September 7th 2017

Enjoy the Yachting Festival of Cannes with the maximum confort

The Yachting Cannes Festival of 2016 was closed with record numbers

Enjoy the Yachting Festival of Cannes with the maximum confort

Cannes is considered one of the world's capital of yachting. Besides organising the best European film festival every May, it is also the time where you can find some of the most luxurious yachts, this city welcomes every September, one of the best boat shows of the world, and leader in Europe: The Cannes Yachting Festival.

Enjoy one of the best yachting festivals of the world

Chartering a luxurious yacht is one of the best available options to take advantage of the boat show, and to enjoy with the maximum comfort. It is celebrated in the port of Cannes, located in La Croisette, the main avenue of the city. From 12th to 17th of September, the most exclusive boats will be gathered during 2017 festival. Moreover, the famous event will celebrate its 40th anniversary, after closing the last edition with record numbers. 2016, was the first European yachting festival welcoming 630 boats, and introducing a total of 191 new models.

More than 50.000 visitors went to a boat show with a total of 300.000 square meters of exhibiting, adding the two marinas. In Vieux Port, one of the historical ports of French Riviera, and where the majority of the event takes place. Distributed in different sections according to the length of the yachts, you will be available to see boats from 10 to 55 meters. The Palace of Festivals and Conferences of Cannes is reserved to brokers, shipyards and institutions to negotiate some of the most important agreements of the sector.

Also, Pierre Canto Port, situated on the other part of the marine, is the place for second-handed boats from 22 to 65 meters of length. Brokers will be pleased to show you the yachts, express their knowledge in the sector, and advise you in decisions process to purchase or chartering a yacht. A tender, with a capacity of maximum 20 people, will depart every 15 minutes from Vieux Port to Pierre Canto. If you have contracted the VIP pass, you will be able to go with an exclusive tender from VIP jetty in Vieux Port.

Other attractions of that festival are the “Concours d’Elégance”, only available to yachts of less than 12 meters of length. The jury will value the combination of an elegant crew, with at least one female member, and a boat with incontestable elegant lines. It will take place in the beach club of the Cannes Yachting Festival, an ideal place to enjoy the contest with maximum comfort.

The perfect opportunity to meet the best brokers

60% of the last editions visitors were foreigners. If you come from far away, renting a private jet could be the perfect combination with a luxurious yacht charter. You will have the possibility to arrive faster, directly and with maximum luxury and comfort. The airport of Cannes is only 20 minutes away from the port of your yacht. You don’t have to worry about anything, a chauffeur will be taking care of the transfers from home to the jet and from the yet to your yacht, all in total privacy and security.

This event is a perfect excuse to have a long walk in the legendary port of Canne, while enjoying the view on the luxurious yachts. But it will also be the occasion to meet the best brokers in the sector. You will discover exclusive yachts like CCN, of 50 meters of length, and one of the novelties of the 541 confirmed yachts of this 2017 edition. In the yachts, the most exclusive lunches and dinners are taking place, and the most important agreements are signed. It is also the occasion to socialize with some of the most known people of the yachting world. This experience is a complete VIP excursion! From the stunning yachts, the famous people to the incredible city and shops Cannes can boast about.

If the night is calling, Cannes is known for its legendary nightlife all year long. Party the French way in of of the most popular and famous club of the city, Gotha! Only high quality and exclusive champagne will be given to you there. Located only at 10min taxi from your yacht. Another very prised place is Albano club, situated in the Marriot hotel and with one of the most selective entrances of the city! Only on invitation.   

Cannes, an ideal place from Cóte d’Azur for chartering

After enjoying the boat show, you can continue your unforgettable holidays with a good charter to end summer. Cannes is a perfect place to do it. It has an exclusive geographical situation, in the centre of Cóte d’Azur, ideal for exploring the crystalline water of the Mediterranean Sea and take advantage of the last sunbeam.  

Just in front of Cannes you will find San Marguerite Island, considered the most beautiful of Lérins Islands. Here you will have the opportunity to relax, swim and enjoy aquatic sports, all that while admiring the amazing fort of Sainte Marguerite, built by the cardinal Richelieu lots of centuries ago, right from your yacht.

If you want you can extend your charter to other fantastic places of the Cóte d’Azur like Nice, Antibes, San Remo or Saint Tropez. Enjoy the Yachting Festival of Cannes during this week and a posterior trip is one of the best options to make your luxury yacht charter profitable and end another summer season.

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