September 19th 2012. By Staff.

Cannes Boat Show 2012: A Gathering of the Great

The world's new-yacht fleet and throngs of followers gathered on the Riviera to be part of the European show season opener.

The 35th edition of the Festival de la Plaisance, better known as the Cannes Boat Show, ran from September 10th through the 15th in two harbors facing each other across the Boulevard de la Croisette on the French Riviera. With over 500 boats on display, many of them new models from iconic builders, the event was the first major gathering of the European yachting season.

Monte Carlo Yachts 70

The Monte Carlo Yachts 70 features a major lounge area in the bow.

For reports on six of the yachts that stirred interest, see the following posts by James Nolan on

For a full report on the Sunreef 82, read the Yachtworld feature: Sunreef 92 Double Deck: Twice as Nice. And the Monte Carlo Yachts 70 has an even bigger sister: Monte Carlo Yachts 76: A Flybridge Yacht With Pedigree.

– YachtWorld Editors