The 10 Most Exciting New Boats At This Year’s Cannes Yachting Festival

The kickoff of the boat show season, Cannes, promises an exceptional display after 2020’s cancellation.

By Julia Zaltzman 31/08/2021

The world’s largest boatbuilders use Cannes to strut their latest launches before the yachting world, and what a show it promises to be. Cancelled last year due to Covid, next week’s event from September 7-12 promises a banner display in one of the Med’s most beautiful ports, with multiple launches across all segments. The show is divided between the Vieux Port, with 450 motorboats and yachts up to 45-metres, to Porto Canto with 108 new launches in the Sailing Area and 50 brokerage yachts.

Cannes will also include a special area for electric boats, multihulls, and innovative designs as well as a sea-trial area. The Luxury Gallery is for owners who want to see the latest designs and equipment, while two special sections called The Jetée and Superyacht Extension are devoted to the show’s largest yachts. After last year’s shortage of major boat shows, including Monaco and Miami, Cannes promises a return to a new normal in the yachting world, populated by pent-up demand and many newcomers.

These 10 yachts are not only some of the largest at this year’s show, but also herald many innovations in design, usage of exterior and interior space, and range of styles. It’s going to be a good year for yachting.

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