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The Ten Top New Cruising Boats at Cannes, from Motorboat & Yachting

Here’s a look at the ten top cruising boats at the recent Cannes Yachting Festival, as chosen by Motorboat & Yachting, the British magazine. The top ten are the Beneteau Swift Trawler 47, Princess R35, Sunseeker 74, Jeanneau NC37, Absolute Navetta 48, Privilège Euphorie 5, Pearl 95, Ferretti 670, Azimut S6, and Prestige 590. Some highlights: The Beneteau Swift Trawler 47 (pictured at top) is the latest iteration of the French builder’s Swift Trawler line that it introduced 14 years ago. Swift Trawlers changed the face of trawlers forever; they no longer had to be Down East single-diesel displacement boats,…

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Azimut Wins Awards at Cannes Show for New S6 (Innovation) and 55 Fly (Best Interior)

Azimut was a big winner at the recent Cannes Yachting Festival. The company itself, the Azimut/Benetti Group, won the Shipyard of the Year Award; the new Azimut S6 won the award for innovation, and the new Azimut 55 Fly won the award for best interior design, both in the 46 to 60-foot category. Azimut launched the S6 sport cruiser (pictured at top) at Cannes. The largest in the Italian builder’s S series, the 59-foot, three-stateroom yacht features glazed hull surfaces and a distinctive bow that make the series easily recognizable. It also has carbon-fiber construction for strength and light weight.…

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New Pardo 50 To Be Launched at Cannes, Following Success of Last Year’s Pardo 43

The new high-performing, head-turning Pardo 50 will be launched at the Cannes Yachting Festival, starting Sept. 11, exactly a year after the Italian builder’s first boat, the Pardo 43, was introduced there to wide acclaim. Indeed, Pardo has already sold 33 of the 43s, a significant number for a brand-new offering. Although Pardo itself is new (the company was founded in 2016), it is an outgrowth of Cantiere del Pardo, the high-end yard that has built more than 4,000 Grand Soleil sailboats since 1973. It wanted to get into the luxury, high-performance powerboat market, so it first developed the 43…