Published on Thursday September 28, 2017
Brendan Hunt, CEO of Vicsail, attended the Cannes Yachting Festival. An important event on the yachting calendar, especially for Vicsail as three of our brands exhibiting.
Nautor’s Swan’s “Swanline”
For the first time, Swan exhibits a large boat at Cannes Yachting Festival. It’s the official introduction of the magnificent all-new Swan 95 “Lot 99. The Swan 95 strengthens the Swanline range from Nautor’s Swan which begins with the magnificent Swan 115, now the 95. In the next year, we shall see the launch of the Swan 78, the Swan 65 and there is even some teasing for a new Swan…. maybe under 50 feet, and that will be eagerly sought after.
“The model on display is an owner’s boat, she is very modern, and gives a great confidence for performance ocean sailing which permits the boat to do trans ocean voyaging and Regatta’s. She reflects very well the criteria for the Swanline range. Typically for an ocean boat, she features a full-width owners cabin aft. The 95 is a strikingly beautiful big and fast boat”, confirms Hunt.
The exciting launch of the new CNB 66. “The CNB 66 is the logical partner to the already established CNB 76 which is up to hull #20. The 66 is just phenomenal. The launch of the new model coincides with the first 10 orders already signed”, asserts Hunt.
The CNB 66 is a great boat. And whilst honourable to the spirit of the 76 footer, it has some special features. These features will set her apart in this segment of the market. “We expect a nimble and quick boat to sail, technically very good”.
The main highlights for this boat would be the open saloon. The galley, which is aft on the port side is also open to the saloon. Another interesting feature is the symmetry of the dining and lounge area in the saloon. It offers the possibility to add seating to the dining area by using part of the lounge with an adjustment of the height, so it suits both uses.
The owners’ cabin is forward, like the CNB 76. She has a large cabin with berth offset, offering privacy and a feeling of space. The owners’ cabin also gives access to the head shower and onwards via waterproof door to the storage/workshop area in the bow.
CNB have aimed to create the largest possible cruising yacht which can be handled safely with a cruising couple. CNB and Briande achieve this with great success. Contact Brendan and share his knowledge and enthusiasm for this new and exciting boat.
Sunreef celebrate 15 years at Cannes
Sunreef Yachts were well represented at the festival with 4 sailing boats: the Supreme 68, a double deck Sunreef 88, Sunreef 62 loft and a Sunreef 74 sail.
“As the heart of Vicsail is very much in sailing, it exciting to see this. Each boat reflected their owner with a different fit-out, which bears out the ability of Sunreef to fully customise the interiors. Each boat was unique and astounding”, comments Hunt.
The Sunreef 62 Loft is designed with great precision. She features a contemporary interior décor.
The double deck Sunreef 88 is a very special Meg yacht boat featuring four levels and a total “stand out” for a sailing catamaran
But the Sunreef highlight for Vicsail was the unveiling of the new sailing range, Sunreef present the Classic Sail 60 and an 80 footers. Such a major leap forward. We are proud to say the Vicsail have a classic sailing 80 on order. (But more of that very soon).
This new “Classic” range feature patio style cockpits with large and workable Flybridge areas, along with excellent bridge deck clearance and big performance expectations.
Cannes Yachting Festival Trends
The last words from Vicsail’s very wise Brendan Hunt “We are finding good strength in the market for well-designed large and beautiful boats, and we are able to offer support and good expertise in this segment. With a good list of big boats underway from CNB and Sunreef and Swan, Vicsail are sailing to a very good course”.