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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

Sneak peek at Benetti’s Ocean Paradise

Ocean Paradise yacht

Benetti has just unveiled the first images of the Ocean Paradise, the brand’s latest yacht, which will be presented in a world exclusive at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show, which runs September 25-28.

Ocean Paradise yacht living room

This 55 meter-long mega yacht was assembled in the Livorno boatyard in Tuscany, where it has just been put to sea. Designed according to the specifications of the boat’s owner — a wealthy Singaporean businessman — the yacht combines high-end technology and ultra luxury design.

Ocean Paradise yacht bedroom

Automated systems handle all the settings. The interior design is based on minimalist lines, with a mix of transparent materials and openings onto the outside to let in natural light, such as the large bay windows in the living room.

Ocean Paradise yacht dining

The Ocean Paradise includes four guest cabins with marble bathrooms and a main suite with its own terrace at the bow on the main deck. Every detail has been carefully, luxuriously treated, such as the leather-surfaced interior of the wardrobes.

Ocean Paradise yacht waterfall pool

The upper deck is dedicated to a private home beach club, equipped with a solarium, a waterfall pool, a gym and a mini bar with DJ mixing tables.

Ocean Paradise yacht deckBenetti Ocean Paradise yacht

Sea trials

Mercedes-Benz unveils Silver Arrows Granturismo yacht

The design of the Silver Arrows Marine Granturismo, a motor-powered mini-yacht created by the Mercedes-Benz design team, will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show September 25-28.

Mercedes-Benz Yacht Concept

Silver Arrows Marine called upon the design expertise of the German car manufacturer to come up with the concept for this 14-meter luxury yacht. To create the futuristic and sophisticated look of a seafaring sports car, the Mercedes-Benz team applied techniques from the automobile industry. Sea trials of prototypes were conducted to confirm the maneuverability and handling of the design.

Sea trials

It took the designers 12 months to finalize and perfect every detail, and the result is an innovative and elegant concept that brings to mind the brand’s GT roadsters.

Mercedes-Benz Yacht Concept

The design — which Silver Arrows Marine president Ron Gibbs sees as the blueprint for “an absolute world-class motor yacht” — includes a spacious cabin that opens onto the exterior, as well as a pool with a terrace giving direct access to the water. The curves on the hull and the materials used inside and out are more reminiscent of a luxury car than of a yacht.

Mercedes-Benz Granturismo yacht interior

Ahead of the production phase, full details on the Silver Arrows Marine Granturismo will be presented in late September at the next edition of the Monaco Yacht Show.

Silver Arrows Marine Granturismo mini yacht

Previous Mercedes-Benz Style projects include a cabin fitout for a special run of Eurocopter EC145 helicopters, and designer furniture pieces.

Mercedes-Benz Granturismo Yacht Concept

Azzam yacht

World’s largest superyacht launched

Azzam superyacht

German company Lürssen has launched Azzam, the world’s largest private yacht, eclipsing the previous record holder, Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich‘s 533-foot Eclipse.

Designed by Nauta Yachts in Italy, the $609 million Azzam is almost two football fields long and rivals the size of some cruise ships. It took four years to complete from concept to construction.

Azzam yacht

Amongst many other features the yacht has a main salon with a length of 29 m and a beam of 18m with an open plan and no pillars.

The interior decoration was undertaken by French designer Christophe Leoni, whose brief was to create “a sophisticated and luxurious interior in a turn of the century ‘Empire’ style”.


The Azzam will travel in excess of 30 knots, powered by a combination of 2 gas turbines and 2 diesel engines with a total of 94000 horse powers; she will require a 50-person crew to maintain her.

monaco yachtshow

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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CXL Trimaran Concept

McLaren helps design a boat fit for an MP4-12C‎

CXL Trimaran Concept

You are looking at renders of the world’s largest sailing trimaran. It is called the CXL Trimaran Concept and it features a garage for your personal McLaren MP4-12C.

The 158-foot-long trimaran superyacht was designed by manufacturer UltraLuxum. It features retractable outer hulls designed by McLaren Applied Technologies.
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benetti Diamonds Are Forever yacht

Benetti launches superyacht Diamonds Are Forever

benetti Diamonds Are Forever yacht

Benetti will bring the recently delivered 61 metre Diamonds Are Forever to this year’s Cannes Boat Show, making it the largest yacht ever to be on display at the show.

Built in 2011 and with a guest allowance of 12, Diamonds has four decks (complete with an elevator) and plenty of room for relaxing and entertainment.
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orsos island

Own A Floating Island for $6.5 Million

orsos island

An Austrian firm has come up what it hopes is the next big thing for the mega-rich: a man-made, floating island with a list price of 5.2 million euros ($6.5 million)

Measuring 20 by 37 metres (66 by 121 feet), the “Orsos Island” has no engine but can be anchored anywhere its owners choose and then towed to another location the other side of the world if they so wish, Hungarian-born Gabor Orsos said.

Boasting 1,000 square metres of living space, the Orsos island was designed to combine the best of mainland real estate and a super yacht at a reduced cost.
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Motor Yacht Lady Petra

Superyacht Lady Petra launched by Heesen Yachts

Motor Yacht Lady Petra

The 47m Heesen superyacht Lady Petra, boasting sophisticated exterior by Omega Architects and beautiful interior by Bannenberg & Rowell, was launched on Saturday, April 28.

This wonderful vessel offers luxurious Owner´s suite situated on the upper deck, with the guest cabins located on the lower deck, providing the Owners with full privacy while aboard.
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Adastra Top

Adastra superyacht launches in China

Adastra Top

The Adastra, unveiled last week in China, is the new floating pleasure palace of billionaire Anto Marden who commissioned its construction five years ago.

Designed by Sussex-based yacht designer John Shuttleworth, the Adastra was built in Zhuhai, China  at the cost of a cool $15 million.

The striking trimaran has an integrated ship monitoring system, and can even be controlled with an Apple iPad within a 50-metre range.
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Feadship Qi concept yacht

Feadship superyacht “Qi” concept

Feadship Qi concept yacht

At the 2012 Dubai show, Feadship will showcase the latest Feadship Future Concept called Qi (scale model only) which was unveiled at the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show.

The 56 meter (183.75 ft) concept yacht is named after the Asian concept for the life force that’s presumed to surround and flow through all creation.

Feadship luxury motor yacht Qi has four guest suites on the lower deck, each with a private terrace. The main deck lounge can be converted into a cinema with a 180-degree screen, an entertainment/party space or a seating area for relaxation.
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Sunseeker 155 Yacht

Sunseeker 155 Yacht

Sunseeker 155 Yacht

UK yacht builder Sunseeker presents the new flagship tri-deck motor yacht Sunseeker 155, which is currently in build and is due to be launched in 2014.

With a 4500 nautical mile range, this is the first ever semi-displacement, round bilge and long keel hull from Sunseeker.

This yacht will reportedly have 40 percent more interior space than the company’s current flagship, the Sunseeker 40M.
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