Cannes Yachting Festival starts tomorrow, September 12, 2017 for its 40th time, which makes it special. A grand event will take place during the Festival in order to celebrate the four decades of this one of a kind show. The ceremonies will end on September 17.
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Cannes Yachting Festival – general Presentation
Last year Cannes Yachting Festival attended 51,000 visitors and more than 50% were from all over the world! This year, organizers expect to increase this figure number. The major players in pleasure yachting come here to launch the show season by showcasing their new worldwide models.
The festival expands on two ports, The Vieux Port and The Port Pierre Canto, which represents 10 km of boats and 3 km of pontoons installed. There are 4 through-ways: floating docks equipped with a motorized central section which closes to enable visitors to move freely around the port.
The Luxury Gallery
A year ago, the organizers inaugurated the Luxury Gallery, dedicated to luxury, crafts and lifestyle. It will be located inside the Palais des Festivals. It will also benefit from a large flow of visitors being an obligatory walk-through after the main entrance of the show on the Croisette side.
The Luxury Gallery enables exhibitors and high-end brands to make themselves known to an international audience of visitors and professionals gathered together around their passions: yachting and luxury.
This prestigious area is dedicated exclusively to luxury players in the sectors including: watchmaking, jewellery, spirits, fashion and accessories, household linen, decoration, furniture, design, art, high-tech products, services, etc. They come to meet affluent visitors who enjoy exceptional products, to showcase their know-how and new products. They are: American Express, Apurna, Breitling, Champagne Charles Clavem, Cook and Toques, Eugène Ellia, Fred, Galleria Giordani, Gimpel & Müller, Goemaï, GPI Vendôme, Itas Planisferi, Lalique, Latitude Kinsale, Lisi Lopez, Maui Jim, Monalison, Orlebar Brown, Retegui, Sanlys, Serena Luxury Mosaic, TAITÙ Milano, Velero and Zannetti Montres.
Five of the Largest Sailing Yachts
Five of the largest sailing yachts will be presented this year: HH66, a 66-foot long all carbon catamaran designed by naval architects Morrelli & Melvin and built by HH catamarans in China; CNB 76, a 76-foot long luxury yacht designed by Philippe Briand; Brenta 80, an 80-footer; Southern Wind SW94, a 94-footer with its hull designed by Reichel-Pugh Yacht Design and an interior designed by Nauta Yachts; Mengi Yay Extreme, measuring just over 131-feet long, it’s a sloop built by Mengi Yay shipyard in Turkey, with the hull designed by Ginton Naval Architects, and the interior was designed by Guido de Groot.
Tickets and Program
Entry tickets can be purchased at the show for 19€ per person.
The Riviera Card is a personal card for two people valid during the six-day Festival, priced at 1,089€ and a one-day VIP card €154.
Opening hours: Open daily from 10am. The show closes at 7pm, on Friday at 10pm, and Sunday at 6pm.
Video Teaser of the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017
Sponsored by Cannes Yachting Festival’s partners Maserati, FRED, Frédérique Constant, DALLOYAU, Louis Roederer and Skippers Motor, the Concours d’Elégance invites visitors to its third edition on the Festival beach on Thursday, 14 September 2017 at 5 pm.
Exclusively for motor boats and day boats of less than 12 meters, the contest combines the presentation of an elegant crew with at least one female member, and a boat with incontestably elegant lines.
The parade is an occasion to see vintage and modern day boats on show and pay tribute to the rich history of yachting in the heart of the French Riviera. Categories are: “Pre-1980”, “Post-1980”, and “Most elegant female crew member”.
I don’t present all boat shows every year, because the events are mostly repetitive, but tomorrow will mark 40 years for the Cannes Yachting Festival, or Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes 😃 Enjoy!
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