Cannes is one of our most popular destinations amongst yacht charterers, and for good reason! It has held the annual Cannes film festival for years and is often home to celebrities and VIPs alike. There are endless restaurants, bars and nightclubs that bring the town to life in the summer months – but there is something else too!
Cannes is alive and buzzing with anticipation for the famed Film Festival, beginning on 14th May. The iconic Carlton Hotel has been decorated to almost unrecognisable lengths promoting the latest Hollywood blockbusters such as the new Transformers movie and The Expendables 3. The beach clubs have been transformed into concert venues, party spaces and meeting areas and last but not least the prestigious old port of Cannes is filling up with the world’s finest super yachts ready to house the biggest names in film! We’re in Cannes looking at the most iconic yachts at this year’s Festival de Cannes…
In yachting size really does matter, and taking up the “Quai du Large” this year is MOGAMBO. An award-winning design from Nobiskrug, she has a simple yet truly effective exterior with mysterious grey hull and huge windows flooding the interior with light. The sleek exterior almost disguises the fact that MOGAMBO is of colossal size, weighing in at an impressive 73.55 metres. Comprising of three decks of contemporary opulence, this luxury super yacht offers everything from a beach club to a hair salon and meeting spaces to saunas. Impressed? MOGAMBO’s price tag is €600,000 per week, with a minimum charter period of 10 days.
In a world where tradition is everything, with white and blue being the norm, standing out is key. For Roberto Cavalli, standing out comes in the form of a beautifully painted pearlescent hull. From some angles the 40 metre Baglietto super yacht glows in a stunning teal, but see her in port and she’s a striking purple. Self-named RC isn’t on the charter market so we cannot confirm the interior but from the social media snaps of celebrities such as Made in Chelsea’s Mark-Francis Vandelli we see multiple animals prints and extravagant patterns. What else would you expect from such a famed designer?
Saturday 27th July will mark the 19th Edition of the Rodriguez Group Rendez-Vous in the heart of St. Tropez. This event involves a culmination of staff, loyal owners, future clients and big names in the business coming together to celebrate the successes of this yachting giant. The event is celebrated with up to 40 of the group's newest and finest yachts on display, lavish fireworks and plenty of media coverage to guarantee no spectacle goes unnoticed.
Last year saw the Rodriguez Group celebrate their 40th anniversary with the largest Rendez-Vous to date with 800 guests marking the landmark year, and this year will no doubt succeed in impressing with the same level of grandeur and prowess this company possesses.
The Rodriguez Group are responsible for big names such as Mangusta and Pershing, cementing them comfortably towards the top of the finest yachting groups in the world. Since 1972, they have been surprising and innovating the industry with luxury motor yachts in along the Mediterranean. Mangusta in particular with their large super yachts that still manage class leading cruising speeds.
LES is a Mangusta 108, a prime example of magnificent engineering combined with sleek Italian design, is without doubt a jewel in the Rodriguez Group's yachting crown. She has masses of space both inside and outside, providing the charter with ample space to relax and enjoy the Mediterranean climate. As well as this, LES maintains a mesmerising cruising speed of 35 knots despite her 33.5 metre length, meaning she combines both speed and luxury to become the dream charter. She even oozes Italian style with her aft sunbathing area that actually doubles up as a large jacuzzi! LES is perfect for large groups to enjoy her array of amenities and toys, or even for the ultimate luxurious corporate charter.