The Cannes Yachting Festival, the largest in-water boat show in Europe, will be held from September 6 to 11, 2016 in the Bay of Cannes.
The 39th edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival will showcase at the Old Port of Cannes from September 6 to 11, 2016 hundreds of boats, luxury yachts and sailboats ready to sail out into the magnificent Bay of Cannes for sea trials before the Lérins Islands. Sea trials allow shipyards to seduce their customers because most of the boats on display in water may leave their docks and sail into the Bay. For the fist time, La Terrasse, buit on the beach of the Festival, will be the ultimate place for luxury.
One of the major boat shows in the world
For 6 days, the Cannes Yachting Festival makes of Cannes the world capital of sailing and yachting. More than 50,000 boating enthusiasts can discover the most beautiful boats in the world from one end to the other of La Croisette, from the Old Port to the Port Canto, accessible by shuttle.
With 600 boats exposed in water, more than 100 models in world preview, the Cannes Yachting Festival is the first nautical rendezvous and one of the most important boat shows in the world.
Besides the many Italians shipyards like Ferretti, Azimut, Riva, the visitors will find the English Sunseeker, the French, Jeanneau, Prestige and Bénéteau Monte Carlo, the American Chris Craft and many others offering a great diversity in design and size, monohulls or multihulls, sail or motor, all jewels of the international luxury yachting to be tryed at sea.
La Terrasse creates the event
To complete an already offer rich and confirm its high-end positioning, the Cannes Yachting Festival inaugurates this year La Terrasse, an area dedicated to luxury brands. Built on stilts near the beach of the Festival, La Terrasse offers a 180 degree view of the bay, La Croisette, the Lérins Islands and the largest yachts exposed in the Vieux Port.
Imagined as a jewel box, La Terrasse will allow visitors to discover the exceptional universe of luxury houses (cars, watches, jewelry, tableware, leather goods, design, wine and spirits …), which will showcase their innovations and know-how.
Riviera Card, a unique VIP experience
Still more novelty: the Riviera Card offers a unique and personalized experience for visitors wishing premium service. Holders of a Riviera Card will benefit from luxury service like a guided tour of the salon on a tender to discover the finest yachts from the sea, as well as priority access to the exhibited yachts. For the duration of their stay at the Yachting Festival, these visitors will also enjoy additional benefits such as a lunch in the panoramic restaurant, a helicopter trip and priority access to Porsche official courtesy cars as well as to the VIP Club on the Palais des Festivals roof.
Valid for two people, the Riviera Card allows in addition to book a table for the famous Yacht Parade, to be held on Saturday, September 10, on the Carlton beach.
Second Nautical Elegance Contest
After the success of the first Concours d’Elégance Nautique last year, the Cannes Yachting Festival is organizing the second edition of the elegance maritime parade in the heart of the Old Port, offering a rare show of vintage, motor and day boats less than 12 meters, in honor of the rich maritime history, on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 17 h. The boats will be divided into two categories: ships built before 1980, ships built after 1980. A jury chaired by Annette Roux, President of the Cannes Yachting Festival, will value the following scoring criteria: design and restoration of the boat, the scarcity and history of the boat, elegance of the crew and quality of the parade. A prize will reward the most stylish women and a special prize will be awarded to the jury’s Coup de Cœur. The award ceremony will be held at the VIP Club of the Yachting Festival, where a large number of awards will be presented by the partners.
Luxury viewed from inside
As with each edition, the Espace Riviera, a magical place for brands of refinement and innovation, features exhibitors offering the ultimate quality in the field of large-size yacht. The art of living on board is constantly evolving to meet the desires of well-being of owners.
The Espace Riviera highlights the creative talent and technologic excellence in interior design, such as architecture and design, high-end equipment and technology and services.
To meet the demands of its exhibitors, the Yachting Festival enlarges the area dedicated to multihulls and offers a new presentation of catamarans with larger areas on land for shipyards, a dedicated basin facing the Quai de la Pantiero.
Installed at the entrance of the Quai Max Laubeuf, the Marina will host ashore boats up to 12 meters, positioned at the rear edge of a gateway accessible to visitors.
The Catamaran area will host some forty multihulls from 10 to 30 meters, offering for the largest gathering of habitable multihull in the world.
For owners wishing to offer a makeover to their boat, the Yachting Festival docks host many equipment manufacturers presenting a wide range of onboard domotic, new lacquers with ideal subtle hues to beautify the hulls, new environmentally friendly engines…
The festival partners
To enrich the incomparable luxury experience offered to visitors, the Cannes Yachting Festival formed a new partnership with the car manufacturer Porsche, which will be the figurehead. Other partners from the world of excellence complement this beautiful luxury line-up: L’Art de Vivre, Harcourt Studio Paris, Lise Charmel, Champagnes Louis Roederer, Façonnable, L’Art de Voyager, Wajer Yacht, Azur Hélicoptere, Tohatsu Fenwick.
On the Palis roof, a panoramic restaurant, with views from one side over the Old Port and the exposed yachts and on the other over La Croisette and the Bay of Cannes, will welcome visitors and actors of the show.
On the terrace of the Palais des Festivals, the VIP Club will offer a relaxation area, ideal for enjoying a glass of champagne and stunning views of the yachts on display in the Old Port.
Cannes Yachting Festival
6 -11 September 2016
Cannes Vieux Port, Palais des Festivals and Port Pierre Canto
Every day from 10h to 19h
Open Friday, September 9 at night until 22h
Closing at 18h Sunday, September 11.
Solo offer € 15 online / 18 € on site
Duo offer: 28 € online
Riviera Card: € 1,045
VIP card one day: € 132
VIP Map 6 days: € 385
Free for children under 12 years
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