The Cannes Yachting Festival
THE WORLD'S MOST ECLECTIC TRADE SHOW
Each year the Yachting Festival accommodates an eclectic offer of 10 to 45-meter in-water boats and under 10m on land. These boats are sailing or motor boats, monohull or multihull, with hard or semi-rigid hulls. More than 140 units are new products and previews displayed in both of Cannes’ ports.
Cannes' Vieux Port is one of the oldest harbours on the French Riviera. It enjoys a privileged place in the heart of the city of Cannes at the edge of an idyllic seafront and at the foot of Le Suquet hill. The image would be incomplete without the Lérins islands facing it. The port is bordered to the west by the boarding quay for the islands and to the east by the famous Albert-Edouard jetty along the Palais des Festivals, providing more than half a kilometer of quayside to accommodate all the large yachts.
Each year, the Vieux Port welcomes 380 unities of prestigious new motorized yatchs, from 5 to 45 meters in-water, presented by the world’s leading shipyards. Vieux Port is also the setting of the Luxury Gallery, an area dedicated to luxury and the art of living.
On the other side of the Croisette, the Port Canto is the setting of the Sailing Area which brings together sailboats, monohulls and multihulls from 10 meters. These boats are exhibited in-water facing the stands of the shipyards, equipment manufacturers and service companies.
This large area was created in 2019 and is entirely dedicated to sailing. It adds another atmosphere to the trade show. Next to it, also in Port Canto, the large previously-owned yachts are exhibited in-water in the Brokerage Area and nautical toys are presented opposite on the quay.
From their arrival in the show, visitors discover the Luxury Gallery, a space dedicated to luxury, crafts and lifestyle. Located inside the Palais des Festivals in the Vieux Port and equipped with an elegant and refined scenography, it allows visitors to discover famous brands or more confidential actors offering exceptional products and unique know-how.