The Cannes Yachting Festival 2014 showcased 550 yachts in the bay of Cannes from Sept. 9 to 14, celebrating world premieres for some 100 units.
The Cannes Yachting Festival diversity is outstanding: more than 50,000 visitors had the opportunity to discover a large range of vessels from 5 to 55 m: new models of power yachts, catamarans, sailboats, inflatables and tenders. Sea trials are a major asset for the shipyards to seduce customers as 80% of the boats presented afloat were able to leave their pontoons and navigate in the bay.
An international Festival
Almost 50% of the visitors came from abroad, while two-thirds of the 480 exhibitors came from 34 foreign countries. Hence, in its 37th edition, the former Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes became the Cannes Yachting Festival. A name that confirms the international profile of the event.
The Port Pierre Canto hosted nearly twenty-five different brokers from a dozen nationalities, major players on the yachting and luxury second-hand yachts market. Almost 50 second-hand boats, from 20 to 50 meters, were presented by brokers and charter companies, offered for sale or lease.
The Festival is fashion!
The hostesses of the Cannes Yachting Festival were dressed in Lise Charmel, a brand of swimwear and lingerie. The Galeries Lafayette organized a much awaited fashion show in front of the Riviera hall. And during the “nocturne”, the Dominator shipyard treated customers and friends of the brand to a prestigious Haute Couture fashion show by celebrated fashion designer Julien MacDonald.
So Cannes! China Night
During the Cannes Yachting Festival, China RendezVous has organized the 7th edition of the So Cannes! China Night party to welcome all Chinese guests. In partnership with the Group Lucien Barriere, Aeroports de Paris (ADP) and Repetto, the celebration gave a special magic Chinese flavor to the Festival.
The event took place at the Majestic Hotel beach and pontoon, where over 150 selected VIP from China, Asia and the rest of the world enjoyed a great entertainment and networking evening. The guests were treated to a classic ballet show offered by Repetto.
Two Chinese companies were exhibiting at the Festival. Royachts, a trademark of Dalian Zhongying Co Ltd, whose luxury yachts 45′ and 55′ are sold in China in main yachting cities like Shangai, Dalian, Sanya, Shenzhen, Honk Kong. Present for the first time in Europe, Royachts is to participate in all worldwide fairs with boats on display.
HH Catamarans was presenting the HH66, the first in a series of luxury high performance cats: the Super Cats. HH66 is said faster than any luxury cat ever made at the size and stronger and more stable in heavy seas than anything in its class.
Our Festival highlights
YesICannes is pleased to introduce you some all-new unique yachts we selected because of their outstanding design or features.
The Dominator D26M Ilumen Haut Couture Marinne project presentation was celebrated with a fashion show on the pontoon. The Bakri Cono shipyard’s Heliotrope is the first solar-assisted catamaran yacht in the world. The Pearl 65 Flybridge yacht, showcased by Ocean Drive, made her world debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival. We also enlightened the partnership between Bavaria Yachtbau and Nautitech Catamaran to develop groundbreaking catamaran yachts.
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