Cannes Yachting Festival
The Cannes Yachting Festival, a going affair since 1977, takes place September 11-16. Nearly 600 boats are expected to be on display, with approximately 100 world premieres, including a number of production powerboats, sailing yachts and multihulls. Many builders offer on-the-spot sea trials at the Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto venues. Exhibitors also show off the latest in fashion, watchmaking, spirits, furniture, electronics and accessories.
Some debut yachts expected to be on display this year include Gulf Craft’s Majesty 125 and 100; Pearl Yachts’ 95-footer; Riva’s 110-foot Dolcevita and 66; Benetti’s Delfino 95 Uriamar as well as the new Benetti Fast 125 Lejos3; Azimut’s S6, 25 Metri and 32 Metri; Numarine’s 32XP and 26XP; Cockwells’ 34-foot Titian Tender; Nautor Swan’s 78 sailing yacht and Sunreef ’s 80and 60-footers. cannesyachtingfestival.com
clockwise from above: At the Cannes Yachting Festival, it is possible to test drive many of the new yachts; The Majesty125, built by Gulf Craft, is making a debut appearance; The Pearl 95 is so new that as of publication only this rendering was available.