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The Six Unsurpassed Yachts of the 2015 Cannes
Visitors to the French Riviera were in for a treat at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival. Several eye-catching yachts from some of the top yacht building companies in the world made an appearance at what is known as one of the top boat shows in the world.
Glitz and glamour
Some of the most glamorous yachting enthusiasts and celebrities make their way to the French Riviera for the Cannes every year, and this year was no exception. Whether they go to test-drive their next big expense or simply to join in the festivities, the Cannes attracts around 50,000 visitors annually. These glitzy guests expect to see some of the best boats in the world on display. They were not disappointed with over 550 top seafaring vessels on show, with more than 100 models making their world debut. Six of these must-see yachts were particularly impressive.
The super six
• Only One by Baglietto Yachts – Baglietto Yachts celebrated 160 years in the yacht building industry in 2014 and commemorated this by constructing a gorgeous 150-foot superyacht called Only One. The yacht was designed by Frascesco Paszkowski and features classic lines, perfectly honouring over a century of excellence in naval craftsmanship.
• 280GT by Invictus Yachts – The new and striking, albeit relatively small yacht features a peculiar bow shape which promises both increased stability and more exterior and interior space than conventional designs. As many as eight passengers can be carried comfortably on the 28GT despite it being under 30-feet. It can also achieve an impressive top speed of 38 knots.
• MCY105 by Monte Carlo Yachts – Making its world premiere, the 105-foot MCY105 is the largest yacht built by Monte Carlo thus far. Enormous windows on a raised pilot house allow the master cabin spectacular views.
• Vivace 125 by Benetti – With a Rolls Royce propulsion system and a hull made for piercing waves, the Vivace 125 is Benetti’s latest offering to the yachting world. It offers unique construction with horizontal windows accentuating sleek lines as well as a show-stopping living area on the aft deck, right on the water.
• Seawave by Southern Wind – The South African shipyard was responsible for constructing the largest sailing yacht at the 2015 festival. The 104-feet Seawave features panoramic windows in the coach roof of the open main saloon and a large studio between the saloon and spacious private quarters.
• 460EXP by Sanlorenzo – High tech, endurance and self-sufficiency is on offer from this sizable yacht. The 460EXP was made with one purpose in mind: to explore the world. Explorers can do so in comfort and style with a range of water toys and a large, heated swimming pool complete with artificial currents.