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Over 200 new builds debuted at Cannes Yachting Festival 2018

A huge number of shipyards and boatbuilders took the opportunity to unveil projects at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival, which has now wrapped after a successful 2018 edition.

The full list of superyachts debuted at Cannes Yachting Festival includes builds from the likes of Ferretti, Sanlorenzo, Azimut/Benetti, Princess Yachts, Gulf Craft, Conrad and Cantiere delle Marche. Over 200 new vessels were debuted in total, with 122 world premieres and a number of regional unveilings.

A number of high-profile yachts were made public for the first time at the show, which took place 11th to 16th September. The Silent 55 – the world’s first transatlantic solar-electric catamaran – was given her full debut, with crowds told of her self-sufficiency and environmental friendliness.

Michael Köhler, CEO of builder Silent Yachts, said, “What this represents to the yachtsman, among other features, is the ability to cruise for many hours at normal speed and throughout the entire day and evening at reduced speed. Silent Yachts sets the standard for an entirely new dynamic in yachting: No fuel. No maintenance. Pure solar-powered luxury.”

Of course, a wide variety of traditionally powered motor yachts, as well as sailing yachts, were showcased at Cannes as well. Gulf Craft presented a pair of Majesty superyachts, the 125 Altavita and 100 Svetlana, and detailed new flagship Majesty 175 – the first commercial yacht above 500GT made from GRP materials compliant with the LY3 code.

Dreamline Yachts announced a new production area during a press conference aboard the new Dreamline 35 superyacht, where it also confirmed that it has eight yachts under construction, and Dominator unveiled 28-metre (92-foot) superyachts (Zalanka and Cadet V)

Polish yard Conrad revealed custom superyacht Viatoris – the biggest superyacht ever built in Poland – while Arcadia Yachts, Numarine and Ferretti all used Cannes to display multiple superyachts.

Meanwhile Baglietto, Moonen, Maiora, Azimut, CCN, Cantiere delle Marche and Sanlorenzo all debuted superyachts above 30 metres (98 feet) in length (Baglietto’s 48 DISP actually stretches to 47.6 metres).

To see the full list of yachts and superyachts given world premieres at Cannes Yachting Festival, take a look at the show’s handy list. Follow Yachting Pages on Facebook and Twitter to join the conversation.

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