5 hottest boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival
Almost 700-yachts have taken over the Canto Marina in Cannes, for the city’s Yachting Festival.
That makes Cannes yacht festival one of the biggest boat parties on Earth.
It attracts some of the most glamorous sailing vessels on the seven seas, ones that match sheer size with technological innovation.
Here are our top five yachts at the Cannes festival:
This 21-meter cruising catamaran has become the star of Cannes 2019, mainly because it looks stunning both inside and out.
The Gunboat was built by Christophe Chedal Anglay and Patrick Le Quement, along with legendary French sailor Loick Peyron.
The all-electric revolution is also affecting the boating world, with the Silent 55 moving over to all-electric propulsion.
The luxury catamaran was at last year’s Cannes, but this year it is back with solar panels that allow it to cruise using 100 per cent electric power.
The engine and the batteries are what set it apart from last year’s version, with a maximum speed of 18.5 knots. There’s also five cabins onboard, capable of sleeping 10 people.
The Sunreef made such an impression on tennis star Rafael Nadal that he went and bought his own. The multihull yacht has a huge top deck, along with optional Jacuzzi and sundeck.
Nadal will be getting the keys to his very own later this year.
Baglietto 48M T-line
This yacht is the biggest on display at the Cannes Yachting Festival, at 47.6 meters long and 9.5 metres wide.
It’s more floating mansion than a boat, with six cabins and room for 12 guests. There’s also a built-in gym, infinity pool and master suite.
Arcadia Sherpa XL
Arcadia Yachts chose the festival to unveil its latest Sherpa, compete with solar panels. It’s a marked innovation in the 85-to-90-foot yacht category, thanks to the design of its interior.
In total, a living space of 220-sq-metres welcomes passengers and the captain. All the more momentous is the fact that the boat was unveiled on Acradia’s 10th anniversary.