Notable Yacht Debuts at Cannes Yachting Festival: The Cannes Yachting Festival continues to attract large numbers of visitors to view offerings from notable yards such as Ferretti Group, Azimut/Benetti, Cantiere delle March and Sanlorenzo. The 2018 edition saw 638 boats ranging in size from 2.4 meters to 50 meters. Of those, 219 boats were new, including 122 world premiers. Here are some of the most interesting.
Developed by Silent Yachts, the silent 55 is the first transatlantic solar-electric production catamaran. It has minimal vibration and no noise or fumes. The Silent 55 can cruise efficiently for 100 miles per day for weeks without needing to refuel. Her generator is only used to recharge the batters when a higher speed is required for longer periods of time or if the weather is bad for several days. Under normal holiday conditions, the boat is self-sufficient with unlimited range without burning traditional fuel. Five different configurations are available, all of which rely on 30 solar panels for propulsion and onboard power. Three to six staterooms are available.
Majesty 125 and Majesty 100
UAE-based shipyard Gulf Craft presents the new majesty 125 Altvita and Majesty 100 Svetlana at CYS. The shipyard also shared its new three-point strategy to drive the company’s growth forward along with plans for its first flagship megayacht, the Majesty 175, which is set to be the world commercial yacht over 500GT made from GRP material in compliance with the LY3 Code. Massimo Gregory developed naval architecture, Christiani Gatti and Gulf Craft Design Studio developed the interiors of the model that is set to launch by the second quarter of 2019. The company will also implement a new design language across the range and plans on investing in refreshing product lifecycle management to bring out new models at a faster pace.
This Austrian-based shipyard announced the construction of a new 4,000-square-meter production area to manufacture fiberglass. Dreamline CEO Paolo Bencivenni indicated the yard currently has eight yachts under construction after opening ist 8,000-square-meter shed in Fano two years ago. The Dreamline 35, whhich marked its world premiere, was created in collaboration with Enrico Gobbi and the Dreamline Technical Department, with naval architecture by Arrabito Naval Architects. She features fully custom interiors. Ceamline Yachgs will expand its current offering and introduce a new product line that will include smaller boats, starting at 68 feet up to a fully custom yacht of 100 feet or more. Simultaneously, the company aims to renew its image and will launch a rebranding scheme to be revealed within the next few months.
Another shipyard debuting new vessels was Dominator with two new Ilumen 28-meter superyachts, Zalanka and Cadet V. The 27.35-meter Cadet V features exterior design by AM Yacht Design and interiors by Luca Catino. Built to owner’s specific requirements, she features a full-beam master suite with two VIP cabins on the lower deck and two unique pieces of art from Stefano Curto in the main saloon and master cabin, made from thousands of Swarovski crystals. Zalanka features interiors from Luca Catino and décor by Giuli Sigismondi to create a cozy and warm ambience.