10 Must See Yachts At The 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival

28 Aug 2019

It's that exciting time of the year again, when we head off for our annual pilgrimage to France and the Cannes International Yachting Festival, 10 -15th September, to experience the latest luxury yacht releases making their European and worldwide debuts. Before we head off, here are the yachts we are most excited about this year and the ones we anticipate will make the most impact during this years event and in the coming yachting season. 


Expected to clean up yachting’s 2020 design and innovation awards, the Azimut Grande S10 features interiors by Francesco Guida and exterior design by Alberto Mancini.

Moving away from the current trend of corner tucked stairing, the yacht features a center stairway to the flybridge and carbon fiber detailing has been extended to the hand railings, instead of the traditional stainless steel.

The 94-foot yacht accommodates eight guests and three to four crew in four staterooms and two crew cabins. A pair of 2,600 hp MTU engines propel the S10 to a top speed of 35 knots.

LOA: 28,7M | Engines: Twin MTU 2600HP | Top Speed: 35KN | Sleeps: 8-12 people



Providing an effective response to customers’ growing expectations, the Azimut 78 Flybridge is an ultra innovative boat with a strategic positioning in the segment midway between Azimut 72 and Azimut Grande 25METRI,. At 23.6m long and with a beam of 5.75m, the 78 Flylybridge features the Carbon-Tech design attributes, which has become a hallmark of Azimut Yachts.

Alberto Mancini’s excellence of the exterior design is met by the elegance and sophisticated styling of interiors by Achille Salvagni.

Why we like it? The 78 is the first boat in Azimut’s Flybridge Collection to be fitted with three Volvo IPS propulsion units, which offer benefits seen clearly in the recent S range models, including maximum consumption efficiency, excellent quietness and handling, and an installation arrangement that frees up more living space on board.

LOA: 23,64M | Engines: Triple Volvo IPS 1200 (900hp) | Top Speed: 31KN | Sleeps: 8-11 people



Making headlines ahead of its worldwide premiere, as tennis star and yacht lover Rafeal Nadal has already secured his.

The fully customizable Sunreef 80 Power Catamaran offers plenty of options. Alongside a bespoke layout for owners, the Sunreef 80’s immense flybridge offers enough breadth to house a spa pool, a wet bar and generous seating all around making it the perfect place to host guests, of which you can accommodate up to 12. 

LOA: 23,95M | Engines: Twin 1200HP motors | Sleeps: 12 guests plus crew




Setting new standards not only for multihulls but for the entire yachting world, the first eco-electric yachts from Sunreef will incorporate smart energy management and innovative electrical systems.

A superior level of comfort onboard is achieved utilising a clever bridge deck and superstructure design, the bow terrace, flybridge and stern cockpit all offer vast alfresco social areas.

Sunreef 50: LOA 15,2M | Mainsail: 75 m² | Genoa: 55 m² | Sleeping Capacity: 6 guests plus crew

Sunreef 60: LOA 18,3M| Mainsail: 95 m² | Genoa: 85 m² | Sleeping Capacity: 6 guests plus crew



Azimut’s entry-level collection has been upgraded with a new edition, the Verve 47. Featuring a stepped hull and quadruple Mercury 450Routboard motors, this latest model sees a major performance increase over its highly successful predecessor, the Verve 40.

In addition to the increased performance, the Verve 47 also boasts more interior space to allow for longer stays on board, allowing guests to spread out in relaxing surroundings.

LOA: 14,5M | Engines: 4 x Mercury 450R (450mHP) | Top Speed: 45KN | Sleeps: 4 people



Benefitting from an optimized hull which is designed for 10% less drag than her predecessor, the Helia 44, the 45 is much anticipated to be the new favorite amongst multihull fans. Expect the biggest lounge deck ever seen in this category of similarly-sized boats. Architect, Berret-Racoupeau has achieved incredible comfort all round with an abundance of light throughout.

Surpassing industry standards, the new Fountaine Pajot 45 sailing catamaran presents all the latest innovative characteristics from the shipyard.

LOA: 13,45M | Mainsail: 75 m² | Genoa: 49 m²



The Azimut Atlantis 45 is the successor to the Atlantis 43, a very popular yacht that exceeded all expectations with over 140 yachts delivered in just four years. We are expecting the Atlantis 45 to follow in this success.

With ample space for the owner and up to 6 guests, you can only expect fun and comfort while cruising in this sporty yacht. Additionally, the aft garage can accommodate a tender of up to 2.5 meters in length.

LOA: 14,6M | Engines: Twin Volvo IPS 600 (435hp) | Top Speed: 33KN | Sleeping Capacity: 5-6 people



The all new Riviera 545 SUV is significant in every way. Replacing the ever popular 525 SUV, the 545 SUV is hailed as two motor yachts in one - a single-level sports yacht entertainer with the blue water offshore cruising pedigree of a flybridge yacht.

The 545 SUV combines economy, performance and easy handling, and is a versatile yacht that perfectly combines unique indoor and outdoor lifestyle features also offering a magnificent full-beam master suite.

LOA: 17,6M | Engines: Twin Volvo Penta D11 IPS 800 (625hp) | Sleeps: 6 people



Taking a leap forward in Jeanneau innovation is the latest addition to the Merry Fisher range. The 1095 flybridge will be the first ever 10 meter outboard motor yacht with a flybridge.

Featuring all the qualities of the range, the Merry Fisher 1095 Fly offers a new living area, enabling the owner to enjoy the sun and sea spray from a dedicated helm station as well as including a forward sundeck and a folding co-pilot bench seat.

LOA: 10,45M | Engines: Twin 300HP outboard motors | Sleeps: 4-6 people


The Cannes Yachting Festival is an opportunity to meet the naval architects and designers responsible for these incredible vessels. Interested buyers also have the opportunity to seatrial the vessels and spend time with the techincal teams from the different brands. If you would like to join us at this years event, give us a call on 021 418 0840 so we can arrange to meet you there.