The most anticipated yacht show in Europe is back after being forced to cancel last year due to the pandemic.
And we will be attending and writing up all about it!
Running from the 7th of September for five days until the 12th September 2021 the Cannes Yachting Festival is set to go and while the pandemic is still a real threat to the lives of many the yachting community has clearly decided that life is for living and we must all get on with it
An incredible line up of 560 new boats ranging from 3 – 45 metres will make an appearance this year, and 150 of those will be making their world premiere.
As it was on its last outing in 2019 the show will be split into two parts: Vieux Port is the place to be to see motorboats, and Port Canto will be home to the sailing vessels. A waterside shuttle service links the two harbours.
But what are we going to look at and test?
The Dutch shipyard Van der Valk will have two of their latest launches will be on display – The 27m Raised Pilothouse yacht Helga and the 28m Explorer yacht Venera. The 5th in the line of Raised Pilothouse motor yachts Helga is a true head-turner thanks to her eye-catching pastel blue hull.
From Italy, Evo Yachts will display their new 24-metre yacht initially known as the Velar 78 concept and today officially named Evo V8. It is the first model in the new V line and has been designed to excite and amaze. Like a Russian matryoshka doll it hides multiple nested surprises.
Pearl Yachts will be exhibiting their entire fleet the Pearl 62, Pearl 80 and Pearl 95 and will use the show to unveil details of the all new Pearl 72
The EVO 80 from Evo yachts is likely to cause a stir and will be well worth visiting. Along with the EVO we will also be taking sea trials on the new 70HT from Otam and the Sirena 68. Others lined up for us to take out for a spin include Silent 60 all electric yacht and the rather sexy looking TT440 from Invictus Yachts. The Zeelander looks as if it will be fun to drive and I am really looking forward to sailing with Wally Designer Luca Basani on board his lastest sailing yacht
There are some exciting sounding events taking place at press briefings around the show and we are looking forward to hearing from Azimut, Princess Yachts, Numarine, Cantiere Delle Marche, Rosetti Sunreef, Axopar and Bering.
We are booked to tour the Majesty 100 from Gulf Craft the new 37 metre explorer from Numarine and the motor yacht aboard Aurelia from Cantiere Delle Marche
All in all the most anticipated yacht show in Europe is looks as if it is going to be a very busy show