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Luxury superyachts gear up for the 2022 Cannes Film Festival

By Nina Done   16 May 2022

The world’s greatest cultural event is back for its jubilee year, where A-listers and Hollywood stars are set to walk the hallowed red carpet for the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. The true stars of the show, however, will be the impressive fleet of superyachts lined up in the Old Port of Cannes.

Running between 17-28 May, the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will encompass 11 days of film premieres, awards ceremonies and VIP events where, free from masks and testing, artists, journalists and film industry professionals will gather to celebrate this year’s outstanding creative achievements.

The iconic red carpeted stairs of the Cannes Film Festival awash with paparazzi and A-listers
Paparazzi line up taking pictures of a starlet in a white dress at the Cannes Film Festival
A-listers sit inside the Palais des Festivals at the Cannes Film Festival
View over the Cannes Film Festival and red carpet

Heading up the jury this year will be Vincent Lindon, the Best Actor Winner from 2015, who follows in the footsteps of last year’s jury leader, the Oscar-winning director Spike Lee. 

Alongside cinematic premieres showcasing a raft of hot new talent, Hollywood is also making a comeback, with Out of Competition films such as Top Gun: Maverick and Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis set to seduce audiences and cinephiles alike.

Tom Cruise in a still for the new 2022 film Top Gun: Maverick premiering at the Cannes Film Festival
Lead actor playing Elvis in Baz Luhrmann's eponymous film premiering at the Cannes Film Festival

Adding to the glitz and glamor of the iconic festival will be a whole host of superyachts jostling for a space along the coveted Jetée Albert Edouard, located a mere champagne cork’s pop away from the official venue of the Palais des Festivals.

Superyacht Stars

Superyachts lined up in Cannes' Old Port (Vieux Port) for the Cannes Film Festival

Soaking up the star-studded surrounds and wowing with an array of corporate charter events, the festival is the perfect backdrop for superyachts, playing host to a raft of exclusive parties peppered with Hollywood ingénues and veterans taking part in the glittering event this year.

Some of our top charter yacht picks currently berthed in Cannes’ Vieux Port include the recent charter entrant 65m (212ft) superyacht RESILIENCE. Delivered by ISA Yachts in 2021, she is packed from bow to stern with a bevy of crowd-pleasing features, including two swimming pools, a massage suite, outdoor cinema and a stunning 180m² waterside beach club entertainment area.

Charter yacht RESILIENCE
Beach club on board charter yacht RESILIENCESwimming pool on board charter yacht RESILIENCE

Another new entrant on the charter fleet is 43m (143ft) CRN yacht BEHIKE whose luxe deck areas, beautiful interior styling and wealth of modern amenities are sure to please even the most discerning guest.

Charter yacht BEHIKE
Main salon on board charter yacht BEHIKE

Meanwhile, a yacht that is no stranger to this illustrious event is the 49m (161ft) yacht LA DEA II, built by the esteemed American yard Trinity. Spread across three decks, she features a range of alfresco dining and social spaces, including her sprawling top deck and large waterside beach club area, and comes equipped with a dazzling array of on-board activities and water sports, presenting the ideal charter platform for luxurious event charters.

Sundeck on board charter yacht LA DEA II
Aft deck on board charter yacht LA DEA II
Charter yacht LA DEA II

With the Mediterranean superyacht season starting to heat up, there are plenty of other yachts to be spotted in the surrounding area. A host of charter yachts are also berthed in Port Pierre Canto, which sits on the other side of the bay, connected to Vieux Port by the famous Boulevard de la Croisette – home to designer stores, world-class hotels and beaches – as well as numerous yachts anchored out in the glittering Bay of Cannes.

Designer store fronts along Cannes' famous Boulevard de la Croisette on the French Riviera
Sign for Cannes' famous Boulevard de la Croisette on the French Riviera

New for 2022, festival-goers will be transported to the red carpet steps by a fleet of 100% electric BMWs, where crowds will be out in droves to celebrate this year’s full in-person event, after a curtailed couple of years due to the pandemic. 

Whether it’s the shiny superyachts gleaming under the Mediterranean sun or the flashing lights of the paparazzi swarming the red carpet, the 2022 Cannes Film Festival is set to dazzle this year.

Need more information?

Superyachts moored in Cannes' Vieux Port in a purpling twilight

If you’d like to learn more about a Cannes Film Festival yacht charter, please reach out to your preferred yacht charter broker. You can also check out our article for things to do during the Cannes Film festival.

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


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