Since 1977, the Cannes Yachting Festival has taken place every September in elegant, luxurious surroundings in the sparkling bay of Cannes. As the first show in the boating season, the Cannes Yachting Festival is Europe’s leading in-water boating event. The major players in pleasure yachting arrive to launch the show season by showcasing their new worldwide models.
Exhibitors and visitors meet in two exceptional French Riviera ports:
Palais des Festivals
The festival centre is dedicated to big names in luxury yachts. Inside can be found shipyards, architects and designers, interior layouts, ready-to-wear clothing, accessories, tourism institutions and marinas, service companies (financing, banks, insurance…) and outside: the Tender and Toys area, with all the latest innovations.
The Luxury Gallery
Dedicated to luxury, crafts and lifestyle, is located inside the Palais des Festivals. Visitors can discover the space with its elegant scenography on their arrival by the main entrance of the show. The Luxury Gallery enables exhibitors and high-end brands to showcase their products to an international audience of demanding visitors and professionals gathered together around their duel passions of yachting and luxury.
The prestigious area is dedicated exclusively to luxury players in the sectors including: watchmaking, jewellery, spirits, fashion and accessories, household linen, decoration, furniture, design, art, high-tech products, services, etc. They come to meet affluent visitors who enjoy exceptional products and to showcase their know-how and new products.
The Superyachts Extension
The Superyachts Extension holds boats of 25 to 55 metres.
In the water: the largest boats at the Show with a wide of choice of motor and sailing yachts.
On land : shipyards, brokers, services…
The Jetty holds boats of 10 to 45 metres.
In the water: highly sought after by the largest international shipyards, this area exhibits the best the world has to offer in yachts and super yachts.
On land: shipyards, engines, propellers, thrusters, refitting, yacht transport, etc.
La Pantiero holds boats of 10 to 34 metres.
In the water: smaller upmarket motor boats. A range of boats including open, sport, fly and sport fishing.
On land: shipyards, equipment village, and nautical accessories (fishing, marine optics, etc.).
The multi-hull area includes boats of 10 to 32 metres.
With more than 40 boats, the multi-hull area has the largest collection of motor and sailing catamarans and trimarans in Europe.
The Quai Saint-Pierre exhibits boats of 10 to 25 metres.
In the water: a wide range of large sailing and motor boats (traditional, open, fly…).
On land: shipyards, sailing and motor boat accessories, financing.
Quai Max Laubeuf
The Quai Max Laubeuf shows 160 boats of 10 to 20 metres.
The history of the Festival itself started on this dock. Only 30 boats were exhibited back then.
In the water: sailing and motor boats.
On land: a village dedicated to inflatable and rigid-inflatable boats.
Brokerage & Charterage
Port Pierre Canto is devoted to large second-hand yachts. Brokers and charter companies offer a selection of around 50 sumptuous 22 m to 65 m yachts. Here it’s possible to meet the teams, explore the boats and experience the elegance of the yachting world and the joys of life on board.
New for 2018 the brokers are sharing the quay with a new area dedicated to the rapidly growing sector ‘Toys’. Toys for old and young alike have become essential equipment on yachts, providing fun and excitement for their users. The area features jet skateboards, longboards, jet skis and much more.
Nearly 600 boats are displayed in water and on land in the two ports, including around one hundred world premieres. The shipyards offer trips out to sea so that new buyers can try out the finest yachts in the world and make informed choices regarding their purchases.
A free public shuttle carrying 15 – 20 people departs every 15 minutes from the Super Yacht Extension in the Vieux Port, where guests can enjoy a stunning 10-minute trip alongside la Croisette to Port Pierre Canto. A VIP shuttle is also available from the VIP Pontoon in the Vieux Port for Carte VIP holders.
The Cannes Yachting Festival is open every day from 10am to 7pm.
Late opening until 10 pm Friday 14 September.
Closes at 6 pm on Sunday.
The 2017 Festival in figures:
– 50,000 visitors with 50% come from abroad
– 600 boats from 2.10 to 65m long
– 528 exhibitors (60% from abroad)
– 214 new items including 108 world premieres
– 103 sailing boats
– 43 multi-hulls
– 45 second-hand boats from 22m to 65m long