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