Cannes Yachting Festival: Italy in the Spotlight
Yacht Style highlights world premieres and new models from Italian motor yacht builders at the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival, in the first of a three-part series.
Azimut-Benetti and Ferretti Group are again among the largest exhibitors at this year’s Cannes Yachting. Azimut is staging the global debuts of its Grande 36 Metri and its Grande 26 Metri, which both feature exterior styling by Alberto Mancini and interiors by Achille Salvagni, the same designers behind the flagship Grande Trideck (38m) launched last year.
The Grande 26 Metri’s signature feature is the Deck2Deck terrace, where the transom rises to adjoin the main deck and expand the cockpit, which can be used as a lounge or dining area. The Grande 36 Metri is distinguished by a semi-walkaround upper deck, which runs on the same level from the stern almost to the tip of the bow.
The Magellano 30 Metri is Azimut’s other major world premiere at Vieux Port. The new flagship of the builder’s long-range series, the 97ft model features exterior styling by Ken Freivokh and interior design by Vincenzo De Cotiis, the same design team behind the Magellano 25 Metri released in late 2020.
Azimut’s other new models at Cannes included the Magellano 66, a 20m model that had its debut at this year’s Venice Boat Show, and features in-house exterior and interior design.
Benetti is staging the global debuts of the B.Yond 37M and Oasis 34M. The steel-hulled B.Yond 37M has five decks, but the shipyard is proudest of the model’s technology, describing it as “the greenest model ever built in its class”. The green tech is spearheaded by the E-Mode Hybrid system by Siemens Energy, while the yacht has four operating modes including Full Electric for zero-emission navigation.
The Oasis 34M is the little sister of the hugely popular Oasis 40M. Also featuring exterior design by UK firm RWD and an interior by New York-based Bonetti & Kozerski, the 112ft newcomer is similarly distinguished by the ‘Oasis Deck’, with opening wings either side of a beach area featuring an infinity pool integrated into the sunbathing and lounge area.
Ferretti Group’s display is headed by the world premiere of Custom Line’s flagship 140’. A tri-deck planing yacht with a top speed over 21 knots, the 42.6m superyacht has a beam of 8.4m, a near-400GT volume, and is the third Custom Line yacht with exterior styling by Francesco Paszkowski Design and interiors by Margherita Casprini.
Riva is debuting multiple models including the 76’ Bahamas Super and the 102’ Corsaro Super, both upgrades of previous models. Based on the 100’ Corsaro, the 102’ Corsaro Super’s changes include increased glazing, two saloon layouts and an extended 35sqm beach club, part of almost 100sqm of liveable open-air spaces.
The iconic shipyard’s 180th anniversary has inspired the new Anniversario. Part of Riva’s Open range, the 33-footer pays tribute to the legendary Aquarama and has a limited-edition run of just 18 boats.
The Ferretti Yachts 860 is another world premiere. The builder’s third-biggest model behind the 920 and flagship 1000 is also the third featuring both exterior design by architect Filippo Salvetti and an interior by IdeaeItalia. Available in Classic or Contemporary ‘moods’, the interior includes Art Deco-inspired curves and a large helical staircase linking the main and lower decks.
The new wallypower58 is on display at Cannes after debuting at this year’s Venice Boat Show. It’s the first wallypower model launched by Ferretti Group since it bought Wally and takes design cues from the recent wallytender48 and wallytender43, while foldout sides expand the aft deck. Look out for the ‘magic portholes’ on each side.
Sanlorenzo’s large display at Cannes includes the world premieres of the pioneering SP110 open coupé and SD90/s. The eye-catching SP110 kicks off a new ‘smart performance’ range and has a huge aft deck with a fold-down swim platform revealing integrated steps. The 33m model has a lower-deck saloon like recent Bluegame models, yet takes this a step further with an atrium-style, two-level interior. It also has a fractional propulsion system, so the yacht can move using one, two or all three of its engines.
The SD90/s is the new entry-level model of the builder’s SD line of semi-displacement shuttles. Featuring a sub-24m hull and an overall length of almost 28m, the SD90/s features exterior lines by Bernardo Zuccon and a Patricia Urquiola interior, while Philippe Briand was also involved in research for a model that has a sustainable hybrid propulsion system designed with Siemens.
Bluegame’s newest model is the BG54, which debuted at this year’s Palma International Boat Show. Like the builder’s other recent models, the BG54 features a huge aft swim platform and Volvo Penta IPS, which allows the engines to sit below the platform and create more room inside the lower deck, which has a spacious galley area between the forward and midships cabins.
Absolute’s new flagship Navetta 75 is among its two world premieres at Cannes. The Navetta 75 features the builder’s now-signature cockpit terrace with modular furniture, stainless-steel guardrail and glazed balustrade. Other Absolute signatures include the master stateroom forward on the lower deck.
The builder’s other premiere is the 56 Fly, a model already in Hong Kong. Like the Navetta 75 and other recent models including the 60 Fly, the 56 Fly has a clear aft cockpit with modular furniture and transparent balustrade. Other features include opening saloon windows and a full-beam beam owner’s cabin forward on the lower deck, while the shipyard continues to offer solar panels in the hard top of its new models.
This article first appeared on Yacht Style.
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