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Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show

Thai boat ownership has risen to 43% currently, with a strong attraction to European shipyards

The Organisers of the 6th Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show expect trade to be generated by the show while supporting the government’s initiative to make Thailand the “Marina Hub of ASEAN” and showcasing the marine leisure credentials – onshore and off – of the Gulf of Thailand. To be held on 23 – 26 November 2017, the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show is a key consumer boat show in the region, showcasing global boat brands and marine products to a Thai market with a growing appetite for the marine leisure lifestyle.

According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Pattaya area welcomed approximately 8 million visitors in H1 2017 with spending up 15% on the same period in 2016, while Euromonitor International’s Top 100 City Destinations Ranking placed Pattaya as the 20th in the world by number of visitors.

“Pattaya is showing strong growth in visitor arrivals and receipts, central to the development of the country’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show has an important role to play in this, being the leading platform for marine businesses to promote their products and services to a domestic and international audience. Now in its sixth year, the consumer-focussed show has earned a reputation as being a boat show for boat lovers, where people come to see and test the latest products in the industry, and has a track record of trade,” said Dr. Tirachai Pipitsupaphol, Managing Director, Ocean Property group.

Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat show benefits from solid infrastructures and management team

Top international yachting brands will exhibit alongside Thailand’s leading marine businesses with pleasure yachts and commercial vessels ranging from under 1 million Thai baht (approx USD 30,000) to superyachts priced at more than 200 million Thai baht (approx. USD  6 million). New and brokerage boats, charter services, Thai boat builders, and a wide range of marine products and services will be on display over the four days event. “Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show actively promotes the Gulf of Thailand with it’s spectacular cruising grounds and world-class onshore facilities, and generates a direct economic gain for the marine and tourism industries in Thailand’s East through trade at the show and business stimulated thereafter. This year we expect the show to exceed more than 2 billion Thai baht in trade,” added Dr. Tirachai.

With the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) a national government priority, Ocean Marina Yacht Club has been actively working with government departments and authorities to promote, and develop, the East Coast and Gulf of Thailand’s marine leisure facilities.

“Thailand’s East Coast has huge leisure potential. The natural marine assets are relatively untouched and following changes by the Customs Department last year we are receiving more enquiries from international pleasure boats and superyachts who wish to berth themselves in Pattaya and discover the Gulf of Thailand. Since 2010, we have observed Thai boat ownership rising from 31% to currently 43%. We are also seeing more Thai people chartering boats for private vacations and more charter companies opening up in the Gulf region to cater to this market. In terms of day trips to nearby islands, this segment is growing rapidly – in H1 2017 18,000 people on average per month departed from Ocean Marina Yacht Club to the islands, up 60% year-on-year. All this bodes well for the local marine industry and provides a solid foundation for further growth of the marine leisure sector in the Gulf of Thailand,” said Mr. Scott Finsten, Harbour Master of Ocean Marina Yacht Club.

Kicking off the Asian boat show season, more than 6,000 people are expected to visit the 20,375 sqm of onshore and in-water exhibition space at the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show. A multi-billion baht line-up of boats and businesses will be showcasing everything from small day boats to superyachts, marine products and services, luxury cars and property, and all manner of marine gadgets and water toys. Highlights include experiential activities for visitors and in-water demonstrations from Seabreacher, Jetsurf and many more, as well as free daily yacht cruises.

Held from 23 – 26 November, 2017 at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Pattaya, Thailand, the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show is open daily from 11:00 – 19:00 (closing at 18:00 on Sunday) and entry is free to all.


For more information:

Website:  www.oceanmarinapattayaboatshow.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oceanmarinapattayaboatshow


Haute Couture Yachting: Benetti Meets Kiton

In a move that will bring some of the finest Italian craftspeople together, Benetti has announced a new partnership with Italian tailor Kiton. This collaboration will see the yacht manufacturer work closely with the bespoke tailor to deck out the luxury yachts in the best that Italian sartorial elegance has to offer.

Customers who turn to one of the world’s oldest yacht builders will have the chance to tap the skills of the tailors at Kiton to style their lounges for that added touch of luxury. In turn, the top clients of the Neapolitan fashion house can look forward to exclusive access to Italian superyachts during the boat shows. This applies for such shows as Cannes, Montecarlo, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong, through 2017.

“The aim of the partnership is to devote increasing attention to our customers who have chosen a unique and exclusive lifestyle”, says Antonio De Matteis, CEO of Kiton. He adds “Excellence and quality: these are the basic principles of our partnership of which I’m extremely proud. Benetti is a beacon of Italian excellence which perfectly matches our own values: a family-oriented atmosphere, innovation, style and quality.”

Clients interested in learning more about the new joint venture can do so at the upcoming boat shows. Alternatively, Benetti can arrange for its top clients to visit Kiton’s premises in Naples and Milan. In turn, Kiton’s clientele will be able to visit the “Yachtique” styling lounges that can be found in the Benetti boutique in Viareggio.

Cannes Yachting Festival 2016

As the summer months get into full swing, the yachting world heads to the South of France for the Cannes Yachting Festival. September 6 to 11 will see more than 50,000 visitors descend on Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto, where they can expect to see 100 world premieres and as many as 600 boats displayed both on land and in the water. The Cannes Yachting Festival is also one of the few shows where prospective buyers can conduct sea trials by testing the vessels in the surrounding waters.

The Vieux Port will be the home of many special exhibitions including the Palais des Festival. This space will include the latest water toys and tenders alongside the beach, as well as many banks, interior designers, architects and shipyards. New for this year is La Terrasse, a special area for the luxury industry stakeholders. It will include automobiles, watches, jewellery, private aviation, prestigious property, gastronomy, tableware, couture houses, leather and saddles, furniture & design, art & photography, hotel, high-tech products, perfume & beauty, premium services as well as luxury yachts.

The Jetee hosts the engine manufacturers, service exhibitors and the world’s largest shipyards. There’s the Super Yachts Extension which will feature motor and sailing yachts above 25m. Some will be as large as 55m. A tender area is also located here. A further four areas can be found at Vieux Port including the Catamarans area, the Pantiero displaying smaller high-end motor boats, the Quai Saint-Pierre with boats in the 12 to 25m range and the Quai Max Laubeuf where the festival started and where over 160 vessels will be on display. Port Pierre Canto will have on display around 50 second-hand yachts in the 22m to 50m range.

Making their premiere at the show will be the Oceanis Yacht 62 from Beneteau, the Prestige Yachts 630, two sailboats from Sirena Marine, the Azuree 41’ and Euphoria 68’ and the Numarine 78HT. The Numarine 60 Flybridge will also make its European debut. Canados will be using the show to launch the Oceanic 76’ GT, while giving a preview of the Gladiator 42’, Gladiator 76’ and Canados 971 Coliseum which will be arriving in 2017. Not to be outdone, Sanlorenzo will have the world premiere for their SL78 (pictured top). A 25m, made to order fiberglass motor yacht, with a planing hull.

On the catamaran front, Sunreef will be debuting three yachts. The Supreme 68 Power Catamaran will make her world debut and the Supreme 68 Sailing Catamaran Midori and the Sunreef 74 19th Hole will make their European debuts. Also for 2016, the Concours d’Elegance competition is back after a successful debut in 2015. This event allows owners to enter boats sized 12m or less. No more than 20 boats can compete. There will be two categories: boats manufactured before 1980 and after 1980.

This article was first published in Yacht Style Magazine.

Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show Goes Affordable

‘Affordable Luxury’ might seem like an oxymoron, especially in a country where billionaires and the elite life are associated with the excesses of people like Stephen Hung. Yachting is, likewise, an activity synonymous with an idea of exclusivity only beholden to the super-rich. This year’s Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show, running 29 April to 2 May 2016, aims to dispel that idea by setting up ‘Affordable Luxury’ as its primary theme. With the growth of a burgeoning middle class across Asia, yachting may be one of the hobbies that takes its place in the ‘Chinese Dream’ of a wider population.

This year’s Boat Show is expected to draw in over 12,000 visitors with more than 60 major international exhibitors and 75 yachts participating. The show will be backing up a good cause too, with aims to raise funds for the Children’s Cancer Foundation by holding the Cardboard Boat Charity Regatta. In that event, participating teams from Hong Kong corporations, institutes of learning, and other organizations will use materials provided to make their own skiff for a race. In addition to all the fun, the event aims to reach more than just yacht enthusiasts by accommodating the whole family with a Food Street, mixing diverse cuisines from both East and West, and a Children’s Entertainment Zone.

The Charity Regatta

The Charity Regatta

Totaling at a combined value of HK$1 billion, including everything from small sailboats to superyachts, the yachts start at less than HK$100,000 and finish at more than HK$50 million. We won’t leave you waiting. Let’s go into some of the notable vessels out there:

Capri, 27/06/11 Arcadia Illusion 8 Photo: © Emilio Bianchi

Arcadia 85

The 85-feet long Arcadia 85 is named after the home of the Greek god Pan, master of wine and song. With modern and vibrant lines, and fitting up to 8 guests in its interior, this vessel lives up to that image of a spot to relax and enjoy life’s pleasures. Yet, it also brings an awareness of eco-friendliness into its pleasure by using 431 square feet of solar panels, powering into a maximum of 18.5 knots.

Princess S72

Princess S72

The Princess S72 has a touch of regality infused into its top tier British craftsmanship and style, featuring a wide sunroof, a hydraulic bathing platform and three en-suite cabins. This superyacht was launched by Princess Yachts International and it is 72 feet long — hence the name — draws at a top speed of 40 knots.

Project 31 Interior

Project 31 Interior

Project 31 has a mysterious ring to its name and will make its exclusive debut at the boat show. In actuality, it is a rebirth of sorts. The name comes from the first boat ever released by Princess Yachts International. This model has been restored back to represent its glory and elegance. The refurbished interior and exterior displays the shipyard’s ability for style and innovation.

“We are very enthusiastic to present our 16th edition of the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show, which has attracted more international exhibitors and visitors each year. With more than 260 islands and 700km coastline, Hong Kong is an amazing destination for boating. Over the four days, we will showcase the region’s pleasure boating industry and aim to offer both local and overseas boat lovers a variety of options for every kind of budget.” commented Robert Blythe, General Manager of the Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club.

With the array of possibilities on display, yachting may pick up a new fans across the East.

Flying Flagship: Ferretti Yachts 960

Ferretti have designed and built their largest-ever planing boat, the Ferretti Yachts 960. While Ferretti as a group build bigger boats under their Custom Line and Pershing brands, this is their biggest Ferretti Yacht, and is the new flagship for the brand. At 96ft in length overall, with a beam of 22ft, there’s plenty of room – so much so that it sits somewhat oddly with this otherwise sporty top-performance speedster.

It’s a very quick boat indeed, if you choose the biggest engines on offer: twin MTU 16V M94 2,638hp diesels. Cruise at 27kts and enjoy the maximum speed of 31kts while the stabilizers reduce roll whether under way or at anchor. Even the standard engine offer, the twin MTU 16V M84 2,218hp diesel package gives you a very respectable maximum of 27kts and a cruising speed of 24kts.FERRETTI-960-Sundeck

Passenger accommodation comprises up to four identical double cabins on the lower deck, each ensuite, amidships. Crew berths are forward, accessible directly from the galley above, with two twin-berth cabins for the crew and a single-berth ensuite cabin for the Captain. The owner’s cabin, on the other hand, is on the Main Deck, just forward of the galley. This cabin can also be fitted-out as a “playroom” – a sitting-room with its own TV/HiFi and sofas – as an alternative to the equivalent towards the rear of the lobby-like saloon, just behind the 8-12 seat dining area.

Reaching further stern-wards we come to the cockpit, the true center of activity on the Ferretti Yachts 960. Not only the usual whole-complement banquette, but also another 8-seater dining table set forward amid the plentitude of circulation space for cocktails, once the anchor’s down.FERRETTI-960-Cabin

The two gangways lead forward, to the foredeck; the port gangway providing private access to the galley and the crew quarters. The cockpit also gives access to the starboard rear gangplank, the engine room, the garage and the flybridge.

The flybridge can also be accessed from the forward main deck helm station, itself placed on a mezzanine above the main deck proper. The large sub-cockpit garage and it’s sinking floor are used to store the tender. This leaves space to spare on the flybridge for everyone on the sofas, the sun-deck and in the Jacuzzi, should you wish to have one. The Flybridge of the Ferretti Yachts 960 is sheltered by a hard-top with a sun-roof opening panel. Almost needless to mention: the bar area with the fridge, ice-maker, grill and sink, and the cupboards for handy things like glasses and extra bottles.FERRETTI-960-Pilot-Cabin

On a boat this size, with engines as powerful as these, there’s space and power enough to carry substantial sound-proofing for the cabins and living spaces in the form of multi-layered bulwarks. The crew will also be grateful not to be crammed up against the engine-room, as on many smaller vessels. Some of this capacity is made available for the internal finishings too, with extensive use of glass, oak and leather. The saloon and cabins all feature substantial glazing, full-length in the saloon, and the external views look close enough to touch.

Once upon a time, the cockpit was where you put things. Now we put them under the cockpit, and there is a substantial garage on the Ferretti Yachts 960. The whole stern between the two access stairways lifts up as a gull-winged doorway, and the central part of the swim-platform drops to partially flood the garage, thus enabling the tender to float in and out. A great saving on hoists and hoisting power. The space is large enough for a 4.5m RIB or a jetski and there’s room for diving equipment and other bits and bobs.FERRETTI-960-Garage


LOA: 29.2m (95’ 10”)
Beam: 6.7m (22ft)
Fuel capacity: 9000lt (2378 U.S gals)
Water capacity: 1320lt (349 U.S gals)
Standard Engines: 2 X MTU 16V 2000 2218hp/
1630kW at 2450 rpm
Top Speed: 27.5kts
Cruising Speed: 24kts

Other engine configurations are available.

For more information: www.ferretti-yachts.com

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Singapore Yacht Show Opens Next Month

Given the size of the island nation, an impressive line-up of over 100 superyachts and motor boats will be packing into ONE°15 Marina Club in Sentosa Cove in April for the sixth edition of the highly anticipated Singapore Yacht Show.

Despite the daily downpours during the 2015 edition, business boomed and the same sentiment is being predicted for April’s event. The combination of the show and conferences, not to mention various other luxury and lifestyle offerings is definitely encouraging further development in this growing market place.

This year the Singapore Yacht Show offers visitors an all-round experience with a range of events set to tantalize.Singapore-Yacht-Show-2016-2

The glamorous Friday evening Red and Black Gala dinner at the W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, kicks off a weekend of festivities that includes supercar parades, fashion shows and live cooking demonstrations by MasterChef Asia Judge Audra Morris. A notable addition to this year’s show will be a brokerage section, where professional brokers present pre-owned yachts and boats which are either less than five years old, over 40ft in length, or have a minimum value of $250,000.

But the main event is still all about the boats and this year the line-up is impressive.

Sunreef Yachts, one of the world’s leading designers and builders of luxury sailing and power catamarans, will showcase the Sunreef Supreme Line and its first unit Supreme 68, the world premier of the revolutionary sailing catamaran, the second-ever world premiere unveiled at a Singapore Yacht Show.

World-renowned Azimut will be showcasing its new Azimut 66 Fly, making its Asian debut alongside the Azimut Atlantis 43 and Azimut 50 Fly.

A big success story from last year’s Singapore Yacht Show, Simpson Marine is back to present a range of vessels from its prestigious portfolio of brands including Sanlorenzo, Beneteau, Monte Carlo Yachts with the Monte Carlo 86 making its first appearance at the show, and Lagoon who will present the Lagoon 630 and Lagoon 450 SporTop, making her Asian premiere.

Fincaniteri will join the growing list of Superyacht Builder’s Association members exhibiting in Singapore. The Italian shipyard made waves in 2015 with the launch of motor yacht Ocean Victory, which was moored in Singapore during the show and has since remained in the Asia Pacific region on the owner’s maiden voyage world tour.

Triple 8 was built in 2009 by Royal Denship and is every inch as luxurious today as she was then

Triple 8 was built in 2009 by Royal Denship and is every inch as luxurious today as she was then

Another exciting addition will be Australian yacht builder Silver Yachts who is still on a high following the launch of the super-sleek and eco-friendly Silver Fast in Monaco last year.

A regular on the show circuit, Princess Yachts will be presenting Princess 88MY, Princess 75MY, Princess 72MY, Princess 68, Princess 56 and Princess 52 from the Flybridge range. They will also have the Princess S72 from S Class and V39 from V Class and will be showcasing Project 31 (see this issues’s Onboard Showcase section) and Jeanneau Velasco 43F. The impressive 43m motor yacht Triple 8 built by Royal Denship and currently cruising South East Asia will be presented for sale by Fraser Yachts.

Other local players include Reel Torque, Hong Seh, Asia Pacific Superyachts, SG Boating, Multihull Solutions and Supratechnic who will take pride of place next to international leaders Grand Banks, Gulf Craft, Sunseeker, Benetti, Burgess, Northrop & Johnson, Amels, Feadship, Westport, Heesen Yachts and Lürssen.Luxury-cars-at-Singapore-Yacht-Show

Superyacht Australia, the industry body representing all the boat-building, service, marina and refit providers on the continent, will be hosting a major Australian Pavilion in the exhibition halls with many of the country’s leading suppliers and manufacturers showing their wares to the ever-increasing boat-buying public of the region.

Another important element to the show are the toys on display and by toys we mean serious adrenalin-boosted toys. Long-standing exhibitor Supratechnic will be back with an even greater array of jet skis, amphibious vehicles and outboard engines. Quadrofoil will be making its Asian debut, an eco-friendly Jet Ski raised on four hydrofoils that rapidly slices through water. U Boat Worx will be returning with its C-Explorer 3 personal submarine.

Running in conjunction with the show is the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference (APYC April 5 to 6) which will this year discuss recent economic developments of key Asian economies of China and South East Asia and the implications on business and the yachting industry in particular. In addition to market updates, APYC delegates will also participate in discussions on opportunities arising from significant developments in legislation of yacht charters in Thailand, Indonesia and Australia.

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China Rendez-Vous Reboots Pioneering Hainan Boat Show

The forthcoming edition of SO! HAINAN, organized by Asian boating industry veteran China Rendez-Vous, will be one to look out for because it will effectively serve as the relaunch of Hainan Rendez-Vous. This is particularly exciting news for us because we have covered the previous editions of Hainan Rendez-Vous so often in the past that we even have a tag for it (just scroll to bottom of this story). Just to revisit the past for a bit, China Rendez-Vous was founded in 2009 by Delphine Lignieres and is currently known for both SO! DALIAN and SO! HAINAN, along with the Bund Classic and Ski & Style.


The 2015 edition of Hainan Rendez-Vous will take place between December 3-6 at the Clear Water Bay Marina on Hainan island, China. The organizers have succeeded in signing a long-term partnership with Agile Group, China’s leading integrated real estate developers. According to the organizers, the concept of the event has been dramatically changed to reflect the most recent trends in China and the new dates will coincide with the peak season in Hainan. Leading international yacht and lifestyle brands have already confirmed their presence and the organizers are putting together a dense program of lifestyle activities to cater to the 20,000 expected elite visitors.

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Alan Chan, General Manager of Clear Water Bay (Asia’s largest open-water marina), declared: “We are delighted to partner with China Rendez-Vous and to welcome SO! HAINAN at Clear Water Bay Marina. With a pristine reputation, strong track-record and great professionalism, China Rendez-Vous is the ideal long-term partner for Clear Water Bay. Our world class new coastal holiday resort is the perfect choice for SO! HAINAN and we look forward to welcoming guests from all over China to celebrate the yachting lifestyle”.

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Delphine Lignieres, Founder & CEO of China Rendez-Vous declared: “We are very proud to partner with Agile Group for the incredible show we are re-launching. SO! HAINAN is set to become the biggest and most important yacht show in the region and Clear Water Bay is the perfect venue to ensure its success and growth: huge open water marina, beautiful beach and amazing hotel choices.”




Pininfarina-designed mega yacht makes its Monaco debut


The Ottantacinque is 85 meters long, weighs 2460 tons, boasts 5 decks and 2 swimming pools, yet, still manages to blend form and function.

Unveiled on Wednesday at the Monaco Yacht Show, the Ottantacinque is a partnership between Pininfarina, the styling studio famed for its work with Ferrari, and leading Italian mega-yacht maker Fincantieri.

“We already are among one of the few mega-yacht builders managing all the business activities, from sales to the product life cycle,” said Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri. “Now, thanks to this stunning project, resulting from the partnership with Pininfarina…we are a real Italian point of reference in a market that, as all luxury niches, highly demands the capacities and taste of our country.”

Ottantacinque interior

And the attention to detail and the craft’s wholesale embrace of the latest technologies will definitely reinforce Italy’s standing within the industry.

For instance, the Ottantacinque’s main deck boasts twin swimming pools that have been raised so that they’re level with the side bulwark.

This means that those bathing or reclining on sun chairs next to the pool can be sure of an unobstructed sea view. What’s more, the pools’ depth can be adjusted — deeper for serious swimming or completely flat so that the pools become a single 160m platform for hosting parties.

Ottantacinque pool

For Pininfarina, the project was all about the technology of beauty and distilling its understanding of the super rich in a way where simplicity and cleanliness always trumps complication and obvious design.

“The result is a sculptural floating home with elegant and dynamic areas, where style meets function, aerodynamics, on-board comfort, ergonomics. Every detail is designed to harmonize with the aesthetic theme of the yacht,” said Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman of the Pininfarina Group.

Ottantacinque deck

Lagoon 52 SporTop

5 must-see boats at the Cannes Yachting festival

Lagoon 52 SporTop

No fewer than 550 boats will take over the port of Cannes for the Cannes Boat Show, renamed the Cannes Yachting festival (Sep 8-13). Amongst the many vessels on display for the buyers and other visitors, 468 of them will be afloat. We toured the selection to pick out the Top 5 must-see yachts.

Lagoon 52 SporTop

The Cannes Yachting festival will debut this vessel for the first time. Yacht amateurs wishing to cruise in open water with a reduced crew will be delighted by the Lagoon 52 SporTop. The boat’s unique and innovative design facilitates navigation.


Overblue 44

A team of designers and naval experts participated in the construction of the Overblue with the aim of finding innovative ways of enjoying the sea. The vessel assembles all the basic comforts of a modern home built for adventure. The manufacturer designed the boat to be sold at a competitive price while also being in tune with the times by introducing an environmentally friendly model. The boat is equipped with solar panels. Three models have been developed, the 44, 54 and 64. The Overblue 44 will get its world premiere in Cannes.

Princess 35M

Princess Yacht 35 M

The British Princess Yachts dockyard will introduce a new version of its 35 M model which has an elevated cockpit. The design has been revisited to offer a more comfortable and luxurious experience to yacht enthusiasts.

Princess Yacht 35M

Envy 950 Touring

The Scanner brand will reveal its latest model for the first time at the Cannes Yachting festival. The 31-foot and 2-inch long vessel is equipped with two V6 Mercruiser engines with a 4.5 liter fuel capacity and 246 hp.

Envy 950 Touring

The boat is fitted with the usual gear: a central console, a toilet/changing room and a large sunpad that can be transformed into a dining area.

Neel 65

Neel 65

Based in La Rochelle, France, the Neel boatyard has been working on what they call “the largest cruise trimaran collection ever built”. Only recently finished and set to water in its home port, the vessel includes six double cabins, each cabin equipped with a bathroom. The kitchen is located at the center of the yacht and opens up onto the living room.

Neel 65 interior

With a total of 110 square meters of living spaces, the trimaran will also suit sporty types thanks to a garage equipped with canoes, paddles and other water boards. Out on deck, the “flybridge” layout features twin steering stations as well as a table that can accommodate eight, built against a convertible couch and sun bed. Following its appearance in Cannes, the Neel 65 will sail towards the Caribbean.

Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes

Spectacular yachts at the Cannes Boat Show 2013

Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes 2012

Visitors to the Festival de Plaisance in Cannes, this September 10-15, will get a first look at around 100 new boats, each more luxurious than the last. Here we take a look at the five models likely to stand out as the most impressive.

A catamaran with 280 square meters of living space

Oxygene Yachts Air 77

Oxygene Yachts is the manufacturer behind the Air 77, a houseboat with 280 square meters of living space, equipped with a 2×260 hp motor capable of hitting a top speed of 20 knots. Passengers can cross the boat from stern to bow straight through the living room, which measures 65 square meters.

A racing boat for cruising at over 40 knots

Frauscher speedboat 2013

The 858 Fantom, a masterpiece of design and innovation by Frauscher, comes with a diesel or fuel engine of up to 430 hp, allowing for speeds of up to 48 knots. Passengers can catch some rays on the large sunbathing platform while relaxing to the sound of the Bose audio system.

A sailboat for lovers

Admiral Tecnomar Silent 76

Admiral Tecnomar designed the Silent 76 specifically for a two-person crew, making it an ideal boat for a romantic getaway on the seas. The garage can hold a 3.2m tender or a jet ski.

A luxury home on the water

Princess Yachts 98MY

The Princess Yachts 98MY is a houseboat whose comfort and style rivals that of a palatial home. The living and dining rooms are enclosed by large picture windows, and the main deck provides access to a relaxation area with comfortable chairs for kicking back.

Passengers can take a dip through the electro-hydraulic bath, which can also be used to put a jet-ski in the water. 8 to 10 guests can settle into the cabins, and the crew can be composed of six members.

A yacht with aeronautical influences

Monokini 44M Baglietto deck

The Monokini, measuring 44 meters long and 8.3 meters across, can take on up to 10 passengers and 8 crew members. The aerodynamic exterior curves of this seafaring giant were developed by Francesco Paszkowski, while designer Alberto Mancini has created its stylish interior.

Monokini 44M Baglietto

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Monaco Yacht Show 2012


One of the most important events in the super yacht calendar, The Monaco Yacht Show kicks off on September 19 and runs until September 22.

The 22nd edition of the Monaco Yacht Show is showcasing a fleet of 103 superyachts for four days, turning the Port Hercules marina into the host for some of the world’s biggest and most luxurious vessels. The latest designs and constructions will be seen by more than 28,000 visitors including industry experts.
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hainan rendez vous 2012

Hainan Rendez-Vous 2012 Boat Show

hainan rendez vous 2012

It is the Year of the Water Dragon in China, and the leviathans will celebrate their reign at the upcoming Hainan Rendez-Vous boat show.

Ocean giants present at the event will include more than ten 40+ metre vessels among a fleet of 130 yachts.

In preparation for the 2012 edition, organisers have significantly expanded the show exhibition area through the use of five special purpose barges.
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Boats on the water at the London Boat Show

London Boat Show to wow with luxury

Boats on the water at the London Boat Show

Visitors to next month’s London Boat Show are set to step into a new world of luxury, with organizers opting to showcase products and services for big-money buyers alongside the boats, even as the global economy continues to shake.

The show will be complemented by a new Luxury Lifestyle & Supercar Showcase aimed at capitalizing on the event’s wealthy audience.

The ‘show within a show’ will feature 50 new brands, including names such as a diamond investment company Elite Gems, designer sunglasses maker Robert Roope, Wayne Pollock bespoke holidays and contemporary fine art by Gallery Rouge.
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Nautic 2009

Paris International Boat Show 2011

Nautic 2009

Yachtmakers from around the world are gearing up to launch new products at the Nautic boat show, which gets underway next weekend in Paris.

Nautic traditionally focuses on the newest craft from luxury French names — although there is plenty on offer for those of varying budgets and interests.

Chief among the stars will be Bénéteau which has launched a slew of new models recently it intends to showcase in Paris.
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Genoa International Boat Show Italy

Genoa International Boat Show 2011

Genoa International Boat Show Italy

Genoa is one of the largest boat shows of the year, with thousands of boats and a full program of ‘fringe’ events to ensure it caters for every nautical fan in town.

Some 450 debuts from the world’s biggest shipyards are expected for this 51st edition, spread over three pavilions and two marinas.

The largest flagship of this year’s show will be the CBI 50 ‘Alfos’, a 50 meter yacht, although there will be a dedicated mega-yacht area which is expected to boast some 30 boats with sizes up to 50 meters.
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Yachts Hainan Rendez Vous

Success for Hainan Rendez-Vous 2011

Yachts Hainan Rendez Vous

After four thrilling days of exclusive parties, glamourous entertainment and intense networking, the Hainan Rendez-Vous 2011 ended last Monday leaving no doubt about its status as the region’s leading yacht show.

The superyacht show, which also incorporates a business jet exhibit and displays of luxury properties and high-end brands, once again drew crowds of China’s most affluent individuals to Sanya city in the ‘Chinese Riviera’ of Hainan Island.

This year’s edition had twice as many exhibitors as last year’s Hainan Rendez-Vous, and generated several billion RMB worth of transactions.
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Düsseldorf Boat Show returns this weekend

Sunseeker 88 dusseldorf

Organizers of Boot Düsseldorf, one of the world’s largest boat shows, have said that demand for space has picked up as the event prepares to open this weekend.

An extra three thousand square feet of space have been added to the show this year, which may not sound like a lot but is being seen as a positive sign for the eight day event, which suffered with the rest of the industry in the economic downturn.

Consumers could see some good from the recession, with the economic conditions challenging and strengthening the varied exhibitors who will be at the event.
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The London International Boat Show 2008

New Look London Boat Show to Include Used Boats

The London International Boat Show 2008

The London International Boat Show is set to feature a used boat marina for the first time when it opens its doors to the public again on January 7.

The show, which prides itself on being a family friendly affair as much as a place for the super-rich to splash their cash, says that it is responding to visitor demand in introducing the used boat marina at the annual event.

“This new feature has been introduced to the 2011 Show following overwhelming visitor feedback for used boats,” said the show’s boss Andrew Williams.
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