Cannes Yachting Festival 2019: Our Top 3 Picks
This week the first show of the boating season, Cannes Yachting Festival, is taking place in the spectacular surroundings of the Bay of Cannes. Organised between two ports, Vieux Port hosts the ultimate motor boats and Port Canto is the centre for beautiful sailing boats.
With more than 51,000 visitors from around the world and 542 exhibitors, the festival is an exceptional showcase of the world’s best motor and sailing boats. This year Cannes Yacht Festival is exhibiting 127 world premieres from brands all over the world.
We have listed our top three yachts being showcased at Cannes Yachting Festival 2019 including Lawson Robb designed Haze:
Haze – Extra 86 Fast
Making its debut at Cannes Yachting Festival is the 86 fast by Extra Yachts. Lawson Robb will be the first designers to work on this brand new yacht model built by Palumbo Superyachts. The 86 fast is the latest addition to the Extra line, which includes the Extra 76, 86 and 93, as well as the 120 Alloy and the 130 Alloy flagship.
The 26-metre motor yacht can reach top speeds of 30 knots and is spread over three decks. The 86 fast is constructed from fibreglass and aluminium and has ample living spaces including hosting up to eight guests in four ensuite cabins, including a full-beam owners’ cabin, VIP stateroom placed towards the bow, and two twins, with additional accommodation for three crew members.
Our interior design studio is working collaboratively with Extra Yachts to develop luxury interiors to suit the needs of their client to include contemporary furniture in neutral and white tones. The sizeable panoramic windows throughout the yacht give the illusion of being in a “large crystal dome”. Luxurious living areas can be found in the full-beam main saloon, as well as a foredeck lounge and a sun deck complete with a C-shaped sofa and bar. The outdoor dining areas feature and extensive 50 square metre beach club which can carry toys including a jet ski.
Baglietto 48m T-Line
Launched at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2019, the Baglietto 48m T-line is the largest superyacht on display. Boasting vast exterior spaces, sundecks and an infinity pool, the yacht is akin to a floating mansion with six cabins, gym and master suite.
Made in steel and aluminium, the yacht weighs in under 500GT and is the sister ship of MY Andiamo. The interior design of the yacht focuses on combining modernity and luxury through a careful layout of the 3,767 square foot interiors. To reflect their Italian heritage, Baglietto’s interior designers selected the clear colours of the Italian national walnut which are complemented with touches of gold and bronze to create a sophisticated and warm atmosphere. Light-shaded carpet and cream-colour leather with irregular cuts of inlayed wood on the walls have been chosen for the accommodation areas and were carefully selected to provide the perfect balance between design and pragmatism.
Floor to ceiling windows provide excellent natural light and views on the main deck and sky lounge. The galley, specifically designed for fine dining, includes a central aisle with direct access to the walk-in cold rooms. The placement of the tender and toys in the foredeck allows more space to be dedicated to the 506 square foot beach club including a steam shower, bar and an additional area creating the ideal space for a gym, massage or spa/relaxation space. Facing the sea, the beach club is designed to respond to the customer’s desire for direct access to the sea.
Formerly known as Aquila, Blue Night was built in 2000 by the highly renowned Benetti with a beam of 9 metres and draft 2.84 metres. Designed by Stefano Natucci and built in steel and aluminium, Blue Night was the fifth yacht in Benetti’s Golden Bay series and was refitted in 2013. The interior yacht design is in honey coloured oak burl which is complemented by 100 per cent pure wool custom carpets throughout. Inside the main saloon are two large l-shaped sofas, an armchair and a glass topped, intricate metalwork coffee table facing a 50-inch home theatre television and entertainment centre.
The vast sun deck features oversized deck spaces for relaxation and guest entertainment. The forward has a raised sun pad area with unobstructed 360-degree views and midway has a large jacuzzi with opulent marble topped wet bar with fridges and a barbeque grill. Under the radar arch is a large dining table with five chairs and a fixed banquette.
The superyacht is the epitome of a floating entertainment space for the owner and their guests to enjoy and relax.