The organisers of this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival have announced that exhibitor registration is already 8% up over last year’s figure. According to Reed Exhibitions, 529 boats over 10m in length will be making an appearance on water, including 119 sailboats and 410 motorboats – 7% more than last year.
The 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival runs from September 10-15 at Cannes’ Vieux Port and Port Canto.
“We still have a few places available at each port. We are also waiting for second-hand boat reservations, which always come later than new boats,” says show director Sylvie Ernoult.
“Our sales team is finalising the implementation of the around 100 on-land boats,” she adds. “We are therefore very optimistic about the total number of participating French and international shipyards and the number of associated boats that we will have the pleasure of welcoming this year. The latter should exceed the previous record figure of 2018 by 8%, which will enable buyers and visitors to discover an unparalleled nautical offering in Cannes.”
Following the relocation this year of sailing boats to Port Canto, the Vieux Port will primarily be devoted to new motorboats – monohulls and multihulls – of more than 10m in length. Equipment manufacturers and service companies primarily engaged in the motorboat sector will be located onshore.
The Jetée, which will continue to accommodate yachts and, for larger yachts, the Super Yachts Extension, will not undergo any noticeable changes.