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A look ahead to the Cannes Yachting Festival 2018

By Katia Damborsky   28 August 2018

Between 11-16 September, Cannes will be a hive of activity as the annual Cannes Yachting Festival gets underway. Here’s what to expect from the event.

In just a few weeks, a selection of superb yachts will descend upon the French Riviera to be admired by show-goers attending the 41st edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival. This is the ideal event for anyone looking to buy a smaller, semi-custom yacht as the event is a superior display of craftsmanship with the majority of yachts available for sale. Motor yachts will rub shoulders with traditional sailing yachts, as well as multi-hulls, tenders and day boats. 

The show is expected to attract one of its highest number of yachts yet, with 600 yachts believed to be attending. Of those, around 100 are making their global debuts.

Vieux Port will play host to the majority of new boats while Port Canto will act as a dedicated brokerage and charter zone that will berth a handful of second-hand yachts for sale and for private charter. It’s here that you will find some of the biggest international brokers and charter companies showing off a range of superyachts. A free-of-charge sea shuttle will ferry visitors to and from each dock in seven minutes and will depart every 15 minutes. 

The show is expected to attract one of its highest number of yachts yet, with 600 yachts believed to be attending.

The festival will also showcase the newest state-of-the-art gadgets and watertoys, with accompanying demonstrations. A gallery located in the Palais des Festivals will be selling luxury lifestyle pieces including watches, jewellery, spirits, clothing and homeware, as well as items specifically targeted to life on the water.

Another stand-out feature of the event is the ever-popular Concours d’Elégance, the third edition of which will be taking place this year on the 15th of September. It comprises a parade of luxury vintage and modern day boats and is certainly not to be missed.

The Mediterranean is still basking under a summer sun, and the area will be popular among holidaymakers and yachting enthusiasts alike. Although the Cannes Film Festival is behind us, the town is still a celebrity hotspot and lavish parties, superb dining and blissful beaches are all waiting to be enjoyed.

The glittering event keeps Cannes firmly on the map as a superior yachting destination and will no doubt whet appetites for the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show

For more information about the charter yachts in attendance, speak to your preferred charter broker.

Alternatively, view all superyachts available for charter in the South of France.


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