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Inside Paul Allen's yacht party - hottest ticket at Cannes Film Festival 2018

By Oliver Pearson   17 May 2018

On Monday, Microsoft co-founder and renowned philanthropist Paul Allen once again brought the Cannes Film Festival to life by throwing an exclusive and suitably glamorous party on board his 92m/303ft motor yacht TATOOSH.

No stranger to hosting extraordinary yacht parties, Paul Allen has thrown many appropriately themed parties at the annual Cannes Film Festival, occasionally hosting them on board his other vessel, the 126m/414ft luxury yacht OCTOPUS

Indeed, in the past Allen has hosted a Bollywood themed party as well as transforming the exterior of an earlier yacht to replicate an ‘Enchanted Garden’ scene from Shakespeare.

This year, the theme was ‘An Evening in Casablanca’, a theme which had the star-studded guests arriving in timeless tuxedos and glamorous gowns.

Transforming the upper deck salon into an impressive rock and roll venue, Allen and his band had guests throwing shapes on the dance floor well into the night.

Something of a celebration for the owner, Allen has enjoyed great successes in his ocean conservation and protection efforts this year, helping to locate sunken warships in the South Pacific. This follows on from the earlier success of Paul Allen unearthing WW2 Japanese Battleship Musashi on board motor yacht OCTOPUS. 

Step inside the party for yourself with a selection of the best social media posts taken from the event below.

Kindly encouraged not to take photographs of the interior, guests were asked to maintain the privacy and secrecy of the superyacht whilst on board.

With tenders departing from Capitainerie Vieux-Port, those handed one of the prized invitations were welcome to bring a plus one and told to expect a night of live rock music and dancing.

Kicking of the Mediterranean yacht charter season, the Cannes Film Festival 2018 is now in full swing and will be brought to a close on Saturday.

Naturally, due to its proximity to the other hotspots, Cannes makes for the perfect start to a South of France yacht charter following on from the festival.

To find out how you can be a part of the iconic film festival, be sure to get in touch with your preferred charter broker to discuss all future options. Alternatively, take a look at all yachts for charter in Cannes.


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