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Taking place between 10 - 15 September 2024, the Cannes Yachting Festival is a well-celebrated event which annually hosts a diverse number of sailing and motor yachts, ranging from 3 to 50m.

Cannes Yachting Festival 2024: Key Facts

Date: 10 – 15 September 2024

Opening Hours:

  • Tuesday 10 Sept till Thursday 12 Sept - 10:00 till 19:00
  • Friday 13 Sept - 10:00 till 22:00
  • Saturday 14 Sept - 10:00 till 19:00
  • Sunday 15 Sept - 10:00 till 18:00

Location: Vieux Port de Cannes & Port Canto, Cannes, France

Stand: To be announced

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WHY VISIT THE CANNES YACHTING FESTIVAL?

The Cannes Yachting Festival is one of the most prestigious annual yachting events across the globe. First held in 1977, the past 40 years have seen thousands of yachts sailing in and out of the harbours for prospective buyers and yachting enthusiasts to admire.

Kicking off the yacht show season, the Cannes Yachting Festival is the place to be for anyone looking to buy or sell in the yachting industry, with over 50,000 visitors each year and almost 600 yachts on display.

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

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Event Highlights

With yachts ranging from 3 to 50m, there is plenty to see at the Cannes Yachting Festival. But industry leading yachts and next generation design are not all that awaits you on the French coastline.

1 Browse Vieux Port and Port Canto

Split between two ports, the Cannes Yachting Festival features some of the most luxurious sailing and motor yachts. With over 100 sailing yachts on display, Port Canto is set to be the largest sailing yacht exhibition in the world, whilst motor and superyachts will be on display at Vieux Port – a short journey via free maritime shuttles that depart every 15 minutes.

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2 Luxury Gallery Tradeshow

Yachts aren’t the only thing on show at the Cannes Yachting Festival. Inside the Palais des Festivals lies the Luxury Gallery tradeshow, home to high-end brands and traders, from jewellery and watchmakers to fashion, decor and cutting-edge technology.

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3 VIP Access Passes

For such a special event, why not go the extra mile and make the experience truly unique? With various options for VIP passes, you could gain access to exclusive clubs and lounge areas, courtesy cars, helicopter transport, private guided tours of the show by boat, access to exhibited yachts and even lunch at the Panoramic Restaurant. Choose the package that suits you for a one-of-a-kind yacht show experience.

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4 Palais des Festivals

As well as the Luxury Gallery, the Palais des Festivals is home to various shipyards, architects, designers, interior fitters and yachting experts with years of maritime expertise and experience. Talk to some of the leading industry experts, discover new yachting trends and get expert advice on your yachting queries.

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5 TENDERS AND TOYS

Arguably one of the most exciting sections at any yacht show, outside the Palais des Festivals lies the Tenders and Toys section of the show, dedicated to all the latest gadgets and accessories for yachts. From SEABOBs and Jet Skis to submarines and tenders – this area is a must-see for any toy-lovers at the Cannes Yachting Festival.

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Getting the most out of your stay in Cannes

A trip to Cannes is an exciting experience in itself. With a rich history of art, architecture and refined culture, Cannes is the ultimate luxury destination, brimming with antiquated houses, cobbled streets and pristine beaches.

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VISIT THE MUSÉE NATIONAL PICASSO

Steeped in artistic heritage, Cannes is home to the Musée National Picasso, where hundreds of the artist’s artefacts are on display. Having spent a large portion of his later life in Côte D’Azur, this museum is one of few across the globe that features artwork that was created in close proximity to the museum itself.

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STROLL THE PROMENADE DE LA CROISETTE

A reputable road bordering the stunning beaches that Cannes has to offer, the Promenade de la Croisette is a must-see when visiting the Cannes Yachting Festival. After a day of browsing your favourite yachts, unwind with some retail therapy in various designer boutiques, and take in the jaw-dropping scenery away from the bustle of the harbour.

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BROWSE RUE D’ANTIBES

Renowned as Cannes’ Rodeo Drive, this street is a shopping addict’s personal heaven. From elegant antique furniture to haute couture clothing and eye-catching jewellery – the vast array of boutiques, designers and clothing stores are bound to keep you occupied in between your yacht browsing at Cannes Yachting Festival.

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TAKE IN THE VIEWS FROM PLACE DE LA CASTRE

An unmissable view for anyone dropping into Cannes for the weekend, the Place de la Castre offers breathtaking vistas overlooking La Croisette, the bay and the Lérins islands. If you time your excursion right, you will even be able to watch the city illuminate as dusk settles – a truly unforgettable sight.

TOP RESTAURANTS IN CANNES

When dropping in for the Cannes Yachting Festival, you shouldn’t settle for anything less than the very best restaurants this city has to offer. And with a variety of renowned, Michelin-starred establishments to choose from, you are sure to be more than satisfied.

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1. LA PALME D’OR

Nestled inside the Grand Hyatt Hôtel Martinez, La Palme d’Or is the proud owner of two Michelin stars, offering inventive, seasonal dishes prepared by Chef Christian Sinicropi with views overlooking the famed La Croisette.

2. VILLA ARCHANGE

Also sporting an impressive two Michelin stars, the Villa Archange sits in a charming 18th century building just outside La Croisette, and specialises in dishes inspired by South of France cuisine – from roasted langoustine to veal knuckle.

3. PALOMA

Focusing on authenticity, rich flavours and delicate dishes, this two-Michelin-starred restaurant serves traditional French cuisine with a contemporary twist. With baroque-inspired decor and effortlessly elegant interior design, this restaurant promises a truly luxurious evening.

4. L’OASIS

Engulfed by exotic greenery and tropical flowers, this luxury restaurant promises outstanding southern French dishes with an exciting Eastern twist. Using local produce and offering a creative take on Provençal fare, this jardin restaurant offers a truly magical dining experience.

TOP HOTELS IN CANNES

Whether staying for the duration of the Cannes Yachting Festival or just for a couple of nights, you need to know that, at the end of an exciting and tiring day, you have a sumptuous, luxurious hotel room to escape to. Luckily for you, Cannes offers a vast array of high-end accommodation to make your stay truly unforgettable.

 

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1. HÔTEL MARTINEZ

Perched on the famous La Croisette boulevard, this 5-star hotel features a private beach, Art Deco-inspired interior design, marble en suite bathrooms and private terraces with ocean vistas – the perfect place to unwind after a busy day at Cannes Yachting Festival.

2. JW MARRIOTT CANNES

Just 50m from the beach, the JW Marriott Cannes boasts 5 stars, a rooftop swimming pool, rooftop bar, casino and shopping gallery, as well as an array of contemporary suites with chocolate and cream colour themes.

3. FIVE SEAS HOTEL

Trendy, elegant and just 100m from the sandy beaches of La Croisette, the Five Seas Hotel offers spacious suites, a rooftop terrace with a 13m outdoor pool, an on-site spa and a private yacht that is available for rent – perhaps the ideal treat after a busy day of yacht browsing.

4. HÔTEL BARRIÈRE LE MAJESTIC CANNES

Conveniently located only 110m from the Vieux Port where Cannes Yachting Festival takes place, this 5-star hotel offers views of the Mediterranean sea, spa facilities, luxury rooms and three on-site restaurants to choose from.

5. HOTEL SPLENDID

As the name might suggest, this hotel offers a truly spectacular experience for those visiting the Cannes Yachting Festival. With views directly overlooking the yacht-dotted harbour, elegant designs and a convenient location, this hotel is the perfect package for a luxury stay in Cannes.

EXHIBIT YOUR YACHT AT CANNES YACHTING FESTIVAL

Cannes Yachting Festival is one of the biggest annual yacht shows in the world, making it the perfect place to exhibit your yacht for brokers and prospective buyers to see. Attracting yacht enthusiasts from all corners of the globe, exhibiting your yacht at this show will open you up to new networks and connections, helping you attract the right buyer at the right time.

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