The Salon Nautique de Paris opens to the public on December 8, with the latest shipyard innovations from France and the rest of the world on display. Here’s a selection of high-end boats for deep-pocketed seafarers.

Frauscher 1017 GT

A First Class “gentleman’s racer” with a sumptuous interior that can carry up to eight people at sea. Prices start at €301,428. Specs: length: 1017 cm, width: 299 cm, engine: 2 x 300 – 430 hp

Frauscher 1017 LIDO

Frauscher 1017 LIDO

This innovative, powerful speedster boasts an unusual design. Prices start at €289,800. Specs: length: 999 cm, width: 299 cm, engine: 2 x 300 – 430 hp

Chris Craft Launch 20

Chris Craft Launch 20

The Launch 20 is the smallest of the bowrider range. A great boat to hit the sea with friends or to haul waterskiers and wakeboarders. Prices start at €56,479. Specs: length overall: 6.15 m, hull length: 5.74 m, width: 2.41 m

Chris Craft Corsair 36

Chris Craft Corsair 36

The flagship of the reputable American shipbuilder impresses with its design, comfort and the quality of its build. Prices start at €420,701. Specs: Length overall: 11.63 m, hull length: 11.05 m, width: 3.82 m

Rhea Marine Open 27

Rhéa Marine Open 27

Rhéa Concept is the first model in a new range. The open motorboat is elegant, comfortable and is propelled by an engine you would expect to find on a speedboat. Specs: hull length: 7.50m, hull width: 2.80 m

Salon Nautic 2012

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