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Riva Unveils 100 Corsaro SuperYacht At Cannes Yachting Festival

Riva Unveils 100 Corsaro SuperYacht At Cannes Yachting Festival

With the Cannes Yachting Festival just concluding and the Southampton Boat Show on the docket, boat show season is completely in full swing. One yacht builder that has taken advantage of this is Riva, the Italian yacht builder that took the opportunity to launch its new super yacht, the 100 Corsaro.

The 100 Corsaro is the latest in a long line of spectacular yachts to come out of Riva. It’s no surprise that the company chose Cannes as the event to showcase its new pride and joy. The 29.90-meter 100 Corsaro really is a sight to behold. In addition to its sleep and modern styling, the superyacht can has over five staterooms, including three double cabins and one twin cabin on the lower deck for guests and an incredibly spacious master suite on the main deck.

The multi-deck configuration also provides enough space to have an outdoor dining setup, a sunbathing deck, and a well-appointed lounge on the bow. Inside one of the decks is an enormous living room setup that might as well be found inside a five-star hotel.

The 100 Corsaro is powered by a pair of MTU 16V 2000 engines that produces an incredible 2,638 horsepower. That number allows the yacht to achieve a crushing speed of 25 knots and a top speed of 29 knots, which for a boat its size is remarkable.

With all these features, it’s no wonder that the 100 Corsaro caught the attention of a lot of people at the Cannes Yachting Festival. In fact, it was such a hit during the show that the first unit of the superyacht was already taken shortly after its debut.

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Cannes Yachting Festival To Feature First All-Night Paddleboard Race

Cannes Yachting Festival To Feature First All-Night Paddleboard Race

The Cannes Yachting Festival is considered one of the most prestigious boat shows in the world. Every year, over 80 brand new boats make their world debuts at the show, making it one of the most exciting days for millionaires who have nothing better to do but buy boats in their spare time. This year, the Cannes Yachting Festival will also be the site of a history-making event as it hosts the first-ever night-time long-distance stand-up paddle boat race.

If you’re wondering why an event normally associated with super yachts and super models will have a paddleboat race, well, get in line because I’ve asked myself the same question.

As out of place as a paddleboat race is at a show like the Cannes Yachting Festival, the sport has actually become a very popular competition all over the world. The event’s organizers apparently wanted a piece of the action, and to their credit, this isn’t just going to be a leisurely race around the bay. It’s going to be an all-out competition, covering a total distance of 62 miles (100 kilometers). Solo competitors and relay teams - oh yes, there’s a distinction! - will set off at 7pm on Friday, September 11, 2015 all the way until about 10am the following morning.

An awards ceremony has been scheduled at 1130 for those who are still presumably healthy enough to walk to the awards podium.

In case you somehow find yourselves interested in joining the competition, there’s a registration fee of €75 for individual competitors, or about $85 based on current exchange rates. If you’re entering with a team, the fee doubles to €150, or about $170.

Continue reading to read more about the Cannes Yachting Festival’s first-ever all-night-standing paddleboat race.

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Dubourdieu Partners With André Courrèges To Launch Designer Boat At Cannes

Dubourdieu Partners With André Courrèges To Launch Designer Boat At Cannes

Carmakers partnering with fashion design houses isn’t a new thing. Motorcycle brands have also done the same at one point or another. But boat manufacturers rarely venture into these kinds of partnerships and when do, it’s almost always of the one-off variety. On that note, that’s exactly what French manufacturer Dubourdieu is doing after announcing a partnership with fashion designer André Courrèges to create a one-off boat called “White Ocean.”

The full scope of details surrounding White Ocean has yet to be revealed, but Dubourdieu has given us enough information to give us an idea of what to expect. According to the French custom boat builder, White Ocean’s design will inspired by one of those classic New England picnic boats. At least we can rule out any sort of funkiness with the design. The boat will have its share of top-grade materials, highlighted by teak decks, mahogany cabinetry, and bespoke towels, crew uniforms and beach bags, all of which will carry the unmistakable logo of the Courrèges fashion brand.

That’s as much information as Dubourdieu has told us, which means that details on the engine, top speed, and if Duboourdieu decides to sell it, price, are all expected to be revealed closer to the boat’s launch at the 2015 Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2015.

Knowing as much as I do about Dubourdieu - the company is one of France’s oldest boat builders and is actually celebrating its 210th anniversary in 2015 - I expect it to unveil a new one-off boat that will imbibe all the wonderful characteristics of the company. That’s the kind of cache and trust you earn for doing something as long as Dubourdieu has in building custom boats.

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Ferretti Group Announces Cannes Debut Of New Riva 76

Ferretti Group Announces Cannes Debut Of New Riva 76

The Ferretti Group, known for building some of the most luxurious motor yachts in the world, has announced the debut of the Riva 76, which will take place at the Cannes Yacht Festival in September 2015, proving yet again that when it comes to debuting its yachts, the company knows how to make a splash.

Pun notwithstanding, the company also confirmed that construction of its latest motor yacht is currently underway at its facility in La Spezia, Italy. Multiple reports have come out on what the Riva 76 is going to look like, and there seems to be growing positive sentiment among boat connoisseurs regarding the Ferretti Group’s latest masterpiece.
CEO Alberto Galassi describes it as an evolutionary model that links the “inheritance of the past” with state-of-the-art technology.”

The Riva 76 will prominently feature a Moon Grey hull with splashes of styling cues derived from some of the company’s most prolific models, including the iconic Riva Mythos. Like any yacht worth its proverbial sea salt, the Riva 76 will also have a list of luxury amenities, including a full-beam master suite, a 10-foot tender garage, and two more cabins with their own en-suite. Keeping with this mega luxurious theme, the yacht’s interior finishing will also be handled by the likes of Armani Casa and Port Saint Lauren.

Last but not least is the engine, which in this case will be a pair of MAN V-12s that are capable of generating 1,550 horsepower to go with a top speed of around 37 knots.

The yacht is shaping up to be a show-stopper in every sense of the word. If you want to look at the Ferretti Group’s long and esteemed track record of building high-quality luxury yachts, the Riva 76 is unlikely to disappoint.

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CNB launches Bordeaux 60' at Cannes Boat Show

CNB launches Bordeaux 60’ at Cannes Boat Show

For the launch of Bordeaux 60, CNB and the Group’s various networks joined forces with internationally well-known talents –Philippe Briand as naval architect and Hugon Couëdel Design for ergonomics and interior design. The brief given to the design team emphasized the wish to create a 60’ with large yacht appeal, seaworthy and easy to sail with a limited crew.
For a base price of 1,089,817 USD ex Tax, while meeting the CNB fundamentals: sturdy construction Cat A CE norm, exceptional (...)

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