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5 must-see boats at the Cannes Yachting festival

No fewer than 550 boats will take over the port of Cannes for the Cannes Boat Show, renamed the Cannes Yachting festival (September 8-13).

Sep 01, 2015 | By AFPRelaxnews

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.

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