Since 1977, Cannes has opened its bay to the luxury and elegance of the nautical world. An inevitable appointment today in September for individuals and professionals of navigation and many other worlds such as jewelry, table art, high technology ... Thus, the show no longer attracts only lovers of the sea, but also has opened its doors to different areas gathered around their passions: luxury and sailing. In 30 years, Cannes has made this festival "back to school" in the marine world. This year, more than 100 avant-premières and 200 novelties will be next to the 600 boats on display. The show has always highlighted motor boats ... for this 2019 vintage, sailboats are celebrated.
The Old Port and Puerto Canto
Two places to visit: the Old Port, an emblematic place where the most prestigious motor units are exhibited and the Port Canto, which now offers a large space for sailing boats but preserving its presentation of 50 second-hand yachts. Like every year, the Old Port is organized into several sectors: the luxury gallery (with unbeatable views of the Old Port and the bay of Cannes, it is the space dedicated to luxury houses, lifestyle and crafts), the Palais Festivals (brings together many professionals from the luxury yacht industry: from space designers Tender and Toys to finance companies), the superyacht extension (25-55 meter units), the pier (10-45 meter units), the Pantiero (units from 10 to 34 meters), the Saint-Pierrre quay (units from 10 to 25 meters) and the Max Laubeuf quay (160 units from 10 to 20 meters). For its part, Port Canto will share its dock with Space Toys, where you can discover jetboards, longboards and many others and a Mini-Golf, with free access! Small anecdote, it is on the Quai Max Laubeuf that the entire history of the Cannes Yacht Festival would have begun, with only 30 boats!
As for the events, the classics remain the same. As usual, the Festival organizes La Regata (the Tour Sailing multihull race). In addition, there will be Energy Observer * and Sail GP (super powerful catamaran regatta). Of course, there will also be the "L'Elegance" contest which is now in its 5th edition. The opportunity to discover a show of ancient and modern ships and pay tribute to the rich history of navigation in the heart of the French Riviera. An exceptional parade.
* The Energy Observer is a ship that has its origin in the hull of Peter Blake's boat with which he won the Jules Verne Trophy in 1993. It has been reconditioned into a future unit of electrical energy powered by a combination of renewable energy, a system for the production of carbon-free hydrogen from seawater. Travel the world on an odyssey of 50 countries and 101 stopovers!
More than a boat show, the Yachting Festival de Cannes is the historic appointment for lovers and professionals of the sea, motor and sailing, all this in a privileged and prestigious setting. For more information on spaces and events, address www.cannesyachtingfestival.com.
@Yachting Festival Cannes