The 42th Cannes Yachting Festival takes place this year between September 10 and September 15. In 2019, the Cannes Yachting Festival will orchestrate this event by moving more than 110 sailing yachts, monohulls and multihulls to Port Pierre Canto to host the largest in-water exhibition in the world of new sailboats.
The sheer quality and volume of superyachts on display are bound to attract not only owners or future buyers, but also visitors who want to get a glimpse of this glamorous world. The first show in the boating season, Cannes Yachting Festival is also the largest in Europe and one of the most important worldwide, being a great platform for builders, designers and yacht brokers.
The Cannes Yachting Festival 2019 is split between Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto, and a complimentary seven-minute sea shuttle service runs every 15 minutes to transport show-goers from one port to the other.
Organizers are offering sea trials so visitors can get the chance to try out these spectacular boats before making a decision to buy. Besides that, this year’s festival brings a new feature: La Terrasse, an exclusive exhibition space for luxury industry stakeholders. Located on the roof of Palais des Festivals, with a restaurant and VIP area, La Terrasse will bring together representatives of automobile companies, watch manufacturers, jewelry makers, private aviation companies, couture houses, and many others.
The exhibit is open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. There’s a free shuttle between the two ports, departing every 15 minutes. If you’d like, you could enlist your boat in the Concours d’Elégance, a sort of beauty pageant, where you can win one of the prizes handed out by the festival’s partners which include Porsche, Harcourt, Louis Roederer, Interni, Azur Helicoptere and Tohatsu Fenwick. Enjoy the glamour and innovation of Cannes Yachting Festival and memorialize your experiences at the Harcourt photo studio, where professionals are ready to treat you like a movie star.
The 2018 Cannes Yachting Festival in figures:
- 51,000 visitors
- 638 boats from 2.40 to 50m long
- 542 exhibitors (58% from abroad)
- 219 new items including 122 world premieres
- 110 sailing boats
- 46 multi-hulls
- 46 second-hand boats from 22m to 50m long
Find out more about ticket and accommodation options on the festival’s official website.
Before and after the festival you can book a berth online in Vieux Port de Cannes here.