CANNES SPECIAL – Live we begin to discover what’s new among monohulls and catamarans


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Our tour of the Cannes Boat Show continues: several new innovations are on the dock, which we went to see for you.

IMG-20150909-WA0007BRENTA 80 DC
Let’s start with a dream boat. The Brenta 80 built by the shipyard in collaboration with and for Michael Schmidt, the founder of Hanse Yachts. A four-million-euro jewel (the color, light teal, recalls that of a Vespa owned in Schmidt’s youth) designed by Lorenzo Argento, who called in none other than David Chipperfield, an archistar with a longtime passion for sailing, for the interiors. The 24-meter (maximum beam 6 m) has a large central cockpit in a deck structured on three levels; the aft cockpit provides access to the comfortable amateur cabin. Interior furnishings are classy, with signatures of the caliber of Franco Albini and Luigi Caccia Dominioni. A comfortable boat wanted by a lifelong boat builder.

Of the same length (23.98 x 6.20 m), but different philosophy the new Advanced A80: the team that conceived the Advanced A66 is the same one “behind” this new creation-John Reichel and Jim Pugh and Italian yacht designers Mario Pedol and Massimo Gino of Nauta Yachts. They opted for a rather sagging maximum beam, which ensured immense interior space while maintaining a streamlined deckhouse (here the signature of Italian studio Nautia is undeniable).

IMG-20150909-WA0010HANSE 315
The new Hanse 315 is designed to cater primarily to three types of owners: those new to the world of sailing, young families, or seniors. Therefore, it presents numerous solutions that can make browsing quiet and safe. A double rudder wheel (optional) or the classic tiller can find space in the large cockpit. The vertical stern, short slips and deep keel give the new Hanse 315 elegant lines and good sailing performance. The interior is bright and spacious since it is a 9.62-meter. Two design variants are available in the bow: one with an open bulkhead and double berth, or one with a closed bulkhead, extra closet, small seat and double berth. In the stern, however, there is a king-size guest berth arranged transversely to the cockpit. All bunks are over 2 m long.

IMG-20150909-WA0017VISMARA V50
Recently launched in Viareggio, it is one of the absolute novelties of Cannes and is attracting droves and droves of curious onlookers and enthusiasts on board (which bodes well given the intention to mass-produce it. At 15.50 meters long, it is packed with innovative technological solutions (in the Vismara style) and features a very distinctive deckhouse. The maximum beam is 4.30 meters while the draft is up to 2.50. The price of the custom boat is around 750,000 euros. The cockpit provides integral protection in all conditions for the whole family and guests. When sailing, all are protected and under the control of the helmsman, but without sacrificing the view of the spaces and the sea assured on all 360° of the dinette. Maximum livability to life on board, seamless enclosed or open spaces. There is also a separate walk-in closet, a solution first seen aboard a 50′ boat.

The two major French shipyards, Lagoon and Fountaine Pajot, are presenting this year’s 52 SportTop and Ipanema 58, respectively. The first is an innovative model on which the owner can request a hardtop without a flybridge. This version, called the Sport Top, has a raised wheelhouse and, with the same sail area, a lowered rig (the lack of a flying bridge allows this), which therefore also improves the center of gravity.

IMG-20150909-WA0012The second, 17.02 meters long and 8.88 meters wide, is designed once again by Olivier Racoupeau (Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design), who continues with this model the path taken with the Helia 44 and Saba 50. Everything is played on the “sharing” of space between outside and inside, between cockpit and square. A quest for relaxation highlighted, in the Lounge version, by the entirely cleared square, with a real lounge and areas for receiving guests. In this case, the kitchen is set up in the hallway so that the spaces are completely separated. The sail plan will have an area of 169 square meters. The presence of an imposing flybridge allowed the shipyard to double the outdoor space, because up here, in addition to the wheelhouse, there is a real second cockpit.

Comet-37-CockpitCOMET CAT 37
Multihulls also include Comar’s new catamaran, the Comet Cat 37 the fruit of Marc Lombard’s pencil, featuring an important beam (in size, it could belong to that of a 39/40-footer) and correspondingly spacious interiors, offered in various versions from 2 to 4 cabins with 2 toilets , with the innovative seamless solution of the cockpit and dinette divided only by a sliding door that can be fully opened. The cockpit is served by a hard top designed to be fully enclosed through removable fabric or composite panels. This solution actually allows for a doubling of the dinette while still providing sufficient outdoor space for maneuvering.

IMG-20150909-WA0009SETMARINE 435
There is no shortage of all-Italian signature multihulls. This Setmarine, like the previous 625, was also designed by the couple Toni Punzio and Ilenia Indaco: and you can recognize the stroke. Great emphasis has been placed on design, but the boat promises to be quite fast and fun. The architectural “cipher” can also be recognized in the modern and functional interiors.



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