Attention turned from motor yachts to sailing yachts on the second day of the Cannes Yachting Festival as the video unveils the spectacular sight of the elegant vessels draped in bunting and lined up together in Cannes’ Vieux Port.
Cannes Yachting Festival show manager Sylvie Ernoult was on hand again to introduce the short film clip. She said the festival is an important rendezvous for sailing yachts, 60 of which are exhibiting on water at this year’s 40th anniversary edition.
Industry professionals also display why the event is a key meeting point for these types of yachts. For example, head of sales and marketing at Eleva Yachts Giovanni Giccarelli recognises the festival as an important place to present new builds.
Head of Sales & Marketing at Michael Schmidt Yachtbau (MSY) Tijl Hetterschijt is also on hand to talk through the shipyard’s newly launched Y8 Brenta 80 SRD. An all-carbon build, the sailing yacht puts the emphasis on lightweight displacement to give the joy of sailing back to the owner.
The film clip also provides a sneak peak of the Luxury Gallery, a new area dedicated to luxury, crafts and lifestyle located inside the Palais des Festivals. It enables exhibitors and high-end brands to make themselves known to an international audience of visitors and professionals.
Players from the watchmaking, jewellery, fashion, decoration, furniture and design sectors are among those presenting their luxury products.
There is a glimpse too of the offerings from Maserati, an official partner of this year’s festival. Throughout the event, test drive activities with the entire Maserati range are taking place along the iconic Croisette.
The show is open today from 10am to 7pm and is preparing for the Concours d’Elegance, a day boat parade taking place at 5pm in front of the Cannes Yachting Festival beach. Be sure to check back on YachtCharterFleet for the latest show updates and news.
The festival celebrated another successful day of superyacht showcases, luxury exhibitions and boardwalks abuzz with visitors
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