Europa Yachts Heads to Cannes Yachting Festival 2019, Welcomes 6 New Boats

September marks one of the most highly anticipated global yachting events of the calendar year, the Cannes Yachting Festival. It was held at Vieux Port and Port Canto in Cannes, France, from September 10 to September 15, 2019, this year’s edition of the festival marked the participation of more than 600 boats, 542 exhibitors, and upwards of 51,000 boating enthusiasts.

This year’s festival also saw the world premiere of 122 brand-new vessels, including the Oceanis 30.1, the Gran Turismo 32, the Swift Trawler 41, the First Yacht 53, from Bénéteau, the all-new Monte Carlo 52, and the Lagoon Sixty 7. It is the launch of these boats in Cannes which Europa Yachts looks forward to the most.

“We’ve had a consistent presence in Cannes since our company’s founding in 2012, and we are no less excited about our presence there,” said Richard Sarinas, Europa Yachts’ Director of Marketing and Business Development. “At the Cannes Yachting Festival, we’re privy to the most recent and most exciting industry developments—information which we then pass on to our Philippine-based clientele.”

“This year, we have our eyes on the world premiere of the Oceanis 30.1, Gran Turismo 32, the Swift Trawler 41, the First Yacht 53, the Monte Carlo 52, and the Lagoon Sixty 7,” Sarinas added. “We always welcome our fellow yachtsmen in the Philippines to come to Cannes, spot our contingent, and celebrate with us—because we will soon make arrangements to add these five stunning boats to the list of vessels we offer.”

The first in this group of new boats is the Oceanis 30.1, a sailing yacht from the esteemed French boatbuilder Bénéteau, which was crafted in partnership with Finot-Conq (naval architecture) and Nauta Design (deck and interiors). Though considered small in size at just 9.53 meters in length, the Oceanis 30.1 does not lack in seafaring performance. Among her features are a hard-chine hull, shapely sides and coachroof, a hardwearing canvas-material square-top mainsail, and cozy double cabins with ample space to move around in. Europa Yachts posits that she will be a fine boat for lake and coastal sailing on Philippine waters.

The second, the newest addition to the Gran Turismo range, the GT 32 outboard and inboard  offering 100% pleasure, 100% comfort. It is optimized to make the best use of every space, leaving room for imagination and allowing a variety of potential uses for any occasion or season. Light and ventilation are a priority on board. It lives up to the challenge the Bénéteau designers set themselves of marrying the spirit of a large open boat with that of a spacious comfortable hard top. And the outcome? The beneits of a day boat on an express cruiser!

The third highly anticipated boat is the Bénéteau Swift Trawler 41 Sedan, whose naval architecture was a brainchild of Bénéteau Power and whose interior and exterior designs were the handiwork of Andreani Design. This 13.43 meter-long powerboat boasts a rugged but classic trawler design that speaks of her fishing heritage, as well as an interior layout that can accommodate up to 7 passengers in her convertible, fully furnished double berth. She’s sure to be a favorite for those who desire a liveaboard cruising experience.

The fourth offering to be launched by Bénéteau at Cannes is the 17.14 meter-long First Yacht 53. With naval architecture from Biscontini Yacht Design, and both deck and interior design from Lorenzo Argento, the First Yacht 53 hearkens back to Bénéteau’s colorful racing legacy. In fact, the boat’s perfectly balanced hull under sail, which accurately takes into account the center of buoyancy, is a signature stroke of Biscontini, who leveraged his 30 years of America’s Cup experience to create the final shape of the First Yacht 53. An extremely seaworthy vessel with a streamlined deck plan and state-of-the-art gear, this yacht is sure to become a top choice for Philippine-based yachtsmen who are looking for their next sailing regatta contender.

Fifth on the list is Bénéteau’s Monte Carlo 52, a 16.33 meter-long pioneer vessel for what Bénéteau calls the “Smart Luxury” generation of high-end cruisers. She is a flybridge powerboat created by Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard (naval architecture) and Andreani Design (interiors). Featuring a distinctive slender profile, the Monte Carlo 52 is as elegant on the outside as she is on the inside. While minimalist in character, she is extremely spacious, housing an expansive master suite and three additional cabins. She’s certainly the perfect watercraft for the ultimate cruising experience in the Philippines.

Sixth on the list but definitely not the least is the Lagoon Sixty 7, the successor to Lagoon’s Seventy 8 line of motorized catamarans. With naval architecture from VPLP design, interiors from Nauta Design, and exteriors from Patrick Le Quément, the Sixty 7 is meant to exude beauty and opulence through her pure, clean, and harmonious aesthetics. Her designers were inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s idea that “the greatest sophistication is simplicity.” Given Lagoon’s reputation of being world leaders in catamaran building, the Sixty 7 is likely to surpass all the expectations of Philippine catamaran enthusiasts.

If you’re interested in acquiring any of these new and exciting luxury watercrafts, you may get in touch with us by emailing or calling (+632) 553-2027. For detailed information about the newly launched boats, you may visit they pages by clicking the links below:

Oceanis 30.1

Gran Turismo 32

Swift Trawler 41

First Yacht 53

Monte Carlo 52

Lagoon Sixty 7