can be joined or separated and with the possibility of having a third bed. Two bathrooms, both with separate shower cubicles.
Lft: 14.60m; b.max: 4.25m; engine: 2 x Volvo IPS 600 (435 hp); cabins: 2
Aventura 10 Power CS
More than 1000 miles of autonomy for the catamaran built by the Tunisian shipyard which, thanks to its length of less than 10 meters, falls into the category of boats. It reaches a maximum speed of 22 knots and a cruising speed of 15, accommodating up to six people in three cabins, although, given its size, the version with two cabins seems more balanced. Renovated in 2019, the deck has a new lounge in the cockpit perfect for relaxing moments.
lft: 9.98m; b.max: 5.30m; displ: 7.00 t; Engine: Yanmar 110 to 250 hp X2; cabs: 3 or 4
Axopar 37 Sun Top
Still a restiling, but it would be more correct to speak of a totally new boat for the Finnish manufacturer who has designed a new hull to its appreciated 11 meters, flagship of the production and much appreciated as a megayacht tender, chase boat or even as a stand alone. The revised geometries have imposed a new height of the walls, increased, while the layout of the deck and interior remains virtually unchanged. The camo livery used to present the prototype of the Sun Top version is intriguing, practically an elongated T Top with the central part in canvas to be able to sunbathe or shade the cockpit at will.