For a few days each September, the turquoise waters of Cannes become the sparkling backdrop for the Cannes Yacht Festival. This sun-drenched seafront becomes filled with innovative yacht models looking to dominate the market in the United States and beyond, while yacht brokers fly in from far and wide to undertake sea trials and see the future-looking tech and design that will soon lead the industry.
The Cannes Yachting Festival kicks off boat show season every year, leading a lineup of yacht shows that feature impressive new yacht models in locales across the globe.
Standout new models this year came courtesy of Palumbo Superyachts, an Italian luxury yacht manufacturer that’s behind some of the most innovative shipyards in the industry (including ISA Yachts, whose new 66-meter speculative build made headlines when it was recently sold by yacht broker Steve Doyle).
Here is an overview of the most defining features of these new models, ones that pave the way for a new era of motor catamarans and cruisers in the yachting industry:
A First Look at the X30 Villa from the Cannes Yachting Festival
Sustainability meets easy living in the X30 Villa, one of Palumbo Superyachts’ new lineup of motor catamarans.
Pleasure and freedom combine with open spaces and the kind of multi-level living that gives guests space to spread. Panoramic glass details make you feel at one with the water that surrounds, while large social areas help you make the most of every moment on board.
And though the livability of the X30 Villa will be hard to beat, it’s the eco-friendly touches that truly take center stage.
A hybrid propulsion system reduces CO2 emissions while providing you a smoother and quieter ride. The hull also takes its cue from racing boats, with the kind of hydrodynamic optimization that allows it to powerfully glide across the water.
Like many ISA Yachts models that have come before, the X30 Villa will blend superior performance with undeniable comfort.
Open spaces and carefully-considered exterior and interior design features (led by Dutch-based design studio Phathom) mark the the X30 Villa as one of the most livable motor catamarans on the market, with an impressive sea terrace that can be lowered in calm waters for uninterrupted views of sea and sky.
The X96 TRIPLEX: A Yacht Show Standout
Palumbo Superyachts continues to impress with their X96 TRIPLEX model.
You can tell from first glance that this yacht has personality. It shows in the non-traditional lines of a rounded profile and the innovative way it attempts to set new comfort and livability standards for cruisers under 100-feet.
This is a luxury yacht designed for long days on the water in mind.
You’ll want to spend lazy days lounging with family and friends in the spacious social areas, including an expansive fly deck with two sunbathing areas.
Floor-to-ceiling windows connect you to the waves beyond, while open-air living spaces help you make the most of your closeness to the sea.
In fact, it’s this connection with nature that powerfully sets the X96 TRIPLEX apart. It’s hard to find a vessel that offers so much spacious livability while keeping you right in touch with the waves that you’re gliding through with ease.
But the X96 TRIPLEX impressively achieves this balance—letting you feel in touch with nature while being surrounded in total luxury of design.
The EXTRA 76: A Luxury Yacht That Blends Style and Sustainability
Experience the glittering sea in new comfort from the cockpit of the EXTRA 76, which offers the kind of 50-meter spaciousness you’d expect to find on a megayacht in a low-consumption vessel that puts you close to the natural beauty all around you.
This luxury yacht draws inspiration from the lines, colors, and textures of the natural landscape while helping you see views from three unique levels. Look out over the sunset from up high, enjoy a night of wining and dining on the galley level, or enjoy easy access to the water from the swim platform.
No matter where you lounge on the EXTRA 76, you’ll feel at peace while surrounded by the sun and waves.
The vessel’s interior offers just as much access to natural views as its exterior, with windows that let you see out at all angles and an indoor dining space that’s magical, globe-like atmosphere leaves nothing to be desired.
How Palumbo is Defining the Future of Superyachts
Though visitors to the Cannes Yachting Festival are used to seeing innovation in action, Palumbo Superyachts is showing us a future where eco-friendly is made accessible for all yacht owners.
Actually, even better: Palumbo Superyachts is showing us a future where comfort and sustainability exist in tandem.
As we’ve seen this year at the Cannes Yacht Festival, gone are the days when owners needed to sacrifice livability for the sake of standout tech and eco-friendly features.
Palumbo’s new lineup is previewing exactly what we can expect from the future of luxury yachts—and that future looks bright.
Interested in discovering more about Palumbo’s new lineup or other available yachts for sale?
Contact Steve Doyle, a yacht broker with over 25 years experience helping connect clients to their ideal vessel.