Ocean Independence: Mediterranean Style
Ocean Independence stole the show at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival by showcasing three magnificent crafts of high design and performance.
Cannes may be famous for its annual film festival, but another fall event draws the world’s elite to its famous harbour — the Cannes Yachting Festival, regarded as one of the top yachting festivals in the world. This year, the shoreline of the Côte d’Azur was highlighted by Ocean Independence, the Swiss- based exhibitor of brokerage yachts, presenting three spectacular yachts that captured attention at one of the most important events worldwide for shipyards and brokers who produce and sell boats and yachts between 15 and 45 metres in length.
Yachting is an exclusive domain where only the finest is expected. Its products embody premium craftsmanship, style, design, amenities, luxury and performance. The Cannes Yachting Festival is considered the unofficial opening of the trade fair in the Mediterranean. This year, approximately 700 exhibits and 600 exhibitors presented their exquisite crafts in the two ports on the Croisette, the Vieux Port and Port Canto.
Ocean Independence is right at home at the Cannes Yachting Festival, as it is a global leader in luxury superyacht sales, charter and management. With a team of more than 110 people operating from 14 offices around the world, Ocean Independence has sold more than 400 yachts to date and has the world’s largest fleet of crewed luxury yachts for charter.
This year at Port Canto, Ocean Independence showcased three magnificent boats from acclaimed builders: the Angra Too at 38 metres, the Adelia at 33 metres and the Lady Marisa at 32 metres. Each of them is distinctive in its design, style, luxury and performance.
The fast-cruising, custom-built motor yacht Angra Too is from renowned Italian shipyard Castagnola Cantieri Navali del Tigullio, highly regarded for its expertise in wooden yacht construction. With waterjet propulsion, Angra Too can effortlessly achieve speeds of more than 30 knots. Built as a boat a yachting connoisseur would appreciate, the yacht can sleep 10 in five spacious staterooms with large spaces accommodating great livability in the salon and dining area, with her main deck offering a huge salon aft and connection to the exterior aft deck. A feature of the yacht is the spacious flybridge offering lounging sun-pads, dining table and bar.
The sleek and stylish Custom Line Navetta 33 Adelia was delivered only in June 2021 and has fewer than 300 hours on the main engines. The craft makes an ideal private or charter yacht, highlighted by the full-beam owner’s stateroom on the main deck, and can accommodate 10 guests in five elegant staterooms. A fold-out terrace provides sea views from the main salon, and outside there is a large, partially covered sundeck featuring a spa pool, extensive seating and sunbathing areas.
The Lady Marisa is the flagship of the quality brand Monte Carlo Yachts, which combines Italian flair with quality French craftsmanship. Lady Marisa’s design offers space and livability, with a main-deck primary stateroom and four comfortable guest staterooms adjacent to a beautiful living area. Two of its most distinctive design features are port and starboard side balconies, which open the interior to the sea views, and the classic porthole windows on the lower level. Sundecks are available both at the front and on the upper deck, from which to revel in the Mediterranean air and breezes. Always privately used and still under original ownership and captaincy, Lady Marisa offers a wonderful opportunity for a new owner.
Yachting is a world of privacy, exclusivity and elevated elegance. It is also a world that brings together high style with high performance, enhanced by craftsmanship, design and beauty. Given those parameters, Cannes seems like the perfect place to showcase a little Mediterranean style.