Six New Launches Debuting at Cannes Yachting Festival This Year

By Emily Dawkins

With the esteemed Cannes Yachting Festival on the horizon, the industry is awaiting in anticipation to see what brand-new superyachts will be debuting at the show. We take a look at six superyachts that were launched this year and will be premiering at Cannes in the coming weeks.

42.61m Custom Line 140’

Builder: Custom Line

One of the largest new superyachts on display this year at Cannes is the Custom Line 140’. Launched by Custom Line in June, this 42.61m vessel became the Italian yard’s impressive flagship vessel. Boasting a sleek and sporty profile designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design, the utmost onboard luxury crafted by Margherita Casprini, and high standards of comfort from the naval architecture of the Product Strategy Committee, led by Mr Piero Ferrari, the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, and Custom Line, Custom Line 140’ has become a worthy vessel of the flagship title. She will be making her worldwide debut at the Show in Cannes, with several other visits to international boat shows scheduled throughout the remainder of the year.

37m GOGA

Builder: Benetti

The first hull from Benetti’s revolutionary B.Yond 37 voyager model GOGA will be debuting at the Cannes Yachting Festival this year. Launched in July, the new 37m vessel was welcomed to the industry at the Italian yard’s Livorno facilities, described by her main innovators as the ‘greenest yacht in the world’. Crafted from the brilliant minds of the prolific yacht designer, Stefano Righini, and Azimut-Benetti founder, Paolo Vitelli, GOGA, and the B.Yond series, redefines the yachting experience, encompassing sustainability through their Siemens Energy E-mode Hybrid innovative propulsion. You will not want to miss this remarkable debut.

36m Grande 36M

Builder: Azimut

Another debut for the Azimut-Benetti group at Cannes this year is the Grande 36M. Launched in Viareggio at the start of the month, this 36m superyacht perfectly embodies the DNA of Azimut’s popular Grande series. Boasting innovative design features and a timeless exterior design by Alberto Mancini, the 36m vessel offers barrier-free layout solutions and a unique semi-walkaround upper deck. Lying within Azimut’s Low Emission yacht range, Grande 36M features a high-efficiency D2P® Displacement-to-Planing hull, alongside an extensive use of carbon fibre to reduce her weight. As another trophy yacht to Azimut’s superyacht fleet, Grande 36M will be premiered next to her smaller, sister vessel, Grande 26M. 

34m Oasis SEAESTA

Builder: Benetti

A notable debut of this year's Cannes Yachting Festival is without a doubt the 34m SEAESTA. The first vessel from Benetti’s Oasis 34m range, SEASETA hit the water in May, showcasing the Italian yard’s international style and contemporary form of luxury. UK design firm RWD penned her exterior and New York-based architectural firm Bonetti and Kozerski crafted her stylish interior. A highlight of Benetti’s Oasis 34m superyacht is the exclusive Benetti Oasis Deck® solution, which offers a range of additional, lavish features including a generous infinity pool. Designed to connect the sea with the vessel, M/Y SEAESTA offers a sense of ‘boundless freedom’, and will be a welcome spectacle for those at the Cannes show.

31m 102’ Corsaro Super 

Builder: Riva

The first hull from Riva’s 31m 102’ Corsaro Super series entered the water in May, marking a significant addition to the Italian yard’s flybridge fleet as it celebrated its 180th anniversary. As the successor to Riva’s popular 100’ Corsaro, the 102’ Corsaro Super offers redesigned exteriors, interiors and an impressive extended beach club, expected to be another popular model, leaving a mark in the history of the brands flybridge vessels. Officina Italiana Design partnered with the Strategic Product Committee, led by Mr Piero Ferrari, and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, to create the incredible new features of the 102’ Corsaro Super, with functionality, liveability and a direct connection to the water at the heart. Keep an eye out for this exceptional first 102’ Corsaro Super making her debut in the coming weeks.

29.85m Sunseeker 100

Builder: Sunseeker

British shipyard Sunseeker welcomed its first 29.85m Sunseeker 100 to the water this April. A highly anticipated yacht launch, the Sunseeker 100 was created to ‘shake-up’ the yard’s ‘Yacht’ range, marking a new era for its functionality designs and flybridge vessels. With an array of unique qualities, including a glass atrium forward and a foredeck cinema screen, combined with an impressive overall versatility, the 29.85m is a breathtaking superyacht perfect for every owner. Following delivery to her owner in the Mediterranean this summer, the first Sunseeker 100 will be debuting across the five days of the Cannes Yachting Festival. 

With over 620 boats and yachts on display from 3m to 50m at Cannes Yachting Festival last year, we can't wait to see what this year's event will bring. 

"This is a new chapter. Everything we do is with a holistic approach...It's the moment for us to invest in our production and efficiency. Today, and tomorrow. It's our social responsibility to do so."

Giovanna Vitelli, Vice President, Azimut-Benetti Group at the Launch of GOGA

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"This is a new chapter. Everything we do is with a holistic approach...It's the moment for us to invest in our production and efficiency. Today, and tomorrow. It's our social responsibility to do so."

Giovanna Vitelli, Vice President, Azimut-Benetti Group at the Launch of GOGA
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