11 Sep 2017
Maserati at the 40th Cannes Yachting Festival
Maserati, Official Car of the 40th Cannes Yachting Festival, joins in festivities with a range of test drives, media events with Giovanni Soldini and exclusive presentations.
Modena, 11 September 2017 – As the Official Car of the Cannes Yachting Festival, Maserati is celebrating the historic festival’s 40th anniversary in style this week, putting on a range of special events – and bringing the full fleet in tow.
The complete Maserati range is available for test drives around the historic marina throughout the week –with the new Ghibli GranLusso and GranSport, Levante S, Quattroporte Diesel and GranTurismo Sport.
Journalists can reserve a timeslot on 12 September, with the driving experience widening to include VIPs and clients between 13 and 17 September. VIPs can also enjoy a Maserati courtesy car service between 12 and 17 September – with either a Levante SUV or a flagship Quattroporte.
Throughout the festival, Maserati will be based at its 230-square-metre Maserati Lounge at the entrance to the marina, where hospitality will be provided for journalists and VIPs. The Lounge will also display two of the marque’s current models: the Levante, a powerful yet graceful SUV featuring Ermenegildo Zegna silk upholstery, and the Quattroporte GranSport, the quintessence of the Italian sports sedan.
Giovanni Soldini – who recently sailed the Maserati Multi70 trimaran in the Transpac race in Honolulu – will make an appearance in the Lounge on 12 September to field questions from the press and take part in a video interview with Boat Show and Sky.
The Maserati Lounge will also feature the latest creations from our partners Bulgari and Ermenegildo Zegna. Bulgari celebrates its partnership with Maserati with two exclusive new timepieces: the Octo Maserati GranLusso and GranSport. Set to be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show on 12 September, the beautiful chronographs perfectly encapsulate the commitment to elegance and excellence that unites the two brands. Ermenegildo Zegna, meanwhile, will be displaying its ZZ Capsule collection of high-quality nautical sportswear, popular with sailing devotees.
As the Official Car of the Yacht Club de Monaco, Maserati will also be showcasing an historic Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder (1961) at the “Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe”, the iconic exhibition that brings the full spectrum of the world’s most prestigious yachts together on the club’s Quai.