The 38th edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival, the largest international afloat boat show in Europe, will be held from 8 to 13 September 2015 in the Bay of Cannes.
The Old Port of Cannes will host from September 8 to 13, 2015, hundreds of boats, luxury yachts and sailboats of the 38th Cannes Yachting Festival that will come out in the magnificent Bay of Cannes for sea trials in front of the Lerins islands.
Sea trials are a major asset for the shipyards to seduce customers as the vast majority of the boats presented afloat can to leave their pontoons and navigate in the bay.
One of the largest boat shows in the world
With 550 boats exhibited afloat, nearly 140 models as world première, the Cannes Yachting Festival is the first nautical rendezvous in September and one of the most important boat shows in the world.
Of the 140 boats announced in world premiere, the Italian shipyards are leading with 60 new models, followed by their American manufacturers – 17 releases – and French – 15 novelties.
As every year, the 50,000 expected visitors will have the opportunity to admire the latest innovations and perform sea trials of the jewels of international luxury yachting.
For all maritime lifestyle lovers
With nearly 50% of international visitors from the five continents, the Cannes Yachting Festival is the most international rendezvous in nautical world and one of the most prestigious events.
The Cannes Yachting Festival is conceived for all lovers of luxury yachts, sailboats, or live maritime lifestyle who can discover a wide variety in terms of size, design, monohull or multihull, motorboat or sailboat, gathered in clearly identified areas across the show.
On the terrace of the Palais des Festivals, the VIP club offers a relaxation area, ideal for enjoying a glass of champagne and stunning views of the yachts exhibited in the Old Port.
First nautical Concours d’Élégance
Cannes Yachting Festival launches the first nautical Concours d’ Élégance, a parade staged at the heart of the show, in the Vieux Port, providing a spectacle of rare vintage and modern day boats to honour the rich maritime history, on Thursday September 10, from 5.00 to 6.30pm. The visitors will admire a fleet of the finest classic yachts, antique vessels and powerboats, as well as the latest releases on display at Cannes Yachting Festival.
A prestigious jury will examine every criteria, from the quality of restoration, design of the boat and conservation status, with points for the history and rarity of the model, through to the elegance of the crew and quality of the parade.
Participants can apply via the website; registration for participation is free and includes a VIP card for two for the duration of the Festival.
Visitors can purchase entry tickets to the show on the Cannes Yachting Festival website, from 15€ per person, or 28€ for two.
First Festival SUP Night Cannes
Cannes Yachting Festival launches a world unique event: the Festival SUP Night, a stand-up paddle night race.
The Paddle has become a very appreciated water sport, now popular with yacht owners, particularly easy to access at all ages and with no particular physical condition.
The unusual event will take place during the Nocturne of the Festival with the departure given on Friday, September 11th at 19h and the arrival judged on Saturday, September 12 at 10 am, in the Old Port of Cannes, in front of the large yachts. Competitors will do a journey of one hundred kilometers, around three buoys positioned along the Croisette between the Plage du Festival and the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez.
Inscriptions via the Festival’s website.
Cannes Yachting Festival
September 8-13, 2015
Hours: September 8, 9, 10 and 12: 10h-19h
Friday 11: nocturne until 22h
Sunday: closure at 18h.
Visitors can purchase tickets on the Cannes Yachting Festival website: € 15 per person until the beginning of the festival (18 euros on site) or 28 euros for two.