2012 Cannes International Boat And Yacht Show Preview
To mark its 35th anniversary, the Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show unveiled a new image, but remaining true to its roots, this well-attended exhibition still is the launch pad for many of the models from European production boatbuilders.
Cannes 2012: Azimut 55S
This newest addition to the Azimut’s S Collection represents a stunning shift in styling by Stefano Righini. Full of innovative features, the new 55S makes good use of the space-saving possibilities afforded by a triple Volvo IPS package, including a garage for a 9-foot 4-inch (2.85-meter) tender and an expandable beach club.
Cannes 2012: Cranchi Fifty8 HT
Hull No. One of Cranchi’s new 54-foot (16.59-meter) hardtop line is designed for seaworthiness, maneuverability and silence. The hull is built in Kevlar, carbon and fiberglass with a superstructure of sandwich PVC, fiberglass and carbon to limit the weight and provide the necessary strength.
Cannes 2012: Moonen Alu 82
The newborn in the Moonen family is the 82 Alu My Way, an all-aluminum yacht in the recently introduced semi-custom series. The yacht boasts all the best characteristics of a displacement and a fast hull and when equipped with twin MAN V12s, she has a top speed of 25 knots and a remarkable range of 2,000 nm.
Cannes 2012: WallyAce 26M
Kanga is the first hull of the new semi-custom composite WallyAce 26m series. A glass-walled superstructure surrounds the main deck, which includes comfortable lounging and dining areas, while the lower deck holds four guest staterooms plus an owner’s suite with direct access to Wally’s patented terrace on the sea.
Cannes 2012: Darwin 86
The Darwin 86 Percheron is the newest example in a semi-custom series designed and engineered by Sergio Cutolo/Hydro Tec for Cantiere delle Marche (CdM). Hull No. Two has a totally different layout from Vitadimare3 (Hull One) but the two yachts share the same exterior lines, roomy interiors and a range of 7,000 nm at 8.5 knots.
Cannes 2012: Bilgin - M
With a reverse-X bow, silver hull, and sleek lines, Turkish builder Bilgin’s newest launch has already caught a lot of attention and is now seeking a new owner. This striking yacht—designed inside and out by H2 Yacht Design—features a modern interior combining Maccassar ebony and zebrano veneers with top-quality leathers and fabrics.
Cannes 2012: Monte Carlo Yachts 70
The MCY 70, the third model in the Monte Carlo Yachts range, has all the stylistic elements Nuvolari-Leonard gave the line, including a high, flared bow and harmonious lines. A sliding door folds to allow easy transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. A central passage leads to a comfortable lounge area equipped with armchairs and tables.