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The 2024 Cannes Yachting Festival dates: the show will take place between 10 - 15 September at Viex Port and Port Canto.

Find out everything you need to know about the event and your stay in Cannes here.

Playing host to one of the most glamorous yachting events of the year, welcome to the jewel of the French Riviera – Cannes. First held in 1977, the iconic Cannes Yachting Festival is heading into its 47th edition taking place from the 10 to 15 September, 2024.

JOIN OCEAN INDEPENDENCE AT THE CANNES YACHTING FESTIVAL 2024

As important to yachting as the city’s famed film festival is to cinema, the Cannes Yachting Festival is a staple of the yacht show calendar for Ocean Independence. A must-visit for yacht enthusiasts and socialites alike, the Cannes Yachting Festival is known to be one of the most prestigious in-water boat shows in Europe, alongside the Monaco Yacht Show.

Each year, the show attracts over 50,000 visitors to the iconic marinas of Vieux Port and Port Canto. With around 700 boats on display, ranging from 3 to 50 metres, visitors can expect to see the latest and greatest in marine technology. The festival is an eclectic mix of sailing and motor yachts, monohulls and multihulls, rigid and semi-rigid hulls, making the event an exciting prospect for any yacht enthusiast.

With the opportunity to take sea trials on various motor yachts and luxury yacht charters, attend the Cannes Yachting Festival and it won’t take long to realise that, in Cannes, as on the French Riviera as a whole, beauty is not separate from life but an integral part of it. Experience the yachting lifestyle at its best and get a first-hand experience of what it is like to sail in style on the Mediterranean.

With the sun-drenched coast of the Côte d’Azur as a backdrop, the Cannes Yachting Festival is the perfect setting to showcase the latest in luxury yachts and marine technology.

Join Ocean Independence at the Cannes Yachting Festival, and our Team of Charter and Sales Consultants will be available throughout the event to assist you with viewings and discuss our extensive range of services across yacht salescharter, and management.

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CANNES BOAT SHOW 2024 – FEATURED YACHTS

This will be announced later on. Keep an eye out for the latest news about our yachts displayed at the Cannes Yachting Festival.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CANNES YACHTING FESTIVAL

VIEUX PORT

Nestled in the heart of Cannes, Vieux Port boasts a rich history as one of the oldest harbours on the French Riviera. With the stunning Lérins Islands in full view, this enchanting port is the perfect backdrop for the world’s largest shipyards to showcase their offerings at the Cannes Yachting Festival.

As you stroll through the Vieux Port, you’ll be greeted by the iconic Albert-Edouard jetty, providing a staggering half-kilometre quayside able to accommodate even the largest yachts.

Motor yacht enthusiasts will revel in the four dedicated areas at Vieux Port, showcasing an impressive selection of 535 new powerboats, ranging from 5 to 48 metres in length, and divided into the electric boat, motorised multihull, outboard and inboard engine, and sea trial areas.

PORT CANTO

As the Cannes Yachting Festival 2024 approaches, one area that stands out is Port Canto, which combines the Sailing, Yacht Brokerage & Toys areas in a luxurious setting. The sailing area is a true testament to the enduring appeal of sailing boats, and with over 120 yachts ranging from 10 to 33 metres in length, it boasts the world’s largest fleet of tall ships. From monohull to multihull, there are a number of global launches to look out for, making it a must-see exhibition for sailing enthusiasts.

At Port Canto, you’ll also find the “Toys” area. A unique addition, with an array of watertoys for board sports and nautical activities available for all ages. This growing sector is becoming increasingly popular, ensuring that everyone on board can have an exciting time. With design, sportiness, technology and eco-responsibility at the forefront, the Toys Area will offer new and exciting experiences. If you’re attending the Cannes Yachting Festival, be sure to visit Port Canto and discover its stunning exhibition and perspective of the yachting world.

THE LUXURY GALLERY

One of the must-visit spots at the Cannes Yachting Festival is the exclusive Luxury Gallery, a haven for those seeking the finest in craftsmanship and lifestyle. Nestled within the Palais des Festivals in the Vieux Port, this opulent space boasts a refined ambiance that is nothing short of breath-taking.

Here, visitors can browse through an array of world-renowned brands and discover hidden gems that offer exceptional products and unparalleled expertise. The Luxury Gallery is also the perfect place to prepare for a West Mediterranean charter, with its handpicked selection of top-tier retailers spanning fashion, jewellery, real estate, and nautical specialties. For those who appreciate the finer things in life, a visit to the Luxury Gallery is an absolute must during the Cannes Yachting Festival.

THE JETÉE

As the ultimate showcase for luxury yachts, the Cannes Yachting Festival has become the must-attend event of the year for aficionados of the high seas. And at the heart of the festival lies the Jetée, a beacon of Italian dolce vita-style glamour that embodies the very essence of the event.

Here, some of the most legendary international shipyards converge to present the world debuts of their latest innovations. Each showcasing cutting-edge luxury and design, the Jetée is home to the largest yachts of the festival, with vessels over 22 metres in length gracing its docks.

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: TBA

Please contact our team in Golfe Juan to book an appointment or to speak to us.

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