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5 Top Charter Yachts To See At The Cannes Yachting Festival 2017

By Oliver Pearson   11 September 2017

Opening tomorrow, the Cannes Yachting Festival is set to host a number of incredible motor yachts and sailing yachts that are available for charter.

Celebrating its fortieth anniversary this September, the Cannes Yachting Festival is marking the milestone by throwing a bigger and better show than ever before.

Indeed, besides bringing a sublime collection of superyachts to the Bay of Cannes, organisers are also launching a brand new ‘Luxury Gallery’ to allow premium brands to exhibit their latest products in the prestigious surroundings of the Palais de Festivals.

With six days to take in all that’s on offer, visitors will be able to experience all of this along with informative seminars and social events.

In this article, we take a look at 5 of the best charter yachts to check out at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017.


Boasting the iconic Benetti pedigree as well as a range of modern features, the 30m/98ft motor yacht LIBERTUS is a beautifully refit superyacht for charter.

Perfectly suited to her year-round Mediterranean cruising grounds, she offers vast exterior space with optional shading throughout.

Just as noteworthy, her interior is made up of bright and glossy woods to conjure up an inviting ambience for those on board to socialise and unwind in.

Along with a well-appointed master cabin, M/Y LIBERTUS also comes with a VIP stateroom, 2 twins, and a single. Altogether, this configuration allows her to sleep up to 9 guests whilst away on a private yacht charter vacation.

Double Down

Refit last year, the 65m/213ft luxury yacht ‘Double Down’ is the largest charter yacht attending the Cannes Yachting Festival this year.

A masterpiece in modern elegance, both her communal and guest spaces are finished with glossy textures and cream furnishings.

As entertaining as she is glamorous, she features a comfortably designed movie theatre for enjoying the latest blockbusters, and a number of water toys and tenders to make getting out on the water a thrilling experience.

Not only one of the most visually impressive, Double Down is also the largest charter yacht attending the Cannes Yachting Festival this year

For those keen to keep up with a fitness regime or simply burn through a quick workout, a fully-equipped gymnasium can be found across from the cinema area on the upper deck.

With elevator access to each of the 8 cabins, M/Y Double Down is capable of accommodating up to 12 guests whilst away on charter.


The largest sailing yacht available for charter at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017, the 40m/131ft sailing yacht VALQUEST effortlessly combines traditional and modern elements.

The main salon, for example, is finished with state of the art entertainment systems whilst the exterior is suitably furnished for guests to enjoy a classic sailing experience.

With scuba diving gear and toys on hand, those on board can be assured of a memorable time on the water.

Besides the generously proportioned master cabin situated at the aft of the lower deck, S/Y VALQUEST also comes with an additional 2 doubles and a single twin. Altogether, she is able to sleep up to 8 guests whilst away on charter.


Identified by the sleek and sporty exterior lines which are characteristic of Sunseeker superyachts, the 40m/131ft motor yacht ‘Lusia M’ boasts an irresistible appeal.

Ideal for friends or families, the flexibility of her 5 cabins allows up to 10 guests to enjoy her range of entertainment facilities and social areas together.

Enjoying the very best in contemporary furnishings and features, superyacht Lusia M offers an immersive and unforgettable charter experience

Boasting the largest volume of any 34m Sunseeker superyacht at the time of her delivery, Lusia M has an incredible spaciousness sure to satisfy those vacationing on board.

What’s more, with a balcony to the starboard side of her modern main salon, guests are able to seamlessly transition between interior and exterior areas.

sans abri

Defined by her bright and airy feel, the 27m/89ft motor yacht ‘Sans Abri’ is the perfect charter choice for families and friends looking to escape on the water.

Besides her large master cabin, she comes with an additional VIP and 2 twins to sleep up to 10 guests whilst being used for charter purposes.

The perfect finishing touch, Sans Abri also comes with an inflatable water slide which can be easily attached to the upper deck.

In order to find out more regarding any of the abovementioned superyachts, be sure to get in touch with your preferred charter broker.

Alternatively, take a look at all of the superyachts attending the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017.


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