The Concours d’Elegance at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017

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  • 21/09/2017

While gusty conditions threatened to dampen the spirits of seafaring enthusiasts at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017, the event was ultimately a huge success. A selection of spectacular attractions drew visitors – both yachting professionals and otherwise – from across the world, but no attraction was more popular than the famous Concours d’Elegance – the event’s most anticipated attraction. Although heavy winds delayed the event from Thursday to Friday, spectators were rewarded for their patience, with a delightful floatilla of classic and modern yachts.

Much to the delight and surprise of onlookers, the main attractions at the Cannes Yachting festival 2017 were not only in the water – despite the event’s status as Europe’s largest in-water boat show. The RAF Red Arrows put on an attention-grabbing performance in the sky, painting the Tricolore in red, white and blue.

Video credit: Cannes Yachting Festival

As specialist in yacht charters in Cannes and other regions across France and Italy, Silver Star Yachting paid close attention to the yachts on display in the show and in the Concours d’Elegance. Here, we surmise the results from the glamorous event.

The Results of the Concours d’Elegance 2017:

1st – Ksar – a 6m 1968 Riva Super Florida.
Winner Of The Concours D'Elegance - Ksar
2nd – Frauscher 858 Fantom Air – 8.6m, built in 2017 by Frauscher.

3rd – HOC 33 P CRUISER – 10m cruiser, built by HOC Yachts AB in 2017.


The Results from the Pre-1980 Category:

1st – Karsai – 4.25m classic Hungarian speedboat, built in 1954.

2nd – Ksar – a 6m 1968 Riva Super Florida.

3rd – Lou Mai – a 1973 5.87m Riva Rudy Super.


The Results from the Post-1980 Category:

1st – Frauscher 858 Fantom Air – 8.6m, built in 2017 by Frauscher.

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2nd – Aurea 30 – 9.16m, technologically innovative, built in 2017.

3 rd – Aston Martin AM37S – Built by Quintessence Yachts in 2016, inspired by automotive excellence.


The Jury’s Favourite

Video credit: Cannes Yachting Festival

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