Ferretti Group confirms premieres for Cannes Yachting Festival
France’s Prestige and Jeanneau, and Germany’s YYachts also plan global debuts at Cannes, while superyachts are among displays by UAE’s Gulf Craft and British builder Pearl.
Custom Line 140’
Ferretti Group has announced that it will stage five world premieres at the 44th Cannes Yachting Festival (September 6-11), while Gulf Craft, Pearl, Prestige, Jeanneau and YYachts have also announced their line-ups for the six-day show.
Ferretti Group’s world premieres include the Custom Line 140’ and Ferretti Yachts 860, while Riva debuts comprise the 102’ Corsaro Super76’ Bahamas Super and the Anniversario, created to mark the brand’s 180th anniversary. The Group expects to display over 20 yachts at Vieux Port, where all the motor yachts are on display.
Ferretti Yachts 860
Gulf Craft will show a Majesty 100 and will stage the European debut of the Majesty 120, which had its world premiere at the Dubai International Boat Show in March and is reviewed in YACHT STYLE Issue 66.
Mohammed Hussein Alshaali, Gulf Craft’s co-founder and Chairman, said: “As Gulf Craft continues its year-long 40th-anniversary celebrations this year, we are very much looking forward to returning to this year’s festival which has become a highlight on the international events calendar for the yachting community.
Gulf Craft Majesty 120
“With the European debut of models such as the Majesty 120, we are continuing to grow and expand Gulf Craft’s footprint in Europe and offer a broader line-up of our composite-built yachts to our European customers.”
Pearl Yachts will show its flagship Pearl 95 along with its bestselling Pearl 62, while Prestige will premiere its first power catamaran, the M48, along with the European debut of the X60, smaller sister of the groundbreaking widebody X70 that showed last year.
Erwin Bamps, Brand Director of Prestige, said: “Our customers’ expectations extend to multihulls. Prestige owners cruise with their families and, for the majority, without crew. They particularly value the feeling of spaciousness afforded by the 360° view in the saloon, the extraordinarily bright interior, the optimal design of the owner’s cabin, and ease of handling of our yachts.
“Today, our buyers want more luxury, space, and comfort. High cruising speed is no longer a demand – stability is, on the other hand. These have naturally pointed us to the catamaran. With this platform on the water, Prestige renews its promise to realise the dream of living on your own private island.”
Jeanneau, Prestige’s sister company within the Groupe Beneteau stable, will be staging world premieres at both Vieux Port and Port Canto, which again hosts all the sailing yachts and catamarans.
In Vieux Port, Jeanneau’s world premieres include the DB/43 luxury ‘day boat’, which like the Prestige M48, is the first model in a new series. It will also debut the Merry Fisher 1295 Fly, the new series flagship, alongside the previous Merry Fisher flagship, the 1095 Fly.
Jeanneau Yachts 65
Its premieres also include the Cap Camarat 10.5 CC, one of five Cap Camarat models on display along with the 9.0 WA, 9.0 CC, 10.5 WA Série2 and 12.5 WA.
Port Canto will host the world premiere of the flagship Jeanneau Yachts 65 along the Jeanneau Yachts 60, Sun Odyssey 490 and Sun Odyssey 410.
Also in Port Canto, YYachts will debut its Y9, a 27.40m Bill Tripp design featuring an interior developed by Norm Architects in cooperation with Design Unlimited and YYachts` in-house design team. The German builder of carbon sailing yachts will also display a new Y7.