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News About Cannes Yachting Festival

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The Cannes Yachting Festival is an exceptional trade show at the heart of the French Riviera, which is also Europe’s leading in-water boating event and the first show in the boating season. With the Cannes port located in the heart of the city, you will feel very welcomed to the charming and sunny coast of the Côte d’Azur.

This extraordinary event is being held in Cannes from 6th – 11th September 2022, a favourite spot where glamour and luxury meet!

“Thanks to the renewed confidence of our exhibitors, this 2022 edition is shaping up to be a very good one with projections for 550 exhibitors and 140 previews, in line with the previous year. There are more boats and we hope that close to 640 units will be exhibited. Our visitors will enjoy discovering some real gems in-water and on land, boats of all types. Equipped with traditional engines or anticipating the future with the first on-board electric, hybrid or hydrogen power systems ” explained Sylvie Ernoult, Director of the Yachting Festival

The Cannes Yachting Festival hosts every year a flamboyant offer of boats from 5 to 45 metres on-water and under 10 metres ashore. These boats are sailing or motor, monohull or multihull, rigid or semi-rigid hull. This Festival is the place where you will find the latest news and biggest agents in the boating industry. A unique space to discover the latest innovations in the sector in unparalleled visiting conditions.  

As one of the biggest and leading yachting festivals in Europe, you will find plenty of activities and boats on display for each port. One of the best parts of the Cannes Yachting Festival is that you can admire some of the most beautiful yachts in the world. And even have the chance to test drive some of those units by setting a sea trial with an exhibitor! 

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Check out all the boats on display and activities for each port:

The two exhibit areas of The Cannes Yachting Festival are the Vieux Port and Port Canto. This first one, will be entirely dedicated to the motor industry, whereas the second port, will be mostly focused on sailing boats and sector innovations.


The Vieux Port

Located in the middle of the city of Cannes, is one of the oldest ports on the Côte d’Azur, and hosts every year some of the most prestigious boats presented by the world’s leading shipyards. It is definitely a place that will make you want to stay and admire every one of their impressive ships.

Continuing on from the SYE, you can find the Quai Max Laubeuf which will present a number of large yachts. A marina will showcase around twenty motor catamarans including some very impressive vessels up to 24 metres long and 12 metres wide. 

The Pantiero quay will showcase a wide range of motorboats up to 20 metres long. First along the quay will be boats from 10 to 12 metres long, followed by boats from 12 to 14 metres, and then 14 to 16 metres. While boats longer than 20 metres will be on show just before the Jetée.

The Quai Saint-Pierre will also exhibit similar size boats ranging from 10 to 20 metres. In-water you will find unique design luxury day boats and the new generation of fast-speed motorboats with outstanding designs. However, if you are looking for something slightly smaller, there will also be other types of medium-sized open boats and flybridge boats featured on this quay.

The Palais des Festivals has a large area devoted to luxury yachting players: shipyards, architects and designers, internal layouts, ready-to-wear, accessories, tourism institutions and marinas, service companies (financing, banks, insurance, etc.), while the Tender and water Toys areas presenting the latest innovations can be found outside.


Port Canto

On the other side of the Croisette, an entire area dedicated to sailing with more than 120 new sailing boats ranging from 10 to 28 metres in length, both monohull and multihull, and over 20 global launches. 

One of the most exciting parts of the show is the sea trial area, located outside the visitor itinerary and accessible only when accompanied by an exhibitor, has been enlarged this 2022 in order to make sea trials easier and to ensure the Festival’s safety by reducing maritime traffic within the port. 

The Sailing area, also recently installed, is the biggest global in-water showcase for new sail yachts. This place offers a view of the 115 monohull and multihull boats ranging from 10 to 28 metres on show.

Finally, the Yachts Brokerage area has, for 15 years, played host to the leading French and international players in the previously owned yachts market. If you are looking interested in occasion boats, you will find them displayed here.

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To summ up

In order to get from one port to another, the show will offer marine shuttles that connect both ports, running every 15 minutes, without a cost. Alternatively, you can access by car the Port Canto as there are many parking spots available nearby.

Everything you can dream of, whether it is a small day-boat, a sailing boat or a superyacht, Cannes Yachting Festival will have them all. Join Motyvel Yachts in this new edition of  the Cannes Yachting Festival 2022. In the heart of the French Riviera, where we will be showcasing a selection of our new and finest yacht models. You will have the chance to see each model with our team of experts that can guide you and answer all your questions throughout your visit. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more info on appointments and ticket inquiries! 

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