Festival de la Plaisance
From the 9 to 14 September the Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes welcomes ten yachts for sale through CNI. Following the success of last year’s show, the 2009 show promises to be the biggest and best to date. CNI welcomes all to view their yachts along the main pier of Port Canto, which include:
46.6m (152’8) Paraiso from Feadship
40.6m (133’) Catwalk from Kaiserwerft
36.3m (120’) Necklace II from Heesen
34m (111’5) Rubeccan from Ferretti
31.7m (104’) Only Now from CNB
30m (100’) Las Brisas from San Lorenzo
26.2m (86’) Serendipity Blue from Falcon
25.3m (83’) Buffalo Rules from Azimut
19th Monaco Yacht Show
The 19th Monaco Yacht Show will be hosted between the 23 – 26 September. To date CNI has confirmed it will have eight yachts on display, including the newly launched 64.5m (211’7) Silver Angel from Benetti (Quai des Etats-Unis), the 62m (203’4) RoMa from VSY (Quai des Etats-Unis), and the 45m (148’) Africa from Sunrise Yachts (Central T Jetty). CNI will also be displaying the 69.95m (230’) Sherakhan (Central T Jetty), the 60m (196’) Xanadu from Benetti (exhibited in collaboration with the yard on the Quai des Etat-Unis), the 50m (164’) High Chaparral from Feadship (Quai des Etats-Unis), and the 37m (120’) Illusion from ISA (Central T Jetty), and a 50m yacht to be confirmed. The social scene at the show sees CNI hosting events throughout the week.
Show-ing how it’s done for the fifth year
For the fifth consecutive year, CNI, in partnership with the Monaco Yacht Show, has made the show CarbonNeutral. The organizers are measuring the source and levels of greenhouse gases produced from the travel, electricity and waste of the exhibiting companies – as well as the electricity and waste of the yachts and stands – and are offsetting them with dedicated programmes to raise awareness among participants and visitors to the show. In the process, they hope to encourage others to reduce their own emissions wherever possible.
Superyacht Cup Palma
The Superyacht Cup in Palma, held between the 24 – 27th June, saw three spectacular days of racing for the 18-strong fleet in the Bay of Palma. Based at the new location in the picturesque setting of the Muelle Viego marina, right in the heart of the historic part of the old town, the event saw the stylishly appointed village become a focal point of the onshore action with all 18 yachts moored conveniently stern-to. Palma’s magnificent Le Seu cathedral provided a dramatic backdrop for the event.
The regatta itself took on the Bucket rating system which calculates a yacht’s performance and provides each yacht with an individual starting time for each pursuit race. There were some great close finishes, particularly in race three when 15 yachts finished with 20 minutes of eachother, eight of them just 3 minutes and 30 seconds apart. The eventful winner was the 32m Royal Huisman built sloop, Gliss, followed closely by Perini Navi’s Antara, the 28.6m Wally Open Season and the 39.9m Maria Cattiva. CNI were delighted to be amongst the sponsors of the event with entertainment throughout at the CNI VIP Lounge for all participants.