At the recently held 2013 editions of Cannes Boat Show (9-14 September), Monaco Yacht Show (25-29 September) and Genoa Boat Show (2-6 October) over 800 exhibitors presented 1.100 models, of which over 50 world premiers, especially in the super-yacht category.
The 36th of Cannes Boat Show (Le Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes) has been one of the most successful, with over 550 boats on display from the world’s leading shipyards and 150 world premiere editions for all to enjoy. Spread across the Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto Brokerage & Charter area, the 2013 Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes welcomed a total close to 50,000 visitors across the six days, a 7 per cent increase from last year. The Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes’ reputation as the most international boat show, was confirmed with around 50 per cent of attendees coming from all five continents.
One of the highlights of the 2013 Festival de la Plaisance Cannes was the Azimut 80, which made its world premier debut at the event. A product of Azimut Yachts luxury motor yacht Azimut 80 interprets contemporary lifestyle by providing exceptional comfort: four cabins, five bathrooms, as well as a 42-square-meter fly-bridge.
Another premiere at the Festival de la Plaisance Cannes was the Ferretti 960 super-yacht, the latest edition to the Ferretti Group fleet and the largest recreational planing craft ever built by an Italian shipyard. At just over 29 metres LOA, and a hull length just below 24, this fresh and sportive vessel not only boasts some innovative design features and flexible layouts, but can also be managed as a pleasure boat. In this way, she combines the benefits of a more compact vessel with the luxury of a superyacht.
Innovation and ecology were the main themes of this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, with several world premier launches. Palumbo Shipyards presented at the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show its brand new highly innovative Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M yacht which is powered with an advanced hybrid propulsion.
The new Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M combines high performances, with a maximum speed of 23 knots, with reduced environmental impact. Interiors are versatile, featuring large windows and ecofriendly materials. She sleeps ten guests in five staterooms with the owner’s suite and study on the main deck, and she accommodates seven crew members. With ample deck space, various sunning and dining arrangements and zero speed stabilizers, the unique 40m superyacht Columbus Sport Hybrid is RINA classed.
Ocean Paradise by Italian manufacturer Benetti won at Monaco Yacht Show the Rina Green Plus prize, making it the world’s greenest superyacht. The 55-meter boat, presented in a world premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show, was recognized as the year’s leading example of yacht constructors’ efforts to reduce the carbon footprints of their vessels.
Among the innovative and green technologies aboard the Ocean Paradise is a system that reabsorbs greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit their dispersion in the marine environment. Benetti used a brand new coating on the hull of the yacht, reducing resistance in the water and thus enhancing fuel efficiency. The boat is lit with next-generation LED lights, also an optimal choice for energy efficiency.
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