The Cannes Yachting Festival

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The Cannes Yachting Festival, an exceptional show at the heart of the French Riviera

The Cannes Yachting Festival, showcasing almost 600 boats, including motor yachts, superyachts, catamarans, tenders and sailing yachts, will return from Tuesday 6th to Sunday 11th in the beautiful French city of Cannes this September. For more than 40 years, since 1977, the Cannes Yachting Festival has been opening the nautical season and has been presenting many world yachting premieres. Take part in this flagship, in-water, event in two exhibition spaces, Vieux Port, the world of motor boats and the Luxury Gallery and Port Canto, the setting for sailing boats and the brokerage and toys area. The two sites are linked by regular sea and bus shuttle services departing every 15 minutes.

From toys and tenders to VIP opportunities, game-changing innovations, eco-friendly technologies and yacht-dotted harbors, the Cannes Yachting Festival is a must-see event. 

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Le Vieux Port, one of the oldest harbors on the French Riviera

Le Vieux Port, one of the oldest harbors on the French Riviera, is an unmissable site in the Cannes landscape. Le Vieux Port is located at the edge of the city-centre of Cannes, near the beach and its Croisette, surrounded by the Palais des Festivals on one side and the Suquet district on the other. Each year this privileged Provençal setting becomes the showcase of prestigious boats presented by the world’s major shipyards. If you are interested in large, motorized yachts, this is the area to check them out!

Entirely dedicated to those in the motor industry with more than 510 boats from five to 50 metres, the Vieux Port presents four areas:

The most luxurious international boatyards will have their own space for yachts over 22 meters at the Jetée, and some 30 motor yachts over 24 meters will be moored at the Super Yachts Extension (SYE), an extension of the harbor made up of three floating barges, set up for the show.

On the opposite side of the SYE is the Quai Max Laubeuf, a marina that will welcome some twenty motor catamarans up to 24 meters long and twelve meters wide, along with 40 smaller monohulls. Ashore, there will be another 60 small rigid and semi-rigid motorboats, as well as an area dedicated to outboard and inboard engines.

New generation powerboats and luxurious day boats will find their space along Quai Saint-Pierre, along with several medium-sized open and flybridge yachts.

Other motorboats up to twenty meters will be arranged in ascending order of length along the Pantiero, where more than 60 semi-rigids from ten to seventeen meters will be exhibited along with an area dedicated to some fifteen hybrid and electric boats. On shore visitors will find the shipyards and the marine equipment and accessories village, covering over 4600 square meters.

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Cannes Yachting Festival Le Vieux Port



Port Canto is the setting of the sailing area

This year, it will bring more than 120 new sailing boats ranging from 10 to 28 meters in length, both monohull and multihull, with more than 20 global launches. These boats will be exhibited in-water facing the stands of the shipyards, equipment manufacturers and service companies. This large area is entirely dedicated to sailing. It adds another atmosphere to the trade show.

The yacht brokerage and toys area in Port Canto accommodates about  40 previously owned boats in-water, from 22 to 56 meters in length, available for sale or charter. The space on land is occupied by the nautical toys which have become must-have accessories for big yachts or for a day at the beach.

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Porto Canto



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Benefits of chartering out your own yacht

As a next generation luxury charter company, we can tell you all about the benefits of chartering out your own yacht. Putting up your yacht for charter is an excellent way to offset the costs of owning a yacht. It can also provide you with significant tax advantages. On top of that, yacht charters ensure that your yacht is kept in excellent condition, by regularly undergoing maintenance and being kept pristine before, during and after each charter. This extends the life of your yacht and the equipment onboard, while also solidifying the resale potential of your yacht. A luxury yacht in gentle regular use tends to fare better than yachts that are consistently kept docked. Give your yacht regular exercise by getting her out on the water. Keeping fuel lingering in tanks is unhealthy for yachts, neither does the yacht get enough air circulation when she is consistently sealed up in storage. Regular charter prevents the unpleasant gathering of mold or part malfunction. It is pleasing to know that your yacht will always be in top condition whenever you desire to use her.

The visibility of your yacht through charter will improve her appeal to prospective buyers in the future. This is very important in the event of a resale. Many yacht purchases are from buyers who had the opportunity to use the chartered yacht in the past and enjoyed the experience. On top of this all, regular practice will improve the performance of your crew. Chartering provides a great opportunity for your crew to improve their skills and you can expect an even higher standard of service from a more experienced team when you and your loved ones are on board.

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