The Cannes Yachting Festival 2021 has been a long time coming and there is a huge order book of new boats lined up to make their debuts. We have selected five boats under 25m that really deserve your attention.
22.8 m Princess
The Y72 joins the award winning range of motor yachts. It is designed by the Princess Design Studio in collaboration with naval architects Olesinski and the Italian design house Pininfarina. Featuring beautifully sculpted exterior forms, it is fitted with large full-length hull windows, also seen on the Y95. Indoor and outdoor living spaces are optimized to create sociable yet practical spaces. It’s designed for outdoor living, with an optional extended hardtop with a power-opening louvered roof section or glass panel, to let in sunlight as you embark on your trip. She can accommodate six guests in three beautifully appointed guest cabins filled with light thanks to full-length hull glazing. A dedicated staircase leads from the main deck to the full-width owner’s cabin amidships, via a private hall connected to the salon. She has a maximum speed of 34 knots.
New BG72 is the first open motor boat available on the market that definitely rivals flybridge yachts, with equally comfortable interior spaces. It has the shorter enclosed wheelhouse and wide open upper deck of the rest of the BG range, and features Lou Codega’s naval architecture. It incorporates the brand’s values ââand offers a high-performance hull – comfortable, safe, maneuverable.
22m Zeelander Yachts
The famous Dutch shipyard will present two yachts, including the very first public appearance in Europe of the 22m flagship Zeelander Z72. Fifth unit of the model and the first Z72 sold in Europe, more precisely to an Italian owner, while the previous four went to the United States. The yacht is personalized according to the needs of the client. It has three cabins on the lower deck, a spacious living room on the main deck with huge windows and panoramic views, and a large outdoor social area while a 10mÂ² beach club is another. strong point of this model. The yacht’s performance is sporty thanks to the fuel-efficient Volvo IPS 1350 engines of 1,000 horsepower. The Z72 reaches 40 knots and benefits from Volvo Penta’s integrated joystick system to improve handling.
The As5 is a second model in the AS top-of-the-range shipyard range. The As5 is now the maximum exponent of customization in its range, offering multiple configurations to suit the tastes of the owner. It is possible to opt for a more sporty version without a hard top, or with a hard top if the customer favors elegance and practicality. The interior layout of the As5 is a variation of Astondoa artisanal techniques in which the details and elements surprise at first glance. It has a spacious living-dining room. The deck is very bright thanks to the large glazed surface that surrounds it. The ergonomic Helm Station, inspired by the most avant-garde sports car models, does not go unnoticed. On the lower deck, the sleeping areas are the owner’s cabin, half-length and full-width and two cabins for passenger accommodation. It can reach 32 knots.
16.7 m Azimuth
This new yacht will compete in Azimut Yachts’ mid-range Flybridge market segment, and her flowing lines conceal surprisingly spacious interiors, making her perfect for a family who wants to enjoy long cruises in total comfort. The sophisticated exterior design is by Alberto Mancini. The elegant interiors are designed in a contemporary style by the Azimut Style desk. The very spacious interiors make it perfect for a family that enjoys long cruises. The naval architecture developed by the Azimut-Benetti R&D team, combined with the choice of a propulsion system comprising two Volvo Penta IPS 950s, not only ensures more volume on board, but also comfort, efficiency and maneuverability. Both engines deliver a top speed of 31 knots and a cruising speed of 27 knots, considerably reducing fuel consumption and noise and further simplifying mooring operations.
Credits: Azimut Yachts, Princess Yachts, Astondoa, Bluegame, Onne Van der Wal / Zeelander, Abracadabra Studios / Yachting Festival Cannes