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Cannes Film Festival 2018 to attract a world-class fleet of superyachts

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By Rebecca Bradbury  2 May 2018

The Cannes Film Festival is one of the most glamorous events on the French Riviera and, getting underway next week, it will be drawing the biggest names in cinema as well as some of the world’s finest superyachts to Cannes for a fortnight of red carpet action, film premieres and glitzy parties.

Running from 8 to 19 May, the upcoming 71st edition will be presided over by two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, who has been named as President of the Jury. Together with nine other top industry names, she will decide the winner of the Palme d’Or, the highest accolade for competing films.

As always, the Palais des Festivals will host a busy schedule of movie screenings. A red carpet will be laid out for the film stars, directors, models and other famous faces making an appearance as a crowd of paparazzi jostles for the perfect shot.  

Uma Thurman on steps of Palais des Festival at the Cannes Film Festival
Rai Bachchan has photo taken on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival
Bella Hadid has her picture taken on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival
Kendal Jenner has her photo taken on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival

Adding to the luxury of the Cannes Film Festival will be the superyachts lined up in the Old Port or anchored in the Bay of Cannes. The premium berths are in the marina’s inner harbour and this is where the celebrity yacht parties are most likely to take place.

Indeed, glittering superyacht events are de rigueur at the annual festival, and there is never a more prestigious time in Cannes to rent a luxury yacht and host an event charter, whether it be to entertain friends and family, meet clients, throw a party or host an evening of fine dining.

The event provides an unrivalled opportunity to showcase brands and make the ultimate statement, and a charter yacht can serve as your own luxurious venue and accommodation, with the main festival hub, the Palais des Festival, just metres away.

Glittering superyacht events are de rigueur at the annual festival, and there is never a more prestigious time in Cannes to rent a luxury yacht

Both the 73m/240ft expedition yacht ‘Planet Nine’, a brand new charter addition from Admiral Yachts, and the 70m/229ft classic yacht SHERAKHAN have announced their availability at the event and this reflects the calibre of superyachts expected to be in town during the festival.

Other charter yachts currently in Cannes and anticipated to be sticking around for the next few weeks are Amels’ 55m/180ft motor yacht ELIXIR and two Baglietto builds: the 59m/195ft motor yacht VICKY and the 54m/177ft motor yacht MISCHIEF.

What’s more, when the 2018 Cannes Film Festival draws to a close on 19 May, many of the luxury yachts will make their way eastwards along the French Riviera to Monaco in time for another global fixture on the region’s calendar, the Monaco Grand Prix 2018, which runs from 24 May.

luxury yachts lined up in the Vieux Port in Cannes

For more information on planning an event charter, speak to your preferred charter broker.

Alternatively, browse all luxury yachts available for charter in the French Riviera.


 
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