- The Cannes Film Festival attracts not only the world’s most famous movie stars, but some of the most expensive yachts.
- Forbes has published a running list of all the billionaire-owned yachts spotted on the Côte d’Azur so far.
- We’ve rounded up some of the most impressive and expensive ones.
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Each year, the Cannes Film Festival attracts some of the world’s most famous actors, who attend glitzy premieres and A-list parties fuelled by plenty of Champagne.
As a year-round destination for yachts, the festival, which takes place at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, from May 14 to 25, also brings in some of the world’s most impressive – and expensive – vessels.
Forbes is yacht-spotting live from Cannes, updating a list of more than 50 superrich yacht owners who have descended on the Côte d’Azur for the festival.
The vessels on the list include those spotted in Monte Carlo, Cap d’Antibes, Marseilles, La Ciotat, and Saint-Tropez.
We’ve rounded up some of the most impressive billionaire yachts spotted at the Cannes Film Festival so far, ranked in ascending order by estimated cost or value.
Atlantis II — $US100 million
Owned by the family of the shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos, this 380-foot yacht is in Monaco, according to Forbes. SuperYachtFan values it at $US100 million.
Romea — $US120 million
The 268-foot Romea, owned by the metal billionaire and investor Alexander Nesis, can be found in La Ciotat. Its estimated value is $US120 million.
Musashi — $US130 million
Also in La Ciotat is Musashi, the Oracle founder Larry Ellison’s 287-foot yacht, which is estimated to be worth $US130 million.
Lionheart — $US150 million
The British billionaire Philip Green is the owner of Lionheart, a 295-foot yacht worth an estimated $US150 million that can be found in Monaco.
Maltese Falcon — $US150 million
Another superyacht with an estimated $US150 million price tag is the Maltese Falcon, a 289-foot vessel owned by the hedge fund success story Elena Ambrosiadou. Forbes spotted it in Cannes.
Aquila — $US150 million
Sunrays — $US150 million
The steel and oil magnate Ravi Ruia appears to be headed for Antibes – or at least his yacht is, Forbes said. The 280-foot vessel is worth an estimated $US150 million.
Madame Gu — $US150 million
Also in Antibes is Madame Gu, which belongs to the steel billionaire Andrei Skoch. Clocking in at an impressive 325 feet, the yacht has an estimated cost of up to $US150 million.
Lady Lara — $US160 million
Breaking the $US150 million mark is Lady Lara, owned by the metal and energy billionaire Alexander Machkevitch. The 299-foot yacht,worth an estimated $US160 million, was spotted on its way to Antibes.
Tatoosh — $US160 million
Also valued at an estimated $US160 million is Tatoosh, a 303-foot yacht owned by the estate of the Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen. It was recently spotted in Marseilles.
Rising Sun — $US300 million
David Geffen, the film magnate, producer, and studio executive, is the owner of the Rising Sun, a 454-foot superyacht enjoying the sun in Cannes.
Sailing Yacht A — $US480 million
The 469-foot Sailing Yacht A is hard to miss, as anyone who spotted it on its way to Antibes has surely discovered.
One of the largest private sailing yachts in the world, it’s owned by a Russian billionaire named Andrey Melnichenko and has been estimated to be worth a whopping $US480 million.
Its masts are taller than Big Ben, and among its features are eight decks, a free-floating spiral staircase, a huge swimming pool, and an underwater observation pod.
Serene — $US500 million
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the owner of the 439-foot Serene vessel, which Forbes spotted heading to Monaco.
Prince Mohammed reportedly dropped $US500 million on the superyacht in late 2016 after seeing it while vacationing in the south of France.
It has two helipads, an indoor climbing wall, a fully equipped spa, and three swimming pools.
Eclipse — $US590 million
Roman Abramovich, a steel and investment billionaire who owns Chelsea FC, is the owner of the 533-foot superyacht Eclipse, perhaps one of the most recognisable in the world.
Dilbar — $US600 million
The most expensive yacht on this list, Dilbar is owned by the steel and telecoms tycoon Alisher Usmanov, according to Forbes.
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